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HSC 320: HSC 320 Resources

This guide will help you with your HSC 320 assignments.


This guide contains resources to help you with your HSC 320 assignments.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you you need any help finding information, making sure information is credible, or citing sources.  You will find my contact information below with my picture.

-Amy, your class librarian

Logging into library resources (OpenAthens)

In order to use library resources, you will need to login.  New: PA College and Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health users can use their respective credentials to login to library resources.  A separate OpenAthens account and password is no longer necessary.

Suggested databases to find information

Try searching the library databases (collections of resources) below to find information for your assignments.  You will need to evaluate the information you find to determine if it is credible and appropriate for your assignment.  This page has more information on evaluating sources.  All the databases below are owned by the same company and work in a similar manner.  See the boxes below for some search suggestions.  

Search suggestions

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Search suggestions for HSC 320

Have a question? Ask me

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Need more help?

Need some help finding articles?  Want to make sure your articles meet the assignment criteria?  Questions about APA formatting or citations?  Ask Amy, your class librarian, for assistance.


You can self-schedule an appointment in Starfish.

  1. Go to Blackboard or myPortal
  2. Click on Starfish
  3. Choose My Success Network from the menu (look for the three lines on the top left to open the menu.)
  4. In the Health Sciences Library box, select schedule appointment.

APA help

Need help with APA formatting, references, and citations?  Check out the library's APA guide:  You can also schedule an appointment with a librarian in Starfish.

Writing assistance

Picture of people working together over a piece of written work.There are various writing assistance options available through PA College.

  • In person: Check out this Academic Support calendar for drop-in tutoring sessions with faculty and workshops, including writing assistance.
  • Virtual: Click here to access Smarthinking, an online tutoring service that provides on-demand tutoring in math, biology, A&P and more.  There is also an option where you can submit your writing to get feedback.
  • Feedback as you write: Grammarly automatically detects grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and style mistakes in your writing.  The Learning Commons provides access to the premium version of Grammarly, which you can find more information on here.
  • ESL support: You can schedule an appointment with an ESL tutor in Starfish.   In Starfish, look for My Success Network on the menu (three lines on the top left-hand corner) to pick a day and time for your appointment.
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