Resources for Radiologic Science Research


Dr. B.W. Anthony, head of the radiology department, dictating a report on x-rays; Chicago, Illinios, Provident Hospital.


About this guide

This guide provides students with recommended resources for conducting research on topics related to radiologic science. Use the tabs above to navigate through the pages of the guide.

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Reference Sources

Here you can find reference sources that contain materials related to radiologic research.

Online Reference Databases

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library contains the full text of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources. Subjects covered include arts, biography, business, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, government and political science, religion, science, and social sciences.
  • Credo Reference Contains the full text of nearly 600 encyclopedias, dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, and other reference books covering all major subject areas. Additional features include videos, maps, and animations.

Reference Books on Radiologic Research in The Library Collection

The following reference books on radiologic research are available in the reference section:

Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing — R 610.3 S812s
Health Care Careers Directory 2012-2013 — R 610.69 A512a


Check out the library’s catalog to search the library’s entire collection.

Radiological Titles Available as eBooks

The library has access to a large collection of full-text online books from EBSCOhost, some of which are related to radiologic science.

The eBook collection (EBSCOhost) is a collection of over 22,000 electronic books, in all subject areas, selected for the Luria Library collection. Books can be searched either through this database, or through the library catalog (the “books” tab on the homepage).

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is a free service for students. Students can request copies of articles or borrow books from another library. Students are advised to request loans early in the research process as loans can take three to ten days.

Finding Articles

Use the following list of recommended periodical databases to find articles on nursing and healthcare related topics. When you access these databases, from home you will need your pipeline ID and password.

  • ALT Healthwatch provides articles covering many perspectives on complementary, alternative, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Includes full text articles for more than 180 journals and reports, many of which are peer-reviewed. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Includes abstracts of articles going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990.
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text is a comprehensive nursing and allied health research database, covering nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. Provides full text for more than 770 journals and more than 275 books/monographs, and indexing for more than 4,600 journals. Contains more than 2.8 million records dating back to 1981, with full-text coverage dating back to 1937. Also offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals, and book chapters. Searchable cited references for more than 1,350 journals are also included.
  • Consumer Health Complete provides full text consumer-oriented health content, covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, children’s health, men and women’s health, etc. Features more than 700 physician-generated videos with full-text transcripts and 248 animations. Includes up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs.
  • Health Source– Consumer Edition contains nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
  • Health Source– Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
  • MEDLINE includes citations and abstracts for journal articles in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the pre-clinical sciences. Some full text articles are available. Created by the National Library of Medicine.
  • Health Resources searches the following EBSCOhost health, nursing, and medicine databases at once: Alt HealthWatch; CINAHL Plus with Full Text; Health Source – Consumer Edition; Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition; and MEDLINE.


The library subscribes to several journals and magazines, some of which are related to radiologic research:


You may perform a search in using a set of keywords or subjects (or any of several other criteria if needed). Here are some examples of terms for a keyword or subject search:

Diagnostic imaging
Diagnosis, Ultrasonic
Nuclear medicine
Pediatric radiology
Radiography, Medical
Radiology, Medical
Technology, Radiologic
Ultrasonics in medicine
Ultrasonic waves

Search the catalog for a topic or browse radiologic science titles or diagnostic imaging titles.


Evaluating Websites

Figuring out whether the information you find online is credible enough for college research can be challenging. Use the P.R.O.V.E.N. Test for Evaluating Sources to determine whether the sources you find are credible:

  • Purpose: The reason the information exists. Is the purpose to sell, to entertain, to inform, to teach, or to persuade? Do the authors and publishers/sponsors make their purposes clear? Is this source designed for general readers or academic readers?
  • Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs. Does it relate to your topic? Does it meet the requirements of your assignment? Is it too basic or too advanced?
  • Objectivity: The reasonableness of the information. Is it fact or opinion? Is it biased? Do the authors use strong or emotional language, or leave out important facts or alternative perspectives?
  • Verifiability: The truthfulness and accuracy of the information. Where does the information come from? Can you verify it in other sources? Are there citations or links to other sources? What do experts say about the topic?
  • Expertise: The source of the information. Who are the authors, publishers, or sponsors of the information? Are they experts, or has the information been reviewed by experts? Is it posted on a personal website or blog?
  • Newness: The timeliness of the information. When was the information published or posted? Is it up to date? Is your topic in an area that requires current information (such as technology or current events), or will older sources work as well?

Internet Search Tips

For tips on advanced searching in Google, check out the video, Know More Now: Searching Smarter in Google.

MEDLINE also provides a guide for specifically evaluating health websites.

APA Citation

American Psychological Association (APA) citation style is most typically used when writing papers in the social sciences. The following resources will help you properly cite your sources in APA format:

How to Cite in APA Format: