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IPC 330: Resources

This guide has resources to help you with your assignments for IPC 330.

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.

Option One: Suggested databases to find articles

Option one for searching: Choosing a specific library database to find articles for your assignments.  

Advantage: Since these databases focus on healthcare, you can be more general with your search terms and know you are getting back articles that likely relate to healthcare in some way.  For example, doing a search for technology.

Disadvantage: You are searching a smaller collection of publications for information. 

As a reminder, think about the CRAAP test as you are looking at resources.  The box below has some search suggestions.

This is a sample search screen.  If the image is too small, try right-clicking on the image to view the image.

EBSCO search page highlighting search boxes and limiters along the left-hand side

 

This is a sample article result.  If the image is too small, try right-clicking on the image to view the image.

 

Search result with permalink on the right marked, full-text on the left marked, and abstract marked

Option two: Searching our discover tool for information

Option two for searching: Use Summon, our discover tool, to search.

Advantage: Summon searches almost everything the library has at the same time.

Disadvantage: You will find sources from a variety of different disciplines, so articles about technology might come from healthcare, education, business, sociology, etc.

As a reminder, think about the CRAAP test as you are looking at resources.  The box below has some search suggestions.

Searching Summon for articles

Try searching Summon, our library discover tool, to find information for this assignment.

 

Try right-clicking on the following image to open a larger version in a new tab.

 

Limiters in Summon are on the left-hand side.

 

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APA help

Need help with APA formatting, references, and citations?  Check out the library's APA guide: http://pacollege.libguides.com/APA  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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