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Health Care Assistant (HCA) - Kelowna - 2024

This LibGuide is designed to introduce HCA students to the OC Library resources and services.

Why you should always start your research using OCtopus

The Okanagan College Library Collection is sometimes referred to as a curated collection. This means that the librarians and faculty work together in selecting information to include in the Collection. This includes

  • Books and E-Books (Scholarly, Academic Press and General Presses);

  • Journals and E-Journals (Peer-reviewed); 

  • Periodicals (magazines, newspapers, etc.); 

  • Research Databases;

  • Streaming Media;

  • Webpages; and

  • OCtopus (Library Search Engine - used to access the majority of the above resources)

Okanagan College pays money to various information providers in order for you to access them for your studies. 

If you use the Web to locate information, you may run into what is called a "paywall" that will show you a small segment of the information but ask you to pay in order to access the full information.


Instead, contact the library me, and I will help to see if we can gain access to the information you need.


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