EBSCOhost workshops next week!

Sullivan Library Workshops


Monday, March 5  from 3:45 to 4:45 PM

Thursday, March 8  from 5:45 to 6:45 PM

Featuring one of the most used databases here at Dominican, this workshop is not to be missed! These databases offer articles (journal, magazine and newspaper) as well as electronic books.  Specialty databases are available for the health sciences, psychology, education, and business – or set your sights on Academic Search Elite, a general database perfect for everyone!
As with all workshops, everyone is welcome to attend! Register for this and other Spring 2012 workshops here:


Please note registration must be made by 12PM the day of. Workshops with no registrations at this time will not be held.

Periodicals Spotlight: The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy

Today’s featured periodical is The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT).

Publisher’s Description:

The latest clinical developments in sports medicine for practicing PT’s, athletic trainers, and orthopaedic surgeons.

Example articles –

  • December 2011: A Composite Athletic Tape With Hyperelastic Material Properties Improves and Maintains Ankle Support During Exercise
  • November 2011: Low Back Pain: MRIs Should Be Used Sparingly in Patients With Low Back Pain
  • October 2011: Evoked Spinal Reflexes and Force Development in Elite Athletes With Middle-Portion Achilles Tendinopathy
  • September 2011: Criteria-Based Management of an Acute Multistructure Knee Injury in a Professional Football Player: A Case Report
  • August 2011: Dancers With Achilles Tendinopathy Demonstrate Altered Lower Extremity Takeoff Kinematics

Issues Per Year: 12

Peer Reviewed: Yes

Sullivan Library Has: 1999 – present in print format.

Electronic Database Availability: None. Ask a librarian if you need assistance.

Introducing Hoovers, NetAnatomy, and more!


The following databases have been added:


Hoovers business database offers information on 85 million individuals and 65 million private and public companies from over 900 global industries. The database also contains business news compiled from over 3,000 sources. A directory is also offered to locate contact information for potential employers, partners and clients. You can also use Hoover’s to analyze industry trends or compare companies within or across industries.

First Research

An industry style business database, Hoover’s First Research provides users with up-to-date industry intelligence data. Over 900 industries are included in this database. Industry profiles are summarized including critical industry statistics, challenges, opportunities, issues and changes. Call Prep Sheets, State and Province Profiles, and an Industry Prospector tool are also offered to locate or rank industry drivers and key economic metrics.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar Investment Research Center covers 24,000 funds and 10,000 stocks, 850 reports on ETF’s, 2000 stock analyst reports and 2000 fund analyst reports. It also includes a Portfolio X-Ray, a comprehensive Help and Education Center and other screening tools.


NetAnatomy is an online resource designed to teach human anatomy to students in the health professions. Images and information are offered in three areas: Gross Anatomy, Cross Sectional Anatomy, and Radiographic Anatomy. It also serves as a place to review anatomy after an individual’s exposure to the subject.


The following databases have been removed: OCLC FirstSearch (no longer available), Mergent Online (replaced by Hoovers, First Research, and Morningstar) and CAMIO: Catalog of Art Images Online.

Websites for National Nutrition Month (March)

Gateway to Nutrition Materials
from the United States Government

Food and Drug Administration
Protecting and Advancing Public Health

Food Nutrition and Information Center
United States Department of Agriculture

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
United States Department of Agriculture

USDA’s Agricultural Research Service
Nutrient Data Laboratory (Food Composition Information)

Children’s Nutrition Research Center
Baylor College of Medicine

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Nutrition and Consumer Protection Division

PubMed MeSH searching

Do you know how to use MeSH (medical subject headings) within PubMed to create a more focused result list?

1. Connect to http://www.pubmed.gov

2. There should be a dropdown menu labeled Search: PubMed near the top of the screen.

3. Click the dropdown menu. Instead of PubMed, choose MeSH.

4. In the search box, put in the first medical subject term you are searching for, such as rheumatoid arthritis.

5. Hit enter or click Search.

6. On the next screen you should see a list of possible choices. For example, the first choice is Arthritis, Rheumatoid. Put a checkmark by the result you are interested in.

