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What are reference resources? 

Reference resources are dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks that summarize information in an easy to understand way. Below are some reference resources available through the American Career College Online Library. Our online reference collections include: 

  • Credo Reference: A great academic alternative to Wikipedia. This searchable collection has reliable articles on many topics ranging from food to the health sciences. This resource also includes pre-formatted APA reference citations. 
  • Nursing Reference Center: An excellent reference guide of all healthcare-related topics, not just for nurses. Get articles on diagnoses, treatment, pharmacology, and more.
  • Rehabilitation Reference Center: Quick reference at the point-of-care for physical and occupational therapy assistants. Includes evidence-based care sheets that summarize diseases & conditions, drug information, patient education, and practice resources.


Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health
Understanding the Human Body