Sullivan Library Celebrates The Great Outdoors

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For our June book display, we are celebrating the great outdoors! No, not the movie from the 80s starring John Candy and Dan Aykroyd. Instead, we are celebrating the activities, the history and the places associated with the summertime outdoors. Here are few books that are featured in our display:

 

Borscht Belt Bungalows: Memories of Catskill Summers

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Borscht Belt Bungalows Cover

During the 20th Century, dozens of Jewish families from New York City vacationed in the Catskills during the summer at bungalow resorts or colonies. Irwin Richman recounts his personal experiences at these summer resorts in this memoir and provides insights into the activities of both the renters and the owners.

 

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

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Wild Front Cover

This New York Times bestseller tells the true story of the author, Cheryl Strayed, and her journey hiking alone on the Pacific Crest Trail after suffering through some personal tragedies.

 

How to Fly a Kite, Catch a Fish, Grow a Flower, and Other Activities for You and Your Child

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How to Fly a Kite, Catch a Fish, Grow a Flower Cover

This little blast from the past provides instructions on how to do a variety of different outdoor activities with step-by-step illustrations.

 

Check out the display and get inspired to go outside and have some fun! And yes, going outside to read a book counts.

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Sullivan Library June Book Display

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It’s Summer! Time to Start Reading!

Summer Reading 2018

Our faculty & staff reading recommendations for Summer 2018 are now available in our Summer Reading Guide. We have both fiction and non-fiction books. Check out the list today to discover something new!

If you have any recommendations for this year’s list, feel free to send them to sullivan.library@dc.edu.

RefWorks – Changing Account Email Address

First, we want to say congratulations to our recent Dominican College graduates! Now that you are apart of the DC alumni, you will continue to have access to our RefWorks database. But in order to maintain your access, you will need to change your DC email address in your RefWorks account to a personal one.

Check out our instructions below on how to change your email address:

1) Login to your RefWorks account. You can access the RefWorks (New) database via the Sullivan Library database list.

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2) Select the drop-down box by your name and click on Settings.

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3) Change your role from Student to Alumni and add your personal email address. Click on Update to save your changes.

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For more information about changing your email address in RefWorks, check out the Alumni Access tab in our RefWorks Database Guide.

Goodbye EasyBib EDU

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EasyBib EDU is ending August 31, 2018. EDU is the educational version of EasyBib (offered through the Sullivan Library) that offers MLA, APA, Chicago, and other premium features. If you have an EasyBib EDU account and want to keep your saved citations, you must save your work before August 31st using one of the following options:

The free version of EasyBib.com will continue to exist after August but will only include MLA. For a fee you can sign up for a premium account that offers multiple citation styles and other features.

 

Questions? Read more here or contact a Librarian.

Want a replacement for Easybib? We recommend RefWorks.

 

New Database: Nexis Uni

The Sullivan Library is pleased to announce our new database, Nexis Uni. Replacing the former LexisNexis database, this platform offers users access to thousands of business, criminal justice, political science and general news resources.

From the home page, users can search for news, court cases, law reviews and company information through either a basic, guided or advanced search.

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Nexis Uni Home Page

Users also have the option to browse through 3 different topics for recent news coverage, legislation, featured publications, Supreme Court decisions, recent law review articles and blog and social media posts.

Political Science Topic Page

Political Science Topic Page

Find an article or court case you want to use for your paper? Nexis Uni offers a variety of options for saving and sending documents. Users can download documents in PDF, Word and Rich Text formats with formatting options to change the font type, size and line spacing. Documents can also be sent to a user’s Google Drive account or email address.

Article Save and Send Options

Article with Saving and Sending Options

 

When you register for a free Nexis Uni account, you will have the option to create your own folders to save and organize documents as you conduct your research within the database. Simply click on the Sign In/Register link in the upper right hand corner of the database screen to create your account.

You can find Nexis Uni on our A-Z Database Page. Check it out today!

Weekly Tips & Tricks: Placing a Hold

Welcome back to another edition of weekly tips and tricks. This week we are going to go over how to place a hold on a book. This process allows you to “reserve” an item that is currently checked out so you’ll be the next in line to borrow it.

To place a hold on a book that is already checked out you can either come to the circulation desk in person or call us at (845) 848-7505.

Simply present the clerk with your Dominican College ID or if you are calling over the phone your name and the title of the book you wish to place a hold on and one of our clerks will put it in the system for you. When the book has been brought back you will be notified by phone that it is available for pick up.

 

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New display case featuring Mental Health Awareness books

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May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month since 1949. Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. One in every five adults in the United States will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. In an effort to bring this issue to light and remove stigma, Mental Health Awareness month seeks to educate the public about mental illness and related issues, in addition to promoting wellness concepts and support.

We have compiled a Bibliography for Mental Health Awareness which features a collection of books related to mental health and wellness related topics.

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