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The Nightingale

Newsletter for Nursing

Fall 2023

Welcome Back!

Greetings Nursing Faculty!  My name is Joyce Smith and I am the Nursing and Allied Health Liaison Librarian.  As the liaison librarian for your programs, I will be your primary contact for any library related questions or services. You are welcome to contact me regarding:

  • Collection Development 
  • Library Instruction 
  • Research Guides
  • Library Assignments

Please feel free to contact me at 386-312-4238 or by email at any time.  

New Databases

Sage Skills: Student Success

Sage Skills Student Success empowers students to develop and practice the academic and personal skills necessary to successfully transition to campus life and enable lifelong learning. With more than 1,100 skill topics across ten comprehensive modules, this interactive digital resource provides a flexible and engaging learning journey through self-assessments, interactive scenarios, downloadable exercises, original videos, and more.



SAGE Skills: Business

SAGE Skills: Business empowers students to develop and practice real-world skills needed to successfully transition from campus to the modern workplace. This new interactive digital resource features both academic and practitioner experts in a library of flexible learning tracks across five in-demand categories. Supporting a wide range of courses, SAGE Skills: Business offers students a self-guided journey to gain the career-ready skill sets essential for professional success.



Alexander Street: PBS Video Collection  

   Public Broadcasting Service

The PBS Video Collection has more than 1,600 streaming videos and provides an exceptional range of content with the most valuable video documentaries and series from PBS.  Click on the image to access the full list of titles available. 

Featured Database


Online Tutoring and Homework Help

Students can get a tutor 24/7 in more than 40 subjects including Math, Science, Social Studies, English, AP ® Support, Foreign Languages and Business. This product is only accessible through Canvas.  Here is a full list of subjects covered for Nursing and Allied Health courses:

  • Acute Care
  • Allied Health
  • Care Plans
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Clinical Management
  • Community Health Care / Health Services
  • Epidemiology
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Medical Coding and Billing
  • Medical Surgical
  • Medical Terminology
  • NCLEX®
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care

Looking for Tutoring services on campus?  SJR State students can get free tutoring in math, writing, and science in each campus Library when classes are in session. Subjects and hours vary by campus.  Select your campus below for more details.

Orange Park Campus Tutoring  |  Palatka Campus Tutoring  |  St. Augustine Campus Tutoring

APA Citation Tutorial


APA Citation Tutorial

At SJR State, many of your courses will require you to use the American Psychological Association's (APA) citation and format style for your academic work. This tutorial provides an overview of APA style. It is an excellent place to start to learn about using the APA format.

Research and Resource Guides

The librarians create Research Guides or LibGuides, to guide students to quality information in a variety of areas based on subject matter or course.  The Research Guides generally include book and database recommendations as well as citation assistance, websites and more.  Contact Joyce Smith if you would like to have a Guide created for one or more of your courses.  

The Center

The Center for Learning Culture (The Center, for short) is the hub for resources that aim to improve the experience for students and employees at SJR State by providing employees with continuous training, exploration, and engagement opportunities. The Center for Learning Culture is part of the department of Learning Culture and Resources.

The Center for Learning Culture

Take advantage of the many resources and services available and offer suggestions for how we can better assist you and your students.

Enhance Your Courses with Library Content

Want to embed a film from Swank or an article from CINAHL into Canvas?  The Library now has the capability to integrate content into Canvas for you.  We can embed databases, articles, streaming videos, images, chapters and more. 

We are also available to ...... 

  • Create resource pages in Canvas that include databases of interest for your specific class
  • Create captioned video tutorials for any library resource
  • Update existing links to library content in Canvas

Contact me if you would like to advantage of any of these new services!


The titles in our curated collections consists of books selected to support SJR State courses and programs. The collection has been created to serve as a starting point for research or to help brainstorm. The best way to find out what books we have is to search our Online Catalog. Click on an image below to access the titles included in the collection.