Category Archives: Monthly Newletter

June – Monthly Entry


Well June is here and with it everyone is finding themselves in the midst of class and nonstop reading & assignments.  For all of you are a bit stressed, persevere as the summer session will be over before you know it.  If you should need anything I am around as well as the other librarians at the library.  Do not hesitate to ask for help.  As for the library there is plenty still going on and here are just some things you may find of interest. 


Out of the Office June 4-5  and 11-16SOS.png

I will be out of the office at different times during the month of June but will always be monitoring my email, but if you would like to meet with a librarian please do not hesitate to contact the library and ask to set up an appointment with one of my colleagues as they are more than happy to help you as well.  You can contact the library at 804 – 828 – 0636.


chairs.jpgRemodel of the Multimedia Collaboration Room Complete

In the basement of TML, if you go down the stairs and take a left you will come upon the multimedia collaboration room.  This room contains computers and equipment to help create multimedia collaboration and has wireless internet access.  Aside from the multimedia it is also serves as a nice place to get away and study.  If you are looking for a good place this is one I would recommend. 



Construction.pngConstruction on the 2nd Floor of TML

Well TML the last couple of months has been going through the process of improving the spaces for students.  With the multimedia collaboration room done, the next is to remodel the second floor which transform the space and be a place that we hope will be enjoyed by students. 

February – Monthly Entry

February.pngWell February has arrived
and just as things are picking up around campus as the heart of the semester
quickly arrives, things at the library are also getting a bit busier as there
are all sorts of things going on.  Keep
in mind that if you should need any help with research, assignments that myself
and the other librarians are here to help.  
Some things that have changed or are coming up since my last entry are


Improvements to the VCU Nursing
Research Guide

bookresearch.jpgIn an effort to insure
that the
nursing research guide is as useful as possible, over the break I
reviewed the guide and tried to determine how to improve the layout in order to
make it more useful and to provide more content/resources that would be useful.  
In my efforts to improve the guide I used the
ICIRN Essential Nursing Resources, 26th
. By using this resource, as
well as feedback from users, I hope that you will find the guide to be more
useful and utilize it more.   If you ever have any suggestions as to
how the guide could be improved or something you need from me in order to help
you, please do not hesitate to let me know. 

of the Improvements made to the guide include:

Clinical Rotation Resources – on the front page I
have included some resources that should help when performing pre-assessments
during clinical rotations.   These
resources include drug monographs and information on drug interactions. There
is also information on interventions, diseases and conditions.

Statistics – there is a new tab at
the top of the page that is really a consolidation of the previous two tabs
that addressed this topic.  This section
should enable you to find statistics on various diseases, their prevalence in
the population, as well as other health related data.

Grants – this tab provides
information on grant resources that could help fund research projects.   There is also information on VCU resources
that are in place to help support research.

Video – this tab now contains
links to the New England Journal of Medicine Clinical Videos as well links to
Nursing Health Assessment Video Series
and Counseling
and Therapy in Video
, which are two video series that the library has that
can be streamed over the internet.  In
order to access any of these videos you will have to log in with your eID and

Misc. Tab – this tab is composed of
information related to informatics, consumer health information resources, as
well as a links to useful blogs/discussion boards that could be useful in
keeping up with issues and developments in the field of nursing. 


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“Whetting Your Appetite for
Research” – Brown Bag Series
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the Money

Learn how to work with the Office of Special
Programs and manage your grant funds.


                     February 23, 2012, 12 – 1pm  Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 109


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Workshops of interest this Month:

If you or someone you know needs some help with any of these
databases, please let them know. All of these take place at TML unless
otherwise indicated.

January 31, 2012



Tompkins-McCaw Library

February 8, 2012


Film Screening: Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality
Making Us Sick?: In Sickness and in Wealth

Hunton Student Center

February 9, 2012


Library Orientation

Tompkins-McCaw Library

February 10, 2012


Open Access Scholarly Publishing for Faculty

Cabell Library

February 14, 2012


Community Health Education Center Heart Health

VCU Medical Center Gateway
Building – Ground Floor

February 16, 2012


Complementary & Alternative Medicine


February 21, 2012


Finding Health Statistics Online

Tompkins-McCaw Library

February 22, 2012



Hunton Student Center

February 27, 2012


Library Orientation

Tompkins-McCaw Library

February 28, 2012


Finding Images


February 29, 2012



Tompkins-McCaw Library


Books and other Resources  (Electronic and On the Shelf)


midwives & nurses: a history of women
healers / Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English (Electronic Resource).

Resources R692 .E35 2010eb

Tanslation of Evidence into Nursing and Health Care Practice.jpg

Translation of evidence into nursing and health care
practice / [edited by] Kathleen M. White, Sharon Dudley-Brown.

