National Academies Press — 4,000+ books in PDF format, all free of charge!

As of June 2011, all PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press will be available via PDF at no charge. This includes the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council.

Please read the press release from the National Academies Press.

Some of the topics that are covered include, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Health and Medicine, Education, Biology and Life Sciences, Computers and Information Technology — and more!

Here is a sample of books that are now available in PDF format:

Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2020

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Cardiovascular Effects: Making Sense of the Evidence

Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood: Paths Towards Excellence and Equity

Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children’s Reading Success

Eager to Learn: Educating Our Preschoolers


Images from around Dominican College


New photo albums have been added to Dominican College’s SmugMug account!




Here are some Spring 2011 photo albums of interest:

2011 service trip to Mississippi and New Orleans || Springfest 2011 || 2011 Nursing Pinning || 2011 Psychology Conference || Verbal Asylum (Poetry) 2011 || Commencement 2011 (held at Westchester County Center) || … and the rest of the photo albums.

Apps for college students

Looking for some useful apps to download for the upcoming Fall semester? Then look no further!

<<== iStudiez Pro [$2.99] – This app organizes your schedule (including professor office hours, phone number, etc), summarizes your homework, tracks your grade and GPA, and even more. Apple. Also check out the free Apple version.

myHomework [free] – know what is due and when it is due. Never turn in another assignment late! Apple/Android.

EZ Read [free] – This app connects to Sparknotes and provides all of the information in an easy-to-read mobile format. Apple.

Evernote [free] – This app allows you to create text, photo, and audio notes to help you study better. You can also attach images and recordings to the notes. Apple/Android.

Share Your Board [free] – Easily capture information on a white board and share it with other students. Android.

Wolfram Alpha app [$1.99] – Wolfram Alpha is a computational search engine which not only gives you the answer (for example “GDP of Japan 2007”), but also some corresponding charts, graphs, and other information. Best of all, the search engine improves over time as more and more users search for things. Apple/Android.

See also some previous app posts on this blog:

iPhone apps for incoming freshman

I Education Apps Review (IEAR)

3 Apps for Health Services Students

Apps Spotlight: Nursing

Summer at the library

You might be wondering: what do librarians at Sullivan Library DO all summer, anyway? The librarians are employed for a full 12 months, giving you access to the academic resources all year round.

In addition, there are summer classes in session across many of Dominican College’s programs, for which some library instruction sessions have already been held.

The librarians are working hard on determining what books to purchase for the Fall. We are looking at ways to improve the services we offer — including new (and dare one say exciting) adventures into new areas such as Blackboard. We are also working on providing more study space for students, both for individuals and for group collaboration.

2011-2012 will be a year to remember

here at the library!

New Summer Books @ Sullivan Library

Here is a taste of some of the books that we have purchased so far this summer!…

344.4104 D541L Legal aspects of occupational therapy
362.17 M992C Community Practice in occupational therapy: a guide to serving the community
616.8916 OC1 Occupational therapy in mental health: a vision for participation
808.02 L567P Principles of writing research papers
371.9046 C787F From inclusion to engagement: helping students engage with schooling through policy and practice
610.73 G82M Maternal newborn nursing care plans
618.9702 C191 Caring for older adults holistically
618.9702 F229P The physiological effects of ageing: implications for nursing practice