SAILS, Learning Resources Center's online catalog contains all the books and other materials that the Library purchases. Use it to search for a specific author or title or to compile a bibliography on a specific topic. The Learning Resources Center uses Library of Congress Subject Headings. To find books on a particular subject, use the Keyword search option. Then look at the subjects under which it has been cataloged to find additional items on the subject.
Massachusetts Virtual Catalog
The Virtual Catalog is the easiest way to get a book if you can't find it in the SAILS online catalog. The Virtual Catalog
is the combined catalog of Bridgewater State College, CLAMS Library
Network, Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing,
Inc.(C/W Mars), Fenway Libraries Online (FLO), Merrimack Valley Library
Consortium, MetroBoston Library Network, Minuteman Library Network,
North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE), Old Colony Library Network
(OCLN), SAILS Library Network (SAILS), University of Massachusetts,
Boston, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, University of
Massachusetts, Lowell, and Westfield State College
After doing a search in SAILS, you can click the "Search the Virtual Catalog". You can also click on the link for the Virtual Catalog to log into the virtual catalog directly.
The Virtual Catalog allows library users in good standing to:
- Simultaneously search several library catalogs.
- Request items that are unavailable at any SAILS Library.
- Have a total of 5 active requests at any time.
Listed below are some of the titles available in Credo Reference under the heading of "Medical Assisting".
Dictionary of Medical Terms
This dictionary provides the user with the basic vocabulary - from A to zymotic - currently being used in a wide range of healthcare situations. The areas covered include the technical language used in diagnosis, patient care, surgery, pathology, general practice, pharmacy, dentistry and other specialisations, as well as anatomical and physiological terms. Informal, everyday and sometimes euphemistic terms commonly used by people in discussing their condition with healthcare professionals are also included, as are common words used in reading or writing reports, articles or guidelines.
Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
Medicine is ever changing, and its terminology evolves constantly. If you're involved in health care in any way, you need to know the latest medical terms from A to Zz. and what they mean. That's why you need Dorland's! The world's most trusted source on the language of medicine for over 100 years, it delivers more entries and better definitions than any other medical dictionary - so you can master more of the current terminology that you need to know. A wealth of illustrations and audio pronunciations and a remarkably user-friendly format make reference a snap.
Some of the words appearing in the Dictionary are proprietary names (trademarks) even though no reference to this fact is made in the text. The appearance of any name without designation as a trademark is therefore not to be regarded as a representation by the editors or publisher that it is not a trademark or is not the subject of proprietary rights.
Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology: Health and Illness in the World's Cultures
Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is "culture bound" in our own medical belief and practice.
The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.Encyclopedia of Women's Health
Women's health is a multifaceted subject, and the up-to-date reference book requires considerable social awareness in addition to wide-ranging clinical knowledge. The Encyclopedia of Women's Health meets this challenge by bringing together an impressive array of experts on topics from reproductive issues to gastrointestinal illnesses. Informed by current health issues and health-care realities, the Encyclopedia offers readers practical information, historical aspects, and future directions, all meticulously researched and conveniently presented.
Key features include:
- Accessible A-to-Z coverage, including AIDS, birth control, hormone replacement therapy, teen pregnancy, sexual harassment, violence, body image, access to health care and more.
- Entries spanning the medical, psychological, sociocultural, spiritual, and legal arenas.
- Medical topics explored from both conventional and complementary perspectives.
- Cross-cultural data illustrate issues as they apply to minority women, rural women, the elderly, and other underserved populations.
- Special chapters on disparities in women's health and health care.
- Historical overview of women in health - as patients and as professionals.
Pharmaceutical Medicine Dictionary
This dictionary is aimed at all those that work within the pharmaceutical industry (or aspire to do so) and contains information that covers the gamut of pharmaceutical medicine from drug discovery, development, trials, regulatory approval and marketing. The rate of change of pharmacology and in the management of health provision has led to a multitude of the new terms and concepts, which this dictionary describes. It will help ensure that there is a common understanding of the terms used across all the department involved in the discovery, development and marketing of drugs.