This guide is for students in the Medical Assisting Certificate program. After using this guide, students will be able to locate resources needed to support and complete coursework, find information on how to use library resources, and cite sources.
Use textbooks and reference books to build basic foundational knowledge on your topic. Good for medical background information on a disease, disorder or condition.
Use current scholarly, peer reviewed journals to find evidence based research studies. Consider patient diagnosis/population, interventions and outcomes of interest when searching.
Open Access video collections from health and medical websites
Health and medical websites may be reliable resources for general medical background knowledge of a disease, disorder or condition offering information on etiology, incidence rates, pathology, signs/symptoms, prognosis, course of the disease, medical treatments, and precautions.
Be sure to use proper guidelines for evaluating health information found on the Internet before you apply the content for professional use.