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Booth, Public Health, Health Comm to offer health literacy program

Posted on September 24th, 2021

Booth Library was awarded $18,000 from the National Library of Medicine to implement a health literacy program in the Southeastern region of Illinois.

With the award funding, Booth Library will partner with the EIU Department of Public Health and Health Communication program to create training that includes the National Library of Medicine Digital Health Literacy Program. Trainers will work with local public libraries and community organizations to customize the training to meet local needs.

“The ability to find, understand, and evaluate health information is a critical need in our community,” said Stacey Knight-Davis, Booth Library health and nursing librarian. “With the resources provided by Region 6 NNLM we will build a network of people in our area with the skills and knowledge to find and appraise health information online.”  

This program is being funded by Region 6 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine, whose mission is to provide U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data.

Developed resources reported in this press release are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM013729. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Inclusive excellence: Library highlights materials for Latino Heritage Month

Posted on September 22nd, 2021

Booth Library has an in-depth collection of resources focusing on cultural acceptance and inclusivity. During 2021, our librarians are featuring research guides on a variety of these topics.

This month, we focus on materials related to Latino Heritage Month, which is celebrated on the EIU campus through Nov. 2. Several activities are planned.

Please see our guide with search tips to find materials on a variety of specific topics.

Movie displays are back!

Posted on September 20th, 2021

It’s been a while, but real-life, physical movie displays have once again returned to the fourth floor of the library!

There may be no better time for a movie display comeback than spooky season, and this one is jam-packed with a finely-curated selection of only the best Halloween-type films from our collection.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Feel free to stop by the desk and let us know — there’s a chance we might just have it.

Happy fall, and enjoy the movies!

EBSCO Academic Search Ultimate and CINAHL Complete now available

Posted on September 2nd, 2021

Booth Library recently upgraded two of our academic databases from EBSCO to better serve researchers.

Academic Search Ultimate is EBSCO’s largest multi-disciplinary article database, with over 4800 full-text, non-open-access journals, most of which are peer-reviewed, from over 80 countries.  It also provides access to a curated collection of over 4000 high-quality open access journals and over 75,000 videos from the Associated Press.

CINAHL Complete is a comprehensive research database for nursing and allied health, with over 1300 full-text journals, most of which are peer-reviewed, and numerous evidence-based care sheets.  Booth Library’s version of CINAHL Complete is set up with PICO Search, a form that helps you formulate search strategies for evidence-based practice (Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome).

Please ask a librarian for more information or help using these databases.

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