Archive for September, 2008

NCLEX-RN Review

Monday, September 22, 2008

By Marlene Hurst

Ace the NCLEX-RN-with the help of nursing review pioneer Marlene Hurst!

Use Marlene’s unique “no cram, pass with what you already know” system and slash your study time in half

Based on Marlene Hurst’s phenomenally popular nursing seminars that train over 30,000 students annually, this innovative review is loaded with the author’s time-tested strategies-all designed to help you pass the NCLEX certification and course exams the first time around!

NCLEX-RN Review breaks the mold of other review books by explaining how to apply critical thinking and test-taking skills, rather than how to re-learn course content. Marlene shows you how to effectively work with the “think-on-your-feet” philosophy of the NCLEX-RN, not against it.

Features:

  • A complete NCLEX-RNË toolkit-from the world’s most sought-after speaker on passing the NCLEX
  • Over 1,000 skill-building NCLEX-style questions, complete with answers and rationales
  • Full of concise, easy-to-remember strategies that cut study time in half!
  • An eye-catching four-color format
  • “Marlene Moments”-Marlene’s humorous anecdotes of common student mistakes that offer a light-hearted look at how new nurses learn to succeed
  • “What the NCLEX Lady Thinks”-valuable tips that reveal the motivation behind certain types of NCLEX questions and how to adjust your strategy accordingly
  • Chapter-ending NCLEX practice questions that solidify important information and show you how it will be tested on the NCLEX examination
  • Companion CD-ROM with 300 additional NCLEX-style questions, plus downloadable MP3 audio tipsMarlene Hurst’s award-winning NCLEX reviews (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: RT55 .H 87 2008

Pocket Guide to the ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities

Monday, September 22, 2008

Updated to include the latest Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines
This book helps readers understand the facilities requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). This Third Edition presents the technical building requirements for accessible elements and spaces in new construction, alterations, and additions.

Expanded and updated with numerous illustrations, this pocket guide covers special requirements for public accommodations and commercial facilities, including businesses, restaurants, medical care facilities, libraries, transportation facilities, and more. Portable and practical, it’s a compact reference that can be used easily at a desk or in the field. (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: KF709.3 .H35 P63 2007

Nursing Drug Handbook2009

Monday, September 22, 2008

By Barbara B. Hodgson and Robert J. Kizior

Written by a unique nurse/pharmacist author team, Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook presents drug information in an order that reflects your thought process when a prescription is ordered. It helps you provide better patient care by guiding you through clinical priorities in the practice setting and with comprehensive coverage of IV drug administration. Organized alphabetically by generic drug name, this handbook is an easy-to-use guide to thousands of medications. It’s ideal for the busy nurse! (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: RM301.12 .H57 2009

Nursing Drug Reference 2009

Monday, September 22, 2008

By Linda Skidmore- Roth

If you are going to buy one drug handbook — this should be the one. No other drug handbook enables you to access reliable drug information quicker. With an A-Z organization, each drug is easy to find. But what’s even better is the fact that Mosby’s Nursing Drug Reference gives you the most complete drug information for each drug, including uses, side effects, and interactions. Key nursing considerations are identified to help you assess, administer, evaluate, and teach your patients. Instructions for giving drugs by various routes (e.g., PO, IM, IV) are also included. You will ALWAYS find the latest and most trustworthy drug information in Mosby’s Nursing Drug Reference. There is a difference in drug handbooks — put your trust in Mosby, the leading name in nursing publishing. (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: RM301.12 .M67 2009

The Materials Handbook 15th ed.

Monday, September 22, 2008

By John A. Vaccari

Offering comprehensive information on virtually every material and substance used in industry and engineering, Materials Handbook is unquestionably the world’s favorite one-volume encyclopedia on the subject. For over six decades, there has been no better or more reliable way to get essential data on generic, patented, and trade name materials.

THE NEW FIFTEENTH EDITION PROVIDES:
* A-Z organization for easy access
* Coverage of more than 15,000 materials
* Details on chemicals, minerals, fuels, textiles, synthetics, pharmaceuticals, elastomers, ceramic coatings, industrial substances, food-stuffs, natural plant and animal substances, and—chewing gum
* Thousands of new technologies and products
* Properties and characteristics of materials, including composition, production methods, uses, and commercial designations or trade names
* A thorough index for finding the material you want—quickly and easily(Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: Ref. TA403 .B73 2002

The Little Book of Hindu Deities

Monday, September 22, 2008

By Sanjay Patel

In The Little Book of Hindu Deities, Pixar animator Sanjay Patel brings to life Hinduism’s most important gods and goddesses in fun, full-color illustrations, each accompanied by a short, lively profile. The stories of Hindu mythology cover everything from love and jealousy to petty grievances and epic battles, with characters ranging from monsters and demons to noble warriors and divine divas. Find out why Ganesha has an elephant’s head (his father cut it off!) and why Kali, the Goddess of Time, is known as “The Black One” (she’s a bit goth). (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: NB1912.H55 P38 2006

Job Search Bloopers: Every mistake you can make on the road to career suicide and how to avoid them

Friday, September 19, 2008

By Laura DeCarlo

You’ve been told, “Learn from your mistakes.”

