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Learn to Navigate Falvey’s Vast E-book Collection with a Quick Tutorial Video

By Regina Duffy

Did you know that Villanova faculty, staff, and students have access to a wealth of e-books through Falvey? In fact, the library has a vast e-books collection and provides entry to many other choice e-books collections through its subscriptions, some of which have been temporarily added or expanded in Falvey’s response to COVID-19.

In addition to Falvey’s e-books that can be accessed through the catalog; some examples of other great e-books collections include JSTOR, EBSCO, and Oxford, among others.

Please see the brief E-book Guide tutorial video by our very own Abby Cengel, Service Desk Coordinator, Access Services. In the video, Abby explains how to find and navigate the e-book collections on Falvey’s website step-by-step, highlighting notable information along the way.

If you plan to use e-books as a resource for a research project and need help in your search or citation efforts, note that expert subject librarians are available to help you via Live Chat or email. Whether you need guidance with MLA, APA, or Chicago Style format, Falvey Memorial Library is here to make sure you are on the right track.

You can’t beat the convenience of an e-book! Please check out Falvey’s expansive selection, which includes a range of subjects and disciplines from fiction to non-fiction and beyond.

Happy reading, all!


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Regina Duffy is a Communication and Marketing Program Manager in Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 

 


 


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Request Articles and Book Chapters Through Interlibrary Loan: A Quick Tutorial

By Regina Duffy

Did you know that you can request a scanned copy of almost any article or book chapter from libraries across the world? While it is true that Falvey Memorial Library has millions (yes, millions) of resources available for faculty and student scholars, it doesn’t own every single book or journal ever written. (But to read about a library that literally has every book possible, check out “Library of Babel,” a short story by Argentine author and librarian Jorge Luis Borges.)

As for real libraries, Interlibrary loan (ILL) saves the day every day, and it only takes a few moments to complete the ILL request electronically.

Check out a quick video tutorial, courtesy of Abby Cengel, Service Desk Coordinator, Access Services, where she demonstrates the easy step-by-step process on Falvey’s website.

 

 

If you have any questions about submitting an ILL request, please feel free to use Falvey’s Live Chat to speak directly with library staff. You can also email ill@villanova.edu.

For general research questions, you can also use the Live Chat or email ref@villanova.edu. Librarians and staff are available 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday.

To stay up-to-date on Falvey’s resources at this time, please visit our Falvey Memorial Library COVID-19 Updates and Resources webpage. The Falvey Virtual Library is always open and here to support you.

 


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Regina Duffy is Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library. She hopes that all you cool cats and kittens will take advantage of ILL!

 

 

 


 


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Finding the evidence: Something to sing about!

Here are two fun music videos I recently found on the Web to get everyone singing about evidence-based practice. These imaginative and humorous videos were produced by James McCormack, BSc(Pharm), Pharm D, Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, Vancouver, Canada.

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 Some Studies That I Like to Quote some_studies_sm

Want to find some RCTs (randomized controlled trials) and other studies to quote? Try these databases:

Cochrane Library  – Systematic reviews of health care interventions in support of evidence based practice.

PubMed – Use the “Article types” filter to focus your search on the type of study you need:

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You can even watch a video to learn how to find systematic reviews and other evidence-packed resources in PubMed:
http://youtu.be/yFfV2k2zVCY

Need more help? contact barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu


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DSM-IV online trial – New instructional videos

Welcome to the 2010-2011 academic year!

Barbara and Robin will be available for consultation in Driscoll 313 (x96231) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Stop by and say hi!
We are also available by appointment in our Falvey Library offices. Contact us at

barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu
610-519-5207

robin.bowles@villanova.edu
610-519-8129

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Online version of DSM-IV available for trial

Falvey is currently running a trial of the online version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed. (affectionately known as the DSM-IV), published by the American Psychiatric Association.  The manual provides clear descriptions of more than 300 mental health disorders for both children and adults, as well as known causes, statistics regarding gender, age at onset, and prognosis, and recommended approaches to treatment.
Access the DSM-IV
Trial ends Sept. 30. Let Barbara know what you think.

Lights…camera…instructional videos!

Are your students unclear about how to search CINAHL with Full Text or PubMed? Do they have difficulty locating the full text of articles? Recommend that they view these short (5 min or less!) videos:

Searching CINAHL

Setting Search Limits in CINAHL

Searching PubMed

Finding Full Text of Articles in PubMed

Videos can be easily accessed by clicking “Subject Guides” at the library homepage and then choosing “Nursing,” and then “Tutorial Videos,” or just by typing tutorial videos into the search box at the top of the library homepage and then choosing Nursing.

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Last Modified: September 6, 2010