Surgical Technology Guide

Trocaire College Libraries

Research Databases: Journal Articles and Images

The complete list of our databases and more are available in the Resources section of the website.

Articles not available in full-text can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Journal of Medical Insight (JOMI)

JOMI log-in page

JOMI provides surgical procedures offering incision-to-closure, long-form, high-quality, surgeon-narrated didactic experiences. JOMI is used by surgical technologists, and other health-related professionals to help them prepare for cases and learn about advances in surgical procedures. Most of JOMI content is focused on general surgery, orthopaedics, orthopaedic trauma, neurosurgery, and head and neck surgery.

Important: You must create an account to use this database:

1. When you click on “click here” it will take you to JOMI
2. On “Create an Account”, fill in your information
4. You MUST use your Trocaire email to create your account
3. Click “Create Account”
4. At the Institutional screen, type in Trocaire College
5. Select the “User Type” from the menu
6. Click on the green “Create Account” button
7. Once you create an account, the next time you visit the site, “sign in” is on the top right corner of the website

The Surgical Technologist

Scholarly articles from surgical technology's top journal. Click here to begin. Issues are available online from 2006 - present.

Username: ASTJournal

This is the correct username. Ignore the request for an email address.

Password: 6GaR@tp8-2

A collection of articles by subject can be found on the website.

The Surgical Technologist is indexed in CINAHL Complete which you can use to search for articles. Unfortunately, The Surgical Technologist does not have the option to search between issues at this time.

If you would like more information on The Surgical Technologist visit the library's guide.

APA Citation for The Surgical Technologist

You will use the APA citation rules for online journal articles.

Author’s Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Year). Title of article. The Surgical Technologist, Volume(Issue), pages. Retrieved from complete URL of article

Miller, K. (2016). Creating history through strength and education. The Surgical Technologist, 48(5), 204. Retrieved from

**The hanging indent does not show up in this guide, but is necessary for APA format.

To retrieve the URL from the journal archives section:

  • Click the Share icon from the toolbar
  • Check the box next to Share current page to get the full URL
  • Press Copy to add the URL the clipboard to paste into your citation.

If you are using the CE Library, you can use the URL at the top of .pdf of the article.

If you need help setting up a citation or reference page, check out our Citation Help page or contact a librarian.


EBSCO has a collection of different databases to use:

Click here to link to an in-depth guide to searching EBSCOhost.

Citation Tips for EBSCO

Look for the Tools on the right side of the window. Click the page icon. Select the citation style needed. Simply copy and paste the citation to your paper.

Please be aware that the information in your citation may be correct but the format of the citation may be incorrect. If you need help setting up a citation or reference page, check out our Citation Help page or contact a librarian.


ProQuest has five options:

Click here to link to an in-depth guide to searching ProQuest Central.

Citation Tips for ProQuest

Click on the Cite icon to open the citation options in ProQuest. Select the citation style needed. Simply copy and paste the citation for your paper.

Please be aware that the information in your citation may be correct but the format of the citation may be incorrect. If you need help setting up a citation or reference page, check out our Citation Help page or contact a librarian.

Access our library catalog to find books available in our collection. Reference and Reserve books may only be used in the Library. Circulating books may be checked out for 28 days. Reserve and circulating books require a valid Trocaire ID to be checked out. Books not available in our collection can be obtained through AcademicSHARE or Interlibrary Loan.

Subject and Call Number locations that are useful in surgical technology:

  • QM: Human Anatomy
  • QP: Physiology
  • QR: Microbiology

  • RD16- RD771: Surgery
  • RD16-31.3: General works- history
  • RD32-37.3: Operative surgery. Technique of surgical operations
  • RD49-52: Surgical therapeutics. Preoperative and postoperative care
  • RD57: Surgical pathology
  • RD59: Surgical shock. Traumatic shock
  • RD63-73: Operating rooms and theaters. Instruments, apparatus, and appliances
  • RD80-84: Anesthesiology
  • RD93-96: Emergency surgery. Wounds and injuries
  • RD98-98.4: Surgical complications
  • RD99-111: Surgical nursing
  • RD118-119: Plastic surgery. Reparative surgery
  • RD120.6-129: Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
  • RD520-599: Surgery by region, system, or organ
  • RD667: Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology
  • RD723-771: Orthopedic surgery

Reserve Books

The library has many of the popular textbooks for the ST program. Listed below are a few titles.

Newer Circulating Books*

*Circulating books may be check out for 28 days with a valid Trocaire ID.

eBook Clinical Collection, eBooks from EBSCOhost and Ebook Central can be downloaded using Adobe Digital Editions.

Mobile devices may also need Bluefire Reader.

Streaming videos have a direct link in the library catalog.

You can also access the videos through Films on Demand or Kanopy Films.

Outside Resources

Anatomy: Medline Plus

Here you will find links to descriptions and pictures of the human body's parts and organ systems from head to toe. Includes an overview, videos and tutorials and topics within anatomy. Medline Plus is from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Best practices and professional standards from the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurse. Membership is needed to access vital information.

Association of Surgical Technologists
Professional, educational and certification resources for educators and students from AST. Membership available at student rates.

Health Videos: Medline Plus

Animated videos that show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them. From the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

HONmedia (Health on the Net)

HON was founded to encourage the dissemination of quality health information for patients and professionals and the general public, and to facilitate access to the latest and most relevant medical data.

Hospital eTool – Surgical Suite

Online tour of a surgical suite and information on hazards from OSHA.


Provides quality information about health, wellness, and the science behind the human body. Topics include the human body, diseases & conditions, DNA testing, health careers, home health tests and nutrition & fitness.

Khan Academy: Health and Medicine

Several videos, lessons and quizzes on a variety of topics ranging from anatomy, nervous system diseases, mental health and much more.

Medical Pronunciation

From the Merck Manual for Consumers, a pronunciation dictionary. Click on a letter or word and hear how to pronounce the term or phrase.


MedNar is a free, publicly available deep web search engine that uses advanced federated search technology to return the most relevant results from over 40 authoritative medical collections. Using the Advance search option users can limit by collection, full-text, year of publication or range, author and title.


Medscape is a leading site for physicians and healthcare professionals. It offers the latest medical news, expert perspectives, essential point-of-care drug and disease information and relevant professional education.

You need to register to access information. Registration is free.

National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
Information on the Certified Surgical Technologist exam and other resources.

New York State Association of Surgical Technologists

This site lists events, initiatives, actions and outcomes that affect the profession of Surgical Technology in New York and their members.

PennMedicine Conditions Treated

A to Z list of conditions from PennMedicine (University of Pennsylvania).

The Human Body

Site sponsored by Healthline, a consumer health information company. The maps cover the 11 body systems with information and 3-D interactive diagrams.

Any questions, ask a librarian!

Updated May 2020