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Interlibrary Loan Service

Interlibrary Loan is a free service that allows you to request materials we don't have available in our collection or at your local campus. 

  • Articles will be sent to you electronically via email. The delivery could take a few days. 
  • Physical materials, such as books and DVDs, are sent to the campus library. The delivery might take up to 2 weeks. 

You can request materials directly from Marmot and Prospector catalogs.  Alternatively, you can email a request to your local campus library. 

Please make sure to include the following information:

  1. Your CMC ID or Library Card Number
  2. A citation for the item you are requesting
    • For books: author, title, date of publication, publisher, edition
    • For journal articles: journal title, article title, author, volume, issue, page numbers, publication date
    • For DVDs & CDs: specify media type, title, date, main contributors

Discovery Portal

EBSCO Discovery portal is a gateway to over 50 databases that includes staple collections for nursing and medical research such as CINAHL Compete, Medline (PubMed), and PsycARTICLES. Elsevier journals and thousands of pertinent ebooks.

EBSCO Discovery
Online Articles, eBooks, Videos, & More
Search over 60 databases at once  Video Tutorials
All Collections   Peer Reviewed Articles   Newspaper Articles
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Evidence-Based Practice

Evidence-Based Practice

Evidence-based practice is patient care based on research. It helps medical practitioners to make practical decisions based on the best available evidence. There are two types of sources you would want to look for: systematic reviews and clinical trials.

Primary Sources: 

  • Clinical trials
    "A type of research study that tests how well new medical approaches work in people. These studies test new methods of screening, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of a disease."  -PubMed Health
  • Randomized Control Trials
    "A study in which the participants are assigned by chance to separate groups; neither the researchers nor the participants can choose which group."  -PubMed Health

Secondary Sources: 

  • Systematic reviews critically assess and review research studies of a particular clinical issue.
    "A systematic review is a research study that collects and looks at multiple studies. Researchers use methods that are determined before they begin to frame one or more questions, then find and analyze the studies that relate to that question."  -PubMed Health

Basics of APA Style Tutorial

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Research Paper Formatting and Style Guides

Assembling a List of Works Cited

Instructional/Reference Librarian

Becky Kramer

Quigley Library

 

Contact:

bkramer@coloradomtn.edu

970.947.8269

 

 

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Help

Quality Internet Sites

Google's index of available research:

http://scholar.google.com/

Links to government agencies:

http://nccam.nih.gov/health/links

Pub Med Resources (government index of medical research):

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

Information about FDA approved drug products:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/

U.S. National Library of Medicine: Drugs, Herbs and Supplements Database:

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html

Summaries of the latest medical research:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/health_medicine/

The "google" of government documents:

http://www.usa.gov/