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Respiratory Care: Find articles

Library Databases

As a Delaware Tech student, you have access to respected, high quality online databases that will provide you with the latest information in your field of study.  Library databases to which you have access are listed under the Resources tab at

The vast majority of articles that Delaware Tech students have access to are in electronic format.  Your Delaware Tech campus library purchases access to electronic databases that allow you to search for and access periodical articles to assist you in your research.

These databases include:

Comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate, and school libraries.  For Respiratory Care select the following databases from the list to use in your search: Academic Search                                                 Complete, CINAHL Complete, Health Source:                                 Nursing/Academic Edition, MasterFILE                                           Premier, and MEDLINE.

eBook platform for health science collections featuring a comprehensive collection of medical, nursing and allied health texts.

Also available: NY Times and Proquest Newspapers (including The News Journal)

Scholarly articles: How can I tell?

What is an academic/scholarly journal?
A scholarly journal contains articles, reports, and reviews written by scholars to report results of research and other scholarly activities. For most student research papers and projects, scholarly articles are the best sources for supporting your arguments.

What are some of the charateristics of an academic/scholarly journal article?

• Academic journals are usually published or sponsored by a professional society/association or research institutes and/or universities.

• Tend to be longer articles about research and often uses scholarly or technical language.

• Include full citations for sources. 

• Academic articles within these journals are "refereed" or "peer reviewed," indicating that they have been reviewed by experts in the field before publication to determine their relevance and quality .

Professional/Trade Publications

What are professional/trade publications?

Trade or professional publications are magazines, journals, and newspapers written for particular audiences. In general, a trade publication will contain news, current events information, articles, and ads of interest to people in that industry or profession.

  • Audience: Researchers and experts, members of a trade or profession, and the general public.
  • Provide information of use to a particular industry.
  • No specific format.
  • Articles sometimes unsigned.
  • General editors of the magazine review articles.
  • Advertising is used to appeal to those in the field.


How to find an article

For additional help searching for articles, please review the video below:

How to find an article (video)

Using Interlibrary Loan

To request articles not available as full-text in the library databases use the electronic form available here:

Interlibrary Loan Request



Place Hold & Interlibrary Loan Request