The Eastern International College Libraries are dedicated to supporting
the college's mission as a community educating students to serve in
the allied health field. The Eastern International College Library mission
is to provide an environment where life-long habits of learning are encouraged
by providing access to information resources designed to meet the curriculum.
In keeping with this mission, the library seeks to:
- Promote information literacy
- Help students evaluate sources
- Support students in developing research skills
The Eastern International College libraries utilize Library of Congress
Classification (LCC) to organize our print collection. A physical holding
of 7,000+ books are retained in the Jersey City campus library and the
Belleville campus library.
All library books are searchable in the
online catalog of EIC libraries. You can check their availabilities and locations from our online catalog
and also at our libraries.
Students have access to other library resources including:
ProQuest Ebook Central:
ProQuest’s Nursing & Allied Health Source covers nursing, allied health, alternative
and complementary medicine. ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
provides abstracting and indexing for more than 1,200 titles, with over
1,050 titles in full-text, plus more than 15,700 full text dissertations
representing the most rigorous scholarship in nursing and related fields.
Eastern International College is a member of JerseyCat.
JerseyCat is New Jersey's statewide virtual catalog and interlibrary
loan system. It is provided to all libraries within the State of New Jersey
by the New Jersey State Library and the Regional Library Cooperatives.
There is no charge to the local library for the service. It provides all
New Jersey residents and library staff with real-time searching capabilities
for New Jersey's Z39.50 compliant library catalogs. It also includes
a union catalog of holdings from the small to medium libraries that are
under 100,000 volumes. Periodical titles can be searched for in the NJ
Union List of Serials. It also provides New Jersey residents and library
staff with an interlibrary loan system that they can use from their home,
school, or office via the internet.
METRO (Metropolitan New York Library Council)
Eastern International College is also a member of METRO – the Metropolitan
New York Library Council.
Membership in the Council allows all students and faculty of EIC access
to books in 274 member libraries (including academic, hospital, nonprofit,
special and public libraries) in the New York Metropolitan area through
interlibrary loan. Participating institutions include:
· New York University
· Rutgers University
· New York Academy of Medicine
Membership also allows for the following:
· Digitization and electronic resources
· Professional development opportunities and networking events
· Grant funding
· Delivery services (of interlibrary loan materials)
· Job bank and career development opportunities
· Discounts on services and resources
LibraryLinkNJ (The Eastern New Jersey Library Cooperative)
LibraryLinkNJ – The New Jersey Library Cooperative has over 1100
voting representatives from over 2,000 public and private school, public,
academic, institutional, corporate, health sciences and special libraries
and library-related agencies. A member-elected Executive Board meets regularly
to oversee the programs and services of the organization.
LibraryLinkNJ and its services are funded by the New Jersey State Library,
which is responsible for the coordination, promotion and funding of the
New Jersey Library Network.
National Library of Medicine/National Network of Libraries of Medicine
(Middle Atlantic Region)
The Regional Medical Library, Middle Atlantic Region, is housed at the
Frederick L. Ehrman Medical Library at New York University. It allows
for reciprocal borrowing among network affiliated libraries.
Bibliographic instruction at Eastern International College includes instruction
on both how to evaluate information resources and how to use library resources
such as the library catalog and Ebrary. It prepares individuals to make
immediate and lifelong use of information effectively by teaching the
concepts and logic of information access, and by fostering information
independence and critical thinking.
Information literacy plays an integral role in educational activities of
the College. During the Informational literacy presentation the librarian
introduces the students to the available resources and assists in building
the research skills of the student. This is being accomplished by required
library classes and one on one instruction. In support of information
literacy, the librarian provides additional subject / resource guides
to assist the students in their studies. The librarian schedules research
skills instruction sessions and bibliographic instruction (BI) for students
to promote information literacy. Learning to think critically is one of
the fundamental goals of information literacy, which in return contributes
to lifelong learning. The librarian in collaboration with academic staff
engages in student learning, developing the required information skills
to manipulate and use information.
All Programs Student Resource Center
Dental Hygiene Research Guides
DMS Research Guide
CVT Research Guide
MA Research Guide
Nursing Research Guide