New and notable books by subject! Healthcare


New Books @ DC Sullivan Library Healthcare

The Sullivan Library is constantly adding new titles and updated editions of texts to our collection.  In an effort to draw attention to all the great material we have to offer, we will start highlighting new book purchases by subject area.

Graduate students in Healthcare Management, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Nursing will find our new Healthcare related books of great use.  Whether you are interested in better understanding the impact of the Affordable Care Act, managed care, business models, data or general anatomy, we have you covered with the latest editions of these healthcare related books.

You can also browse new books in our catalog by clicking the “New Books” link on the right hand side of the page under Library Info.

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Read on for a list of new healthcare books.

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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, a new website from NIH

The US government opened a new website yesterday ( 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.

Studying for the NCLEX?

This time of year, I find that Periodicals is full of Nursing students who spend their entire day in the library. (Don’t forget to check out the Learning Commons! Reserve a group study room here.) For those of you who are studying for the NCLEX exam, here are some good materials:

Mosby’s comprehensive review of nursing for the NCLEX-RN examination 20th ed. (2012, on reserve, catalog record)

Saunders Q&A review for the NCLEX-RN examination 5th ed. (2012, in the reference section, catalog record)

NCLEX-RN : strategies, practice, and review 2011-2012 ed. (in the reference section, catalog record)

RefWorks and PubMed workshops next week!


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.


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:

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


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.

Periodicals Spotlight: Nursing

Today’s featured periodical is Nursing.

Publisher’s Description: Provides practical, hands-on information to nurses. Readers say the journal is their first choice for quick-read updates on the most comprehensive range of nursing topics, including clinical and professional information on drugs, diseases, nursing care strategies, and legal/ethical issues.

Topics By the Cover –

Issues Per Year: 12

Sullivan Library Has: 1971 – 2007 in microfilm format; 2008 – present in print format.

Electronic Database Availability: Issues are available in full-text in EBSCOhost’s Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition from Jan 1, 1975 to August 24, 2007. Log-in via