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Surgical Technology: Home
This guide has resources to assist students in the Surgical Technology program.
Summon is PA College's search tool which searches in multiple databases at once and combines the results in one search result screen. The user may apply "limiters" based on the type of resource desired, a particular range of dates, or whether the item is available in full-text.
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.
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