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Emergency Medical Services

Use this guide to find and evaluate information and resources related to both the medical and career aspects of emergency medical services.

About Videos

Videos can be a rich source of information for research, adding visual, sound, and movement to illustrate concepts beyond what can be described in words. Feature films and documentaries on DVD are available in each campus library, and are listed in the library catalog along with the books. Streaming video can be accessed through the library databases. These range from short educational and historical film clips to full-length movies and documentaries. 

Searching for Videos

Use ArcherSearch to find the widest range of videos from the STLCC library collections, including DVDs at the campus libraries and streaming videos from our largest video and film databases.

To limit your results to just videos, start by entering your search terms below. Once your results appear, click All filters, then scroll through the menu to find Source type, and select Videos.

Or go directly to one of the streaming media databases.

About Films on Demand

Films on Demand logo

Films on Demand is a collection of online educational films and documentaries covering many subject areas, including topics related to emergency medical services.  Films can be viewed in their entirety or section by section, making them ideal for presentations.

Try a keyword search using such terms as emt, paramedic, emergency medical services, and so on.


Youtube logo

YouTube is another source for videos on emergency medical services. Since YouTube is a large database, searching with a broad term such as emt may retrieve too many results to be of much help. A more specific term such as emt skills may prove more useful.

NOTE: Anybody can post videos on YouTube! Reliability of videos therefore varies greatly. Remember to apply the five evaluation criteria:

  1. Accuracy (Is the information presented verifiable?)
  2. Authority (Who created/posted the video?)
  3. Objectivity (What is the video's purpose--to inform, to persuade, to sell?)
  4. Currency (This is especially important for medical and health information. When was the video created? Does more recent information on the topic exist?)
  5. Use (Is the video intended for health professionals? Students? Patients and health consumers?)

Need more information? These resources from Medlineplus on Evaluating Health Information might help.

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000