But why? You don’t have to waste your time or energy in missing out on the job of your dreams while learning as you go!

In Job Search Bloopers you’ll peek into the lives of job seekers as they share their sometimes hilarious and all-too-often horrendous career blunders. With each story you’ll also gain practical and easily applicable real-world advice on how to avoid making the same or similar bloopers while maximizing your success in attaining your next position.

This book will furnish you with the tools you need to succeed against:
• Job-Application Avalanches: Maximize this “simple” document and stop taking it for granted.
• Resume-Writing Roadblocks: Ensure your resume rises to the top of the stack.
• Cover-Letter Casualties: Make your cover letter your greatest application asset.
• Follow-Up-Letter Follies: Secure a second interview, even if you think you failed in the first one.
• Job Search Jinxes: Land your next job at least 50 percent faster.
• Networking Nightmares: Leverage your network to find the hidden job opportunities.
• Common Job Curses: Select the job that will be right for you and that leads to greater satisfaction and longevity.
• Interviewing Inadequacies: Master easy techniques to stand out in the interview.
• Slippery Salary Slopes: Increase or double your salary by asking one simple question.
• Job-Reference Rejects: Move your references from passive speaker to personal champion.

Whether you read cover-to-cover or pick out the topics relevant to your current needs, you’re certain to eliminate the roadblocksstanding between you and your new job with Job Search Bloopers. (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: HF5382.7 .D425 2008

Universal Design for the Home

Friday, September 19, 2008

By Wendy A. Jordan

Universal Design (UD) is coming of age. Once a home design specialty that was little known, of limited interest, and a source of embarrassment more than pride, it is attracting widespread media attention and taking on (as befits its name) almost universal appeal—and with good reason. The concept emerged years ago out of the need to make homes safe and accessible for the elderly, the handicapped and the very young. Some of the design options were good-looking, but others seemed institutional. Today, there are so many stylish, beautiful, good-sense universal-design options that choosing them has become a “why not?” rather than a “why?” decision.

Universal Design for the Home features a blend of beautiful projects, creative ideas, and substantive planning information. Highly visual, the book features projects showing room contexts, as well as detail shots. The mix of projects encompasses small and large houses; one-story and multi-story houses; and ideas for general accessibility and comfort as well as some targeted more directly at handicap accessibility. There is an emphasis on remodeled projects, but new homes designed with an eye toward accessibility—present and future—are included as well. Chapters cover the spectrum of accessible home planning, from room arrangements to kitchens, baths, entries, and exterior areas. The book displays fresh, inspiring design ideas as well as must-have, good-sense solutions, such as wider doorways. Basic specifications, how-to tips, and other technical content are featured throughout the book in easy-to-find boxes and sidebars. (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: NA2547 .J56 2008

Do- It- Yourself PC Upgrade Projects

Friday, September 19, 2008

By Guy Hart- Davis

Produced in conjunction with CNET.com, the place to go for the latest in tech and consumer electronics, this book offers up-to-date advice on improving PC speed and performance. You will learn to replace essential hardware components and accomplish projects such as transforming a PC into a VoIP phone or video-conferencing tool and even controlling the home from the PC. (Description from banresandnoble.com) Call number: TK9969 .H36 2008

Photoshop Compositing with John Lund

Friday, September 19, 2008

By John Lund

Many of acclaimed photographer John Lund’s images are instantly recognizable. What’s not instantly recognizable are the elements that make up these composite images or the Photoshop techniques behind them–to unravel those mysteries, you need this beautiful, full-color volume. In these pages, Lund and co-author Pamela Pfiffner show you not just how to reproduce his results but the creative process that generates them. The emphasis here is on simplicity: how to create extremely complex images using a few, fairly simple Photoshop techniques that even beginners can grasp. After providing an introduction to the creative process and conceptual imagery in general, the authors get to the heart of the volume: the images. Each of the 15 chapters deconstructs an incredible Photoshop compositing process showing the final image–in full-page, full-color glory–with an accompanying description of Lund’s creative approach to the assignment, and a detailed, step-by-step explanation of particular techniques used in the project. So how’d he make that fire-breathing dragon? Why, with images of a pet iguana, flame, a wall, and the sky, of course! (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: T385 .P574 L962 2003