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Cardiology Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Scope of this guide: find articles, books, and other information about cardiovascular medicine, including anatomy, disorders, and health

Browse TCC library shelves in these areas:

Diseases of the circulatory (cardiovascular) system RC666-701

Keywords to search: heart, cardiac, cardiovascular, health, specific disorders/diseases (arrhythmia, heart attack/cardiac arrest, etc.), related health issues (blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.), medical procedures (electrocardiogram/EKG/ECG, heart transplant, etc.), resuscitation, coronary, CPR, electrocardiography

Health Databases (use MyTCC ID to login from off-campus)

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals.


CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, 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

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

MEDLINE (or PubMed)

Free and open to the public, PubMed includes MEDLINE. MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

See also the Anatomy Subject Guide.

For other health-related subject guides, see the Health Portal.

Selected Resources from the Web: 

American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association

Heart Disease Center of

Heart Diseases from MedlinePlus provides access to relevant web sites, tutorials, and journal articles

Human Heart Information for the layperson from The Franklin Institute

Interactive Heart: an Online Discovery

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Virtual Heart