Alzheimers.gov, a new website from NIH

The US government opened a new website yesterday (alzheimers.gov) which aims to answer questions like: What are the treatment options? What does insurance pay for? Where can I go for help?

This website is part of the Obama administration’s first National Alzheimer’s Plan (.pdf) to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s by 2025. Some of the research that the National Institutes of Health is looking at includes an insulin spray therapy which is squirted into the nose, and a study targeting amyloid, the “brain plaque” that appears in Alzheimer’s cases.

You can also visit the NIH’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Education Referral Center for information on locating nearby clinical trials, research centers, and more.

RefWorks and PubMed workshops next week!

RefWorks

Tuesday, March 20  from 5:45 to 6:45 PM  

Designed for the more serious scholar, this APA & MLA citation service includes RefShare for group collaboration, RefGrabIt for pulling bibliographic information from websites, and Write-N-Cite, a Microsoft Word plugin to help you cite your paper as you write it. You can also export citations directly from EBSCOhost and other databases to create your reference list/works cited page.

PubMed

Friday, March 23  from 5:45  to 6:45 PM

Learn how to effectively navigate the National Institute of Health’s archive of biomedical and life sciences literature. This will be a hands-on workshop covering the basic features and tools for new users.

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

Please note Registration is required by 12PM the day of. Workshops with no registrations at that time will not be held. Don’t miss out on a wonderful opportunity!

EBSCOhost workshops next week!

Sullivan Library Workshops

EBSCOhost

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:

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

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

Research Made Easy workshops next week!

Sullivan Library Workshops

Research Made Easy

Monday, February 20  from 5:45 to 6:45 PM  

Thursday, February 23 from 10:45 to 11:45 AM

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. Register for this and other Spring 2012 workshops here:

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

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

 

ProQuest workshop, Updates to the Handouts page

Sullivan Library Workshops

ProQuest

Tuesday, February 7th, 10:45 – 11:45 AM
Friday, February 10th, 5:45 – 6:45PM

With a user-friendly interface, ProQuest makes it a snap to find the articles you need, including journal articles, newspapers and magazines. This database is useful regardless of the degree you are pursuing here at Dominican – be it criminal justice, nursing, occupational therapy, education, social work, business, or more! Come learn how to get the most out of this wonderful resource by attending one of the two workshops being held next week.

Register for this and other Spring 2012 workshops here:

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

Additions to the Handouts Tab

In addition, the following items have been added to the handouts tab:

Updates to APA 6th guide and Using Boolean Operators in Searches.

New files include: Quick Guides to EasyBib and PubMed, as well as new RefWorks documents for the RefGrabIt browser tool and the Write-n-Cite MS Word add-on. There are also two new files for research: a research log for writing down what searches you have done, and a citation log for writing down what items you have found. Highly recommended!

Let us know if there is any other handouts you would like us to add!

Introducing Hoovers, NetAnatomy, and more!

NEW DATABASES!

The following databases have been added:

Hoovers

Hoovers business database offers information on 85 million individuals and 65 million private and public companies from over 900 global industries. The database also contains business news compiled from over 3,000 sources. A directory is also offered to locate contact information for potential employers, partners and clients. You can also use Hoover’s to analyze industry trends or compare companies within or across industries.

First Research

An industry style business database, Hoover’s First Research provides users with up-to-date industry intelligence data. Over 900 industries are included in this database. Industry profiles are summarized including critical industry statistics, challenges, opportunities, issues and changes. Call Prep Sheets, State and Province Profiles, and an Industry Prospector tool are also offered to locate or rank industry drivers and key economic metrics.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar Investment Research Center covers 24,000 funds and 10,000 stocks, 850 reports on ETF’s, 2000 stock analyst reports and 2000 fund analyst reports. It also includes a Portfolio X-Ray, a comprehensive Help and Education Center and other screening tools.

NetAnatomy

NetAnatomy is an online resource designed to teach human anatomy to students in the health professions. Images and information are offered in three areas: Gross Anatomy, Cross Sectional Anatomy, and Radiographic Anatomy. It also serves as a place to review anatomy after an individual’s exposure to the subject.

 

The following databases have been removed: OCLC FirstSearch (no longer available), Mergent Online (replaced by Hoovers, First Research, and Morningstar) and CAMIO: Catalog of Art Images Online.

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

National Nurses Week @ Dominican College

Please join Dominican College in showing its appreciation towards the men and women who serve our country by caring for its citizens! The following events will be held:

Nursing Leadership Day

Monday, May 2

The Fury Lecture Hall in Prusmack Center

9:00AM – Welcome!
Nancy DiDona, Director & Associate Professor of the Division of Nursing

9:10AM -  The Mystique of Leadership
Bonnie DeSimone, EdD RN, BC, Professor of Nursing; Coordinator, ABSN Option

9:20AM – Community Health Profile Presentation
Vita Wolinsky, RN, MA, CNS: BC, Assistant Professor of Nursing

11:00AM – Interprofessional Mentoring
Eileen Piccininni, MA, LPC, CASAC, CEAP, Prevention & Education Coordinator

Poster Gallery

Open 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 11:15-12:00PM on Monday, May 2 – highlighting the 2011 graduating Traditional & Accelerated BSN Nursing Students!

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Family Nursing Cultural Day

Tuesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 5

Prusmack Center, 1st floor

9:30 – 11:30AM – hosted by the Junior Nursing Students

Rockland County Nurse Appreciation Day

Thursday, May 5

Rosary Hall, Lawrence Room

12:00 – 3:00PM - hosted by the 2011 Nurse Recognition Day Committee



1 mile walking path on Dominican College’s campus

Did you know that Dominican College has a 1 mile walking path on campus?

Join us for the kick-off walk on Thursday, March 10th @ 12:00 pm at the entrance to the Hennessey Center. Rain Date: Friday, March 11th @ 1:00pm

Brochures and maps will be available along with helpful information and surprise goodies too.

Be one of the first 25 participants and receive a free pedometer!

To download a map and brochure of the walking path, please visit the Dominican College Portal’s Quick Links page.

[text by Lynda Chesterman]

Websites for National Nutrition Month (March)

Gateway to Nutrition Materials
from the United States Government
http://www.nutrition.gov/

Food and Drug Administration
Protecting and Advancing Public Health
http://www.fda.gov/

Food Nutrition and Information Center
United States Department of Agriculture
http://fnic.nal.usda.gov

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
United States Department of Agriculture
http://www.cnpp.usda.gov

USDA’s Agricultural Research Service
Nutrient Data Laboratory (Food Composition Information)
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/

Children’s Nutrition Research Center
Baylor College of Medicine
http://www.bcm.edu/cnrc/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpao/index.html

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Nutrition and Consumer Protection Division
http://www.fao.org/ag/agn/

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