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I need help logging on and using the online library website.

Are there e-books available? How do I access them?

How do I make a PowerPoint presentation?

APA! HELP ME!

What are “peer-reviewed” articles? Why can’t I just use search engines?

What are some Alternative Medicine resources and how do I use them?

What are some Alternative/Renewable Energy resources?

What are some Aviation resources and how do I use them?

What are some Business/Entrepreneurship resources and how do I use them?

What are some Construction resources and how do I use them?

What are some Crisis and Disaster Management resources and how do I use them?

What are some General Education resources?

What is “ProQuest” and how do I use it?

How do I use LIRNSearch?

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I need help logging into and using the Library website.

   Library Orientation for Online Students:   ONLINE LIB TUT

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Logging into the Library Website  www.evergladeslibrary.com

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Are e-books available? How do I access them?

Yes! The EU libraries subscribe to a number of sources that feature e-books but by far our largest and most comprehensive collection is ebrary. Ebrary is a collection of over 70, 000 electronic books covering all academic subject areas. You can find ebrary by logging into the Library website. Once in, click on DATABASE LINKS and then click on ebrary.

After clicking on the link you will be able to search, save, take notes in, and download e-books to your own personal “book shelf”. Click on the link below for a step-by-step guide and introduction to ebrary.

Click here to watch the ebrary tutorial video

How do I make a PowerPoint presentation?

PowerPoint is a powerful tool for creating dynamic presentations.

Watch the video below for a walk-through introduction to using PowerPoint. Click the cog to adjust the video quality.

Click here to view a video tutorial on using PowerPoint.

APA! HELP ME!

EU requires all students to use the guidelines for style and format as outlined by the American Psychological Association (APA) in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition.

Students new to APA Style or academic writing in general may find the numerous rules challenging to remember and implement. But relax, your EU Faculty and Librarians are here to help you master APA. Here are some of the resources available.

Video Resources:

Click here to watch an  instructional video on the basics of APA

APA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Your library staff have created a list of frequently asked questions about APA style and formatting. You can find it by clicking on the “Resources” tab above and “APA FAQs” in the drop-down menu. Or you can click the link below:

APA FAQs Page

Downloads:

Word Docs:

Online Resources:

The OWL at Purdue APA Formatting and Style Guide

University of Maryland APA Citation Examples

Son of Citation Machine

Reed Deer College’s Citation Builder

What are “peer-reviewed” articles? Why can’t I just use search engines?

Good question! Watch the video below or/and skip to the text.

Click here to watch a video on Peer Reviewed Articles vs. Internet Sites.

Peer-reviewed articles, also called refereed articles, are articles that have gone through a publishing process designed to encourage high academic standards and quality of writing. This process is slightly different for every publisher but generally it involves an article being critiqued by a group of academic peers in the same field as the author. After this critique or review the author can then make changes as needed. The entire process happens prior to publishing thus ensuring high-quality, up-to-date, scholarly material.

What about search engines?

Search engines are great for finding information on the web. However, most of the information retrieved from thewebby using search engines is free or requires the searcher to pay for access.  Generally, search engines will not enable you to access very many peer-reviewed articles, if any, as most peer-reviewed articles are copyrighted, licensed, and proprietary. The EU library databases contain copyrighted, licensed, proprietary information that is not free or accessible without a subscription. The EU Libraries pay yearly subscription fees for its databases just like it pays yearly subscription fees for its print journals, magazines, and newspapers. As an EU student you have access to these paid, high-quality resources.

What are some Alternative Medicine resources and how do I use them?

Watch the video below for an introduction to finding and using some of EU’s Alternative Medicine.

Click here to watch a video on Alternative Medicine resources.

