Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

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.

HCA Assignments: Library research strategy & citing guides


These handouts below are strategy sheets that can be used for research & citing associated with any assignments and research needs across the HCA program. Some have tips & links that are particularly targetted for specific assignments as noted.


HCA 104 Health Condition assignment written report & presentation

Instructors: Trista Hejslet, Kelowna, August 2021 (Fall On-Campus); Paula Kohlman, Kelowna, April 2021 (Spring Online) 

Library Research Tips handout for assignments and Library Research Activity sheet to help you get started! Plus how to cite the information sources you use, in APA format.


HCAP - 2021 - Health Conditions - Links to Resources

Library Home Page and the big database - OCTOPUS!

Enter your main term and Search.

  • Add other keywords in the spaces below to narrow your topic.
  • Limit on the left, by date, resource type (eg. Ebook), database etc.
  • Click on the title of an item to locate the “Cite” option on the right.  

Smaller subject specific databases for HCA  - these sometimes require your student # and last name to access.

The 1st one - CINAHL is a very useful database for health information.

And within that database there are links to:  

Evidence Based Care Sheets

Quick Lessons.


APA Guide for citing or referencing the information you used. 

Or the APA Guide - PDF link


If you have questions about Plagiarim (using other peoples information) – there is information here.


Any questions? - Taryn at or 250-253-0862 (text or phone) 

This site is maintained by the librarians of Okanagan College Library.
If you wish to comment on an individual page, please contact that page's author.
If you have a question or comment about Okanagan College Library's LibGuides site as a whole, please contact the site administrator.