Library RT42 .T73 2012 Normal Loan 

Ross and Wilson.jpg

Ross and Wilson anatomy and physiology in health and
illness/ Anne Waugh

Library RT69 .W48 2010 Normal Loan 

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Design, evaluation, and translation of nursing
interventions / Souraya Sidani, Carrie Jo Braden.

Library RT81.5 .S56 2011 Normal Loan 


October Monthly Entry

pumpkin.pngWell the semester is moving quickly towards the halfway point and with that papers and other things are coming up.  If you need any help please do not hesitate to contact me as I am here to help, if I can.  The best way to contact me is through email: . I am finding myself more out of the office than in lately, but I will respond relatively quickly to most emails that I receive.  I am here to help so please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

Here at the library and across campus there are many things going on that of interest to those in the SON and I just want to call your attention to them.  

“Whetting Your Appetite for Research” – Brown
Bag Series

VCU Libraries and the Center for
Clinical & Translational Research hold excellent talks on various topics
that deal with research Lunch Bag.pngand pull on the expertise of researchers here at
VCU.  They are excellent sessions that
would be of real use to anyone who is interested in research and
publishing.   You just need to bring
yourself, something to eat (drinks are included) and bring an interested friend if you want. 
Some of the upcoming workshops are:

Effective Literature Searching to Support Your Research

October 27, 2011, 12­ – 1PM   Tompkins­-McCaw Library, Room 2-­012   

Tips for effectively and efficiently conducting a literature search using library resources & services 

Presenter: Barbara Wright, Research Services Librarian, Tompkins-McCaw Library 

Show Me the Money 

November 17, 2011, 12 ­- 1PM   Tompkins­McCaw Library, Room 2-­012   

Discover how to find an appropriate mechanism to fund your research 

Presenter: Jessica Venable, Grant/Research Analyst, Office of Research 

instruction.pngWorkshops of interest this Month: If you or someone you know needs some help with any of
these databases, please let them know. All of these take place at TML unless
otherwise indicated.


Th Thursday, October 6, 2011 –  Noon             Film Screening:
Secret Life of the Brain: The Aging Brain
(Hunton Student Center)

Friday, October 7, 2011 –  7:00pm              A Literary
Evening with Tayari Jones
Student Commons)

Monday, October 17, 2011 – Noon              PubMed  (Hunton Student Center)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 – Noon        Drug Information

Thursday, October 20, 2011 –  Noon           Finding Health
Statistics Online
(Hunton Student Center)

Monday, October 24, 2011 –  10:00am        RefWorks  (Sanger Hall)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 – 4:00pm          Where’s the

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 – Noon        Web of Science  (Hunton Student Center)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 – 1:00pm     Open Access
Scholarly Publishing for Faculty
(Cabell Library)

Monday, October 31, 2011 – 4:00pm &  5:00pm  Grave Robbing,
Goblins, and Ghouls: Anatomical Education in 19th Century Richmond Tour
  (MCV Campus/Egyptian Building)

New Books and other Resources  (Electronic and On the Shelf)


Nursing informatics : where technology and caring meet
/ Marion J. Ball … [et al.], (editors).

Library RT50.5 N875 2011 Normal Loan 


Evidence-based teaching in nursing : a
foundation for educators / Sharon Cannon, Carol Boswell.

Library RT73 .C29 2012 Normal Loan 


Clinical research for the doctor of nursing
practice / Allison J. Terry.

Library RT75 .T47 2012 Normal Loan 

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NCLEX-PN exam prep [electronic resource]
/ Wilda Rinehart, Diann Sloan, Clara Hurd.

Resources RT55 .R56 2011eb

NCLEX-RN-Exam-Cram-9780789744821.jpgNCLEX-RN exam cram [electronic resource] / Wilda Rinehart, Diann Sloan, Clara Hurd.

Internet Resources RT55 .R563 2011eb

NCLEX-RN-Practice-Questions-Exam-Cram-9780789744838.jpgNCLEX-RN practice questions [electronic
resource] / Wilda Rinehart, Diann Sloan, Clara Hurd.

Resources RT55 .R565 2010eb

August 2011 – Monthly Entry

Well August has arrived and with it the start of the Fall Semester.  If this is your first visit to this blog, please don’t hesitate to subscribe and stay up with all the posts I will make throughout the year.  The purpose of this blog is to keep the students, staff and faculty up to date on things going on at the library that may be useful, while also alerting readers to articles and other items that concern the field of nursing.  I hope you find this blog useful and will be a repeat reader.

