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Medical Laboratory Science resources

Key databases

Access Medicine provides you with thousands of online resources that are updated weekly with the newest research and emerging trends across a number of healthcare professions. You might want to select this database if you are focusing on an emerging trend, or current event within the health field.

Alt HealthWatch focuses on the multiple perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care. Full-text content comes from more than 180 international peer-reviewed and professional journals, magazines, reports, proceedings, and association and consumer newsletters, plus hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research, and book excerpts. You might select this database if you are looking for multiple perspectives, or a discussion, on a specific treatment or method.

AMED – The Allied and Complementary Medicine Database is an alternative medicine database designed for students, researchers and clinicians looking to learn more about alternative treatments. It contains details of relevant journal articles from over 500 journals many of which are not indexed elsewhere. It is a bibliographic database produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library

CINAHL with Full Text – Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature* CINAHL, the Cumulated Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, is a comprehensive nursing & allied health research database, providing full text for more than 760 journals. CINAHL with Full Text also contains searchable cited references for more than 1,150 journals and provides full text for 329 journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. PDF backfiles to 1982 are also included.

The Cochrane Library is a collection of three databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and tool you can use to get quick answers to clinical questions. Includes: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) – Cochrane Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) – Clinical Trials, Epistemonikos – “Other Reviews,” Clinical Answers.

PubMed: Grants access to MEDLINE (which contains citations and abstracts, and provides access to a broad range of biomedical and health literature). This could lead you to find articles you might need an ILL request for. New reference items for not yet indexed in MEDLINE are included in PubMed. Alternative Medicine, Acupuncture, and Naturopathic journals are included.

PsycARTICLES– Covers the professional academic literature focusing on psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, and other areas.

ScienceDirect provides access to more than 18 million articles and book chapters from over 2,650 peer-reviewed journals and 42,000 e-books, including books, book series and major reference works, and digital archives that reach as far back as 1823 to help users discover more science, use their time efficiently and make decisions with the highest-quality scientific information.

UpToDate–this database focuses on patient care, it uses current evidence to answer clinical questions quickly and easily. The goal is to save clinicians’ time, while improving outcomes, and lowering health care costs.

Selected ejournal titles

  • Medical Laboratory Journal – Available from 2007. You can access this journal through the Directory of Open Access Journals. This is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes bimonthly. The journal accepts all kinds of original research including reviews, originals, and case reports or new methods. This Journal covers many topics examples being anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, hematology, and urinalysis.
  • Journal of Medical Laboratory and Diagnosis – Available from 2010. This journal covers a variety of topics, examples being anatomic pathology, clinical microbiology, hematology and urinalysis.
  • Medical Laboratory Technology Journal – Available from 2015. You can access this journal through the Directory of Open Access Journals. It covers the parasitology, bacteriology, virology, hematology, clinical chemistry, toxicology, food and drink chemistry, and any sciences that cover sciences of medical laboratory area.
  • Canadian Journal of Medical Laboratory Science – Available from 2015. You can access this journal through the Directory of Open Access Journals. This journal focuses on medical laboratory technologists and medical laboratory assistants.

Browse print books

  • Find shelves on 3rd floor with call number ranges below.
  • Books within these call number ranges are organized by subject, so you can find other related books.
Keyword Call # range
Biochemistry QD 415 – QD 436
Microbiology QR
Immunology QR 180 – QR 189.5
Virology QR 355 – QR 502
Pathology QM 25

QP 34.5

RB 25-33, 37, 111


ebook Central: The linked search will bring you to the search term of “Acupuncture”. The texts available you can view on your devices, and you can find more modern texts on this resource as well. You might need to log into your BU account to be able to access the text after following the link.

eBook Collection: The linked search will bring you to the search term of “Acupuncture”. The texts available you can view on your devices, and you can find more modern texts on this resource as well. You might need to log into your BU account to be able to access the text after following the link.

 Hathi Trust: This is a digital library with the mission of research, scholarship, and the common good by collaboratively collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge. This resource has information about Acupuncture available, what is unique about this resource is there are resources multiple languages, as well as older articles as well.

Furthering Your Research:

Additional Websites and Databases:

American Medical Technologists – A nationally and internationally recognized certification agency and membership society for Medical Technologists and related professionals.

American Clinical laboratory Association – A not-for-profit organization created in 1971, offering members the benefits of representation, education, information & research. ACLA advocates for laws and regulations recognizing the essential role that laboratory services play in delivering cost-effective health care, encourages the highest standards of quality, service and ethical conduct among its members, and promotes public awareness about the value of laboratory services in preventing illness, diagnosing disease, and monitoring medical treatment.

