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FREE ONLINE TUTORING SERVICE FOR EU STUDENTS!

Smarthinking is a free online tutoring service that offers academic assistance in various subjects such as Writing, Reading, Mathematics, Science, Business, ESOL, Spanish, Nursing and Allied Health, and Computers and Technology.

EU online student, you can log into your Smarthinking account by going into your Blackboard course’s Course Menu, clicking on ‘Start Here,’ and then clicking on the Smarthinking icon.

If you’re an EU on-campus student all you have to do is contact your campus librarian and they will be able to assist with the registration process. 

Also keep an eye on the blog for upcoming Smarthinking on-campus workshop dates. 

Have a great day.

Research Tip: ‘Exact Phrase’ Searches

Students,

Ever been frustrated when you use a library database or an Internet search engine, and your results list features a lot of irrelevant results? Here’s a quick tip for increasing the relevance of your search results: If you are searching for a string of words and you want them to appear together, put quotation marks around them. For example: “time management” or “intellectual property law.” In almost all databases or search engines, when you put quotation marks around search terms, you are conducting what’s called an Exact Phrase search. That means your results will only include, for example, “time” and “management” right next to each other, rather than including results which feature those words but have them located in different sections of the text.

Using an Exact Phrase search will increase the relevance of your results; however, note that it will also reduce your number of results. So a good strategy might be to try searching both ways: “intellectual property law” and intellectual property law. Doing this will allow you to see some results that may not have come up during the Exact Phrase search.

Try to avoid searching for long phrases or strings of terms together, like: “intellectual property law in the United States.” It would probably be extremely rare for an article or e-book page to feature such a long string of words in that exact same order. If you want to search for results on that topic, a good way to do so would be to search for: “intellectual property law” United States. Leaving United States outside of the quotation marks ensures that those words will be searched under a basic Keyword Search, where the words are found anywhere in the document.

As with online searching in general, if at first it doesn’t succeed, try to change up your search terms altogether, or eventually you may need to try a different database.

If you have any questions about searching our databases or anything else related to your research or class assignments, please feel free to contact the EU librarians!

Virtual Display: Health Psychology

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If you’ve been to the library lately, you might have noticed one of our displays. All of the campuses work hard to offer rotating displays on a wide variety of topics. Sometimes they highlight new materials in our collection, sometimes they showcase a particular program or topic, and often they focus on titles related to a specific class that’s being offered this term.

But, what if you can’t make it to campus or you’re an online student? Why not check out some of the eBook titles listed below? These are just a sample of those that relate to Health Psychology. In order to access e-books, log-in to the Library Splash page and click on “eBrary” under E-Books in the blue databases box. You can search by the subject or by the title.

Partial List of Health Psychology Titles in eBrary

Adler N. E. & Page A. E. K. (2008). Cancer care for the whole patient: Meeting psychosocial health needs. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

Aldwin C. M., Park C. L. and Spiro A. (2007). Handbook of health psychology and aging. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Anshel, M. H. (2005). Applied exercise psychology: A practitioner’s guide to improving client health and fitness. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Beinart H. & Kennedy P. (2009). Clinical psychology in practice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Berry, D. (2004). Risk, communication and health psychology. Berkshire, GBR: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing.

Biller, H. B. (2002). Creative fitness: Applying health psychology and exercise science to everyday life. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Eshun S. & Gurung R. A. R. (2009). Culture and mental health: Sociocultural influences, theory, and practice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Friedman H. S. & Cohen Silver R.  (2006). Foundations of health psychology. Cary, NC: Oxford University Press.

Goodill, S. W. (2005). An introduction to medical Dance/Movement therapy: Health care in motion. London, GBR: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Myslobodsky, M. S. (2004). Fallacy of mother’s wisdom: A critical perspective on health psychology. River Edge, NJ: World Scientific Publishing Co.

Nichols, K. A. (2003). Psychological care for the ill and injured people: A clinical guide. Berkshire, GBR: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing.

