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Join Theresa in the Computer Lab for the July Library Workshops

APA Style & SmarThinking

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of APA style in order to write your paper within the correct format that is free of plagiarism.

Learn how SmarThinking can help tutor you online in a variety of different subjects.

Presentation Skills

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m.

Includes information on PowerPoint, creating outlines, and tips on giving

a dynamic presentation.

Research Skills

Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of how to properly do research so that you can write with authority.

Join Karen in the Library for these exciting workshops:

SmarThinking on July 8th at 1:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.

Introduction to APA on July 17th at 1p.m. or 5:30 p.m.

June Workshops:

Join the librarian in the Success Lab on:

Tuesday, June 17th at 1pm:

APA and SmarThinking

Wednesday, June 18th at 5pm:

APA and SmarThinking

Hope to see you all there!

 

Join Anisa in the Success Lab for:

APA and SmarThinking Workshops on:

Tuesday, May 13th starting at 1pm

Wednesday, May 14th starting at 5pm

Hope to see you all there.

Library Tech Tip:

Downloading E-books on Ebrary

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Greetings EU students and faculty members,

Welcome back for the start of the Summer A term!

One of the most useful resources available to our online and on-campus students is Ebrary, a library database which our university subscribes to. Through Ebrary, students and faculty have access to over 113,000 e-books. This collection of reputable, scholarly material draws from topics in all academic subject areas, including those that relate to what is taught in EU’s academic degree programs.

 Ebrary has a number of interesting features that you can use to refine, manage and cross-reference your searches. While you can opt to read the e-books on the Ebrary site itself and save them to a Bookshelf for later use, the ability to download e-books to your computer, tablet or mobile device will allow you to access them later, even without Internet access.

 To download e-books to a laptop or desktop computer, log into the EU library site at http://www.evergladeslibrary.com  and then click on the Ebrary link, in the left-hand column of the big blue box. When you find a title you want to download, click on the Download button at the top of the page, which looks like this:

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 This will prompt you to download a program called Adobe Digital Editions (sort of similar to Adobe Reader, which is used to view PDF files). The file type you will be downloading is a .acsm file. You can quickly install ADE for free, and once this is installed, you’ll be able to download an e-book from Ebrary directly to ADE, a visual platform that allows for easier flipping from page to page. NOTE: E-books will stay on ADE for two weeks; after that, they will time out and become unreadable. However, if you want to keep reading a title after two weeks have passed, simply delete this expired version of the e-book from ADE, then log back on to Ebrary following the steps above, and download the title again.

 To download to a tablet or mobile device, there are two options: (a) transferring to your mobile device or tablet an e-book that was already downloaded to a laptop or desktop computer; or (b) downloading a title directly from the Ebrary app on a device or tablet.

 To read about how to transfer to your mobile device or tablet an e-book that was already downloaded to your laptop or desktop computer, click here.

 To download a title from the Ebrary app: search for the Ebrary app, which is a free download. Once the app is installed, go to a computer and log into Ebrary through the EU library site. Once you are logged in, click on the ‘My Settings’ link. Here you have the ability to connect your Ebrary account to your Facebook log-in. Once Ebrary and Facebook are connected, log into the Ebrary app on your tablet or mobile device, and then you can search through titles and download them to a reading app on your device that is capable of reading .acsm files (these might include Aldiko or BlueFire).

(Please note that the use of Facebook to log-in to the app has no connection to EU at all, and is solely a transaction between the companies Ebrary and Facebook. It is a step that facilitates access to the app without having to first authenticate you through the EU library site, which has a different username and password than a student’s actual Ebrary account has. Using the Facebook option is not necessary in order to download a title to a mobile device, as mentioned above).

 NOTE: The process for downloading onto a Kindle Fire is somewhat different and can be accessed at this link.

 For more details on Ebrary’s downloading options as they relate to a variety of devices, see this page. Also, please note that not all titles on Ebrary might be currently available for full-text downloading.

 Please let the EU library know if we can assist you with any questions you might have about Ebrary or the research process in general.We wish you best of luck in your summer studies!

          Natural Standard

Over 75% of consumers worldwide take supplements, and many complementary and alternative medicine treatments are becoming widely used. Are they safe? Are they effective? How do these supplements interact with prescription medications? 

Natural Standard was founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based answers to these questions. This database provides information about complementary and alternative medicine, including dietary supplements and integrative therapies. The EU Libraries subscribe to the Natural Standard Database. To get complete access as an EU student or faculty member, you must click on the Natural Standard link in the blue box after logging into our library’s website, http://www.evergladeslibrary.com/

 Letter grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition. For example, St. John’s wort is an herb that has traditionally been associated with relieving symptoms of depression. How could we verify whether the available evidence provides support for this traditional belief?

When you search for St. John’s wort on Natural Standard, the first result is what’s called a professional monograph:

St. Johns wort

A professional monograph is a comprehensive, in-depth overview of a particular treatment or condition. Here, you will find information about: dosing/toxicology, clinical studies, precautions, interactions, herbal products, and more. In the ‘Evidence Grades’ section, we find that St. John’s wort received an A for treatment of mild-to-moderate depression, but a C for treatment of ADHD in children:

Specific evidence for common

Natural Standard determines its evidence grades by compiling and analyzing clinical studies that have been made available on PubMed.gov, the National Institutes of Health’s storehouse of medical information. Abstracts of the clinical studies are listed as references at the bottom of Natural Standard’s professional monographs, and links to the PubMed abstracts are usually included within the monographs, so that you can read them for yourself. (NOTE: A “C” does not necessarily denote a poor grade; it could mean that simply not enough studies have been done to determine whether or not a treatment is effective. Ds and Fs would reflect a sizable amount of evidence indicating that the remedy is ineffective and/or dangerous for the listed condition).

If you have any questions about Natural Standard, or about any EU library topics, please feel free to contact your campus librarian.

Best of luck to everyone for a successful Winter D term!

April Workshops for Sarasota Campus

Join Anisa in the Student Success Lab for 30 minute workshop sessions!

Tuesday, April 15th at 1pm: SmarThinking & APA Style

Wednesday, April 16th at 5pm: SmarThinking & APA Style

Hope to see you all there.

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