Friday, September 23, 2011

Parking Lot and Safety Update!

UPDATE - Regular parking has resumed.

Attention Students, Staff and Faculty: The Main Library parking lot and front entrance will be closed due to structural damage.  However, both the Main Library and Library Commons will remain open during normal operating hours.  You may continue parking in the Library Commons lot, and you must enter and exit the Main Library through the back door.  You can call the Main Library front desk if you have any questions at 768-1730.  Thank you!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

ProQuest - Joanna Briggs Institute & Medcom Video Training Programs

ProQuest - Nursing & Allied Health Source

The College Library has access to this valuable database.  Today, we're highlighting just a few of the many resources contained within.

Exclusive Video Training from Medcom, Inc.
Training videos are valuable for nursing programs looking to enhance student learning, and ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source truly delivers with powerful videos from Medcom, Inc. These videos cover important topics such as health care safety, emergency planning, checking vital signs and many more. Videos are available in flash format, and are broken down into chaptered clips for easy study. Videos are well indexed for reliable search results and can be viewed in document view or downloaded to your desktop for reference.

Access Medcom Video Training Programs Collection now. MUST BE LOGGED IN IF OFF CAMPUS. Select ProQuest from the list of databases, then search "Medcom" under Publications.

Evidence-Based Nursing Content from The Joanna Briggs Institute

Researchers gain exclusive access to highly valuable evidence-based nursing information from The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). These resources include Systematic Reviews, Evidence Summaries, and Best Practice Information Sheets. The JBI's evidence-based approach opens a new world of education resources, with critical appraisal and meta-analysis that is highly respected and unquestioned in the field.

Access Best Practice Information Sheets, Systematic Reviews or Evidence Summaries now. MUST BE LOGGED IN IF OFF CAMPUS. Select ProQuest from the list of databases, then search "Joanna Briggs" under Publications.

If you need assistance accessing these, or any of the Library's other resources, please contact the circulation desk or a Librarian. For the circulation desk, call 768-1730 or email Librarian contact information is available on the Library's website, under general information.

Friday, September 9, 2011

New mobile application for Nursing Reference Center

Nursing Reference Center is now available in a mobile application for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. This application includes key evidence-based content from the web-based product, which can be accessed quickly, by nurses on the move to improve the quality of care. Content in this application includes:
• 2,200+ Quick Lessons
• 1,100+ Drug Monographs
• 1,300+ Nursing Practice and Skills & Skill Competency Checklists
• 700+ Evidence-Based Care Sheets

To download this app, follow the instructions below. If you need assistance, stop by the Main Library or Library Commons to talk to one of the Library staff.

How do I download the Nursing Reference Center application for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch?

The Nursing Reference Center (NRC) app for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch is available for download from the iTunes app store. After downloading the app, it must be authenticated from the Nursing Reference Center interface.

To authenticate the Nursing Reference Center app:

1. Log into the Nursing Reference Center interface (if you are on campus, this is automatic).

2. Click the Nursing Reference Center iPhone/iPod Touch Application link at the bottom of the page and enter your email address. It is labeled “New: NRC iPhone/iPod Touch Application.”

An email with an authentication key is sent to you.

3. Access the email from your device and click the link found in the email to authenticate the application.

You have 24 hours to access the key from your device to authenticate the app. If the key is not used within 24 hours, it expires and you will need a new key.

Note: Once it is authenticated, the app can be used for nine months, after which you must send yourself a new authentication key from the NRC interface.