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.

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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.

Welcome back to Sullivan Library!

Dominican College's nationally televisioned NCAA basketball game

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, 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.

Welcome to Sullivan Library!

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, 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.

Technology Videos “in Plain English”

Above: One of the images from “RSS in Plain English”

There is a series of videos by Common Craft, whose tagline is “Our Product is Explanation”. The videos are in the following areas: Technology, Society, Money, and Green.

Before you think this is just another set of YouTube videos which link to screenshots of computer screens and you end up watching a mouse cursor whiz past at the speed of light — think again. There are no computer screens, only easy-to-grasp props such as cut-out paper images which help drive across the point to all ages. The videos tend to run 3 to 3 1/2 minutes or less.

Here is a partial list of technology videos that you can view for free, though they are also available for purchase:

RSS FeedsTwitter (also Twitter Search), Wikis, Social Networking, Social Bookmarking, Blogs, and Podcasting.

If you or someone you know are new to computers, try the following videos: World Wide Web, Web Search Strategies, Phishing Scams, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, and, for fun, Online Photo Sharing.

There are other videos. Simply click a video above, and choose “Browse Videos” in orange on the left. Note the categories on the pop-up screen: Technology, Society, Money, and Green.

10 Simple Google Tricks

Did you know that Google can…

a) let you limit your searches to one particular site? (i.e. www.cnn.com, www.angelfire.com)

b) help fix your spelling mistakes with its “Did You Mean…?” feature

c) search for specific document types (i.e. only return results which are PDFs)

d) search within numerical ranges (i.e. when you are looking for something in the 1950s)

To learn how do these tricks and more, read this New York Times article.

For relevant library resources, try the following:

338.761 AU51G Googled: The end of the world as we know it (Amazon)

ONLINE Google Apps for dummies (Amazon)

To access the Google Apps book if you are affliated with Dominican College, first log-in to our databases. Then choose “ebrary”, one of the databases The Sullivan Library subscribes to. In the upper left where it says Simple Search, type in: Google apps for dummies.

HOW TO: Navigate the EBSCOhost database

The Sullivan Library subscribes to many databases from the company EBSCOhost. For example, we have Academic Search Elite, Business Source Premier, and Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition.

Below you will find some relevant downloads for navigating around these collections of databases. They are direct downloads (.doc) which will start as soon as you click the link.

EBSCOhost Advanced Search Guided Help Sheet (.doc, 2 pages) — this is an excellent place to start.

EBSCOhost User Guide – Searching (.doc, longer)

EBSCOhost User Guide – Print, Email, Save (.doc, longer)