Oak Point 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 Oak Point University Library is an important resource for students and alumni
Within the Oak Point 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.
Will I start accruing late fees if I can’t return my books?
The library is now accepting returns. The bin is available in the main entrance of St. Elizabeth next to the security desk on the left. Please follow appropriate social distancing and wear a mask while dropping off library materials. Late fees will begin accruing in Term A if materials are not returned from before the original campus shutdown in March 2020.
Can I request a hold on an item?
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?
If you are unable to obtain the required textbook(s), you can request up to 10% of a scanned copy to be emailed from the library.
If you need more than 10% of the original content of the required textbook but you never purchased it, 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:
Phone: 773-252-5114 or 773-253-5537
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: Oak Point 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:
- Go to UpToDate
- Put in your database login
- Click on “Register Now” and fill out the form. Use any email you prefer.
- After you click “submit registration”. And now you have access to UpToDate on the computer.
- (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.
- NUR 3140: Pathophysiologic Mechanisms Guide
- NUR 3141: Foundations of Nursing Practice Guide
- NUR 3233 Health Assessment Guide
- NUR 3240: Pharmacotherapeutics in Nursing Guide
- NUR 3241:Adult Health Nursing I Guide
- NUR 4545: Women and Newborn Nursing Guide
- NUR 4242: Ethics in Nursing Guide
- NUR 4225: Pediatric Health Nursing Guide
- NUR 4440: Research in Nursing Guide
- NUR 4445: Mental Health Nursing Guide
- NUR 4540: Gerontological Health Nursing Guide
- NUR 4145: Community and Population Focused Health Guide
- NUR 4640: Leadership and Management in Nursing Guide
- NUR 4641: Adult Health Nursing II Guide
- NUR 4642: Professional Role Transition Guide
- NUR 4740: Evidence Based Practice Guide
- NUR 4770: RN Capstone Project Guide
- NRG 5000: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice Guide
- NRG 5002: Health Care Delivery Guide
- NRG 5005: Evidence Based Practice for Advanced Nursing Practice Guide
- NRG 5103: Advanced Pharmacology Guide
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!
- 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 Oak Point 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 Oak Point Library’s newest ebook database provides multi-user access and PDF download options! Easier for our students to peruse, cite, and share!
- New Oak Point BSN Student Guide
- New Oak Point MSN Student Guide
- New Oak Point DNP Student Guide
- BSN for RNs Guide
- Career Resources for Students and Alumni
- Copyright Information for Oak Point Personnel
- ELL Resources
- Faculty Resources
- HIIM Library Resources
- Language Barriers in healthcare
- Online Library Resources
- Oak Point Ebook Collection
- Nurse Practitioner Resources
- Online Resources
- Student Services Department
- Writing Tips
- Oak Point Library Resources
- Radiography Library Resources
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
and the item will delivered electronically or physically, based on preference.
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.
Can’t find the full-text version of an article or a particular book? To request full-text materials, faculty and students should email email@example.com and the item will be delivered electronically or physically, based on preference.
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:
Call: 773-252-5114 or 773-235-5537
Director of Library Services
Liesl Cottrell, MLIS
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.