Banned Books Week is an annual observance from the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) that celebrates the First Amendment right of the freedom to read. Continue reading
Three new classes have been added to the regular HSL class schedule: Google Tips and Tricks , Citation Management Overview, and Prezi. Come try out one of these new classes as well as any of our other regularly scheduled classes! A full schedule with times and descriptions is available online at http://webcentral.uc.edu/hslclass/.
- Google Tips and Tricks: In this class, students will learn to use Google for more than searching online. The course will cover advanced Google search tips, Google Reader to help manage your online reading, and several other Google tips and tricks.
- Citation Management Overview: Learn about free and for-fee options available at UC and online. This session will introduce students to RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley.
- Prezi: Looking for a new presentation software? Make your presentations more visually exciting with Prezi, a web-based presentation software.
On trial until October 31, 2012, the Nursing Reference Center (NRC) provides a user-friendly point-of-care resource intended for staff nurses, nurse administrators, nursing students, and nurse faculty. It delivers the best available and most recent clinical evidence and knowledge on conditions and diseases via a nursing-specific graphical interface.
The Nursing Reference Center free trial includes:
DynaMed™ is now available! Created to use at the point-of-care by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals, DynaMed is a clinical reference tool with clinically – organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics. DynaMed is updated daily and provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience.
- DynaMed is available from on and off campus
- Install DynaMed on your mobile device: request a serial number from Edith Starbuck at email@example.com or 558-1433
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By Lauren Fink, ARB Intern, 2011-2012
Though no longer a large part of our socio-political life, in years passed, dreams influenced both religion and government. In fact, in their foundation, most major religions involve some sort of divine vision and/or dream experience revealed to man from a higher being. Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all document dream and visionary experiences in their holy books. For example, in the Old Testament of the Bible (in Chapter 41 of Genesis) the Pharaoh has a dream which Joseph, son of Jacob (dreamer of the ladder to heaven in Gen., ch. 28), is able to interpret. Because of his interpretation, Joseph is made a secondary ruler of Egypt, is able to prepare Egypt for the seven years of famine to come, and is ultimately able to save his kin that all move to Egypt under the Pharaoh’s blessing. If not for Joseph’s interpretation, the 12 tribes of Israel might not have existed – Joseph’s fathers and brothers most likely would have perished in Canaan. Continue reading
By: Lauren Fink, ARB Intern, 2011-2012
Falling asleep reading is common problem that can result from a number of factors. Firstly, reading typically involves the photoreception of dark text against a light background, or vice versa, which can tire out the muscles of the eye due to their repeated adjustment to contrast. Secondly, reading may become habitual with falling asleep, i.e. if you always read before bed you will associate reading with time to fall asleep. The following are some important considerations when trying to read and comprehend effectively:
- Make a habit of reading during a time of day when you are most awake.
- Do not read in the sun
- Avoid bare light bulbs
- Avoid light windows
- Avoid glare on your book page
- Reduce screen glare
- Reduce contrast in your room and on computer screen
- Avoid hypnotism from highlighting
- Improve sitting posture
- Get up and move around. In general, take breaks about every 45 minutes
- Stay hydrated; take water breaks (dehydration makes you tired). Having to get up to go to the bathroom will also wake you up and get your blood flowing!
- Snack – not on something that will induce a sugar crash though! Try fruit or nuts.
- Sit up while studying; change positions regularly; do not lay in bed or in a comfy chair
And if you’re looking for something to read, try these books about reading in the Archives and Rare Books Library: Continue reading
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) provides multiple resources and tools that address workplace health and safety in Canada, the United States, and other countries around the world. Resources included in this platform are:
- MSDS: more than 310,000 Material Safety Data Sheets, obtained directly from 2,000 North American manufacturers and suppliers
- CHEMINFO: comprehensive and up-to-date chemical health and safety information for more than 1,700 workplace chemicals
- RTECS® (Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances): find critical toxicological information including 400,000+ chemical names and synonyms plus 130,000 unique CAS numbers plus citations on over 165,000 chemical substances from more than 2,500 sources
By Lauren Fink, ARB Intern, 2011-2012
With three Starbucks Cafés, Rohs St. Café, Taza Coffee House, and Sitwell’s Coffee House all within walking distance of campus, readers should have no problem staying awake while reading these fascinating coffee and tea-related titles in the Archives & Rare Books Library (but be sure to finish your beverage before entering!):