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Leann R. Williams

Office: 520-319-3300



Journals and Magazines

Print (In-Library):

Surgical Technologist

OR Today: Life in and out of the OR


Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research

Journal of Surgical Case Reports

Patient Safety in Surgery


Health News

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BMC Resources

BMC Resources Student Technology Resources provides everything you need to get started with Brown Mackie College technology.  Find out about available online resources, get help setting up your accounts, find out how to get your eTextbooks, and much more . . .


Medical Databases

Students, logon to your student portal and click the "Library" link for access to these databases.

Faculty, logon to the Faculty Online Library at

Choose: Find by Resource>All Resources, then choose your database or group of databases.


A-Z of Online Journal Titles--Use this tool to browse the list of journals available in our online collections or to locate a specific journal title in our databases.   

The Cochrane Library--Independent high-quality evidence for health care decision making.

ICE Video Library --The ICE Video Library provides professionally filmed visual resources to support allied health programs, especially the fields of physical therapy and occupational therapy. Actual patients and therapists are captured on the videos in a variety of treatment settings such as acute care, skilled nursing, outpatient, home health and ICU.

Learning Express Library--Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of the Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.

Literati by Credo--Literati by Credo Database is an online tool designed to make your research faster and more efficient.  With a multi-disciplinary topic base, It’s great for overviews of almost any subject, definitions of complex or scholarly terms and images from several reference sources.  In effect, it is your reliable alternative to Internet searching.  Literati now also features an Anatomy and Physiology Video Collection, with films that are short but very informative.

 Virtual Training Company--Provides tutorials in QuickTime and Flash formats for programs related to animation, audio, business applications, graphics & page layout, Web development, multimedia, video, and much more.   For username and password, please visit the News & Announcements section on the library portal homepage or stop by the library.

EBSCOHost Databases

Academic Search Complete--Multi-disciplinary database featuring full-text scholarly journals, periodicals, reports, books, and more from over 9,100 publications (over 86% peer-reviewed/scholarly) with coverage from 1887 to present.  Presents broad global coverage of subject areas including business and economics, health and medicine, news and world affairs, science, education, technology, humanities, social sciences, psychology, literature, law, and women's studies. 

CINAHL Plus with Full Text--Provides a focus on nursing and allied health with access to 760 full-text journals and 275 full-text books dating to 1937.  Also includes 130 evidence-based care sheets and 170 quick lessons providing disease and treatment overviews.

Consumer Health Complete--Coverage on topics including aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, and more through full-text health reference books, encyclopedias, health reports, consumer health pamphlets, and leaflets.  Also includes medical images and diagrams and over 2,000 Health Daily videos from NBC Digital Health Network. 

eBook Academic Collection--Full-text access to over 113,000 electronic books with unlimited user access.  Subject areas covered by this collection include art, business and economics, education, language arts, literary criticism, medicine, performing arts, philosophy, poetry, political science, religion, social science, technology, and more.  Allows for user download to personal computer/mobile systems.  Users can create personalized bookshelves, highlight books, and add notes and bookmarks. 

eBook Community College Collection--Full-text access to over 48,000 electronic books with unlimited user access.  This multidisciplinary collection is focused on the academic and trade information needs of community colleges.  The information available in this collection varies from introductory/basic content to higher-level content, providing students with a range of information to meet their needs as they develop in their area(s) of study. Allows for user download to personal computer/mobile systems.  Users can create personalized bookshelves, highlight books, and add notes and bookmarks. 

GreenFILE--Full-text access to more than 9,100 records connecting the environment with disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology.  Popular topics include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. 

Mental Measurements with Full Text--Guide to over 3,000 contemporary testing instruments related to psychology, education, business, and leadership.

Points of View Reference Center--Presents topic overview (objective background/description), point (argument), and counterpoint (opposing argument) for topics including abortion, censorship, global issues, human rights, medicine and ethics, national debate topics, substance abuse, war and peace, and more.  Offers 1,300 main essays, political magazines, newspapers, radio and TV transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books.  Provides Guide to Critical Analysis to aid in evaluation. 

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)-Offers560 full-text journals relating to fields of psychology and behavioral sciences.  Subjects covered include:  anthropology, emotional and behavioral characteristics, mental processes, observational and experimentalmethods, psychiatry and psychology, and more. 

Subject Related Websites

PubMed Central  PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
Online Healthcare CoursesOnline Pharmacology Courses. Do you need some extra help in your Healthcare and Pharmacology classes?  Get videos and lectures from the world's leading universities from this database of open courseware.  This database provides the public insight to all the free high quality college level courses across a vast amount of programs.  Students and the educators are able to access the database along with many featured resouces on the site.  It is noncommercial and available for anyone.  Updated yearly.
Anatomy Atlases A digital library of anatomy information.
Human Anatomy Online Illustrates and describes anatomical systems. Includes animation and graphics. 
The Human Heart (Franklin Institute) Discusses development and structure; history of heart science.


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    Search the Library Catalog

     BMC Tucson Library Catalog

    Search the Library Catalog to find books and DVDs available in the Library. 

    New Book Titles

    Cover Art
    Pocket guide to the operating room - Maxine A. Goldman
    Call Number: RD32.3 .G65 2008 Ref Only
    ISBN: 0803612265

    Cover Art
    Operating room confidential : what really goes on when you go under - Paul Whang
    Call Number: RD31.5 W43 2010
    ISBN: 1550229184

    Cover Art
    Complications: A surgeon's notes on an imperfect science - Atul Gawande
    Call Number: RD27.35 .G39 A3 2003
    ISBN: 0312421702


    Available in the Library

    Alexander's care of the patient in surgery.  Call Number: RD99 .M387 2007

    Appleton & Lange's review for the surgical technology examination / Nancy M. Allmers, Joan Ann Verderame.  Call Number: RD32.3 .A45 1987     

    Instrumentation for the operating room : a photographic manual / by Shirley M. Tighe.  Call Number: RD71 .T54 2007 

    Prentice Hall's complete review of surgical technology / Emily H. Boegli, Emily W. Rogers, Ann Marie McGuiness.  Call Number: RD32.3 .B64 2006   

    Surgical anatomy and physiology for the surgical technologist / Kevin B. Frey, Paul Price.  Call Number: QM531 .F77 2006 


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