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E-Books from EBSCO

How to Find Books

Search the Library Catalog to find books, eBooks, and periodicals. You can search by keyword ("everything"), author, title, or subject heading. The results list will give you basic information about each item, including availability. To find out more, click on Details.

Three tabs provide different kinds of information. A Look Inside might show a summary, the table of contents, and/or reviews of the book. The Catalog Record provides all the details you will need for a citation plus the book's subject headings, which are clickable links and may give you ideas for other searches to try. Books that are available to be checked out are located in the stacks.  Ask a librarian to point you in the right direction.

 Some keywords that might be useful for you to search:

  • emergency medical 
  • medical terminology 
  •  airway management  
  •  human anatomy & physiology                                            
  •   pharmacology                                      
  •   paramedic                               
  •    trauma


Besides the E-books in the general catalog described above, there is a separate selection of E-books from EBSCO which can be found using the E-books tab on the main library page.

The same search keywords as above might be helpful in looking for material in these E-books.


Our Credo reference database contains some E-books which might be helpful to EMT students. Here are their titles and links to the E-books.

Black's Medical Dictionary, 42nd Edition

Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health

Webster's New World Medical Dictionary


Circulating Books

These books are available for you to check out. If the location says STACKS, they are available in the main Foothill library. If the location says MCSTACKS, they are available by request from your instructor on the Sunnyvale campus.


Reference Books