Library

Mission Statement

The Eastern International College Libraries are dedicated to supporting the college’s mission as a community that educates students to serve in allied health fields. The Eastern International College Libraries aim to provide an environment where life-long habits of learning are encouraged. This is accomplished by providing access to information resources designed to meet our program’s curriculum. In keeping with this mission, the libraries aim to:

  • Promote information literacy;
  • Help students evaluate sources; and
  • Support students in developing research skills

Print Collection

The Eastern International College libraries utilize the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) system to organize our print collection. A physical holding of 8,000+ books are retained in both the Jersey City and Belleville campus libraries.

All library books are searchable in the online catalog of EIC libraries. You can check their availabilities and locations from our online catalog and at our libraries.

Electronic Resources

Students have access to other library resources including:

ProQuest eBook Central contains thousands of scholarly eBooks that cover many academic disciplines. Including health, medicine, science, technology, the arts, literature and education. Among other academic subjects. Find scholarly eBooks in multiple subjects from world-renowned publishers. They can also search for eBooks from their laptops, tablets or phones, and download eBooks for offline reading. Additionally, create highlights, notes, and bookmarks for later, and share their research with others.

ProQuest Ebook Central

ProQuest’s Nursing & Allied Health covers nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine. ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health provides abstracts and indexes for more than 1,000 titles, plus more than 15,700 full text dissertations that represent the most rigorous scholarship in nursing and related fields.

Interlibrary Loans

JerseyCat

Eastern International College is a member of JerseyCat. 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 local libraries for the service. It provides all New Jersey residents and library staff with real-time searching for New Jersey’s Z39.50 compliant library catalogs. It also includes a union catalog of holdings from small to medium libraries(under 100,000 total volumes). Periodical titles can also be searched for in the NJ Union List of Serials. It also provides New Jersey residents and library staff with an online interlibrary loan system that they can use from their home, school, or office.

METRO (Metropolitan New York Library Council)

Eastern International College is also a member of METRO ,the Metropolitan New York Library Council. Council membership allows all of EIC’s students and faculty to access 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; and
· New York Academy of Medicine

Membership also allows to access:
· Digitization and electronic resources;
· Professional development opportunities and networking events;
· Grant funding;
· Delivery services (of interlibrary loan materials);
· Job bank and career development opportunities; and
· 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 libraries.  These include public and private school, public, academic, institutional, corporate, health sciences and special libraries, as well as library-related agencies. A member-elected Executive Board meets regularly to oversee the organization’s programs and services.

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 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 the college’s educational activities. During the Information literacy presentation, the librarian introduces the students to the available resources and assists in building student’s research skills. This is accomplished by required library classes as well as one on one instruction. In support of information literacy, the librarian provides additional subject / resource guides to assist 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, helping them to develop the required skills to manipulate and use information.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM)

The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers.  A plethora of electronic resources are available for free through this website.

Selected Resources from the National Library of Medicine:

Environmental Health & Chemistry Resources

ChemIDplus

  • View and manipulate chemical structures for over 388,000 chemicals
  • Conduct structure similarity searches and view chemical synonyms.

Household Products Database

  • Provides information about what’s in the products you use, potential health effects, as well as safe handling and storage
  • Search by product or ingredient or browse products by category

Tox Town

  • Interactive website for people interested in environmental health issues
  • Explore different locations—City, Farm, Town, Port, Border Regions and the U.S. Southwest—each with their own unique neighborhoods and health risks
  • Click through a location, you’re given an overview of the health issues and chemicals in the area and are connected to MedlinePlus and other reliable resources

TOXMAP

  • Allows users to explore on-site chemical releases and hazardous waste sites on a map
  • Users can search by location and chemical name
  • Uses the Toxics Release Inventory and data from the Superfund Program

ToxLearn Tutorials

  • Written at the introductory college student level
  • Teaches basic toxicology principles

 

Evidence-Based Practice and Other Nursing Resources

Evidence-Based Practice Tutorial / Duke University

Evidence-Based Nursing Tutorial / University of Minnesota

Nursing Resources: A Self-Paced Tutorial and Refresher / New York University

Nursing – Evidence-Based Practice / Virginia Commonwealth

Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines / National Guideline Clearinghouse

Evidence-Based Practice Reports / Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Multi-cultural Resource Guide (MAR)

NLM Drug Resources

Drug Information Portal

  • Information on over 31,000 drugs from their entry in clinical trials through U.S. FDA approval and into the marketplace
  • Search for drug by name (generic, brand or approved name) or by category (i.e., anesthetics, neurotoxins)

Pillbox

  • Combines high-resolution images of tablets and capsules with information (imprint, shape, color, etc.)
  • Enables caregivers to visually search for and identify an unknown pill

AIDSinfo

  • Includes information on clinical research, treatment and prevention
  • Search the drug database for FDA-approved and for investigation drugs
  • Find preventive and therapeutic vaccines
  • Access updated treatment guidelines

LactMed

  • Contains over 1000 drugs, supplements and herbs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed
  • Includes information on levels of substances in breast milk and infant blood, possible effects on nursing infants, potential alternate drugs, and additional resources

LiverTox

  • Provides up-to-date and comprehensive information about drug induced liver injury
  • Contains drug records with data on medications, herbals, and dietary supplements that can affect the liver

Evaluating Health Information Resources

MedlinePlus: Evaluating Health Information 

Find information on how to determine if the health information you have is good, or bad.

MedlinePlus: Guide to Healthy Web-Surfing

What should you look for when evaluating the quality of health information on websites? Here are some suggestions based on our experience.

MedlinePlus: Understanding Medical Research

It’s important to be critical when reading or listening to reports of new medical findings. Locate additional information on this MedlinePlus page.

Medical Library Associations: A User’s Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web

This guide outlines the collective wisdom of medical librarians who surf the web every day to discover quality information in support of clinical and scientific decision making by doctors, scientists, and other health practitioners responsible for the nation’s health.

NNLM National Evaluation Office (NEO)

Librarians and health educators conduct programs to improve access to health information. The NEO provides assistance in developing well-planned evaluation to help target and measure outreach success.

Other Resources

MedlinePlus

For patients, families, and friends. Includes Anatomy Videos and links to a variety of resources.

ClinicalTrials.gov

Regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers.

Visible Human Project

A digital image library of volumetric data representing complete, normal adult male and female anatomy. Complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies.

Databases

Genetics Home Reference

PubChem

Open-i

All Programs Student Resource Center

Dental Hygiene Research Guides

DMS Research Guide

CVT Research Guide

MA Research Guide

Nursing Research Guide