Student Resources

OSF Medical Center Library Resources
Links to eBooks at Ovid, research, and evidenced-based resources. Requires OSF Saint Francis Medical Center EZ Proxy ID and password to access. Obtain EZ Proxy ID and password from the College Library. Proxy ID Request


Paper Writing Links

APA Style Home Page
Web site of the American Psychological Association
Find information on all aspects of APA Style
Check their blog for in-depth info

YouTube video for APA set up (MS Office)
APA Format Citations (6th ed.)
Easy to follow visual set up for your computer/paper MS Word 2007 and above

Bedford Citation Machine
Free for students, registration required

DOI Resolver
Enter the digital object identifier (doi) of your journal article and it will pull up the citation

In Pictures
In Pictures online tutorials are based on pictures, not words. They’re the easiest way to learn computer subjects. No complicated multimedia, just pictures that show exactly what to do. Word, PowerPoint, etc. NO ADS  

Purdue OWL
Purdue OWL  describes how to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style. It contains resources on in-text citation and the References page, as well as APA sample papers, slide presentations, and the APA classroom poster.


Plagiarism Checkers

Dupli Checker

Doc Cop

Plagiarism Checker .com


Nurse Theorist Links

Streaming video
Contact Library for user name and password 



American Assembly for Men in Nursing

Discover Nursing the Campaign for Nursing

Drug Information Portal
From the U.S. National Library of Medicine 

Health and Healthcare in Video

Lab Tests Online
Peer-reviewed, Non-Commercial, Patient Centered

MedlinePlus: Trusted Health Information for You

OSF Healthcare Library & Resource Center
Electronic databases, drug info, patient education info

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

State Boards of Nursing


Community Resource from U.S. Government

American Fact Finder

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Healthy People 2020

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Census Bureau



Counseling and Therapy in Video

Education in Video

Nursing Education in Video

Rehabilitation Therapy in Video

Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video


Graduate Student & Research Links

American Nurses Credentialing Center

ERIC Education Resources Information Center

Essential Evidence Plus
Contact Library for User Name & Password

National Guideline Clearing House
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 

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