NEW! Sullivan Library Tour!

Enjoy a photo-tour of the Sullivan Library at Dominican College.

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Library Services in Casey Hall!!!

Frustrated by library research? Need a little help, but can’t seem to find time to drop by the library? Well, next week, the library is coming to you! Well, sort of.

Joleen, the new librarian, will be holding court on the first floor of Casey Hall and will be available to help you with research, fill you in on library services that are available to you, or just to chat.
Drop by and say “howdy!”

Dates/Times:

  • Monday, April 15, 9:30-11:30
  • Tuesday, April 16, 1:30-3:30
  • Wednesday, April 17, 11:30-1:30
  • Thursday, April 18, 9:30-11:30

She sure is looking forward to talking to y’all!

 

 

April Is National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month!

The earth is waking up from its long sleep, the buds on the trees perfume the air, and water gushes from our eyes like faucets. (Allergies can be poetic, too.)

Celebrate national poetry month by reading some poetry, attending a reading, going to slam, sign up for a workshop and maybe even write some of YOUR OWN work.

Sign up to receive a poem a day!:http://www.poets.org/poemADay.php
You’ll get a poem in your email every morning. You can’t have a bad day if you wake up to poetry. It’s just not possible.

Attend a reading or slam! Check out some of the events via the links below. (Bear in mind, in some places, you’ll need to be 21+, in others, there may be a nominal cover or membership fee, so take note!)

Here are some upcoming events sponsored by the Hudson Valley Writers Center:
http://www.writerscenter.org/

Or, if hanging out in the city is more your speed, check out some of these organizations for some poetic experiences:

Poets.org calendar of events:

http://www.poets.org/calendar.php

Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Lower East Side:

http://nuyorican.org/?gclid=CMr9lO_ns7YCFeh9Ogod5GMAeg

Starving Artist Cafe, The Bronx:

http://www.starvingartistonline.com/

Poet’s House:

http://www.poetshouse.org/about.htm

As a practicing poet, I tend to think we should celebrate poetry every day, but in April, we should really rock this poet party. Get on it!

 

 

March Madness! Upcoming Workshops

Welcome back and Happy Almost-Spring!

Attached, please find the schedule for upcoming workshops at Sullivan Library!

 If you would like to attend, please shoot me a quick email at joleen.westerdale@dc.edu letting me know which workshop(s) you’re planning to come to.

Tuesday, March 12, 10 am –11 am

RefWorks!

Learn how RefWorks can help make managing your citations and creating a list of works cited so much easier!

Wednesday, March 13, 3pm-4pm

RefWorks!

Learn how RefWorks can help make managing your citations and creating a list of works cited so much easier!

 

Monday, March 18, 1pm-2pm

Research Clinic for Writers of Research Papers!

Need some individualized help? Want a little camaraderie? Come to a research clinic.
This is a non-structured session in which you will have the opportunity to work with a librarian and get a few tips and tricks in a quiet, helpful, and non-judgmental setting.

 

Tuesday, March 19, 4pm—5pm

Research Clinic for Writers of Research Papers!

Need some individualized help? Want a little camaraderie? Come to a research clinic.
This is a non-structured session in which you will have the opportunity to work with a librarian and get a few tips and tricks in a  helpful and non-judgmental setting.

 

Friday, March 22, 6pm—7pm RSVP ONLY!

Resources in the Health Sciences

Are you new to the field of health sciences? New to the resources at Dominican College?
Come to the library to learn about research tools in the health sciences available at Dominican College and learn a few new tricks and strategies to make your research easier! 

Tuesday March 26, 2pm—2:30 pm

Citations! Citations! Citations!

Learn the elements of citations, how to correctly construct citations, and how to use bibliographies and works-cited to find more information!

 

Thursday, March 28, 3:30-4:30

Lexis-Nexis

Flummoxed?  Did you know that  Lexis-Nexis does more than just newspapers? This database definitely has some cool features. Drop in and learn a few pro-tips that will help you more easily locate newspaper articles, find business information and case law.

 

 

Upcoming Library Workshops

Welcome back!

It’s still winter, but soon we’ll be coming out of our hibernation and those research papers and final projects looming in the distance will be upon us! Don’t get caught scrambling at the last minute! Get a head start by attending one of these upcoming library research workshops! Learn the basics or get a refresher! Bring your questions and research problems! Bring a friend!

 

Offerings for February include:

Wednesday, February 13 (NEXT WEDS!!)

2:00-2:45 pm

Library Research Boot Camp!

Your professor says, I drop and give me 20 peer-reviewed articles!
What the heck is a peer-reviewed article, anyway? And, what do you mean Wikipedia doesn’t count?!

Find out the answers to these questions and more when you attend Library Research Boot Camp!

 

Monday, February 18

10:00-10:45 am
Introduction to Resources in the Health Sciences

Have a research project in nursing or OT, but you don’t know where to start?
Drop in and learn about resources available for topics in Nursing, OT, and beyond!

We’ll explore the ins and outs of searching for journal literature in CINAHL.

 

Wednesday,  February 20

3:00-3:45 pm

Introduction to Resources in the Health Sciences

Have a research project in nursing or OT, but you don’t know where to start?

Drop in and learn about resources available for topics in Nursing, OT, and beyond!

We’ll explore the ins and outs of searching for journal literature in CINAHL.

 

Tuesday,  February 26

1:00-1:45 pm

Research Made Easy

Learn some tips and tricks to help make your research tasks easier!

Topics include, evaluating what you find, using databases to HELP you cite, using subject headings, and more!

Thursday, February 28

10:00-10:45 am
Evaluating Resources
Learn some tips to evaluate information you find in journal articles and on the web.

This session will focus on tips that will help you evaluate journal articles and other information resources using the CRAAP test. (UC CHICO).

Join us for any and all sessions!

Bring your questions! Bring a friend!

All sessions take place in the Library Lab.

Questions? Suggestions for future workshops? Shoot me an email!

joleen.westerdale@dc.edu

NEW: EBSCO for Psych Annotated Bibliographies YouTube video

Hot off the press!

Sullivan Library has a NEW YouTube video for those students who are searching EBSCOhost (specifically the PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES databases) to find empirical studies to create their annotated bibliographies.

View the video here

This video will show you how to connect to EBSCOhost, how to search inside it, and how to email articles that you need to yourself (with the APA citation included in the email!)
EBSCOhost logo

See more YouTube videos on the library Portal Page!

NEW: Ebrary YouTube video

Did you know…

…Sullivan Library has a YouTube video on searching Ebrary? This service provides over 70,000 electronic full-text books available cover to cover from the comforts of your home. Ebrary books are linked to from within the library’s online book catalog, however it is also possible to go directly to the service by visiting the library databases page and logging in (from on or off campus).

If you go directly to Ebrary via the databases page, you will get more results when you run a search for books. Ebrary can look inside the book to find keywords, but the book catalog cannot. It can only search the information about the book.

View the Ebrary video here

Learn how to search FOR books, search INSIDE a single book (as each is fully indexed), how to print pages, and more!

See more YouTube videos on the library Portal Page!

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