7. On the right side of the screen, click add to search builder.

8. Now, to help you get a more focused search you should probably add in a second term before you search (usually). For example, in the long search box at the top of the screen, type in drug therapy. Click search (or sometimes it will give you a list of options while you are typing which you can also click).

9. Choose the result that looks like the best fit by putting a checkmark to the left of it.

10. On the right side of the screen, again click add to search builder.

11. When you want to to run the search, click Search PubMed.

The search above will show you all articles which have medical subject headings of Arthritis, Rheumatoid and drug therapy — thus, all articles which deal with drug therapies for this particular condition.

The Amazing Twinkie Diet

You might have heard of the amazing twinkie diet which helped a nutrition professor drop 27 pounds in 2 months (Caution: not recommended for the sane!). The professor states that the diet is more about how much you eat, not what you eat.  

If you were looking for more scientific, authoritative evidence regarding nutrition, you might try the online catalog for books or the databases for journal articles.

If you are a student athlete here at Dominican College or you are in the athletic program, we have books on clinical sports nutrition, as well as endurance sports nutrition and exercise physiology: energy, nutrition, and human performance.

If you are in the nursing program, you might try nutrition essentials for nursing practice, the book nutrition and diagnosis-related care, and also nutrition & diet therapy: evidence-based applications.

For databases, you might try EBSCOhost’s Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, and CINAHL for nursing and allied health professors and students.

Journal Articles for Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, and Physical Therapy

A new tool Health Services students includes a handout on how to search the medical databases of EBSCOhost, including Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, MEDLINE, MEDLINE with Full Text, and CINAHL.

EBSCOhost for the Health Services

You can also download it from the handouts tab: http://sullivanlibrary.wordpress.com/handouts.

Workshops: Plagiarism, EBSCOhost medical databases, and Research Made Easy

Get it Right: Plagiarism Demystified
Thursday, October 28 from 12:45 to 1:45 PM
Not sure of how to avoid plagiarism, or when to cite or not to cite? What does “commonly known facts don’t have to be cited” mean anyway? Attend this workshop for an eye-opening experience.

The Proper Tools: Journal Articles for the Health Services (two session choices)
Choose from one of the following times:
Friday, October 29 from 5:45 to 6:45 PM
Wednesday, November 3 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

This workshop will show you how to navigate the medical EBSCOhost databases and find exactly what you need, including how to email the APA citation to yourself. Time saving tips include how to know exactly how long the article is and what it is about before you even open it. A must for any student, so don’t pass up this opportunity!

Research Made Easy
Thursday, November 4 from 12:45 to 1:45 PM
Working on a research assignment? This workshop will go over everything you need to know, from when you receive the assignment to when you start writing it. Topics include where to search for sources, figuring out your research question, and designing a thesis statement.

Registration opens 2 weeks in advance of the workshop. Each workshop is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Please call (845) 848-7506 to register, or email Nicole.Kranich (at) dc.edu. Registration is limited to 17 participants.

Rehabilitation Reference Center database handout

The first Friday night workshop of the Fall 2010 semester was a success, with handouts passed out that described the Rehabilitation Reference Center database.

The handout (.doc) can be downloaded from this link. Alternatively, you can go to the Occupational Therapy subject guide. Look for the “Occupational Therapy Resources handout” and download the .doc for Rehabilitation Reference Center.

3 Apps for Health Services Students

The Epocrates app can be downloaded on iPhones, Droids, Blackberries, Palms, and Windows Mobile devices. Product features include a free Rx drug guide, including pictures of pills (shown above), clinical tables, health plan coverage, and medical calculators. There is also a premium version which includes an infectious disease guide, laboratory tests, alternative therapies information, peer-reviewed disease content, and evidence-based differential diagnoses. Read more here.

Click “Continue Reading” below to see 2 more apps — Skyscape and Medscape.



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