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National Aviation Day: August 19th

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Photo: http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/national-aviation-day 

“National Aviation Day is observed in the United States on August 19 each year to celebrate the history and development of the aviation. It coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright who, together with his brother Wilbur, made significant contributions to powered flight” (“National Aviation Day,” 2013).

Here is a glimpse at some of the resources the EU library has for you on the world of aviation:

Books/DVDs:

Search within the library catalog to see what is available:

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   629.13 WIN 1998                D CEN 2004                    R 629.133 OC

Remember: If you see a title at another location you can place a Reserve and that item can be in your hands in no time.  Just ask your campus librarian to assist you, or for further information on this process.

eBooks from the eBrary collection:

Browse the eBooks from eBrary to see what you can download:

American Carrier Air Power at the Dawn of a New Century

The Flight of the Century

Taking Flight

Remember: you can download eBooks to various portable devices like the Android, iPad, iPhone, and iPad touch.

Library databases:

Browse the numerous databases for articles, statistics, and reports:

Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN)

Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection (InfoTrac)

ProQuest

Newly Added “Green” Resources at the Sarasota Campus

Hello all,

Take a look at the newly added “green” resources at the Sarasota campus!  Orlando and Boca students if you see something you want we can get it to you by an Inter Library Loan!  If you need assistance placing an ILL just ask your campus librarian and they will be able not only to reserve the item for you BUT also show you how to do it yourself.

Construction Criteria Base (CCB) from the National Institute of Building Sciences

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The EU library has added a new database link to our list of online databases:

Construction Criteria Base (CCB) 

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Construction Criteria Base (CCB) is an extensive electronic library of construction guide specifications, manuals, standards, and other essential criteria documents. Published and updated continuously, CCB contains the complete unabridged, approved, current electronic equivalents of over 10,000 documents direct from participating federal agencies. Below are examples of what you can find in the CCB:

  • A Regulations Library with information about OSHA, accessibility, and environmental  regulations
  • A CAD Library, including CAD and BIM resources from federal agencies
  • A Specifications Library, including United Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS)
  • A Documents Library, with building criteria for the Department of Defense, Army, Air Force, Navy, NASA, the VA, and other federal agencies

Documents are available as PDFs and as word-processing formats. You can search through all of the CCB’s content by using its main search box or its Advanced Search link.

To access the CCB, go to http://www.evergladeslibrary.com/  and then log in with your Username (Student ID number) and Password (last 4 digits of your SSN; if first digit is a zero, replace it with a one). The CCB is located in the left-hand column in the big blue box.

 If you have any questions about accessing or using the CCB or any of our academic databases, ask your EU librarian!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Hi guys! 

Promote Mental Health Awareness Month by staying informed!!  There are many ways we all can stay informed but the most important one is doing the research. 

Did you know that you can access numerous books for information on mental health from your EU campus library collection like:

EU Altamonte Springs campus: 616.89 ABC 2008

EU Boca Raton campus: 378.19713 Kad 2004

EU Sarasota campus: 616.85 Mar 2003

You can also search our ebrary collection:

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And, don’t forget about the databases:

Access thousands of articles through our various databases like the EBSCOhost Medical Research Databases, ProQuest and InfoTrac which are located in the the Library Information Resource Network (LIRN) link, just to name a few.  Simply type in your search term such as “mental health” in quotation marks and search away! 

Here are a few articles results that popped up when using EBSCOhost:

Bulbrook, K., Carey, T., Lenthall, S., Byers, L., & Behan, K. (2012). Treating mental health in remote communities: What do remote health practitioners need?. Rural And Remote Health, 12(4), 2346.

Pierre, J. (2012). Mental illness and mental health: Is the glass half empty or half full?. Canadian Journal Of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne De Psychiatrie, 57(11), 651-658.

