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Surgical Technology

Use this guide to find and evaluate information and resources related to surgical technology.

Ebooks, STLCC Libraries

Search the Classic Catalog

Search for books using St. Louis Community College's Classic Catalog.


Keyword Searching

If your topic is more specific than a subject search, you can combine words in a keyword search using the connector word AND. Keep in mind that keywords are not necessarily subject words. For example, a keyword search for surgery will find books on surgery, but also books with the word surgery mentioned anywhere in the book record or used in a different way, such as Rocket surgery made easy. A subject search for SURGERY will give you a list of all subject headings with the word "surgery" in them. Some examples of keyword searches include:

Results from your keyword searches will help you identify appropriate subject headings.

NOTE: The asterisk (*) truncates a term and will retrieve all forms of the word that follow the truncation symbol. For example, surg* will retrieve surgery and surgical.  The asterisk can also be used as a wildcard for an unknown letter, as in wom*n, etc.

Subject Searching

A subject search is best if you have a broad topic, for example a common disease such as diabetes or cancer. The STLCC catalog uses Library of Congress Subject Headings, a standard list of subject terms. Sometimes a subject search will lead you to the correct heading. For example, a search for the subject  will lead to the subject heading .

Below are just a few examples of subject headings you will find in the STLCC Catalog:

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