Periodicals Spotlight: Nursing

Today’s featured periodical is Nursing.

Publisher’s Description: Provides practical, hands-on information to nurses. Readers say the journal is their first choice for quick-read updates on the most comprehensive range of nursing topics, including clinical and professional information on drugs, diseases, nursing care strategies, and legal/ethical issues.

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Issues Per Year: 12

Sullivan Library Has: 1971 – 2007 in microfilm format; 2008 – present in print format.

Electronic Database Availability: Issues are available in full-text in EBSCOhost’s Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition from Jan 1, 1975 to August 24, 2007. Log-in via


Periodicals Spotlight: Psychology Today

Today’s featured periodical is Psychology Today.

Publisher’s Description: The only magazine devoted to exploring human behavior is better than ever. From self-help to our relationships, from anxiety to parenting, this legendary and groundbreaking magazine covers it all. Because learning about yourself has never been this entertaining.

Topics By the Cover –

  • September 2011: Self-sabotage: the enemy within
  • July 2011: How to spot a narcissist, and why you can’t help falling for them
  • May 2011:6 clues to character: how to gauge the suitability of a partner, and more
  • March 2011: How to take feedback: learn to give and get criticism
  • January 2011: Who are you (and what do you think of me?)
  • November 2010: The truth about beauty

Issues Per Year: 6

Sullivan Library Has: 1996-2004 in microfilm format; 2005 – present in print format.

Electronic Database Availability: Issues are available in full-text in EBSCOhost’s Academic Search Elite from Jan 1, 1992 to present. Log-in via It is also available in other databases, including ProQuest; ask a librarian if you need for more assistance.

Was Jane Austen murdered by arsenic?

Author Lindsay Ashford moved to Chawton (Jane Austen’s village) three years ago. While doing research for a crime novel, she found herself engrossed in the volumes of Austen’s letters.

In one of the letters, Austen writes: “I am considerably better now and am recovering my looks a little, which have been bad enough, black and white and every wrong colour.” Being a crime writer, Lindsay Ashford recognized that the symptoms Austen was describing likely pointed to arsenic poisoning.

But the real question was: was it accidental (arsenic was unfortunately given as a medication in that time period) or was it a murder? Read more at this Times newsfeed article.

If you are interested, you can check out some of Austen’s letters here:
My dear Cassandra: the letters of Jane Austen (catalog)
Search for more books by and about Jane Austen in our library catalog!

New Books at Sullivan Library

Addiction and art (catalog)

The last place you’d look: true stories of missing persons and the people who search for them (catalog)

Competing in tough times: business lessons from L.L. Bean, Trader Joe’s, Costco, and other world-class retailers (catalog)

Bloodlust: on the roots of violence from Cain and Abel to the present (catalog)

Bust: Greece, the Euro, and the sovereign debt crisis  (catalog)