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This guide will provide academic resources for students and staff in the Respiratory Therapy program at Mercyhurst College.

What are Research Guides?

Research Guides are collections of subject specific library resources.  Each Research Guide contains links to books, articles, websites, and other resources to assist you in your research.

Respiratory Therapist Department


The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Respiratory Care program’s mission is to prepare competent, confident and caring Registered Respiratory Therapists.  The goal of our program is to prepare our graduates to excel at the Registered Respiratory Therapist level and to take both the National Board for Respiratory Care Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination (TMC) and Clinical Simulation Examination, credentials required to practice as a respiratory therapist in most states.

Successful students must have a genuine desire to work with people.  An aptitude in the sciences is helpful, as is a willingness to devote ample time to independent study, homework and group study.  This guide has been prepared to help students focus their attention to resources our library provides.

To find articles, click on the Articles tab.

To find books, search our catalog; the Books tab of this page also lists several reference books that may be of use.

To find web resources, click on the Websites tab.

For help writing your bibliography, click on the How to Cite Sources tab.

Check out the Career Guide's tab for help in writing your resume and job listing sites.

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