Welcome to December, the darkest month of the year in the northern hemisphere. It’s not surprising that all cultures and traditions in this area have celebrations involving lights or fires and feasting. We have displays of cookbooks from our extensive collection that you can check out for your holiday cooking.
Our December graduates will surely shine brightly on all around them. We wish them all the best as they leave us. Special thanks to our wonderful library student assistant Cassondra.
New Products in the Library include the Testing and Education Reference Center database. It has practice entrance exam questions for public safety jobs, for Accounting certification, Teacher Praxis exams, the GED, SAT, CLEP, LSAT, and many more. Also included are tools for assessing career choices, writing your resume, and interviewing.
GFCLearnFree is a resource that we’d like to reintroduce. This portal contains hundreds of free training tools for students and really any adult trying to function in the USA. Improve your computer keyboarding and mousing, understand how Excel spreadsheets work, get an overview of using social media tools, reading a transit map, and so much more.
As everyone gears up for final papers and exams, here are some helpful tools for studying and writing. Remember we will have free snacks in the library during finals week, and therapy dogs in the mornings to boost your oxytocin.
are a proven study aid that work best when presented randomly. This is hard to do yourself, so try one of these apps that let you create your own deck or use already created decks. For IOS or Android phones, try Quizlet
. You can use Quizlet from a browser (laptop/desktop) as well. For iPhones, Tinycards is an award-winning flashcard app.
is a serious academic offense, so check your papers and reports before handing them in. Two of the best free tools you can use are: Dupli Checker
which allows you to copy and paste in 1000-word passages of text; and Plagiarism Checker
which allows you to search two phrases of text at a time from different parts of your document. It only works with the Google Chrome browser. These tools do not require uploading files or any particular format – just copy and paste your text passages
. Your professor may have turned on a plagiarism checker in Blackboard, so look for this when you are about to upload your paper.
The library offers links to a citation creator
that creates both in-text citations and sources lists in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. It can be easier to use than MSWord’s built-in citation tool. Access Noodletools from the Library home page http://library.ivytech.edu/northeast
You must create a free account with username and password, and then you can add sources directly from search results in the library databases! Even better, it offers a browser plug-in
called “Archive This” that allows you to keep your sources organized for quick reference. It also has a smartphone app
that will generate citations by scanning the ISBN on a book jacket with your phone camera!! It’s easiest if you set up your project first before using the App. When you create a sources list, choose your style (MLA, APA, Chicago) and ADVANCED which includes almost any source type: books, journals, websites, emails …
We wish everyone GOOD LUCK and remind you we are here to answer your questions!
Are you Hungry? Need Caffeine? Let the Ivy Tech Library be your oasis during fall finals (Monday 12/14 – Friday 12/18). We will have snacks and refreshments during regular Library hours at the Coliseum Campus Library (and at the PSA Library Wednesday 12pm to 4pm).
Stress Relief Activities available:
- Therapy dogs will be in the Coliseum Campus Library from 10am to 12pm.
- Adult coloring books stations will be available within the Library
- Relaxing music is available for listening and downloading- you will find a large collection of instrumental music and also the Jeff Bridges Sleeping Tapes.
- Quick Help Guides and Links to Library Resources and Services.
For more information, click here.
Call number: R728.8 .M378 2013
Medical Assistant Exam Review provides targeted review and practice for the Certified Medical Assistant and Registered Medical Assistant exams, as well as a guide to the certification process.
Full-length practice test with 300 questions
Diagnostic test to target areas for score improvement
Detailed answer explanations for the practice test and chapter quizzes
ICD-10-CM implementation guidelines
Call number: QA76.3 .W3344 2012
Get complete coverage of all the objectives included on the EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker exam inside this comprehensive resource. Written by an IT security expert, this authoritative guide covers the vendor-neutral CEH exam in full detail. You’ll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the exam with ease, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.
COVERS ALL EXAM TOPICS, INCLUDING:
- Introduction to ethical hacking
- Reconnaissance and footprinting
- Network scanning
- System hacking
- Evasion techniques
- Social engineering and physical security
- Hacking web servers and applications
- SQL injection
- Viruses, trojans, and other attacks
- Wireless hacking
- Penetration testing
(From Google Books)
Call number: QA76.3 .W3344 2012