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Credo Reference

Credo Reference contains 3 million entries covering all major academic subjects. Try it as a starting point for research.




 and STATRefRN offer cross-searchable, full-text access to authoritative reference material across several health-care disciplines.


The Films on Demand video collection covers a range of relevant subjects including health, medicine and the sciences. You can stream the videos on campus or home computers as well as on mobile devices. Sorry, you won’t find Hollywood movies here, but plenty of fascinating academic content is available.

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    APA Style

    APA style refers to the rules set down by the American Psychological Association for how research articles submitted to its publications should be written and formatted. Many colleges and universities require students to use APA style for research papers, especially in social and behavioral sciences. It is one of two styles used in academic classes at COA.

    The official rulebook for APA style is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition, which is available in a print edition for use at either COA library. Other resources that discuss APA style are available on the web. Below are some of the best links to us

    • Purdue OWL on APA Style
      Arguably the best discussion of academic writing issues that you will find for free on the web is done by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab. This link gets you right to the section on APA. There the APA Overview and Workshop link gets you plenty of background for those who want a full understanding. The APA Formatting and Style Guide link gives you quick rules and examples that help you get your citations right.
    • Basics of APA Style
      Straight from the horse's mouth, this 21-minute slide presentation is APA's own introduction to its rules designed for people who have never used the style before. You will find other resources on APA's website, although some of them require a fee.

    A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy

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