May 12, 2020 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of nursing icon Florence Nightingale!
The library team is responding to the changing face of the pandemic by gathering a range of content on COVID-19 into the library for your access.
In addition to the open access links to current research on the virus, find:
The Librarians will continue to bring you new resources as they come to our attention.
Maps & Visuals: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Brought to you from international health agencies such as the WHO and the U.S. CDC as well as institutions like Stanford University and The University of Washington.
Open Access Research for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
A number of journal publishers, in addition to the international and domestic public health agencies (e.g.WHO, CDC) are providing free access to current research on the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.
MedCram Videos on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Current and relevant information about the pandemic on YouTube
January 9, 2020
Do you find yourself at a loss when looking for healthcare statistics ? The library has a guide to help you understand, locate and use healthcare datasets from home and around the world. Access content on the topics of:
Getting Started with Statistics: difference between data and stats, access to healthcare workforce statistics, tutorials and online units on data analysis, data management in research, data distributions, study design, probability, variables, distributions and intervals.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: links to statistics gathered by various agencies of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services including: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Mental Health.
Epidemiology and Other Health Factors: epidemiology statistics & datasets and applications for managing the data
You can access that page by scrolling to the foot of any page in the library and clicking on the link to Healthcare Statistics & Datasets.
Health & Medical News Sources
Not only is the library rich in news on COVID-19 and the fight to treat people and find a vaccine. There is a great deal of other health related news available to you through this university resource.
Here are some of the resources featuring content on health news for you to explore, subscribe to for your daily or weekly dose, or simply browse.
Do you have a process for gathering citations for your projects, or is it a mad scramble to get them together when you are done the writing?
Refworks is the solution for organizing your citations as soon as you collect them. It is also a tool for generating your reference lists, after double-checking citations all for accuracy, using your APA Publication Manual or an online resource such as the OWL at Purdue. For information on APA access the library guide, APA Style Writing and CItation.
To learn about how to sign up for a RefWorks account through the library and where to find information on how to use it, there is information in the library to assist.
The librarians are available via email: 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Your team of librarians wishes you all Happy Holidays!
Did you know that the Virtual Library is online accessible year round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
As long as you have an internet connection, you can access the library and the resources.
Did you know that the librarians are here to answer your email reference questions,
7 days a week, 365 days a year?
So when you get bored entertaining the children, surfing the web, watching movies and making sourdough bread, reach out to your lonely librarians who are just waiting for you to ask them a reference question.
How do you reach the librarians, you ask?
Send an email to:
The librarians would like to bring to your attention an open source research workflow/sharing tool (free to use!).
Have you ever wondered how the impact of individual articles and journals is determined, or how scholarly credibility is measured at the author level?
The librarians have prepared a guide to this complex topic, providing an overview of library and open web resources that assist with measuring research impact through:
1. Citation Tracking – article, author
2. Journal Impact Tracking – journal
3. Altmetrics – author, journal/other formats, article
To access this comprehensive guide click on the link to the Research Guides section in the library (using the links found on the foot of every library page.
Have you ever tried to find out how to access the library on a mobile device, or how to use an ereader? What about how to use video-conferencing software? Many of these types of skill sets are invaluable for students in the online learning environment.
To assist with these and other questions, the librarians have combined existing library pages and added new information to create a multi-page guide featuring a range of very practical hard and soft skills to support student success.
The Student Success in Online Learning guide currently features the following topics:
|Academic Integrity & Plagiarism||APA Style & Writing||Critical Thinking Online|
|eReaders||Evaluating Online Sources||Learning Styles|
|Mobile Device Access||NET Etiquette||Note Taking | Document Sharing|
|Open Science Framework (Sharing Research)||RefWorks (Citation Management)||Studying | Test Taking|
|Time | Task Management||Videoconferencing Applications|
For assistance with these or any other topics in the library, please reach out to the librarians at: