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Health Professions Programs

Select your program and access library, Internet, and other resources related to your chosen field.

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

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Health Information Management

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Radiologic Technology

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Respiratory Therapy


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Developmental Disabilities Specialist

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Health Databases (use MyTCC login information to access off campus)

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals.


AccessScience includes the 8th edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, updated continuously, as well as biographies of scientists, late-breaking science and technology news, new references links to related web sites.

AIDS & Cancer Research Abstracts

This comprehensive database provides bibliographic data from the worldwide scientific literature as related to AIDS, immunology, virology and cancer genetics. Information featured in the database concentrates on both basic science research and clinical applications.Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

Alt Health Watch

This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers full text articles, pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research, and book excerpts.

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews publications review 32 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences.

Biological Sciences

This interdisciplinary database offers abstracts and citations to a wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science. Supporting over two dozen areas of expertise, this CSA database provides access to literature from over 6000 serials, as well as conference proceedings, technical reports, monographs and selected books and patents. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.


CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Highwire Press
Look for full-text peer-reviewed articles from a variety of disciplines, including health sciences. Noted journals include Annals of Occupational Hygiene, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, and Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, just to name a few.


Get access to a large number of journals in the fields of clinical medicine, life sciences, and nursing. Use Your Journals@Ovid to limit to the full-text articles.


MedicLatina is a unique collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This Spanish language database contains full text for nearly 120 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.

PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

PsycINFO is the American Psychological Association’s renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.

MEDLINE (or PubMed)

Free and open to the public, PubMed includes MEDLINE. MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

Safety Science & Risk Abstracts
This database provides comprehensive, timely information across the fields of public health, safety, and industrial hygiene. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

Salud en Espanol
Access Spanish-language consumer health articles, pamphlets, and other resources covering common health issues.

Science in Context
Part of the Gale product line for students, Science in Context is an in-depth, curriculum-oriented database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs.

TOXLINE on this service offers rapid access to information in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

Wiley Online Library

Find full-text journal articles, books, and access to the Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews as well as EBM Guidelines: Evidence-Based Medicine.

Health E-Journals

Health-Related Guides



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Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Death and Dying

Domestic Violence

Emergency Medical Technology

Environmental Health and Toxicology

Evidence-Based Practice

Funeral Services


Health General

Health Information Management

Health Statistics

Infectious and Genetic Disease

Medical Terminology




Occupational Therapy


Physical Therapy



Radiologic Technology

Reproduction, Fertility, & Contraception

Respiratory Therapy

Stress Management


Web Resources Lists


International Health Care Systems

Veterans' Health

Women's Health Information

Evaluating Health Information

Finding high quality, trustworthy, scholarly medical information does not have to be a daunting task. Use these resources to help you evaluate the credibility and accuracy of the information you find online and elsewhere.

Evaluating Health Information from, the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health premiere resource for consumer health information. also has an Evaluating Internet Health Information tutorial.

How to Evaluate Health Information on the Internet: Questions and Answers from the National Cancer Institute

Evaluating Health Information from the UCSF Medical Center

Health Sciences Librarian

Brittany Horn, MLS, is the Health Sciences Librarian for the College. Feel free to contact me at or 757.822.7007. My office is in the Virginia Beach Campus Bayside Building. I look forward to meeting you and working with you to find the health and medical information you need. Check out my faculty web page for more useful resources.