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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.

OCtopus Refine Your Search Feature


How to Refine Your Search Results


  1. Apply the Relevance This allows you two options to sort search results by Date Newest (Current) or Date Oldest (Historic)
  2.  Check out the Refine Result
    1. Current search parameters are positioned at the top of the left column
    2. You can turn parameters off and on.
  3. Set Your Limit To Filters
  4. Selecting the Catalog Only (Books & Media ) Limits your Searches to books, e-books, and media.
  5. Selecting the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed Journals)  Limits search results to peer-reviewed journal content 
  6. De-selecting the Available in the Library Collection & Onl;ine broadens your search results to include titles that the OC Library doesn't have in its collection. This also activates an ILL link for titles the OC Library doesn't hold so that the search can order them through InterLibrary Loan. 
  7. Date 
  8. Resource Type 
  9. Library Location
  10. Subject
  11. Geography (about or published in a specifc geopraphic location
  12. Publisher
  13. Language
  14. University
  15. Limit by Database

Tools (To Aid in Managing Your Information)

Save Tools

Print, E-Mail and Save Tools



Never trust the Citations you find in OCtopus. Always check them against the OC Citation Guides.  

Export and Create Notes

The Export function always the data to be exported to bibliographic citation software.


Create Note and Permalink functions.

Create a Note allows you to make a brief note for the records.

The Permalink tool generates a URL that when input into a browser takes the users directly back to the OCtopus record. 

Copy and paste the URL from the Permalink pop up that appears above the Detailed Record.




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