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Library Orientation: Databases

New to PA College of Health Sciences or college research? Want to know what the library offers and how to use it? Check out this guide

Using Library Databases

Library Databases contain a lot of information.  Thinking about what words you want to search before you start searching.  This will save you time and help you find better results, as will using the limiters in a database.

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.

Library Databases

What are the library databases and which ones should I use?

Limiting your search

Below is a sample search in one of our databases.  Use this features to help you with your search no matter what database you use.  These options might look different in different database, because they are owned by different companies.

Inter-library loan

Found a book or article you want to use for your research assignment, but we do not have access to?  We can try to borrow it for you.  See the form below.

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