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Respiratory Therapy- Prof. Sparaco AHS 112: Using the Library's Databases

The Library's Databases

NCC's Library has access to several databases related to the allied health sciences and respiratory therapy.  Below is the list of approved peer-reviewed journals given to you by Prof. Sparaco.  Next to it are the links to NCC's Library's database which gives you access to the journal.  

If you want a complete list of the Library's Databases, it can be found here: http://ncc.libguides.com/az.php

You will notice that most of the journals are found in CINAHL and MEDLINE, those two databases are indexes, which also give you full text access to many journals.  Sometimes, you will notice that you can get the full text immediately however, other times you will see that you can only get the citation. CINAHL and MEDLINE only have access to certain publication dates of the journals and articles.  So if the article you want falls outside of the publications or dates that we have access to, you may have to borrow the article from another library (sometimes called ILL).  Instructions on how to borrow an article or resource from another library are listed in the box "We don't have full text, what's next?" below. 

What is a Database?

A Database is a collection of articles, book chapters and other information from reliable sources.

Select one of the databases listed in the middle column to locate critical analysis of the work you are examining.

All of the resources in these databases come from magazines, newspapers, journals and books. Although they are delivered through the Internet, they are not considered "Internet Sources" by your professors. 

Articles from the databases may be printed, saved to a drive or emailed for later use

Print, Email and Save

All databases have tools for printing, emailing and saving articles.

Look for the icons on the page.

Approved Peer-Reviewed Journals (use of other peer reviewed journals acceptable with Prof.'s permission)

Use Databases From Home

You can use the databases and holdings list  from home!  When prompted, enter your username (N #) and password (PIN).

We don't have full text, what's next?

Sometimes an article is not available in full text in the database. You may have an abstract (summary) or just a citation. If you cannot find another article, or you feel that this article is best suited for your research, you have a few options.

If you see,  "Link to Full Text"  click on the link to retrieve the article from another database. 

The article might be available in our print collections. If the full text link says  the article is available in print, you must fill out a request slip and  go to the Reserve Desk on the first floor of the Library. Once you have the article, you can make a photocopy for your assignment.

If the article is not available through the NCC Library,  you will see the "Request through Interlibrary Loan" option. Click on the link.

Login to your ILLiad Account. If you do not have one, follow the instructions on the page.