Here is a list of Alternative Medicine resources available through EU’s library databases:

  • AltHealth Watch (EBSCO) – Full text access to over 180 journals focused on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness; also includes hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, and original research and book excerpts.
  • CINAHL (EBSCO) – Full text access to more than 770 nursing & allied health journals.
  • Culinary Arts Collection (LIRN InfoTrac) –150 major cooking and nutrition magazines.
  • Health Reference Center Academic (LIRN InfoTrac) – Multi-source database providing access to full-text nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources.
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center (LIRN InfoTrac) – Includes nearly 400 full text health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos, articles from 2,200 general interest publications, and a broad collection of reference titles.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO) – 550 scholarly full text medical journals; includes drug guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
  • MEDLINE (EBSCO) – Full text access to more than 1,470 medical journals.
  • Natural Standard Research Collaboration –Scholarly database of high-quality, evidence-based systematic reviews on dietary herbs & supplements and CAM therapies. Includes interactions and nutrient depletions checker.
  • Nursing & Allied Health Collection (LIRN InfoTrac) – 400 full text nursing & allied health titles.
  • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source (LIRN) –Full text nursing and allied health including journals, evidence-based resources, video, dissertations, reference books and more.
  • Salem Health – Searchable Complementary and Alternative Medicine which covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and health-related issues.

What are some Alternative/Renewable Energy resources?

Watch the video below for an introduction to finding and using some of EU’s Alternative/Renewable Energy Resources.

Click here to watch a video on AREM resources.

Here is a list of Alternative/Renewable resources available through EU’s library databases:

  • eLibrary (LIRN) – Full text alternative energy publications; includes ProQuest Essential pages which gather the best articles, images, videos, and web content on your topic.
  • Energy & Power Source (EBSCO) – Full text energy and power industry publications; topics include petroleum, natural gas, electric power, coal, nuclear power, renewable energy, and more.
  • Environment Studies & Policy Collection (LIRN InfoTrac) –Full text publications providing coverage of environmental issues and policies.
  • GreenFILE (EBSCO) –Scholarly, government and general-interest titles; includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
  • LexisNexis Academic – Full text energy news and legal publications; includes Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company financial data.
  • ProQuest (LIRN) – Full text energy and power industry publications; includes Data & Reports search to target your results to reports and other published materials with data on companies, industries and markets.

What are some Aviation resources and how do I use them?

Watch the video below for an introduction to finding and using some of EU’s Aviation resources.

Click here to watch a video on using Aviation resources.

Here is a list of Aviation resources available through EU’s library databases:

  • Aviation Week Intelligence Network – Full text aviation and aerospace publications, fleet data for over 120,000 aircraft, and specifications on over 3,100 aircraft, engines, spacecraft, weapons, and electronics systems.
  • Hospitality, Tourism, & Leisure Collection (InfoTrac) – Nearly 500 full text journals covering both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field.
  • LexisNexis Academic – Over 6,000 full text news, business and legal sources; includes Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company financial data.
  • ProQuest – Full text aviation and aerospace publications including Aviation History, Air & Space Power Journal, and more

What are some Business/Entrepreneurship resources and how do I use them?

Watch the video below for an introduction to finding and using some of EU’s Business/Entrepreneurship resources.

Click here to watch a video on using Business and Entrepreneurship resources.

Here is a list of Business/Entrepreneurship resources available through EU’s library databases:

  • Business & Company Resource Center (LIRN InfoTrac) – Includes company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and full-text periodicals.
  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Center (EBSCO) – Full text articles, benchmarks, and best practices selected from thousands of scholarly journals and trade and industry publications.
  • Business Economics & Theory Collection (LIRN InfoTrac) – 450 full text economic journals; also includes videos that contain business news coverage and interviews with CEO’s.
  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO) – Definitive full text, scholarly business database; also includes reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, Harvard Business videos, and more.
  • Entrepreneurial Studies Source (EBSCO) –Full text entrepreneurship and small business periodicals, reference books, case studies, thousands of company profiles and videos.
  •  Historical Encyclopedia of American Business – Complete historical view of all aspects of American Business
  • LexisNexis Academic - Over 6,000 full text news, business and legal sources; includes Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company financial data.
  • ProQuest (LIRN) – Full text business and financial publications; includes Data & Reports search to target your results to reports and other published materials with data on companies, industries and markets.

