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Quick Tips

Library home page (

  • Books: Search for books on the "books/media" tab.  You can browse the reference books and the books on the second floor around the RB37 section.
  • Articles: Search for articles on the "articles" tab.  (If you are off-campus, it will ask you for your MyCollege login information.)
  • Interlibrary loan: If we don't have the book or article you need, we will borrow it from another library for you.  For free.  Books can take up to a week to get here; articles take 2-3 days.
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Our library catalog allows you to search for books that we own, and books that you can borrow from another library.  If your search does not yield many results, try searching  "Other Libraries"   Click the "Get It" button to borrow the book from another library.

Hematology Reference Books

Fischbach, F. T., & Fischbach, M. A. (2018). A manual of laboratory and diagnostic tests (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer. [Ref RB38.2 .M36 2018]

Harmening, D. (2009). Clinical hematology and fundamentals of hemostasis (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Davis. [Ref RB145 .C536 2009]

McKenzie, S. B., & J. L. Williams. (2010).Clinical laboratory hematology (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. [Ref RB45 .M385 2010]

McPherson, R. A., &  Pincus, M. R. (2011). Henry's clinical diagnosis and management by laboratory methods (22nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders. [Ref RB37 .C54 2011]

Pagana, K. D., Pagana, T. J., & Pagana, T. N. (2015). Mosby's diagnostic and laboratory test reference (12th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby. [Ref RB38.2 .P337 2015]

Sacher, R. A. (2000). Widmann's clinical interpretation of laboratory tests (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Davis. [Ref RB37 .S225 2000]

Turgeon, M. L. (2018). Clinical hematology: Theory and procedures (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer. [On Reserve CLT 201]


Online Reference Tools

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library  Includes medical dictionaries & encyclopedias
  • Stat!Ref  Includes medical dictionaries, drug guides and other medical sources

    • Davis's Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications (2019)



From the library homepage, click either the "databases" or "complete list of databases" links. Under "databases by subject", click "Health and Medicine".  Recommended databases:

  • CINAHL Plus
    • Tip:  Search <your disorder> AND diagnosis.  Use the date slider to limit your results to the last 5 years.
    • For case studies,  limit Publication Type to "Case Study".
  • MEDLINE with Full Text


Recommended Journals

If your instructor has recomended that you use specific journals for your assignments, you can find them using the "Journal A-Z" tab on the library homepage.

A few recomended journals for hematology are:


Google and Google Scholar

You can find sample case studies using Google by searching for your disease and "case study".  To insure that you are using a reliable source:

  • Look to see if the author's name and credentials are available
  • Look to see if the author has a list of references
  • Look to see when the site or page was last updated
  • Look to see if there is a bias
  • Look for a HON symbol (Health on the Net) at the bottom of the page
  • Look for sites that have edu or gov in the URL

Google Images will aid you in finding images for your presentations.  Remember that you need to cite where you found the image. 

You can also find books and articles using Google Scholar


Recommended Websites

Plagiarism Resources

Citation Guides


A. Hollister and K. Pitcher - 02/08/2012, Updated 2/28/2020

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