The Big Fall Semester Update

Many changes are afoot now that the summer has passed us by and the Fall semester is in full swing! The most recent news…

  • New Research Guides! Our librarians are very happy to announce that we have revamped our research guides, which are now looking quite spiffy (click the link above or go to guides.dc.edu). Use these subject and/or course guides to help you get started with your research in various disciplines! Use the new A-Z Database List to find your favorite database.
coffee machine

Get yr free cup of coffee before supply runs out!

  • New Coffee Machine! That’s right, folks. We bought a Keurig, which now lives in the new Library Lounge near the Periodicals Room in the Library. We are giving away the first 500 cups of coffee for free (!!), so come on over to the library before supply runs out.
  • New database! Over the summer we bought access to a new (to us) database: The Cochrane Library. Particularly useful for our nursing and allied health students, the Cochrane Library “is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups” (cochranelibrary.com). The Cochrane Library is also the leading database for up-to-date systematic reviews.
  • New staff! Over the summer, we hired a new librarian to replace Gina Shelton (who was promoted to Head Librarian—way to go, Gina!) as the Assistant Librarian for Information Literacy Services. Ellie Horowitz will be teaching most of the undergraduate instruction classes at the library, as well as working one-on-one with students during research consultations. Need help with finding sources for your research paper? Email her at ellie [dot] horowitz [at] dc [dot] edu. We have also hired three new part-time clerks, who will be announced shortly!

Library hours have returned to their normal schedule:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8am-Midnight
  • Friday: 8am-7pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: Noon-7pm

Learning Commons hours are as follows:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10am-10pm
  • Friday:10am-7pm
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: Noon-7pm

We look forward to working with you this semester!!

Welcome back to Sullivan Library!

Dominican College students and staff helping after Superstorm Sandy

For those students who are new to Sullivan Library, we have a downloadable Quick Guide to the Sullivan Library which lists our hours, phone number, and other FAQ-type questions. If you are working on a project, we recommend our subject guides which list databases to find journal articles in, websites to look at, reference resources at the library, and more. We also have a map and directions (.pdf) to the library.

Some good links to bookmark on your personal computer include the database sign-in page, our books catalog, a listing of the library’s YouTube videos, our hours, librarian and staff contact information, the list of workshops offered in the Spring and Fall (when available), research handouts (APA/MLA guides, EBSCOhost searching guides, and more!), and our Internet resources page. If you want to keep up with the latest news and information coming from the library, feel free to subscribe to The Veritas Blog hosted on WordPress.

Our main library page from which you can access these services is located on the Dominican College Portal.

NEW: EBSCOhost YouTube videos

New this semester, Sullivan Library has three YouTube videos related to EBSCOhost. This collection of databases represent the #1 place to search for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles here at Dominican College! EBSCOhost has databases for many Dominican offered programs, including Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Athletic Training, Psychology, Education, and more!

Choosing Databases in EBSCOhost Not sure which database to pick even after watching the first video? Academic Search Elite is a great database which covers many different subject areas.

EBSCOhost Basic Search Learn the basics of searching EBSCOhost at Sullivan Library – from Boolean operators to setting simple limiters such as peer-reviewed/scholarly. Learn how to see how long an article is, if you have the full text of the article, and how to see the abstract of the article right from the list of results. Research will be a breeze!

EBSCOhost Advanced Search Go even more in depth with this brief EBSCOhost advanced search tutorial, showing you how to use the advanced search page effectively, as well as folders for organizing your research.

Upcoming Research Workshops!

Research Made Easy

Monday, Oct 15 @ 12:00 – 1:00PM

Discover all the tricks and tips needed to gather your research into something spectacular, from setting deadlines to creating thesis statements – and everything in between!

Citations: APA and MLA basics

Wednesday, Oct 24 @ 11:00 – 11:45AM

*or*

3:00 – 3:45PM

Learn the rules of APA and MLA, including paper formatting in Word 2007/2010, in-text citations, and reference lists.

Register at: http://www.tinyurl.com/2012Workshops

Welcome back to Sullivan Library! Fall 2012

For those students who are new to Sullivan Library, we have a downloadable Quick Guide to the Sullivan Library which lists our hours, phone number, and other FAQ-type questions. If you are working on a project, we recommend our subject guides which list databases to find journal articles in, websites to look at, reference resources at the library, and more. We also have a map and directions (.pdf) to the library.

New this year! Instructional videos on YouTube, and extended hours Monday through Thursday, from 10PM to midnight in the front of the library (main reading room, Lunibos room, and Huston room).

Some good links to bookmark on your personal computer include the database sign-in page, our books catalog, our hours, librarian and staff contact information, the list of workshops offered in the Spring and Fall, research handouts (APA/MLA guides, EBSCOhost searching guides, and more!), and our Internet resources page. If you want to keep up with the latest news and information coming from the library, feel free to subscribe to The Veritas Blog hosted on WordPress.

Our main library page from which you can access these services is located on the Dominican College Portal.

New Mobile Apps available!

The Sullivan Library is proud to introduce four new mobile apps for accessing our wonderful library resources. More information (including download information) on the four apps can be found on the Library Portal Page.

The four apps are:

BookMyne – use this app to access and search our library catalog. You can also scan a book’s barcode and check BookMyne to see if we own it.

 

EBSCOhost Mobile – use this app to search for sources for your research. You will need to re-authenticate your access every 9 months.

 

 

Gale Mobile – use this app to search for sources for your research. You will need to re-authenticate your access about every 12 months.

 

Britannica Mobile – use this app to search for ready-reference information about a broad range of topics, all from your mobile device!