Information Resource Center (IRC)
Whether studying, researching, or simply looking for a quiet place to read, the College Information Resource Center provides an excellent atmosphere to support your academic experience.

The IRC is located on the lower level of the main campus building of Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast. When entering the building through the employee entrance, under the blue awning, take the stairwell to the right of the main hallway to the lower level. There is directional signage along the lower corridor indicating the way to the Information Resource Center.
Emily Patridge

Cassie Dixon

IRC Staff

If entering the Marian Cannon Hayes Center, take the elevator to the basement level and follow the signage.

If you are needing research assistance, please email Emily Patridge to set up a consultation. Emily Patridge, MLS, is the Information Resource Center Manager. She has been a medical librarian for ten years.

The IRC librarians look forward to working with you on your information needs. They can assist with literature searches, full text retrieval, accessing journals and databases, and other library services.

Hours of Operation
The IRC's normal operating hours are Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday 8:30a.m.- 1:30 pm. The IRC can be accessed 24/7 your badge.

The IRC Staff suggests the following links to help you with your academic and clinical research.
- AHEC Digital Library: a full-featured portal for North Carolina healthcare professionals providing access to journals, textbooks, and many other electronic resources. Access to this site requires a password. To get a password, please fill out this form.
- Cabarrus County Library: local library, another resource for electronic articles, journals, magazines, and books.
- Copyright Clearance Center
- Information Resource Center's Catalog Online: Find a book, journal, or other resource in the College Information Resource Center.
- Introduction to Health Services Research: A Self-Study Course
- IRC Online Orientation: Need assistance in researching? Use the IRC Online Orientation as a guide.
- Purdue Online Writing Center (OWL)
- Yearbooks: Browse and review our collection of Yearbooks.
The Information Resource Center is equipped with computers and copiers that are available for patron use.
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