Library

Online Library Services

ResU Students: Starting on Monday, March 16th, the Library will transition to an online format. Please refer to our Online Library Services FAQs below to learn more about what resources are available during this time!

The Resurrection University Library is an important resource for students and alumni

Within the ResU library, you’ll discover the latest resources and publications as well as vast materials specific to nursing, radiography, and health informatics and information management (HIIM). Best of all, you’ll have access to a librarian who can assist you with locating the information you need whether it’s a printed copy or an electronic resource.

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Online Library Services FAQS

Will I start accruing late fees if I can’t return my books?

Absolutely not! The library will be waiving all late fees and renewing all books that are currently checked out during this time period. Books will not need to be returned to campus until the campus reopens.

Can I still request a hold on an item?

We will be honoring the holds that come in the order that they are received once we reopen, but it is highly recommended that if you want a physical book, reach out to the library team first. We may have an alternative, digital resource that can obtain the information you need quickly. If you are truly in need of a specific chapter, the library team can also request that chapter from another library (Please note: requests may only be filled if the receiving library is open).

Is the library open/can I still print?

The physical library will remain closed until the university reopens (click here for updates regarding University campus and clinical status and COVID-19 Disease Response). Unfortunately, printing in the library is not accessible at this time.

What if I need a required textbook?

While the library’s physical collection is inaccessible at this time, please remember that the library has an excellent collection of Ebooks, thousands of journals, and powerful databases that can answer almost every nursing/medical question you may have. Here is the library catalog where you can search to your heart’s content for Ebooks and nursing videos. (Type: Resurrection University in the Library Name box and click “Sign in”). Also see the menus below for these resources!

If you need a specific chapter in your required textbook but you never purchased it, I would suggest you reach out to your instructor and see if she/he/they can send you a PDF of the chapter you need.

Can someone still help me with research?

Yes! We are accessible via:

Email: library@resu.edu

Phone: 773-252-5114

Text: 773-570-9438

Chat: (click on the box that says Chat With Us)

What digital resources does the library have again?

  •  EBSCO –For all your research article needs
  •  Ovid—For Joanna Briggs Institute, Systematic Reviews, and other unique journals not in EBSCO
  •  Elsevier Clinical Skills –Nursing skills videos, patient education, and drug info
  •  UpToDate –The encyclopedia for anything medical, including updated drug info with an app for your phone
  •  Libguides –Guides for most required courses
  •  The library catalog—Type: Resurrection University in the Library Name box and click “Sign in”
  •  Visible Body (Skeleton Premium)—An encyclopedic reference that offers complete coverage of skeletal anatomy
  •  Visible Body (Heart and Circulatory Premium)— This program uses 3D models and interactive presentations, movies, and images to give users a more in-depth look at the heart and circulation system.

To download the UpToDate App:

    1.  Go to UpToDate
    2.  Put in your database login
    3.  Click on “Register Now” and fill out the form. Use any email you prefer.
    4.  After you click “submit registration”. And now you have access to UpToDate on the computer.
    5.  (Optional!) The username and password you created in the previous step will allow you to download the app on your phone. Go to your phone’s App store, search for UpToDate, and download it. Plug in the username and password you just created. In order to re-authenticate your app every 90 days, just log into UpToDate on a browser (anywhere!).

What if I want a consultation with video?

Yes, we can do that too! Just login to your OKTA Account, click on Office365 and then Click on Teams. We can provide a video consultation and screen share too!

What are your hours now?

The library’s professional online service hours are at the bottom of this page.

Databases

Databases:  contact the library for usernames and passwords.

Can’t find the full-text version of an article?  Email the library and we will retrieve it for you!

