Friday, August 30, 2013

Resource Spotlight - New & Notable

The College Library has been working to provide more quality electronic resources to our campus community. These resources can be accessed through the College Portal, from anywhere, so our students, faculty and staff can get access to quality resources on campus or off campus. Below are some recent additions and upgrades to the electronic resources collection. 

AgeLine focuses exclusively on the population aged 50+ and issues of aging. AgeLine is the premier source for the literature of social gerontology and includes aging-related content from the health sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, economics, and public policy. AgeLine indexes over 200 journals, books, book chapters, and reports. Publication coverage is from 1978 to the present, with selected coverage from 1966-1977.More info.

AMED provides an alternative medicine database for physicians, therapists, medical researchers and clinicians looking to learn more about alternative treatments. AMEDcontains basic bibliographic records for relevant articles from over 500 journals, with the scope of coverage being mainly European. AMED is produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library.More info.

MEDLINE has been upgraded to MEDLINE Complete
MEDLINE Complete provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. MEDLINE Complete uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals. MEDLINE Complete is also the world's most comprehensive source of full text for medical journals, providing full text for over 1,800 journals indexed in MEDLINE. Of those, more than 1,700 have cover-to-cover indexing in MEDLINE, and of those, over 900 are not found with full text in any version ofAcademic Search,Health Source or Biomedical Reference Collection. This wide-ranging file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the MEDLINE index - with no embargo. With coverage dating back to 1857 and full-text back to 1865, MEDLINE Complete is the definitive research tool for medical literature.More info.

CINAHL has been upgraded to CINAHL Complete
CINAHL®Complete is the world’s most comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed inCINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. CINAHL®Complete is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing & allied health literature.More info.

Some not-so-new, but definitely notable electronic resources are listed below. Knowing that these resources are available is half the battle. Check out the descriptions to see if these can help you in your academic courses and programs.

Nursing Reference Center  
Nursing Reference Center (NRC) provides a user-friendly point-of-care resource intended for staff nurses, nurse administrators, nursing students, nurse faculty, and hospital librarians. It delivers the best available and most recent clinical evidence and knowledge on conditions and diseases via a nursing-specific graphical interface.This resources has an app available for mobile devices.
More info.

Nursing Education in Video
Nursing Education in Video is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.
More info.

Learning Express Library
With today's global economy and emphasis on 21st century skills, LearningExpress Library™ helps patrons of all ages prepare for success in life by meeting a broad range of educational and career-oriented needs, including:
  • Preparing for professional certification, licensing, and aptitude tests in a range of occupations: health care, civil service/government, law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, military, real estate, and more
  • Improving workplace skills such as interviewing techniques, business writing, and computer skills
  • Achieving higher scores on college entrance exams; ACT and SAT
  • Improving performance on college Advanced Placement (AP) exams
  • Preparing for the GED®test
  • Preparing for graduate school admissions tests; GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT
  • Improving proficiency levels in reading, writing, and math for elementary through post-secondary school levels
More info.

EBSCO eBook Collection
The Library now has over 28,000 eBooks, searchable through our eBook collection. If you find a title you like, you can "check it out" by downloading a copy or simply read it online. 
EBSCO has an app available for mobile devices.

To access the Library's electronic resources.
  • Log in to Portal.
  • Click the "Connect to Library Databases" icon (blue cylinder) from the Launch Pad, then select the resources you need from the list.
  • OR
  • Click the "College LIbrary" icon (books) from the Launch Pad, then click the tab labeled "Library Resources- Research." Then select the resources you need from the list.