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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.

Off-Campus Access

Off-Campus Access

Many of OC Library's online resources are licensed for use by students and employees. You may be prompted to log in with your MyOkanagan username and password if you are off-campus.

Search Terms

A few examples of terms you can search in the OCtopus search engine
  • Home nursing
  • Infection prevention
  • Nursing home care
  • Older people abuse of
  • Older people nutrition
  • Palliative care
  • Aged home care
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Communicable diseases
  • Communication in nursing
  • Dementia
  • Elder abuse
  • Geriatric nursing
  • Gerontology

Enter your topic into the OCtopus LINK below.

When you get your results you can limit on the left by:

  • Date
  • Resource Types - ebook, videos, trade publications, subject etc
  • Or other limiters - database, journals etc


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

Use an OCtopus search to find a large number of e-book collections.

- Enter your search terms.

- At results screen, in left menu column Refine Results, click Limit to: Resources types: eBooks


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 one-month loan item must be returned or renewed and when a requested item has arrived from another library.

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