HealthCare Administration Resources for HCA 2113 and Other HCA Courses

1. Resources

The NSU Libraries offer a variety of print and online resources to help with your research:

Reference Materials

-Dictionary of Childhood Health Problems. (Ref. RJ 26 .G55)
-Encyclopedia of Public Health. 2 vols. (Ref. RA 423 .E532)
-Medical Library Association Consumer Health Reference Service Handbook. (Ref. RA 776 .B234)
-Medical Library Association Encyclopedic Guide to Searching and Finding Health Information on the Web. 3 vols. (Ref. R 859.7.I58 M436)


-Benchmarks in Healthcare Case Management: Responsibilities, Results & ROI. Sea Girt, NJ: Healthcare Intelligence Network, 2011. (RA 975.5 .C36B46)

The NSU Library Catalog and WorldCat database can be useful tools for identifying relevant print and electronic resources. WorldCat is particularly useful for helping to identify books that are not owned by the NSU Libraries, but which can obtained through Interlibrary Loan.

NSU Library Online Catalog

Examples of subject headings that can be used in the both the NSU Library catalog and WorldCat:

-housing and health
-health attitudes
-health status indicators
-public health
-rural health
-health care administration
-health service organizations
-health care reform
-global health
-allied health professions

Journal/Magazine Article Databases

Academic Search Premier
CINAHL Complete
Education Full Text
Health Source-Consumer Edition
TOXNET: Toxicology Data Network

If the database you are searching does not provide the full text of a needed article, Serials Solutions can be used to try to find the full text article on another database.

Grant Information Databases

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance - The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance gives you access to a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. The site also provides information and assistance on preparing and writing grants. - allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in Federal grants. is THE single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant making agencies. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community.

Internet Sites

American College of Healthcare Executives
American Public Health Association
Association for University Programs in Health Administration
Careers in Healthcare Management
Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health
Health Career Connection
HEDIR for Health Educators
Institute for HealthCare Improvement
Kaiser Family Foundation: State Health Facts
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Oklahoma Public Health Association
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
The Deming Files
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration
W. Edwards Deming Institute
World Health Organization

YouTube Videos
Dr. Deming's "Red Bead Experiment"
Dr. Deming's "5 Deadly Diseases"
Dr. Deming's Dr. Deming's "Intrinsic Motivation"
Dr. Deming's "14 Points for Management"

Presentation Slides
IHI Triple AIM

2. Search Tips

1. Using the terms found in a database thesaurus will help focus the search results.

2. Remember that most databases support the use of boolean search terms (and, or, not). Use and to narrow, or to expand, and not to exclude terms. Truncation is also useful for bringing back all relevant results. Many databases and search engines accept the use of the * symbol when truncating words. For example, type counsel* to retrieve documents containing the words counsel, counseling, counselor...

3. Reading the "Help" page found on each database will help take full advantage of the various search features of the database.

3. Evaluating Web sites

Since anyone can publish anything on the internet it is important to consider the reliability of the information being presented. There are a few basic things to keep in mind in terms of reliability and the authority of the information being presented. For example, generally speaking web pages from government sites (.gov) and military organizations (.mil) contain reliable information. In addition, education sites (.edu) are usually credible. Also, professional organization sites (which many times end in .org) contain useful information.

To learn more about how to evaluate information found on the internet, please take a look at Evaluating Web Pages from the University of California at Berkeley.

4. APA Style Rules

The American Psychological Association (APA) originally created a publication manual to provide a common structure for all journal manuscripts in the area of the social sciences. Many other disciplines have adopted this as their professional writing standard as well. In an academic environment, you will often be expected to conform to this standard when writing. At this point, you should be mostly concerned with creating an accurate reference list that uses proper format in providing citations in your paper. Below are some print and online resources that can help you create reference lists and citations using the APA Style.

APA Style Resources in Print

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

The library owns several copies and editions of the APA style guide. Copies of the most current edition are found in the reference and circulating collections under the call number BF 76.7 .P83.

APA Style Resources Online

APA Style Help
Frequently Asked Questions About APA Style
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) (Provides information on APA Formatting and Style)

5. General Resources

HealthCare Administration Resources

6. Resources for Individual HCA Courses

HCA 3443 - Epidemiology

7. HCA Course Instructors

HCA Instructors

Dr. Shae Foutch
Associate Professor and Coordinator of Health Care Administration
Office: BT 318
Phone: 918.444.2941

Marcus Olive
Instructor of Health Care Administration
Office: BT 221G
Phone: 918.444.2918

Health Care Administration Web Site

Page maintained by: Erica K. Argyropoulos
Last Updated: August 8, 2017