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Surgical Technology: Home

This guide identifies resources to help you find reliable information related to surgical technology and provides tips to develop your research skills..

Successful search phrases might include:

  • diagnostic tools AND (surgery OR surgical procedure)
  • operating room AND current events
  • operating room AND hazards
  • operating room AND safety
  • pathology AND [type a specific surgical procedure]
  • protective mechanisms AND pathogenic organisms

You can go to the RD section in the library and browse titles by these call numbers.

RD Surgery

  • RD32-33.9  Operative surgery.  Technique of surgical operations
  • RD49-52  Surgical therapeutics.  Preoperative and postoperative care
  • RD57  Surgical pathology
  • RD59  Surgical shock.  
  • RD63-76  Operating rooms  Instruments, apparatus, and appliances
  • RD78.3-87.3  Anesthesiology
  • RD91-91.5  Asepsis and antisepsis.  Sterilization (Operative)
  • RD98-98.4  Surgical complications
  • RD120.6-129.8  Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
  • RD130  Prosthesis.  Artificial organs
  • RD137-145  Surgery in childhood, adolescence, pregnancy, old age
  • RD701-811  Orthopedic surgery

The library has Surgical Technology Textbooks for use in the Library, this area is called Course Reserves, see information desk for details. 

About Professional Journals

It may be helpful to read current news about surgical technology to find ideas for topics that would be interesting to research.  Use the links on this page to browse and search for articles in these journals on the publishers' websites.   If the full-text is not available for free on the publisher site or the article is outside of the journal's availability, then students, faculty, and staff may request a copy using our interlibrary loan service.

Films on Demand logo

Films on Demand is an exciting new resource purchased by STLCC libraries, presenting films in many subject areas.  Films can be viewed in their entirety or section by section, making them ideal for presentations. These resources are accessible from any campus computer or by logging into the database from off campus.

Once logged into the database, you can select Health and Medicine from the View by Subject list to see all videos in that category, or you can try a keyword search such as "anatomy" or whatever else your topic may be.  

Here are all of the Health and Medicine Videos from Films on Demand.

Youtube logo

You may also be able to find useful videos about a career on free Internet sites such as YouTube. Try a phrase such as operating room procedures or surgical instruments preparationNOTE: YouTube is a classic example of one of the strengths and weaknesses of the Internet, which is the fact that anyone can post videos. As such, the quality and scholarly acceptability of videos vary greatly. There may be useful video clips on YouTube, however, so it is worth a look. Before referencing any material from YouTube (or other video sites on the Internet) in a paper or using a clip in a presentation, though, it is highly advisable to check with your instructor concerning the acceptability of the video for the assignment.

Reference and Instruction Librarian

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