Library

Library Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9 am-9:45 pm

Friday: 8 am-4:45 pm

Saturday: 9 am-2:45 pm

Sunday: CLOSED

Librarians Available

Belleville:

Monday-Thursday: 9 AM – 6 PM

Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM

Jersey City:

Monday-Thursday: 9 AM – 10 PM

Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM

Librarians

Jersey City:

Kelsey Gallagher, BFA, MSLIS-Librarian/Library Director

kelsey.gallagher@eicollege.edu

(201) 630-2077 

Sheila Rock, BA- Evening Library Assistant

sheila.rock@eicollege.edu

(201) 630-2077 

Belleville:

Stephen Bloshuk, BA, MSLIS- Librarian/Library Director

stephen.bloshuk@eicollege.edu

(973) 302-0033 

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

Technology Resources

  • High -capacity printer/scanner.
  • 50 computers.
  • WiFi for personal devices.
  • Microsoft Suite.

Physical Holdings

  • The combined physical holdings of both libraries total ~8,000 books, Including:
  • Medical textbooks
  • Medical guidelines
  • Pocket Guides
  • Social Sciences
  •  Literature

Electronic Resources

◊ 120,000 Online resources, Including:

Interlibrary Loans

Memberships

  • METRO – this allows our students to gain physical access to other METRO libraries.
  • National Network of Medical Libraries (NNML) – allows access to extensive online resources, free databases, continuing education, webinars, events, podcasts, and videos.

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.

Librarians

  • Possess Masters in Library Informational Sciences
  • Teach Information Literacy in the last hour of English 101, once a week
  • Have extensive research/writing knowledge
  • Possess elevated Technology skills
  • Aid in bibliographic instruction
  • Are available for one-on-one tutoring with students (and staff) for help with:
    • Digital literacy
    • Media literacy
    • Grant Writing
    • Case Studies
    • Professional publishing

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Selected Resources from the National Library of Medicine

Environmental Health & Chemistry Resources

ChemIDplus

Household Products Database

Tox Town

TOXMAP

ToxLearn Tutorials 

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

Pillbox

AIDSinfo

LactMed

LiverTox

Evaluating Health Information Resources

MedlinePlus: Evaluating Health Information 

MedlinePlus: Guide to Healthy Web-Surfing

MedlinePlus: Understanding Medical Research

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

NNLM National Evaluation Office (NEO)

Databases

Genetics Home Reference

PubChem

Open-i

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Selected Resources From JerseyCat

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Business Source Elite
  • ERIC
  • GreenFILE
  • Heritage Quest
  • Image Collection
  • Job and Career Accelerator (Public libraries only – see URL list for links)
  • Legal Information Reference Center
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
  • Literary Reference Center
  • MasterFILE Elite
  • MiddleSearch Plus
  • Military & Government Collection
  • NoveList
  • NoveList K-8
  • Points of View Reference Center
  • Primary Search
  • Reference USA
  • Referencia Latina
  • Regional Business News
  • Rosetta Stone (Public libraries only)
  • Small Business Reference Center

ASK THE LIBRARIANS FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT UTILIZING THESE SOURCES!