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Medical Ethics Subject Guide

Online Reference

Reference books and online resources like Britannica Academic and Salem Online are great for improving your background knowledge on almost any topic. These resources also provide images and videos, which you can use to liven up your papers and presentations.

 

Britannica Academic

 

Salem Online

Evaluating Web Sources

Here are some useful guides to help you evaluate information you find on the web:

 
Writing & Citing

Write Your Paper

 

The Center for Student Success offers tutoring to all DCTC students, including help with writing your paper and citing your sources. You can schedule an appointment by calling 651-423-8657 or visiting room 2-101.

 

Cite Your Sources

 

There are different styles for citing the sources you use in your assignments. Your instructor will let you know whether to use APA, Chicago, MLA, or some other style.

 

Here are some introductory guides to these styles from the Purdue Online Writing Lab:

   

Our catalog and most databases provide citations for the books, videos, and articles you find in them. Just look for a link that says Cite or Citation, then select the appropriate style. It's easy to copy and paste citations into your bibliography!

 

Avoid Plagiarism

 

"Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials."

 

This definition of plagiarism comes from page 1 of DCTC's Student Code of Conduct. See how easy that was?

 

Citing your sources is an essential step in the research process. This allows others to verify your information and gives credit to previous researchers and writers for their hard work.

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About This Guide

Welcome to the DCTC Library's Medical Ethics subject guide. This guide will help you to

 
  • find online reference resources
  • find books, videos, ebooks, and streaming videos
  • find magazine, journal, and newspaper articles
  • identify trustworthy information on the web
  • and cite your sources

For a basic introduction to the resources and services available from the DCTC Library, please see our Library 101 guide.


In the Library

We have many books about medical ethics in our collection, including some textbooks on reserve. Books on reserve must be used in the Library, except with permission from your instructor to check them out and take them home.

 

Find Books & Videos

Our Catalog: OneSearch

 

Use our catalog, OneSearch, to find books and videos in our collection. More than 192,000 ebooks from our EBSCO eBooks Collection are also available through our catalog. Many of these ebooks have to do with medical ethics. More than 54,000 streaming videos from our Films On Demand database are also included in our catalog.

 

 

 

The best way to begin your search is to enter one or two keywords on your topic. To narrow your results, use the Modify My Results options on the left side of the screen. You can also click on a relevant title and click on one of its subject headings to focus your search on that particular topic.

 

Our collection is organized by Library of Congress call numbers. If you like to browse, many books and videos about medical ethics are shelved in the R723-726 call number range. Ask a librarian if you need help finding anything.

 

Interlibrary Loan

 

If we don't have what you're looking for, you can expand your search to include all libraries in the Minnesota State system or even all libraries in Minnesota. You can request items from other libraries through interlibrary loan (ILL). You'll receive a notice when the items are ready to pick up here at the DCTC Library. Ask a librarian if you have any questions.

Find Articles

Below you'll find just a few of our many Online Resources for finding magazine, newspaper, and journal articles. The best way to begin your search is to enter one or two keywords on your topic. Each database is different, but there will be ways to limit and focus your results so that you find the most relevant and useful articles available.

 

EBSCO Our EBSCO databases are an excellent place to start your search for magazine and journal articles.
 
Gale Our Gale databases are another great place to find magazine and journal articles.
 
ProQuestSearch nearly 2,800 newspapers, newswires, and news sites with ProQuest Global Newsstream.
 
PubMedSearch more than 27 million citations from biomedical and life science sources with PubMed. Some citations include links to full-text content.
 
Google ScholarSearch and explore scholarly literature with Google Scholar. Some citations include links to full-text content.
 

 

Please visit the Library or contact us if you have any questions about our databases or if you'd like help finding articles on your topic.​

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