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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.

Virtual Display: Heating and Cooling

 

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 the Heating & Cooling class. 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 Heating and Cooling Titles Available Through eBrary

Banks, D. (2009). Introduction to thermogeology: ground source heating and cooling. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Burgess, W. A., Ellenbecker, M. J., & Treitman, R. D. (2004). Ventilation for control of the work environment. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Committee on the Assessment of Asthma and Indoor Air, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Staff, & Institute of Medicine Staff. (2000). Clearing the air: asthma and indoor air exposures. Washington: National Academies Press.

Rudge J., Nicol F. (Eds.). (2000). Cutting the cost of cold: affordable warmth for healthier homes. London, GBR: Spon Press.

Elmualim, A., & Zhang, Y. (2006). Indoor air quality. Bradford, GBR: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.

Institute of Medicine. (2011). Climate change, the indoor environment, and health. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

Morley, R., Mickalide, A., & Mack, K. A. (2011). Healthy and safe homes: Research, practice, and policy. Washington, DC: APHA Press.

WHO Regional Office for Europe. (2009). WHO guidelines for indoor air quality: Dampness and mold. Albany, NY: WHO Regional Office for Europe.

Database Profile: LexisNexis

What is LexisNexis?

LexisNexis is a database that provides full-text documents from over 6,000 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications.

What types of information can I find there?

  • National and regional newspapers and international news
  • Business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports
  • Industry and market news
  • U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, and legal news
  • Shepard’s® Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789

Which EU students should use it?

Alternative and Renewable Energy students– to find energy news and publications.

Aviation students– to retrieve aviation related case studies, as well as aviation news and publications.

Business and Entrepreneurship students– to retrieve detailed company financial data via the Company Dossier module and to retrieve news, business and legal resources.

Construction Management students– to find construction industry publications, Florida codes and statutes, and data on companies, industries and markets.

Crisis and Disaster Management students– to find industry news and publications.

Need help navigating? Have additional questions? Contact your librarians!

Finding Information on the Web: Internet Public Library or ipl2

Obviously for scholarly research, it’s best if you use the EU library databases. But, not everything on the web is junk! While we have a whole bunch of web sources that are related to your classes (access the links for those up in the top right under “Resources”), what about when you need information that isn’t for school?

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One great place to check is with your local public librarian. Did you know that they’re available via Ask-a-Librarian as well? Follow this link: http://www.askalibrarian.org/ and then click “Choose Local Library” to chat with a librarian in your area.

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Another excellent place to check is the Internet Public Library or ipl2 at http://www.ipl.org/. ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. Thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals are responsible for answering reference questions for the Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and for designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2’s collections. The ipl2’s collections cover a broad range of topics from sociology to first aid.

You can search their resources by subject or do a simple search of their whole site. ipl2 is especially helpful when you’re searching for information with your children. They have special sections just for kids and teens and both are very user friendly. You can also ask an ipl2 librarian questions via a live chat or e-mail.

Questions? Contact your librarians!

Virtual Display: Green Building

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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 Green Building. 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 Green Building Titles in eBrary

Adshead, J. (2011). Green buildings and the law. Florence, KY: Spon Press.

Athens, L. (2009). Building an emerald city: A guide to creating green building policies and programs. Covelo, CA: Island Press.

Baker-Laporte, P., Banta, J., & Elliott, E. (2008). Prescriptions for a healthy house: A practical guide for architects, builders and homeowners. Beverly Hills, CA: Pomegranate Press.

Bokalders, V., & Block, M. (2009). Whole building handbook: How to design healthy, efficient and sustainable buildings. London, GBR: Earthscan.

Committee on High-Performance Green Federal Buildings: Strategies and Approaches for Meeting Federal Objectives, & National Research Council. (2011). Achieving high-performance federal facilities: Strategies and approaches for transformational change: A workshop report. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

Frumkin, H. (2007). Green healthcare institutions: Health, environment, and economics, workshop summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

Girling, C., & Kellett, R. (2005). Skinny streets and green neighborhoods: Design for environment and community. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Halliday, S. (2008). Sustainable construction. Jordan Hill, GBR: Spon Press.

