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

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

New Summer Books @ Sullivan Library

Here is a taste of some of the books that we have purchased so far this summer!…

344.4104 D541L Legal aspects of occupational therapy
362.17 M992C Community Practice in occupational therapy: a guide to serving the community
616.8916 OC1 Occupational therapy in mental health: a vision for participation
808.02 L567P Principles of writing research papers
371.9046 C787F From inclusion to engagement: helping students engage with schooling through policy and practice
610.73 G82M Maternal newborn nursing care plans
618.9702 C191 Caring for older adults holistically
618.9702 F229P The physiological effects of ageing: implications for nursing practice

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

2011 Nursing Career Directory for free

Similar to last year, Lippincott has made the 2011 Nursing Career Directory freely available on the Internet. This is supplement to volume 41, issue 1 (January 2011) for the Nursing2011 periodical.

Here are some sample articles:

1. 2011 calendar of conferences

2. Go get your dream job

3. How new graduates can gain a competitive edge

4. If life is the test, prepare yourself to ace it!

5. Volunteers make the difference

6. Your guide to certification

Access to Nursing2011

Nursing2011 is available to Dominican College students in the following ways:

1. Electronically – go to the database sign-in page and log in

– Access the document via Serial Solution (see these example instructions) by searching for Nursing

– Look for Nursing (Jenkintown, Pa.)  (0360-4039)

Choose a database name

2. In print/microfilm format from 1971 to present.

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