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.

All Programs Student Resource Center

Dental Hygiene Research Guides

DMS Research Guide

CVT Research Guide

MA Research Guide

Nursing Research Guide