Hayden, D. (2003). Building suburbia: Green fields and urban growth, 1820-2000. Westminster, MD: Knopf Publishing Group.

Kats, G. (2009). Greening our built world: Costs, benefits, and strategies. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Kennedy, J. F. (2004). Building without borders: Sustainable construction for the global village. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers.

Krygiel, E., & Nies, B. (2008). Green BIM: Successful sustainable design with building information modeling. Hoboken, NJ: Sybex.

Meisel, A. (2010). LEED materials: A resource guide to green building. New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press.

Melaver, M., & Mueller, P. (2008). Green building bottom line: The real cost of sustainable building. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing.

National Research Council (U.S.), Committee to Review and Assess the Health and Productivity Benefits of Green Schools Staff. (2006). Green schools: Attributes for health and learning. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

Wells, W. (2007). Blueprint for greening affordable housing. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Wilson, A., & Piepkorn, M. (2008). Green building products: The GreenSpec guide to residential building materials. Berkeley, CA: New Society Publishers.

Yudelson, J. (2007). Green building, A to Z: Understanding the language of green building. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers.

Yudelson, J. (2008). Green building through integrated design. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing.

Yudelson, J. (2009). Green building trends: Europe (2nd edition). Covelo, CA: Island Press.

All Campuses: Webinar: Natural Standard Databases March 7th!

Natural Standard Review for Everglades University

Join Us for a Webinar on March 7th 8:00pm-9:00pm

The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has grown in response to efforts by patients to take a more active role in their health care. Patients spend over $58 billion dollars annually on natural products and alternative treatment therapies (e.g., chiropractic, acupuncture, yoga).

Natural Standard [www.naturalstandard.com] is a clinical reference designed by multidisciplinary expert contributors from over 100 eminent institutions including Harvard University and Partners Healthcare. Our license to the Natural Standard databases gives students unlimited access to evidence-based, peer-reviewed, clinically- relevant information on natural health topics.

Space is limited! Reserve your webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/150145705

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

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Florida Electronic Library

While we always encourage our students to use our online database subscriptions to begin their research, it doesn’t mean that those are your only options for resources! In addition to our handy list of links (over on the right hand side of this blog, organized by major topic) there are a wealth of reliable and verifiable online resources out there. One of the best places to go for research is obviously the library! But, not just the EU Library. Your local library system is also a great place to go if you need help. If you can’t make it to your local library in person, why not check out the Florida Electronic Library?

The Florida Electronic Library has over fifty online resources available for use. They have quite a few Gale databases, similar to those found through our Gale InfoTrac database, including access to some that EU doesn’t subscribe to. Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell Bottoms, Pop Culture of 20th Century America is an encyclopedia set of pop culture reference material. How neat is that? Some other great Gale resources are the History in Dispute volumes. If you need more information for some research for one of your general education courses, this would be a great place to look. Gale Popular Magazines is composed of the archives of over 600 titles recommended by Bowker’s Magazines for Libraries. Titles like Consumer Reports, Time, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Fortune, Business Week, and even Oprah are incorporated here.

They also have access to some OCLC databases, including ArticleFirst and CAMIO. CAMIO is a catalog of art museum images online. OCLC’s MedLine is the National Library of Medicine’s premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the healthcare system, and the preclinical sciences. It contains over TWELVE MILLION journal articles. OCLC’s WorldCat Dissertations would be a great place to look for research and published work that has been done at the university and college level. The Florida Electronic Library also provides access to databases that are uniquely about Florida. The following is just a sampling of what they offer: Florida on Florida, the Florida Photographic Collection, and the FloridaCat Group Catalog.

To access the Florida Electronic Library click this link: http://flelibrary.org/

This program is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services. This program is not available for those outside of Florida. Out of state? Check your local library for similar programs.