What are some Construction resources and how do I use them?

Click the link below for an introduction to finding and using some of EU’s Construction resources.

Click here to watch the tutorial video for Construction resources

Here is a list of Construction resources available through EU’s library databases:

  • BuildingGreen Suite – Provides online versions of GreenSpec product listings, high-quality articles about green buildings, peer-to-peer comments, and more than 250 project case studies.
  • Business & Company Resource Center (InfoTrac) – Includes company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and full-text periodicals.
  • GreenFILE – Scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
  • Home Improvement Collection (InfoTrac) – 200 home-improvement focused titles; covers such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.
  • LexisNexis Academic – Full text construction industry publications; includes Data & Reports search to target your results to reports and other published materials with data on companies, industries and markets.
  • ProQuest (LIRN) – Full text business and financial publications; includes Data & Reports search to target your results to reports and other published materials with data on companies, industries and markets.

What are some Crisis and Disaster Management resources?

Watch the video below for an introduction to finding and using some of EU’s Crisis and Disaster Management Resources.

Click here to view a video on using Crisis and Disaster Management Resources.

Here is a list of Crisis and Disaster Management resources available through EU’s library databases:

  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Center (EBSCO) – Full text articles, benchmarks, and best practices selected from thousands of scholarly journals and trade and industry publications.
  • Homeland Security Digital Library: Provides access to thousands of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management (Note: requires user to register for a password-protected account).
  • LexisNexis Academic – Full text industry publications; includes Data & Reports search to target your results to reports and other published materials with data on companies, industries and markets.
  • ProQuest (LIRN) – Full text publications including Disaster Prevention & Management, and more.
  • InfoTrac (LIRN) – Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources, covering the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

What are some General Education resources?

Watch the video below for a walk-through introduction to using some of our General Education resources.

Click here to view a video tutorial on using General Education resources.

Here is a list of General Education resources available through EU’s library databases:

  • Academic OneFile, Expanded Academic ASAP, and General OneFile (LIRN InfoTrac) – Full text articles covering physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and many general interest topics.
  •  Credo Reference (LIRN) – Full text access to 525 reference titles covering every major subject area.
  • ebrary – A collection of over 70,000 electronic books covering all academic subject areas.  Use the Bookshelf feature to save books you would like to revisit.
  • eLibrary (LIRN) – Full text articles, transcripts, magazines, newspapers, reference books, radio programs, images, maps, and unique educational audio/video resources; also includes the complete works of Shakespeare and other classic literature resources.
  • LexisNexis Academic - Over 6,000 full text news, business and legal sources; includes Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company financial data.
  • Literature Resources from Gale (LIRN InfoTrac) – Full text literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
  • Opposing Viewpoints (LIRN InfoTrac) – Viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.
  • ProQuest (LIRN) – Full text articles in every subject area.
  • Psychology Collection (LIRN InfoTrac) – access to nearly 500 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
  • Student Resources in Context (LIRN InfoTrac) – Trusted alternative to Google and Wikipedia; portal offers an authoritative selection of primary sources, overviews, videos, and more.

What is “ProQuest” and how do I use it?

To see how to navigate to and use ProQuest for research watch the video linked below.

Click here to watch the ProQuest tutorial video

ProQuest is database available through the EU Library website. In it, you can find academic resources spanning all academic fields. To find ProQuest log into the EU Library website through the Library Splash page. Once logged in click the link under “Everglades University Databases” named “LIRN (Library Information Resources Network) Everglades University”. A window will pop-up giving you more options to choose from. Click “Connect to ProQuest”.

How do I use LIRNSearch?

LIRNSearch is a powerful tool for searching across LIRN (Library and Information Resources Network) databases such as Gale InfoTrac, ProQuest, Credo Reference, etc. Below is a step-by-step video on using LIRNSearch.

Click here to view a video on using LIRNSearch.

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