Thursday, March 22, 2007

New Software: Nursing and Anatomy Software

The Science-Health Science Library now has the following software available on all computer stations:

--Anatomy software:

The Inside Story, ’97 edition

Study human anatomy virtually.


--Nursing software:

An online reference set for nurses that combines information from Perry & Potter, Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 6e, Proehl, Emergency Nursing Procedures, 3e, and AACN, Procedure Manual for Critical Care, 5e as well as other information.


PDS Nursing Scenarios

Professional Development Software Nursing Scenarios are case study presentations within which instruction is provided and nursing knowledge and decision-making skills are challenged. Extensive graphic images and photos throughout illustrate and augment content.

To find ADAM, look for the fig leaf icon on the desktop. The nursing software is located in a file folder on the desktop labeled “Nursing Software.” (see the images below)

--More information

These applications are also available in the Educational Resources Center in the Lower Level of Bracken Library.

For a complete list of software available by location in the University Libraries, click HERE.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Vernal equinox

At 8:07pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time, 20 March 2007, Spring began. This date and time mark the vernal equinox- equal hours of daylight and darkness that occur twice a year in spring and fall.

For more information on this in Ball State's University Libraries and online:

Do keyword searches in CardCat for "vernal," "spring," "autumnal," or "fall" "equinox," or "soltices." You can also type in terms such as "astronomy" or "seasons" for more general information.

You can also find books on this subject and astronomy in general on the shelves under call numbers beginning with Q14 (encyclopedia, dictionaries, glossaries, etc.) or QB63-65 (field guides, star charts, manuals, etc.).

External Links--

"The Egg and the Equinox" from Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy

"The Equinox" from Wolfram Research

SkyTonight Almanac from Sky & Telescope

Earth's Seasons: Equinoxes, Solstices, Perihelion, and Aphelion from the US Naval Observatory

Friday, March 09, 2007

Spring Break Hours, 11-17 March 2007

Sunday, March 11th
CLOSED

Monday - Thursday, March 12th-16th
7:30am - 6:00pm

Satuday, March 17th
CLOSED

*All items due on dates the SHSL is closed will be due the end of the next full business day.*