New books at Sullivan Library for the Spring semester

The library staff has been working hard on cataloging and processing new books to get them onto the shelf for you to read. Boxes upon boxes were sorted to get these new arrivals on their way. Here is a sampling of some of the books that have recently arrived in the library:

Math for nurses: a pocket guide to dosage calculation and drug preparation (link)

Financial management for nurse managers and executives (link)

Biochemistry for sport and exercise metabolism (link)

How deaf children learn: what parents and teachers need to know (link)

Functional movement development across the life span (link)

The guardian of all things: the epic story of human memory (link)

Android boot camp for developers using Java, introductory: a beginner’s guide to creating your first Android apps (link)

Beginning iOS 5 application development [electronic resource] (link)

Pushing the limits with iOS 5 programming [electronic resource]: advanced application development for Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (link)

Organizations don’t tweet, people do [electronic resource]: a manager’s guide to the social web (link)

Guardian of all things the epic story of human memory

An African Exhibit at Sullivan Library

From December 2 through February 1, Dominican College is hosting An African Exhibit.

Original artworks and Ugandan wildlife photos on canvas will be displayed in the Sullivan Library of Rosary Hall and will be offered for sale. Proceeds will benefit children in Ugandan primary schools by providing low-cost, high-impact XO computers – designed by MIT for the One Laptop per Child program. XO computers are delivered to children in developing countries by volunteers.

There will be an opening reception for the exhibition on December 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sullivan Library. Dr. Joanne Clemente, Academic Technology Administrator at Dominican College, who has volunteered in Uganda for the past 3 years, will be present to talk about her travels. She will present on the need for the computers and give a demonstration of how they work. Information about becoming a volunteer on one of these trips will be provided as will information on how to sponsor a professor to travel through the Adopt-a-Prof program, for those community members who would like to volunteer but are unable to.

For more information, please contact Joanne Clemente at 914.260.6237 or [Text taken from].

More new books at Sullivan Library!

Here is a small sampling of the books that have arrived in the last few weeks:

God behind bars: a prison chaplain reflects on the Lord’s prayer (catalog record)

The Church and abortion : a Catholic dissent (catalog record)

House by house, block by block : the rebirth of America’s urban neighborhoods (catalog record)

In my brother’s image : twin brothers separated by faith after the Holocaust (catalog record)

Crosscurrents and confluences : echoes of religion in twentieth-century fiction (catalog record)

Scattered shadows : a memoir of blindness and vision (catalog record)

Critical encounters in high school English: Teaching literary theory to adolescents (catalog record)

New Books at Sullivan Library, September 2012

With the new school year comes a huge order of books. With more books scheduled to arrive in the coming weeks, the cataloging room will soon look more like an obstacle course than a work room!

Here is a small sampling of what has come in:

How to design and evaluate research in education [catalog]

Kinderculture: the corporate construction of childhood [catalog]

Families: traditional and new structures [catalog]

Connecting American values with health reform [catalog]

Social networking for career success: using online tools to create a personal brand [catalog]

The ultimate web marketing guide [catalog]

EBSCOhost workshops next week!

Sullivan Library Workshops


Monday, March 5  from 3:45 to 4:45 PM

Thursday, March 8  from 5:45 to 6:45 PM

Featuring one of the most used databases here at Dominican, this workshop is not to be missed! These databases offer articles (journal, magazine and newspaper) as well as electronic books.  Specialty databases are available for the health sciences, psychology, education, and business – or set your sights on Academic Search Elite, a general database perfect for everyone!
As with all workshops, everyone is welcome to attend! Register for this and other Spring 2012 workshops here:

Please note registration must be made by 12PM the day of. Workshops with no registrations at this time will not be held.

Khan Academy: Videos for Visual Learners

Are you a visual learner?

Are you studying to become a teacher?

Khan Academy is a website which currently has over 2,400 videos and 125 practice exercises in fields such as developmental math, arithmetic, algebra, calculus, history, sciences, physics, chemistry, finance, and more. They are a non-profit organization backed by Bill Gates with the motto of “providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere”. All you need is an Internet connection! Read more about the Khan Academy.

Students who are studying the material receive:

1) a self-paced learning tool

2) a dynamic help system

3) badges to see their own progress

Teachers receive:

1) individual student reports

2) class reports

It is also available on iTunes and Android.


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