Wildeman, S. (2013). Protecting rights and building capacities: Challenges to global mental health policy in light of the convention on the rights of persons with  disabilities. Journal Of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 41(1), 48-73. doi:10.1111/jlme.12005

Also, if you browse the Everglades University website you will also find helpful links.  Just click the “Current Students” tab select “Safety and Secuity” and there you will find the “Useful Links” tab on the left where you can access important information.  Click the hyperlink to take a look:

 http://www.evergladesuniversity.edu/safety-and-security-useful-links.asp

Five Awesome Tips for Using LinkedIn

If you’re graduating soon, you’re probably revising your resume and thinking about cover letters and interviews. Have you also thought about creating a profile on LinkedIn? LinkedIn is a social media network for professionals. It’s a great way to connect with colleagues and classmates and to network regarding future opportunities. It’s also a great way to keep up with news and best practices in your industry.

  1. Don’t make your profile an exact replica of your resume. This space  gives you more of a chance to elaborate on your specific experiences and achievements than a resume does.
  2. Make sure you have a great photo! It should be of your head and shoulders and preferably in natural light. Don’t forget to smile!
  3. The new LinkedIn profile gives you the opportunity to write a customized headline. Make it interesting! “Alternative Medicine Student. Central Florida. Chinese Medicine, Medical Research Methods, Exercise Science.” is so much more informative than “Everglades University Student”.
  4. Join groups! This is a great way to meet other people in your field and stay abreast of news and events.
  5. Keep it professional. This is a resource for professionals, so it should go without saying that you shouldn’t post anything on there that you wouldn’t want a future (or current) employer to see.

Are you interested in learning more about making the best of your LinkedIn profile? If you’re on the EU Orlando campus, come to one of the Library and Student Services Workshops on “Getting the Interview” and the new “LinkedIn Profile” on Tuesday, March 19th at 1pm and 5pm or on Wednesday, March 20th at 5:00pm.

Additional Questions? E-Mail Sara at sgonzalez@evergladesuniversity.edu

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Five Awesome Tips for Starting a Blog

Obviously, we’re big supporters of the blog here at EU! Blogging can be a great way to share information and start a discussion among an online community. Do you have something you’d like to share? Thinking about creating your own blog, but don’t know where to start? Below are some tips to get you started!

  1. Have a clear purpose. What do you want to blog about? You can write or share whatever you want, but if your posts are all over the place without anything to link them together, readers will find it difficult to connect with you- and won’t stick around.
  2. Come up with a great name. It should ideally  reflect your blog’s content and be easy to remember. If it’s catchy, then that’s even better.
  3. Post regularly. You want to make sure that your audience is engaged and invested in your content. They can’t be if you don’t post often enough or if you post too much! You want to strive for at least once a week, but no more than once per day.
  4. Make sure that your content is neat. Spell check. Proofread. Make it legible.
  5. Have fun! If you’re not enjoying it, you shouldn’t be doing it.

Questions? E-mail Sara at sgonzalez@evergladesuniversity.edu. If you’re on the EU Orlando campus, sign up in the library for the next Blogging 101 workshop! (It’s March 12th at 1:00pm.)

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Boca Raton Research Exhibition

Many faculty members and students at EU are involved in interesting research projects that they undertake both in class, and in extra-curricular contexts.

EU’s Boca Raton campus held a Research Exhibition on January 22nd. This event allowed students to take a 30-minute break from class in order to hear about some of these EU-related research projects, all while snacking on some sandwiches and chips. The event was coordinated by the Boca Raton campus library.

Faculty members David Mark, Susan Proctor and Karen Scotti presented, along with an EU student. Mr. Mark, who teaches English Composition and American Literature classes, is a creative writer in his spare time, and he read one of his short stories to the attendees. Ms. Proctor is engaged in research involving nutrition and wellness, and at the event she spoke about a book that she wrote, which is available in e-book format on Amazon. Dr. Scotti, an animal chiropractor, brought in a stuffed dog and showed how she uses chiropractic tools and techniques on animals that she meets on house calls.

Afterwards, students were able to take handouts which featured some of the presenters’ work. It was a fun, unique experience! Below are pictures from the event:

Susan Proctor talks to the attendees about her wellness and nutrition research.

Susan Proctor talks to the attendees about her wellness and nutrition research.

David Mark prefaces a reading of one of his short stories.

David Mark prefaces a reading of one of his short stories.