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IPC 330: Resources

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


Welcome IPC330 students!

This guide is populated with resources to help you with your IPC330 assignmentsIf you need any assistance finding or citing information, feel free to reach out to me. - Amy, your class librarian

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. 

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.

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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Logging into library resources (OpenAthens)

In order to use library resources, you will need to login. PA College and Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health users can use their respective credentials to login to library resources.

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.

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.
  • Drop-in tutoring: Check out this Academic Support calendar for drop-in tutoring sessions, which includes writing assistance.
  • 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.‚Äč
  • 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:

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