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The Nightingale: Fall 2022

Newsletter for Nursing

Fall 2022

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.  

Featured Database

Alexander Street's Academic Video Online Collection

Cross-search Alexander Street Press streaming videos across such subjects as health policy, nursing, rehabilitation therapy, medical imaging and more. The materials include documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels, and demonstrations.  

Also included in this database is Nursing and Mental Health in Video: A Symptom Media Collection.  Students and faculty have access to over 240 videos of the most common mental health disorders nurses may encounter – whether in a primary care setting, emergency room, medical, psychiatric or other.

Alexander Street films can also be embedded directly into Canvas!



A screen shot of the Flipster appFlipster is an online subscription platform that lets you download, read, print, and hear current issues of popular magazines subscribed to by the SJR State Library on any computer or mobile device for free if you are a current SJR State student or employee! 

To use Flipster on a computer or mobile device via the web, visit the Flipster web site. If you are prompted to sign in, use your SJR State email address and password.

To use the Flipster app on your mobile device, download the Flipster app and log in to St. Johns River State College's account with your SJR State email address and password. 


The Library is dedicated to supporting faculty through services and academic support.  A Faculty Resource Guide that highlights these services has been created to support you and your students.  The Guide includes information about collection development, Copyright Assistance, tutoring and supplemental instruction, Content Creation Center, Instructional Design & Canvas Help, and more.

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

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

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.  

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!

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