Resource Spotlight: CINAHL Plus with Full Text

CINAHL_PlusFT_Logo-04From EBSCO: CINAHL Plus with Full Text covers a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. It includes full text of over 770 journals in the nursing and health sciences discipline.

CINAHL can be accessed through our Article Databases list or through EBSCO.

If you haven’t used CINAHL yet, this Help Sheet is a great place to start, or view this tutorial on basic searching:

For questions about using this database or researching, please contact the librarians in Building C or ask your instructor.

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—Written by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian
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Ebrary is now called Ebook Central

Looking for Ebrary? Ebrary has changed its name to Ebook Central!

With Ebook Central, you have the same links, resources, and functionality as with Ebrary.

Check out the video below on how to use Ebook Central. Ask a librarian if you need assistance in using this resource, or if you have any questions.

Suicide Prevention Week is September 10-16, 2017

Suicide prevention

I’m In:
Inspired, Informed, Involved

That is the theme of this year’s National Suicide Prevention Month.

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Library resources: (includes Ebooks available with your activated library card)

Other resources:

  • Follow @AASuicidology on Twitter
  • Contact the ECC Wellness Professionals at 847-214-7390. They have crisis intervention and support groups to assist you.
  • 1-800-SUICIDE  (1-800-784-2433)
  • Depression Hotline (630) 482-9696
  • Para obtener asistencia en español llame al 1-888-628-9454 

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Maria2016(2)–Written by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian

Online Teaching Survival Guide Book Review

Online teachingThe Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips by Judith Boettcher and Rita-Marie Conrad
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Although published in 2010, this useful guide is a great option for anyone looking to set up an online course from scratch, or for an instructor implementing an online curriculum.

Boettcher and Conrad provide a general overview of best teaching practices in Part One, including guidance on creating a supportive community, providing a mix of synchronous and asynchronous activities, asking for feedback, and wrapping up in a meaningful way. Part Two divides the course into various phases of the class, including “course beginning”, “early middle”, “late middle” and “closing weeks” so the reader can easily use the tips and tools that most match the phase he/she is teaching. The authors give thought-provoking questions throughout that the teacher can think about as part of the course, or use in the class to spur on critical thinking and creating community.

Having taught online classes, I can say that the advice, tips, scholarship, and focus are all useful from day one and many of the items that I have used within my classroom have worked well and have added value and to the students’ successes.

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—Submitted by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian

Library closed for Labor Day Weekend

 

 

Labor day

The library will be closed for Labor Day Weekend from Saturday, September 2-Monday, September 4.  We will reopen on Tuesday, September 5 at 7:45 a.m.

Remember that most of the library‘s online resources are accessible 24/7 with a current student ID/library card, so make sure to have your card up to date by calling 847-214-7337 or emailing us at circdesk@elgin.edu. Enjoy the long weekend!

Image via LPHR Group (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cpasqueretta/)

 

Get your library card activated!

librarycardNeed to have your information on the go?  Access information from home 24/7? Get a head start on your research?  Then you need to have your library card!

Bring your Student Picture ID to the library to have the barcode on the back activated.  Student IDs can be obtained from the Student Life Office.

Library cards, once activated, expire when your Student ID expires. 

Please contact the Circulation Desk at 847-214-7337 or email circdesk@elgin.edu if you have questions or to activate your card remotely.

Resource Spotlight: New databases!

new-32199_1280The library has three new databases to add to its digital collections, just in time for Fall semester.

19thNineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
This newspaper collection includes digital images of articles and full pages, including illustrations and advertising.

slaverySlavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive
This collection is devoted to understanding slavery from a scholarly, multinational perspective.

timesThe Times Digital Archive
First published in 1785, this London newspaper is considered to be the world’s “newspaper of record” and covers more than 200 years of history.

For other primary resources available to students and faculty, see our Primary Sources Research Guide.