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Paramedic: Find Articles

Searching Techniques

searching techniques

Databases for the Health Sciences

  • CINAHL stands for Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature
  • Used by medical professionals world-wide for the most up-to-date medical information
  • Best to use if looking for the more specific technical information about a disease, treatment or clinical trial
  • Search by MeSH (Medical Subject Heading) for best results
  • Some results will overlap with CINAHL
  • Located at www.pubmed.gov.  The same as MedLine with Full Text but the screen and searching features are different. 
  • Available freely anywhere. 

Medical Databases - differences

Grey Literature

What is the Grey Literature?

In general, grey literature publications are non-conventional, fugitive, and sometimes ephemeral publications.

They may include, but are not limited to the following types of materials:

  • reports (pre-prints, preliminary progress and advanced reports, technical reports, statistical reports, memoranda, state-of-the art reports, market research reports, etc.)
  • theses, conference proceedings
  • technical specifications and standards
  • non-commercial translations
  • bibliographies
  • technical and commercial documentation
  • official documents not published commercially (primarily government reports and documents

Source:  The New York Academy of Medicine, http://www.greylit.org/about

Journals for this subject

A selected list of Medical journals available online or in print at the Dwight  Marvin library:

Here is a selected list of Paramedic journals available at the Dwight Marvin library:

Looking up information on ...

Consider these other search words when looking up information on this topic:

  • Paramedic
  • Paramedicine
  • EMT
  • Prehospital and Emergency
  • Emergency and ambulance
  • Prehospital care
  • first respond* = which will retrieve first responder, first responding, first responded
  • first response

Mobile App for Medical Databases

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  • To get app:  Go to one of the database listed below
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on iPhone and Android Apps. 
  • Enter your email address to send yourself instructions, a key and a link to the app.

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