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

Free Ebooks from Kaplan Publishing (through Jan 10)

Kaplan Publishing is offering 130 free ebooks for download through January 10th. Ebooks can be viewed on the Nookcolor, the iPad, and the Sony E-reader. Downloaded ebooks will stay on your device permanently.

Read the press release and visit the download site.


Along with college prep materials, here are some examples of other titles offered:


Caffeine Will Not Help You Pass That Test

Kaplan 101 Algebra Practice Questions

Kaplan 101 Biology Practice Questions

Kaplan Technical Writing

Get the Interview Every Time


Get Into Graduate School

Kaplan 101 GMAT Verbal Practice Questions

Kaplan 101 GRE Verbal Practice Questions

Kaplan GRE Exam Verbal Workbook

MBA Fundamentals Business Writing


Cleveland Clinic Guide to Diabetes

Kaplan MCAT Organic Chemistry Review

Kaplan MCAT Verbal Reasoning and Writing Review

Malpractice Cure


First Year Nurse

How to Survive Clinical



Math for Nurses


Announcing the Fall 2010 Sullivan Library Workshops

Emails have recently been sent to students, faculty, staff and adjuncts here at Dominican College regarding the Fall 2010 workshops to be held at Sullivan Library.

The full schedule of workshops (and their descriptions) has been included on the Library Portal Page Calendar. It is recommended that you switch to the “month” view. Workshops will be held in September, October, and November.

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 (dot) Kranich (at) dc (dot) edu. Registration is limited to 17 participants.

A short list of the workshops available and their date and time can be found by clicking “More” Continue reading

Subject Guides @ The Sullivan Library

Did you know that The Sullivan Library has researched the fields that you are interested in here at Dominican College? Each of the pages includes information tailored to your field, including: useful subscription databases to search for journal articles and reference information, Open Access (viewable by all) electronic journals, Government and Non-Government Organization (NGO) Resources on the free web, associations that you can be a part of, and printed reference resources that can be consulted when you are visiting the physical library!

Here is a list of current subject guides that we have already designed:

Accounting, Athletic Training, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Criminal Justice, Education, English and Literature, History, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Social Work, with more in the planning stages!

You can also access the subject guides by going to (known as the “Portal” pages), clicking on the “Library” tab near the top of the screen, and looking on the left side navigation bar for the link that says “SUBJECT GUIDES”. Feel free to bookmark the main Subject Guides¬†page or one of the subject guide links above so you can always¬†find it easily.