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Procedures: Providence Senior and Community Services (PSCS)

Providence St. Joseph Health libraries have print collections of palliative care texts and classic titles by Dr. Ira Byock, Dr. Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross, and Dr. Sherwin Nuland. For more information please contact your local PJSH library.

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Abstract and manuscript writing help

  • The help of scientific writers is available through the Pathfinder app. Follow the Request Services then Writing and Illustrating Services path to find writers. 



Other Useful Databases

  • EBSCO Discovery - searches across all Providence Library's subscribed content
  • ERIC - education database
  • Google Scholar - multidisciplinary search engine, see instructions for connecting to Providence Library's subscribed content
  • Health Business Elite - for healthcare administration and business articles, includes full text access to Harvard Business Review and Modern Healthcare
  • ScienceDirect - general science and medicine database, includes articles not findable in PubMed

Tips for Searching the Literature

Reporting Research

What Are Citation Managers

Citation managers, also called reference managers, are tools that facilitate storing references. With a citation manager you can:

  • organize, share, and annotate references
  • automatically upload references and pdfs from databases and the web or create references manually
  • seamlessly insert citations and create bibliographies in documents
  • select citation style, such as APA, AMA, NLM, Chicago, etc.
Free Citation Managers

Guide to getting the most out of Zotero

 Zotero online Mendeley online
 Zotero desktop app  Mendeley Reference Manager
 Zotero Connector Mendeley Web Importer
 Zotero mobile apps Mendeley guides
 Zotero tutorials Mendeley tutorials 
Subscription Citation Manager

Citation and Writing Style Guides

  • American Medical Association
  • National Center for Biotechnology Information
  • APA, AMA, Chicago, MLA
  • Books at the library
  • APA and other style manuals may be available at your local library or can be requested on interlibrary loan for you. Just Ask Your Library.

Providence Research Network's Pathfinder app

click here to request help with:

  • grant writing
  • statistics
  • writing and illustrating
  • you can access library and institutional repository services through the Pathfinder as well, but you can always email us at

Author and researcher database

  • Register at ORCID - get a unique identifier distinguishing you from other researchers. Add it to your grant applications, manuscript submissions, and more. 

System Library Services: support for researchers

Providence's plan to be carbon negative by 2030 is the most ambitious climate commitment in US healthcare. System Library Services supports this work by curating collections of up-to-date research around climate change and health, the healthcare system's impact on climate, and opportunities for healthcare organizations to lead change.

Environmental Stewardship Resource Desk

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