Last month, we posted about one of our comprehensive ebook collections, Ebook Central. This month, we look at a specialty collection, Springer Ebooks.
Thousands of books are available in this collection, focusing on the sciences, but also including business, psychology, mathematics, geography, and engineering. Millions more articles are available on these same topics. This Springer Collection’s main strength is the vast variety of medical and health ebooks, perfect for our nursing and allied professions students.
Remote access is available with your AccessECC ID and password. If you need help using Springer, please contact the Reference Librarians at email@example.com or 847-214-7354.
–Written by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian
Start your year off right by getting your time management on the right track!
The ever-popular student planners are available FREE to students around campus. The library has planners at the Circulation Desk, and both Reference Desks (1st and 2nd floor). These planners contain the Academic Calendar for the 2019-2020 year, important phone numbers and locations of services, information about courses, planning, transcripts, and Student Life, Student Services, and more.
Thank you Kristy Yemm- Pemrick in Circulation for the idea for the post!
Did you know that the library has an FAQ? It is located on our website under How Do I? While the FAQ is open to everyone, we have a special tag for faculty where you can see just the questions that are faculty focused.
The library has a subscription to the New York Times digital edition. This is the web version of the New York Times, rather than a database version. It includes full access to all articles dating back to 1851 right from a mobile device or a computer. You can register to have free, personal access through this new subscription. Here are the steps:
Using a student.elgin.edu or elgin.edu email account, create a personal account for full access to NYT from 1851-present.
Account registration works best in a Chrome browser.
You only need to register at this link once. After that, you can go directly to nytimes.com and login with your personal account.
Access to the New York Times in text form for student research is still available through the library’s newspaper databases.
We all know that navigating and evaluating the world of online information has become increasingly difficult. The ECC Library has some new and useful tools to help:
• Developed by Librarian Jen Schlau, this video tutorial, Media Bias, teaches students how to identify and evaluate bias and determine high journalistic quality in news sources. (20 min.)
• Librarians Maria Bagshaw and Julie Keating suggest this open source e-book: Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers by Michael Caulfield. This e-book is a practical and accessible guide that uses real world, relatable examples that will be familiar to students.
• You can find these and many more librarian-vetted resources for helping your students evaluate information in the library’s research guide,Thinking Critically About the News.
• For easy access to authoritative news, you and your students can have a free subscription to the digital New York Times, simply by registering with your ECC email. (This access is provided by the paid ECC Library subscription to the digital NYT.)
• To schedule a library visit or to discuss our many resources, contact the reference and instruction librarians at firstname.lastname@example.org or x7354, We’d love to hear from you! Contact Stacey Shah email@example.com for information on our embedded librarian program for your D2L course.
–Submitted by Marge Schildknecht, Public Services Librarian
NoodleToolsis an online tool that can assist you in organizing your research, including notecards, sharing, and creating your bibliography/works cited page. See the NoodleTools Research Guide for step-by-step instructions.
The Write Place offers writing assistance. They are located in Building B, Room B274. Any student or ECC employee can use this service. Stop by Building B, Room B274, or call 847-214-7480 for information. Hours: Monday and Tuesday9 am to 7 pm (closed from 3 to 4 pm), Wednesday and Thursday 9 am to 6 pm (closed from 3 to 4 pm) and Friday 10 am to 1 pm.
Don’t forget that you can also get personalized citation help from the ECC Librarians. We are available during all of our library hours (many nights until 10 p.m.) and have experience in the various formats. Contact us by email, chat, text, phone, and in person.