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Health Information Technology Resource Guide: Databases and Reference

Books and Databases

This page contains search boxes to access Jefferson College Library's catalog to search for books, as well as various databases to use in your training and research. A database is a collection of journal, newspaper and magazine articles that are not usually freely available on the web. They are often organized with a particular audience in mind, for example, professionals in a field, undergraduates, public library users, etc.

You should use a database because it is credible, it saves time and stress, easier to cite, and it eliminates the information overload that can come with web searching. They don't contain distracting advertisements, they are frequently updated and they have tools designed to help with research.

If you have any questions about databases or how to use them, don't hesitate to ask a librarian!

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Search for Books

Use archway to find books and other materials in the Jefferson College Library catalog.

Use MOBIUS if you cannot find what you are looking for in the Archway catalog. MOBIUS contains records for books from other Missouri libraries. If you order a book via MOBIUS (see Find a Book tutorial-4:30), it should arrive within 2-5 business days, depending on the popularity of the book, and how many copies are circulating.