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Welcome to the research guide for Medical Assistant. To assist you in researching your assignments and papers, this guide compiles searches for book & e-book titles, magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, websites, and videos. For additional assistance, contact your online librarian, Keisa Williams.

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Health, Medical, Nursing, Allied Health, and Psychology Journals.

Searching Gale Databases

lirn_logo_sm.pngGo to the LIRN Library Database
  • Enter your student access code.
  • Click on “Health and Medical” in the Subject View tab.
  • Click on "Nursing and Allied Health Collection" (or whichever database you choose to utilize)
  • Type your terms into the search box (You may choose to use the "Advanced" search option for a more thorough search)
  • Limit your search by selecting the fulltext and peer-reviewed boxes. You only want scholarly articles that you can read in their entirety.

VIDEO: How to Search using the Gale Databases



OC's Bookstore

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Recommended Journals for Medical Assistant Studies


Recommended Websites

Clinical Internet Resources

Administrative Internet Resources

Career Resources

  • American Association of Medical Assistants Provides help in taking the CMA exam, includes self-study courses, and gives national conference information, etc. See the "Medical Assisting Code of Ethics" section.
  • American Society of Professional Coders (AAPC) The AAPC was founded in 1988 to provide education and professional certification to physician-based medical coders and to elevate the standards of medical coding by providing student training, certification, ongoing education, networking and job opportunities.
  • Health and Medical Sciences Associations The Internet Public Library Guide to Associations on the Net
  • Medical Assistants (Bureau of Labor Statistics) Provides information on medical assisting as a career, nature of the work, working conditions, job outlook, and earnings.
  • Professional Association of Health Care Office Management PAHCOM is a national organization dedicated to promoting professionalism in physician office practice management by providing professional development opportunities including continuing education, networking, online tools & resources, and nationally recognized certification (CMM) for health care office managers.

Audio & Video


APA Resources

Citation Tools

Last revised Feb 20, 2017 10:09 pm