I hope that everyone had a good summer, even if the break may have been a bit too brief.  If you are returning for another semester, welcome back.  If you are new and just getting acclimated to VCU and the MCV campus, let me be one of the first to welcome you to campus and urge you to contact me if you should have any questions when it comes to research or completing one of your class assignments.  If I can help I will.   You will find my contact information below.

Roy Brown, MLIS
Education and Research Librarian
VCU School of Nursing Liaison
Phone: 804-828-1592 | Fax: 804-828-6089

This is a busy month here at the library with many classes and other events going on this month.   Below are some of the things that are going on along with some other things.

Workshops  and Events of interest
this Month:

If you or someone you
know needs some help with any of these databases, please let them know. All of
these take place at TML unless otherwise indicated.

instruction.pngThursday – August 4, 2011 – 1:00pm   Introduction to
Searching CINAHL

Wednesday- August 10, 2011 – Noon   PubMed Online

Monday, August 15, 2011 – Wednesday, November 23, 2011
7:30am Watercolors
by Victor A. Yanchick

Wednesday- August 17, 2011 – Noon   Library Orientation

Monday- August 22, 2011 – Noon    RefWorks

Monday- August 29, 2011 – Noon   Introduction to
Searching CINAHL

Tuesday – August 30, 2011 – Noon   Library Orientation 

Wednesday – August 31, 2011 – 1:00pm

Tompkins-McCaw Library Website (Updated) :   The library’s website has been updated and I really encourage you to check it out.   I think you will find it to be more useful when it comes to finding what you need.  

Nursing Research Guide 

nursingboard.pngI have made some
changes to the Nursing Research Guide, please check it out if you get
the chance.   If you have any suggestions as to how the guide could be
improved or if you see any errors, please let me know. Some changes made

  • I have added a page with handouts that may be helpful when you have trouble using a database
  • A video/multimedia page
  • I have also added additional resources to each section so that they are up to date.

New Books (Electronic and On the Shelf)

Enduring Issues in American Nursing.jpgEnduring
Issues in American Nursing/
Ellen Baer (Editor), Patricia
D’Antonio (Editor), Sylvia Rinker (Editor), Joan E. Lynaugh (Editor)

Internet Resources RT4 .E53 2001eb


Anatomy of Writing for Publication.jpgAnatomy of writing for
publication for nurses / Cynthia Saver

Resources RT24 .S28 2011eb

SelfEfficacyinNursing.jpgSelf-efficacy in nursing : research and
measurement perspectives / Elizabeth R. Lenz, Lillie M.
Shortridge-Baggett, editors

Resources RT42 .S435 2002eb

AmericanNursingVol3.jpgAmerican nursing : a biographical
dictionary. Volume 3 / Vern L. Bullough, Lilli Sentz, editors

Resources RT34 .A44 2000eb

Pivotal Moments.jpgPivotal
moments in nursing . Volume II : leaders who changed the path of
a profession. / Beth P. Houser, Kathy N. Player

Resources RT34 .H68 2007eb

Making a Difference.jpgMaking
a difference : stories from the point of care. Volume I / Sharon

Resources RT40 .H83 2005eb

May 2011 – Monthly Entry

Well as things are wrapping up here on campus for the semester, but not for long as new students will be starting up their studies towards the end of the month.   I will be out for MLA Annual meeting in Minneapolis from the 14th to the 18th and towards the end of the month for a NLM BioMedical Informatics course.  I will be monitoring my email and please contact the library if you needed something sooner.   I hope you have a great month of May  :) .

Nursing Research Guide

I have made some changes to the Nursing Research Guide, please check it out if you get the chance.   If you have any suggestions as to how the guide could be improved or if you see any errors, please let me know. Some changes made were:

  • I have added some pages with population/demographic information
  • A video/multimedia page
  • I have also added additional resources to each section so that they are up to date.

New Article in EBP Collection of
AJN  That May be of Interest:

Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step: Rolling Out the Rapid
Response Team

Gallagher-Ford, Lynn; Fineout-Overholt, Ellen; Melnyk,
Bernadette Mazurek; Stillwell, Susan B.AJN, American Journal of Nursing.
111(5):42-47, May 2011.

Workshops of interest
this Month:

If you or someone you
know needs some help with any of these databases, please let them know. All of
these take place at TML unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, May 2, 201 – Noon -  PubMed
(Hunton Student Center)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011- Noon- Brown Bag Lunch:
The IRB- the Exempt, the Expedited, and the Full-Board

(Richmond Academy of Medicine)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011- Noon -Film Screening:
Spirituality, Suffering & Illness
(Hunton Student Center)

Thursday, May 5, 2011 – Noon – Library

Thursday, May 12, 2011-
1:00pm  - Copyright and
Faculty Rights Webcast

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 – Noon – Brown Bag Lunch:
Making GCP Your Standard Research Practice

New Books