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Welcome EMS students!
This guide is populated with resources to help you with your exploration paper and presentation. Check out the Learning Commons Resources tab above for help with APA and writing.
Suggested places to search
PubMed Library link
Use this link to access PubMed/MEDLINE and see the library holdings. PubMed comprises more than 32 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Look for the PA College icon to check for full-text or to order through interlibrary loan.
The world's most comprehensive source for nursing & allied health research, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature). Also includes significant content from the Medline database.
Find a journal
If you already know the journal/publication you want, such as Prehospital Emergency Care, you can use this link to search for it.
Library overview and searching help
Library orientation guide
This online guide has basic information about the Library and basic searching techniques. Hover across the tabs along the top to see drop-menus with additional information.
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.
Need more help?
Need some help finding articles? Questions about APA formatting or citations? Ask Amy, your class librarian, for assistance.
You can self-schedule an appointment in Starfish.
- Go to Blackboard or myPortal
- Click on Starfish
- This should take you to the My Success Network page. If not, choose My Success Network from the menu (look for the three lines on the top left to open the menu.)
- In the Health Sciences Library box, select schedule appointment.
Health Sciences Library - Seraph Learning Commons - Cooper Building - 850 Greenfield Road - Lancaster, PA 17601 - Library@PACollege.edu - (717 947-6022).