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Netflix not enough?  Try grabbing a movie or a television series from the Ross Pendergraft Library Music Lab.  We have new releases, award-winning documentaries, hit TV shows,  as well as foreign and independent films you cannot find on most streaming movie sites.  Start your search with our revised Music Lab website.

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We now have a new way to browse movies using our DVD Collection page.  Browse the latest DVDs by language or category.  Our collection includes animated, action & adventure films, musicals, romantic comedies, horror, science fiction, and more.

You can also browse ALL our newly acquired DVDs at the New DVD Titles page.  Binge watch the latest seasons of Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, Homeland, Modern Family, True Blood, & the Walking Dead.  Skip the Red Box and check-out new releases like the Fault in Our Stars, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Cosmos, the Lego Movie, Maleficent, & Warm Bodies for free from the Library. Search our Online Library Catalog for specific titles, directors, actors, keyword, or subject.

Can’t make it out to the library?  Check out our new Video Streaming Collections page.  Each link contains collections of streaming video, short films, television shows, interviews, and clips.   Enjoy award-winning documentaries from PBS Video Collection, travel back in time through the Archive of American Television, or attempt to stomach the surgical videos available from the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

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Have a video or video collection you want to suggest for the library?  Send us your flick picks at askalibrarian@atu.edu.

Have it all with CINAHL

nurse buttonNursing students: are you tired of zero results?  Tired of submitting ILL requests for articles you needed yesterday?  Tired of wandering endless result pages, looking for full-text?  Look no further than our new and improved CINAHL Plus database with full text.

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Recently acquired by the Library to help bolster a growing Nursing Department at Arkansas Tech, this update to our older version of CINAHL includes more full text to nursing and allied health journals and deeper indexing to include allied health literature and bio-medical resources dating back to 1937.

What does this mean to you?  With an expanded index, you have a greater chance of finding articles relating to your topic, no matter how obscure.   In addition, available full-text coverage expanded from 70 journals to 700.  While not every article you find will include full-text, a greater number will, including articles from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses’ Association publications.

In addition, this database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals, book chapters and more.

For example, the expanded database also includes 134 Evidence-Based Care Sheets which provide concise overviews of diseases and conditions and outlines the most effective treatment options.

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Want to find Evidence-Based Practice articles?  Scroll down from the advanced search screen to limit your results.  You can also limit by Clinical Query type, Peer-Reviewed, Nurse authored, age group, randomized controlled trials, region, and other variables.

If you find yourself still lacking in relevant results, use CINAHL Headings to select appropriate heading terms for your topic.

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There’s so much you can do with CINAHL, you might need a tutorial to explore all of the features.  But a dedicated team of friendly neighborhood librarians are standing by to help if you have any questions.  Give it a try today—we promise, it won’t hurt a bit.

Remembering MLK

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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Ross Pendergraft Library & Technology Center will be closed Saturday through Monday, January 17th-January 19th.  While we’re closed, take a look at a selection of resources relating to Dr. King and the … [Continue reading]

Be More With PBS Video

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The Ross Pendergraft Library is thrilled to announce the recent acquisition of the PBS Video Collection. Stream quality documentary films and programs produced by the leading educational video producer in the country.  The collection includes over … [Continue reading]

Dispatches from 4 AM

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At 4 AM, the library is nearly silent except for the whirrr of vacuums and the suppressed giggles of tired, delirious students.  Tables are crammed with notes, laptops, and, occasionally, a sleeper.  This is 4 AM during the library’s inaugural 24 … [Continue reading]

Wireless printing

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Just need to print off a paper but the computers in the library are full?  Never fear—wireless printing is here!  Bring your laptop to the Ross Pendergraft Library & Technology Center and send a print job over the wireless network.  No more … [Continue reading]

Holiday Hours

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Happy Thanksgiving!  The Ross Pendergraft Library & Technology Center will be closed starting at noon, Wednesday, November 25th, and will not re-open until Sunday, November 30th at 2:00 P.M. And then....we'll just stay open...until FRIDAY, … [Continue reading]

On Trial

The deadline for our latest collection trial databases is closing in fast.  Take advantage of these free collections while they last: Ebrary Thousands of full-text, academic e-books are at your disposal from now until Wednesday, November 26th. … [Continue reading]

Attention night owls

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You asked for it, and it is finally here: the Ross Pendergraft Library & Technology Center will be open 24 hours beginning Sunday, November 30th.  We will open Nov. 30 at 2:00 PM and remain open until Friday, December 5th, at 6:00 PM.  On … [Continue reading]

Welcome Brent Etzel

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The Ross Pendergraft Library & Technology Center is thrilled to officially welcome Brent Etzel as the new Library Director.  Monday, November 3rd, marked his first day at Arkansas Tech University, taking over the position after the retirement of … [Continue reading]