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IPC 322: Searching for information
This page has some information that will help you with your NUR 322 course.
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.
Warning:Some of our eBooks have a limit on how many people can view them at the same time. If the book is unavailable, try again later. If you are done with the book, please make sure close out of it so that others can access it.
Searching for articles
Try searching Summon, our library discover tool, to find information for this assignment.
Search virtually ALL of the library's databases from a single access point! Removes the guesswork of choosing a single source, and is a great place to quickly research across numerous resources simultaneously.
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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.
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.
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
Help with a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation: Work with a Tutor or Career Coach -> Computers & Technology -> Microsoft PowerPoint
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.
If you have any questions or issues accessing any of these services, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org