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Health Sciences Resources

eBook Collections

Visit the eBook Collections page for links to thousands of ebooks from several ebook providers. RPCC ebooks are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students will be prompted to login with their Library User ID or Alt. ID, and PIN to access these ebooks from off-campus.


Suggested Databases

 Academic Search Complete: Articles from 5,500+ journals and other sources, multiple subject areas.

null AHFS Consumer Medication Information: Drug information written in language for consumers.

 Alt HealthWatch: Full-text from alternative health publications, many peer-reviewed.

 CINAHL Plus with Full Text: Articles from over 620 nursing and allied health publications.

 Films On Demand: Academic and Archival Films across all disciplines & Newsreels Collections.

null Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition: 550 journals in health disciplines, plus drug information.

null LearningExpress PrepSTEP: Test preparation, computer skills, online learning, job skills. Practice tests, e-books, & more.
Visit How to Access RPCC Library Resources for more information.

null MEDLINE: Authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, pre-clinical sciences, and more.

null ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source: information from leading nursing & allied health publications.

null Salem Health: Full-text health reference sources, including Magill’s Medical Guide.


Suggested Internet Resources

  • CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S,” providing innumerable information and data.
  • MedTerms Medical Dictionary, from MedicineNet.com, their medical dictionary defines over 16,000 medical terms. MedicineNet.com also offers health information and news.
  • National Institutes of Health, from the U. S. Department of Health & Human Services, offers information on health topics, news, research, publications, and more, including MedlinePlus.
  • Science.gov “searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.” Includes topics in health, medicine, and more.
  • See more Health & Nutrition Resources on our Free Online Resources & Tools page.

Special Topics: Films On Demand


Print Resources on the Shelves in the RPCC Library on the Gonzales Campus

Selected Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers (Print Edition)


Browse the Print Books, DVDs, and Other Shelved Resources by Call Number

  • R – Medicine (General).
    • R 123 – Nomenclature. Terminology. Abbreviations.
  • RA – Public aspects of medicine.
    • RA 421 to RA 790.95 – Public health. Hygiene. Preventive medicine.
  • RB – Pathology.
    • RB 115 – Nomenclature. Terminology. Abbreviations.
  • RC – Internal medicine.
    • RC 41 – Dictionaries and encyclopedias

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