EBSCO: Houses many nursing, medical, and academic databases indexing and providing access to thousands of full-text journals that will assist Nursing and HIIM students with their research of all subject areas. Use your database login to access this on campus or at home.
Elsevier Clinical Skills: This database offers educators and staff convenient online access to evidence-based skills and procedures Content has been adapted from authoritative resources with insight from leading nursing societies, and is continuously updated to reflect the latest in evidence-based practice. Use your database login to access this on campus or at home.
Ovid: Includes access to the Joanna Briggs Institute, OVID Core BioMedical Collection, over 400 unique nursing and medical journals and over 150 nursing ebooks selected for ResU nursing students. The collection provides information on measurement instruments in healthcare, psychosocial sciences, organization behavior and library and information science. Use your database login to access Ovid on campus or at home.
UpToDate: An evidence-based website containing information on over 9,000 topics in 19 specialties. Create your personal account by logging in and selecting “register”. You can register at home and do not need to be on campus. Creating an account will allow you to access the database on any computer and download the UpToDate app using your personal account on two devices. This is a great resource for several ResU classes!
Visible Body: Skelton Premium: An encyclopedic reference that offers complete coverage of skeletal anatomy. This database includes 3D models of over 200 bones, hundreds of ligaments, over 800 boney landmarks, moving synovial joints and bone tissue, animations and illustrations detailing bone anatomy and pathologies, and over 500 quiz questions. Use your database login to access Visible Body on campus or at home.
Visible Body: Heart & Circulatory Premium: This specialty program uses 3D models and interactive presentations, movies, and images to give users a more in-depth look at the heart and circulation system. This database includes over 600 heart and vascular structures, basic cardiac functions, abnormal anatomy, common pathologies, procedures, and over 200 quiz questions. Use your database login to access Visible Body on campus or at home.
Ebooks
  • Ovid Nursing Ebooks: Handpicked by the librarian, this collection includes has dozens of ebooks specific to nursing in several disciplines including: consultations nutrition, pathophysiology, mental health, gerontology, care planning and more!
  • R2Library: Take advantage of more ebooks available for ResU personnel. The collection from this database includes ATI/NCLEX ebooks, DNP ebooks, and additional nursing reference materials. This collection only allows a user to view one book at a time, so please print or save what you need and log out so others can utilize the materials.
  • EBSCOhost Ebooks: The ResU Library’s newest ebook database provides multi-user access and PDF download options! Easier for our students to peruse, cite, and share!
Videos
Current Affairs in Video: Part of the Alexander Street Press, this collection covers immigration and border studies Middle East studies, Urban studies, Political Science, globalization, and human rights. Use your database login to access these videos on campus or at home.
Education in Video: Part of the Alexander Street Press, this collection will give education faculty, students, and in-service teachers a single source for the best research-based professional development video resources available. Use your database login to access these videos on campus or at home.
Health and Society in Video: Part of the Alexander Street Press, this collection explores today’s latest medical progress in health and wellness issues and their impact on society– with hundreds of premium documentaries, profiles, reports, and interviews. Use your database login to access these videos on campus or at home.
Nursing Education in Video: Part of the Alexander Street Press, this collection is created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS. Use your database login to access these videos on campus or at home.
Sports Medicine and Exercise in Video:
Part of the Alexander Street Press, this collection is the most extensive video collection ever assembled in the areas of fitness and health assessment, disease management, injury treatment, nutrition, medical fitness sport science, work-site wellness, exercise adherence, and much more. Use your database login to access these videos on campus or at home.

Research Help

Research assistance is available during hours of operation to help students and faculty locate physical and online materials and literature searches. To locate specific articles faculty members and students should email library@resu.edu

and the item will delivered electronically or physically, based on preference.

Borrowing Materials

Physical materials can be checked out for three weeks. Items may be renewed for an additional three weeks with no previous holds. Items are considered overdue the day following the due date. A $5.00 late fee per item will be added on the student’s account if materials are not returned by the end of each term. Until all fines are paid, the student’s transcripts or grades will not be released.

Requesting Materials

Can’t find the full-text version of an article or a particular book? To request full-text materials, faculty and students should email library@resu.edu and the item will be delivered electronically or physically, based on preference.

Reserved Materials

The library owns a copy of each current textbook on reserve. Library staff members will hold student IDs while students use these materials. Reserved materials may not leave the library or student lounge without permission.


If you are interested in any of these services, please contact the library:

 

Email: library@resu.edu

Text: 773-570-9438

Call: 773-252-5114 or 773-235-5537

 

Liesl Cottrell, MLIS

Director of Library Services

Liesl Cottrell, MLIS

773-252-5114

Liesl.Cottrell@resu.edu

 


Library Hours

Monday -Thursday: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday: No hours while Library moves to online-only offerings at this time. 

 

 

Librarian availability varies so please contact them personally to ensure they will be available.

*Hours fluctuate due to University closures and term breaks. Please check your email for changes.