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Career Information

Contact the Emergency Medical Technology and Paramedic Program office at Southwestern College for more information about becoming a paramedic or emergency medical technician.

Emergency Medical Services Site List

The following sites are helpful starting points for exploring Internet resources of interest to EMT and Paramedic students.

  • Emergency Medicine Articles
    An online textbook on emergency medicine written for medical practitioners and the public.
    A compendium of news, forums, and commentary related to rescue, safety, and emergency medical services (EMS) workers, in addition to firefighters.
  • National Safety Council
    This public service organization is dedicated to improving the safety, health and environmental well-being of all people.
  • Wiser
    Designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression guidance.
  • California Office of Emergency Services
    Cal OMS: Provides information for preparation and responses to emergency of all types.


These databases will help you locate articles from professional or scholarly journals, from magazines, and from newspapers. Articles may or may not be presented in full; contact the main campus library to obtain complete articles.

  • Southwestern College Library Electronic Databases
    Use the Ebscohost databases to find medical articles. Many articles are complete in these databases, and can be printed, saved, or e-mailed. Off-campus use is available to current students only. Anyone may use the databases from computers on campus.
  • NLM Gateway
    This search service from the National Library of Medicine can be used to locate articles with abstracts. Click on the "locker" button, then login as USER: swcemt PASSWORD: swcemt. Click in the "user preferences" box when logging in.
  • Emergency Medical Services Online
    An online magazine written, edited, illustrated and formatted to appeal to the full spectrum of EMS professionals: Paramedics, EMTs, administrators and instructors working in private and public services.
  • Advanced Rescue Technology Magazine Online
  • BMC Emergency Medicine
    An open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of emergency medicine, trauma, and pre-hospital care.

Emergency Medical Services Subject Directories

These Internet resource directories are useful for exploring a subject to find out what's available on the Internet. Be sure to carefully evaluate what you find.

General Resource Information

Your Library has a great deal more information on this topic!

E-Books, journals, magazine and newspaper articles are available online. These services are for current Southwestern College students and staff.

When accessing  the research databases and other e-resources from off campus, you will be prompted for your WebAdvisor User ID and birthdate by the SWC off campus access system. For additional information about off campus access visit


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    These are some of the titles available at the library

    Cover Art
    EMS documentation - John Snyder
    Call Number: RA645.5 .E4968 2009
    ISBN: 9780132369640
    Publication Date: 2009

    Cover Art
    Prehospital Emergency Care - Joseph J. Mistovich
    ISBN: 9780131741430
    Publication Date: 2008


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