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Health Care Assistant

This guide will help students with Health Care Assistant research in the OC Library collection and on the Internet. Use the Tab on the left - "Courses and Assignments" - for specific campus and/or course information.


You can email Taryn Schmid or Michelle Ward if you wish to pick up or have books mailed to you. 


OR you can search for a print book in Octopus.

Once you've chosen one - on the left click on - Retrieve Catalogue Item.

Next on the right click on Make a Request.  

On the form in Comment add if you would like it mailed to you.

OR choose the campus you would like to pick it up at.  


OR you can fill out the Delivery on Demand form. 

OCtopus (Library Search Engine)


OC Library has a growing collection of electronic books. You can view them off-campus, search the full text, and save them to your own personalized electronic bookshelf.  You must be an authenticated user to view e-books off campus.

1) Use the OC Library catalogue to search print book and a selection of e-book collections in the OC Library. 

- When you see a book marked [electronic resource] or with available E-Book, use the 'click here (OC students, instructors and staff only) link' e-book link in the detailed book record screen.

- Alternately for eBooks specifically, at the Basic Search screen, select Limit to: Online    or    at the Results screen, in the right blue action box, Filter Your Search: click Online.    (Note: results will also include streaming video titles)

2) Use the OCtopus search to find a larger number of e-book collections.

- Enter your search terms. At results screen, in left menu column Refine Results, click Limit to: Resources types: eBooks

OC Library Catalogue Search

Search the OC Library catalogue for books, DVDs and other resources.


If you wish to borrow books please fill out a Delivery on Demand request. 

Finding Books on the Shelf

To help you browse the Library shelves, try the following areas:

BF 1-839
HV 1551-3024     
R 123
Medical Terminology
RC 435-571
Mental Disorders

Renewing Items + Your Library Account

 View your Library account and renew materials.  Your library account also shows the status of items you've requested from another OC campus library.

Courtesy email notices are sent to your email.  These courtesy emails are sent when a two-week loan item must be returned or renewed and when a requested item has arrived from another library.

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