Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Trial: Nursing Education in Video

The library is running a trial (through Sept 30) to a new video database from Alexander Street Press:

Nursing Education in Video.

Here's what they have to say about the collection (this is from Alexander Street Press):


Nursing Education in Video is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. The collection's wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives allow students and practitioners to see, experience, and study nursing techniques and theories in ways never before possible. Nursing Education in Video's suite of tools—searches and browses powered by Semantic Indexing™ and searchable transcripts synchronized to video—give the ability to drill down in seconds to find the footage of interest from hundreds of hours of video. The collection features full videos, rather than just short clips, providing for the most comprehensive nursing education video collection ever assembled.

The videos in this collection have been created by Medcom-Trainex, the world’s leading producer of nursing education videos. These videos have earned more than 50 major awards for excellence, including the prestigious Emmy award. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS. More information about Medcom-Trainex and the advisory board can be found at


As with all trials, we welcome feedback!


Welcome Back!

Clemens and Alcuin Library staff wish you success this academic year! Stop by if you need help with your research project, want to check out a DVD, need a quiet place to study or to check out a book!

Hours for the library can be found here.

Questions? Ask a Librarian!


Cool Apps: Dropbox

Access your files anywhere, anytime without having to use a USB drive, e-mail yourself attachments, or use networked file sharing. Sound good? It is! Dropbox is a terrific solution to accessing your files on multiple computers, your mobile phone, and online anytime. It’s as simple and straightforward to use as dragging and dropping them into your Dropbox.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Borrow an iPad!

The Libraries now each have an iPad available for checkout. Stop at either Circulation Desk to check one out for a day. Here are a few of the apps and iBooks currently on our iPads.

Apps on the iPads
• BBC News
• GoogleEarth
• NYTimes
• Solitaire
• Pandora Radio
• Pocket Frogs
• iTranslate for iPad


• Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
• The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
• Don't Blink - James Patterson and Howard Roughan
• Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
• The Best American Humorous Short Stories – Mark Twain, O. Henry
• iPad User Guide


Monday, August 08, 2011

Trial: Novelist K-8

We recently began a trial to the database Novelist K-8. A description from the website is as follows:

“School media specialists, teachers and parents interested in helping kids locate age-appropriate books in the library will appreciate the features and depth of content contained within NoveList K-8 Plus. Designed especially for elementary and middle school students, NoveList K-8 Plus is an online database with fiction and nonfiction titles chosen specifically to support the school curriculum as well as the pleasure reading needs of students. Just type in an author, title or key words in the Find box, or browse our database by age group, and you'll access our rich collection of titles, BookTalks, Recommended Reads book lists and more. Our book jacket images, annotations and first chapter excerpts, as well as tools like Lexile scores and popularity ratings, help you to quickly find that just-right book.”

Here is the link:,uid&profile=novpk8.

Let us know what you think!