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Health Sciences - Indianapolis

Health Sciences Resources


Welcome to Ivy Tech Community College Guide for the Health Sciences. This guide will help you locate information for research and general course assignments.

Start Here! Best Databases for Health & Medicine

Other Health & Medicine Databases

The library databases below are available 24/7 and provide access to more than 1,000 titles in the fields of health & medicine.  

Electronic Books

The library provides access to numerous eBooks on health and medicine topics.  You can search for eBook titles in the eBook collections below or search the Ivy Tech statewide catalog, IvyCat by author, title, or subject and select "Electronic Resources" for location.

Streaming Video

Coronavirus Information

Careers in Healthcare

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Outlook for Each Program

Library eBooks

Diseases and Conditions

Looking for a topic?

There are links below for resources on diseases and conditions and other health topics.  If you're looking for a topic, try looking here...

Respiratory Diseases & Disorders

  • Lungs & Breathing - MedlinePlus has a long list of respiratory system-related topics, including conditions like asthma, COPD, mesothelioma, pneumonia, and sleep apnea, to name a few
  • Blood, Heart, & Circulation - MedLinePlus list of diseases and conditions related to the cardiovascular system




Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the term for medical products and practices that are not thought of as standard medical care.  CAM care involves the patient's mind, body, and spirit, and includes multidisciplinary approaches.

Complementary medicine is used along with standard medical treatment but is not considered by itself to be standard treatment. One example is using acupuncture to help lessen some side effects of cancer treatment.

Alternative medicine is used instead of standard medical treatment. One example is using a special diet instead of prescription drugs to treat a condition.

Integrative medicine is a total approach to care that combines standard medical treatment with the CAM practices that have been shown to be safe and effective.


Library eBooks

CAM Treatments for Cancer Patients

Diversity in Health Care

Non-Profit Organizations

United States Minority Health

Government Resources

Federal Websites

Health Statistics Tutorial

Some Health Statistics Resources

Evaluating Health Websites

Pharmacology / Drug Reference

Library Databases

Drug Reference Resources

PDR tutorial

Library eBooks - Drug Guides

National Library of Medicine - Drug toolbox

Anatomy & Physiology

Anatomy Models and Books in the Lawrence Library

Visit our Anatomy and Physiology section to find books and anatomy models to help you study.

Anatomage Table @ the Lawrence Library

The Anatomage Table is housed in the library and free for you to explore and use! It is the only fully segmented real human 3D anatomy system. Users can visualize anatomy exactly as they would on a fresh cadaver. Individual structures are reconstructed in accurate 3D, resulting in an unprecedented level of real accurate anatomy, dissectible in 3D. The Table allows for exploration and learning of human anatomy beyond what any cadaver could offer. 

Check out this tutorial for guidance on how to use the table.

Online Resources and Practice Quizes

Khan Academy

Crash Course Anatomy and Physiology

Blood Typing Game

Digestive/Respiratory System


Find Articles


is a database of streaming videos for student use.  Check out some of the over 1000 videos with a biotechnology connection @ Films on Demand.

Scientific American -- Health

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Coronavirus Information

Internet Resources




MEAS Courses

MEAS 109: The Professional Medical Assistant (3 Credits)
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MEAS 110: Introduction to Clinical Practice (3 Credits)
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One Soft Skills Book

Preparing for Certification

Spotlight - CMA Today

Periodical Type:Academic

Publication Schedule: bi-monthly

Available: Print Version & Online Version

CMA Today Website

CMA Today is dedicated to meeting the educational and informational needs of the practicing medical assistant and, to a lesser extent, the medical assisting educator and student.Six times a year, CMA Today gives coverage of medical assisting issues and trends and detailed, in-depth articles on every aspect of medical assisting operations.


Career Information

Library eBooks

Certification Resources


RADT Courses

Library eBooks

Radiographic Anatomy

Professional Organizations


RESP Courses

RESP 101: Assessment and Caring for a Respiratory Patient  (6 Credits)
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RESP 102: Advanced Assessment and Care of a Cardiopulmonary Patient  (3 Credits)
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RESP 103: Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology  (3 Credits)
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RESP 104: Concepts in Adult Critical Care  (3 Credits)
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RESP 105: Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology  (3 Credits)
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RESP 106: Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology  (3 Credits)
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RESP 107: Clinical Applications of Assessment and Caring for a Respiratory Patient  (2 Credits)
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RESP 108: Clinical Applications in Advanced Assessment and Care of a Cardiopulmonary Patient  (2 Credits)
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RESP 201: Advanced Concepts in Cardiopulmonary Diagnostic Procedures  (4 Credits)
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RESP 202: Pediatric and Neonatal Advanced Critical Care  (3 Credits)
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RESP 203: Advanced Emergency Management  (1 Credit)
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RESP 204: Extended Care for the Cardiopulmonary Patient  (2 Credits)
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RESP 205: Advanced Respiratory Care and Comprehensive Review  (3 Credits)
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RESP 206: Clinical Applications and Concepts in Critical Care I  (2 Credits)
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RESP 207: Clinical Applications and Concepts in Critical Care II  (3 Credits)
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RESP 208: Clinical Applications and Concepts in Critical Care III  (5 Credits)
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RESP 209: Advanced Clinical Applications in Critical Care and Specialty Rotations  (3 Credits)
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Library eBooks

Breath Sounds

Breath Sounds Recordings

Listen to digital recordings of respiratory sounds in health and disease. Recordings are grouped into Normal, Wheezes, Crackles and Other sounds.  Select a recording from the menu below to listen to that sound, read a description of it, and view its respirosonogram (a visual representation of what you are hearing).

Vesicular (a) Wheezing (a) Crackles (a) Grunting
Vesicular (b) Wheezing (b) Crackles (b) Squawk
Tracheal Wheezing (c) Crackles (c) Stridor (a)
Bronchial Rhonchi (sonorous wheeze) Early Crackles Stridor (b)
Bronchovesicular   Late Crackles Croup
      Pleural Rub
      Whispering Pectoroliquy

Blood Gases

Chest X-Rays

Respiratory Topics

If you're looking for a topic for a RESP paper, try the links below.  MedlinePlus (created by the National Library of Medicine) provides an alphabetical list of links to symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention for over 1000 diseases and health conditions.  Topics are regularly reviewed and links are updated daily.

  • Lungs & Breathing - MedlinePlus list of respiratory-related topics, including conditions like asthma, COPD, mesothelioma, pneumonia, and sleep apnea, to name a few.
  • Blood, Heart, & Circulation - MedlinePlus list of topics related to the cardiovascular system.
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - MedlinePlus list of topics concerning the kidneys and urinary system.

Respiratory Diseases

Case Studies

NBRC Credentialing and State Licensure

Professional Associations


Surgical Technology Program Information

Library eBooks

Print Journals

Print journals are found in the library reading area in alphabetical order.  Students may use the journals in the library or make copies for .10 cents per page.  




Library eBooks


Professional Organizations

Licensing and Board Certification

Career Information

Business Resources for Massage Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Citation Guide

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If we're not open or you'd rather email, check out our Ask a Librarian page for email information and FAQs. You can also call us at 317-921-4219.

Your Librarian

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Liz Orban
Liz Orban
Health Sciences Librarian
Lawrence Campus Library
Ivy Tech Community College
9301 East 59th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46216

Schedule Appointment

Hi, I'm Liz Orban, Health Sciences Librarian at the Indianapolis-Lawrence Campus.

I am available for one-on-one consultations with students and faculty on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  I may have other availability throughout the week, so email me directly to schedule an appointment if you don't find a time listed here that works for you! 

My subject area specialties include Nursing and Allied Health, but I am happy to offer assistance for general reference questions as well.