Library

Mission Statement

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

Print Collection

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.

Electronic Resources

Students have access to other library resources including:

ProQuest Ebook Central: http://www.eicollege.edu/student-services/library.aspx

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.

Interlibrary Loans

JerseyCat

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

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

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