Ogden, J. (2004). Health psychology: A textbook (3rd edition). Berkshire, GBR: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing.

Ogden, J. (2007). Health psychology: A textbook (4th edition). Buckingham, GBR: Open University Press.

Pitts, M., & Phillips, K. (1998). Psychology of health: An introduction. London, GBR: Routledge.

Plante, T. G. (2005). Contemporary clinical psychology (2nd edition). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Rout, U. R., & Rout, J. K. (2002). Stress management for primary health care professionals. Hingham, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Russell, G. (1998). Essential psychology for nurses and other health professionals. London, GBR: Routledge.

Sheldon, K. M., Williams, G., & Joiner, T. (2003). Self-determination theory in the clinic: Motivating physical and mental health. New Haven, CT, USA: Yale University Press.

Titman, P. (2010). Promoting psychological well-being in children with acute and chronic illness. London, GBR: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Yardley L. & Ussher J. M. (1997). Material discourses of health and illness. London, GBR: Routledge.

Zautra, A. J. (2003). Emotions, stress, and health. Cary, NC: Oxford University Press.

Webinar: NEW EBSCO Business Resources

Business Source Elite

Webinar: Using the EU Libraries’ New Business Databases: Business Source Elite and Small Business Reference Center

DATE: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

DESCRIPTION: The EU Libraries recently added two excellent new Business research databases: Business Source Elite, and Small Business Reference Center. Business Source Elite (an EBSCOHost Business database) offers full-text, printable and downloadable articles from nearly 1,000 business publications, as well as over 10,000 company profiles. Small Business Reference Center provides information about entrepreneurship, how to start new companies, how to write business plans, and more. Along with full-text, printable and downloadable content from nearly 400 periodicals and over 450 reference books, Small Business Reference Center features “how-to” videos, lectures, and interviews. Learn all about how to use these library databases during this live, one-hour webinar, presented by Pamela Erickson, a professional trainer from EBSCO.

INSTRUCTIONS: To register for this webinar, go to: http://bit.ly/Wv9JNS

After registering, you will get a confirmation email sent to your Inbox. Five to ten minutes before the webinar’s start time on April 17th, go to the attendee link that you received in your confirmation email.

Questions? Contact your librarians!

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Easter Break

Attention All On-Campus Students, Faculty and Staff!

This is just a reminder that there will be no classes on Saturday, March 30th or Monday, April 1st! The last day of class for Wednesday-Saturday students will be Wednesday, March 27th. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Shift students will meet for the first day of their next term on Tuesday, April 2nd. The campus and the library will continue to be open during regularly scheduled hours.

If you have any questions, please contact your administrators.

Enjoy your break!

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Business Information in LexisNexis

Hello students! Did you know that you can use LexisNexis to find information on companies including news, company profiles, and information about their competitors? This is obviously helpful for business students, but aviation, construction, alternative and renewable energy students and anyone who wants more insight into businesses in their industry would be able to use LexisNexis for this helpful information.

In order to access LexisNexis, log-in to the EU Library splash page at: http://www.evergladeslibrary.com. Your username is your seven digit student ID# and the password is the last four of your SSN.

LexisNexis is located in the blue box under “Databases”.

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Once you’re at the LexisNexis main search page, locate the box for “Get Company Info” in the top right corner.

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Type in the name of the company you’re interested in learning more about. Example: “Apple” or “Pizza Hut”. Click the blue “go” button.

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Choose the result you want from the list. (The first one is usually the most relevant.)

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The navigation bar on the list gives you options for financial information, news, company hierarchy, competitors and more.

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The main box gives company information including the address headquarters, contact information, a business description, and stock information.

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The box to the right gives a list of executives, quick glance financials, and links to the top three competing businesses.

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Additional questions? Ask your librarians!

March is National Nutrition Month

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? “National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.” (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2013)

The theme this year is “Eat Right, Your Way, Everyday”. For more information on National Nutrition Month, visit: http://www.eatright.org/NNM/default.aspx