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This guide will assist you with your Dying Process Paper for HUM 310.

Finding information on a condition

If you need background information on a condition, including symptoms, try MedlinePlus.

Finding additional information for your paper

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.


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.




Specific APA suggestions:

  1. Title page:  In box #4: Sample Paper, look at page one to see how a title page is formatted.
  2. Abstract:  In box #4: Sample Paper, look at page two to see how an abstract is formatted.
  3. Headings: In box #4: Sample Paper, look at page six to see examples of headings.
  4. Citations: In box #3: In-text Citations, there are examples of how to create in-text citations.  The first Purdue links gives general guidance on using in-text citations, while the second Purdue Owl link goes over what to do with different amounts of authors.
  5. Reference page: In box #2 References Page, there are several college websites that do a good job with giving examples of APA references for different kinds of sources.  Try to find one that matches what you have.  If you are not sure which one to use as a guide, ask.


Other APA questions?  The APA Style blog is a great place to search for answers.

Writing assistance

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

  • Writing Assistance (in Starfish): Schedule an appointment for assistance in Starfish.  You can select an available time that works into your schedule to meet with someone from our writing assistance team.  ​[In-person appointments are not currently available.  Phone and virtual meetings are still available.] 
  • Drop-in tutoring: Check out this Academic Support calendar for drop-in tutoring sessions, which includes writing assistance.  [Not currently available] 
  • Grammarly: 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.​
  • Smarthinking (in Blackboard): This is 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.  In Blackboard, look for the Smarthinking box under your list of courses.  See below for common questions of which option in Smarthinking to select.
    • APA help: Work with a Tutor or Career Coach -> Writing -> APA Formatting
    • Questions needing a nursing or health sciences content specialist: Submit My Writing -> Nursing Essays or Allied Health Essays (depends on subject area)
    • Help with grammar, mechanics, and formatting: Submit My Writing-> Grammar and Documentation Review
  • ESL support: You can schedule an appointment for ESL support in Starfish.   In Starfish, look for Academic ESL Support on the My Success Network page to pick a day and time for your appointment.  ​[In-person and phone appointments are not currently available.  Virtual meetings are still available.] 


If you have any questions or issues accessing any of these services, please email:

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You can self-schedule an in-person, phone, or virtual appointment through Starfish by following the steps below.

  1. Go to Blackboard or myPortal
  2. Click on Starfish
  3. If your screen does not default to the My Success Network page, look for the three lines on the top left to open the menu and select it.
  4. In the Health Sciences Library box, select schedule appointment.

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.

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