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Gail Morton is the Pre-Health Subject Librarian.  She provides tailored research support for all Pre-Health track students.  See contact information to the right.

Pre-Health Reading List

This collection comes from Carol Bokros, Assistant Director of Pre-Health Professions Programs.  Her goal in assembling the collection is to easily direct pre-health students to materials which will help them better prepare for entrance exams, professional schools, and for careers in the health professions.  Of special note are titles recommended by Mercer faculty who responded to the question "what books do you wish your own doctors had read?"

Another set of books on study skills and test preparation, including prep guides for standardized tests (MCAT, PCAT, GRE, DAT, OAT, TEAS), are available for student use in the ARC.

Pre-Professional Programs

Core science requirements for admission to health-related professional schools are offered by the College of Liberal Arts.  This page provides information and links for students who plan to pursue professional degrees in the law of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and veterinary medicine.

Academic Advising Pre-Professional Programs

This helpful website includes contact information for Dr. Carol Bokros, Coordinator of Pre-Professional Programs and a schedule of events planned by Dr. Carol Bokros that is updated each semester.  In addition, walk-in advising is available with Dr. Bokros who is located in Penfield Hall (across Cruz Plaza from Tarver Library.

Pre-Health Databases

This resource includes citations and some full text to high quality science journals published by Elsevier. Access is on a rolling basis so coverage will be for the current 5-7 years depending upon the title.

GALILEO Discovery is an “online library portal to authoritative, subscription-only information that isn’t available through free search engines or Web directories.” Discovery also provides an advanced search option so that the user is able to access multiple databases with a variety of disciplines in one place.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
This database provides access to 800 nursing and allied health journals, nursing dissertations, and selected other biomedical journals with many available in full-text.  Also available is limited coverage of psychology and management literature.

Web of Science
This database provides detailed citations and abstracts for the top scholarly periodicals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Includes the Science Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Covers both domestic and international journals, open access resources, books, patents, proceedings, and Web sites.

Science & Technology Collection
This collection contains over 800 full-text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, marine sciences, and materials science.

Academic Search Complete
This multi-disciplinary full-text database includes more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

Research Library
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for over 2,800 scholarly journals and general magazines as well as abstracts and indexing for over 4,000 publications from 1971 forward.

ARTstor Digital Library
This resource provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Please reference the Terms and Conditions for information on how to responsibly use the images in this collection.  A guide to navigating this resource is also available.  This handout highlights ARTstor content related to contemporary and historical aspects of the practice of medicine, public health, and related fields. It also includes images documenting and illuminating human beliefs about life, death, disease, and healing, as well as examples of the scientific study of natural objects and organisms throughout the ages.

Pre-Health Journals

There are times when you prefer to search for a specific journal title rather than using a database to search by subject.  The Full Text Electronic Journal List includes all journals available to Mercerians.

The following subject areas are available:
- Medicine
- Dentistry
- Internal Medicine
- Nursing
- Therapeutics.  Pharmacology
- Public Aspects of Medicine

Pre-Health Books

Search the library catalog to find books available in the Tarver (Macon), Swilley (Atlanta), and Regional Academic Center (Douglas County and Henry County) Libraries as well as electronic books. Items not available in the Tarver Library can be requested from another library.

Medicine books available in the Tarver Library are classed in Medicine according to the Library of Congress classification system.

See what's new in your subject area by viewing New Acquisitions.  If you don't see a title in the list or in the online catalog, suggest new or additional titles that the library should purchase.

Pre-Health Reference Sources in the Tarver Library

Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Professions Reference, R 121 .M89 2013

Stedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions & Nursing Reference, R 121 .S8 2012

Useful Pre-Health Web Sites

Explore Health Careers
This is a free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers. This website is a joint initiative involving national foundations, professional associations, health career advisors, educational institutions, and college students.

Health Careers in Georgia
Provided by the Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center, this website provides detail information on "Health Careers in Georgia."

Academic Resource Center
Mercer's own Academic Resource Center assists students with study skills as well as writing skills.

Gail Morton

Julie Huskey

Gail Morton
Assistant Professor
Research Services Librarian

B.S., University of Central Florida, 1995; M.L.I.S., University of South Carolina, 2002

Phone: 478-301-2251

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