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Medical Laboratory Technology & Phlebotomy

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Article Databases: Best Bets

The best way to locate articles is through library databases.  Use your myNOVA username/password for off-campus access.

Additional MDL Journals in NOVA Databases

Search Tips

Select the most important 2-3 terms related to your topic.  Put the word AND between each new term; this tells the database to look for resources with ALL your terms.

blood banking AND cord blood

Use quotation marks ( "  " ) around phrases (two or more words); this tells the database to look for the words in that specific order.

"blood banking" AND "cord blood"

Use an asterisk ( * ) to find multiple endings of one word.  Using phelb* as a search term will include results that refer to phlebotomy, phlebotomist, or phlebitis.


How to Find a Journal by Title

Popular, Trade or Scholarly: Identifying Article Types

Why can't I just use Google?

This video by Yavapai College Library in Prescott, Arizona demonstrates the different types of information found in Google versus library databases. 

Click the  icon located in the bottom right corner to watch the video in fullscreen mode.