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science – Offers leadership that will assure excellence in the practice of laboratory medicine.

Association of Public Health Laboratories – Association representing the network of specialized governmental health laboratories that monitor and detect public health threats.

American Association of Blood Banks – AABB advances the practice & standards of transfusion medicine & cellular therapies to optimize patient & donor care & safety.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry – AACC is a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare.

American Association of Bioanalysts – A national professional association whose members are clinical laboratory directors, owners, supervisors, managers, medical technologists, medical laboratory technicians, physician office laboratory technicians and phlebotomists.

Atlas of Hematology – A collection of images of blood smears. Includes normal cells from blood and bone marrow as well as a variety of hematologic diseases. – A reference site containing links to important hematology sites and resources on the Internet, as well as original content. – A searchable database, run by the National Library of Medicine, of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world.

Lab Tests Online – Consumer-orientated reference site listing the many clinical laboratory tests that are part of healthcare today as well as the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science – The premier international agency for accreditation and approval of educational programs in the clinical laboratory sciences and related health professions through the involvement of expert volunteers and its dedication to public service.

Student Involvement:

There are ways that you can get involved and build experience and familiarity with your field on campus. You can join, or start a student chapter of a Professional Organization, of which a few are linked and listed below. To start a club or organization, contact or drop by the Office of Student Activities. You can also volunteer your services as well to gain experience as a professional.

In addition to student organizations, there is also UB’s Clinic. You can ask your professor about further information on how or when you will be able to be involved.

Joining Established Student Organizations:

Student Organizations: To get involved on campus, you can participate in events. Information about student organizations is listed in the previously linked page. If you click on the name of an organization you are interested in you can see if they have any upcoming events, as well as any other organization that is co-hosting or co-chairing their event. Below are some relevant student organizations to your field you might be interested in.

An example of an active student organization on campus that is related to your field is the The Society of Minority Health Professionals. The Society of Minority Health Professional’s mission is to create a positive and motivational atmosphere for minorities working toward becoming our future health care providers. They aim to encourage a movement of leaders to fulfill the need of diversity in the health field. They host, and co-chair many events and are an active group.

Biology Club: The biology club’s primary purpose of this organization shall be to foster and promote understanding of important biological issues among members of the Biology Club and the campus community. They host a variety of events, and promote career awareness for students interested in Biology as a career.

Volunteering Opportunities:

Office of Civic Engagement: You can connect with University of Bridgeport’s Office of Civic Engagement to find further information about volunteer work. Their mission is to serve as a catalyst for students, staff, faculty, and administrators to connect with, build, and sustain meaningful service initiatives in the greater Bridgeport area.

Connecticut Government Volunteering: There are a variety of projects that the Connecticut Government is seeking volunteers for assistance with. An example of a project that might be interesting would be the “iNaturalist Project- Discover Outdoor Connecticut”. This project would have you track, and share your observations of Connecticut’s wildlife alongside our DEEP Wildlife Division biologists, Master Wildlife Conservationists (MWCs), and other dedicated volunteers to help identify as many plants and animals as possible from across the State.

Professional Societies:

To further your involvement in your field, you might want to join a professional organization. A professional organization would assist you in research, networking, mentorship, and much more. You can read about the specific organizations on their individual websites listed below. As a student of the University of Bridgeport, you would qualify for the Student Membership rate, which is either free or at a reduced cost.

American Holistic Nurses Association: Their goal is to illuminate holism in nursing practice, community, advocacy, research and education. They have scholarships and research grants that are available to members. There is a local chapter of this organization established in Bridgeport as well.

Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine– (AIHM) – An emphasis is put on treating the mind, body, and spirit, members are dedicated to integrative health and want to transform the health systems globally to include traditional, complementary and integrative health in universal healthcare for all. They allow for student chapters, and you could start one at UB!

Connecticut Botanical Society: This society is based out of New Haven, they focus on the flora of Connecticut. They have annual meetings, and seek contributions to their newsletter from members.

The International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (IASTAM) – Promotes and encourages the study of traditional Asian medicine, including both the ‘classical’ systems and local traditions, in all their aspects – historical, philosophical, philological, anthropological, sociological, and scientific.

American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine– (AAOM) –The AAOM focuses on Practitioners of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. There is networking, volunteering opportunities, and events, as well as discounts available to members as well as some job postings. The University of Bridgeport pays for your admission to this organization, you would need to contact your faculty member to find out how to be registered.

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