Evidence-Base Practice Resources

Around the MEC we hear the term “Evidence-based Practice” pretty much every day.  EBP is when you make decisions on how to treat your patient based on the best available evidence, your expertise, and the patient preferences.  Sounds pretty important right.  The NOVA Libraries have some great EBP point-of-care databases that can really help you find great information based on the best available evidence.

Check these sources out:


A clinical reference tool for physicians and health care professionals for use at the point-of-care.  With clinical organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics.

Nursing Reference Center

Evidence-based resource designed for point-of-care.  Includes evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons, patient education handouts, drug information, and continuing education materials.

MEC Tech

Nook HD Tablets

Nook HD TabletThe MEC Library has added new technology for you to check out.  NOOK HD Tablets!

Come by and see what all the fuss is about.  Read the newest bestseller, catch up on the classics, read whatever you want.  We don’t even mind if you play a few games.

Take a break, explore the technology and have fun!

Faculty Brown Bag Sessions – October 2014

Oct 14 Faculty Brown Bag

Every Tuesday in October: 12pm and 4:30pm

Faculty and staff, stop in and see what the MEC Library can do for you!  We have tons of great services, databases, and tools to offer you.  If you can’t make one of the sessions, feel free to stop in and ask the librarians to show you any tools that you are interested in or even just how to use the library website.

We want to work with you!


Henkel Exhibit Reception

Thank You!

Henkel Family: A Live in Letters

MEC Reception September 5th, 2014

Visitor viewing the Henkel Exhibit during the MEC event reception Daria Amoto and Diane Kearney during Ms. Amato's presentation on Nursing during the Civil War

The MEC Library faculty and staff wants to thank you all for attending the Henkel Exhibit Reception on Friday, September 5th.  We had so much fun sharing this wonderful exhibit with you and we hope you enjoyed the fruit and cake.

A special thanks also to Nursing faculty Daria Amato who gave a wonderful presentation about Civil War nursing.

If you haven’t yet, please visit the Henkel Family: A Life in Letters exhibit located at MEC on the 1st floor in the Foley Forum.  The exhibit will be at MEC until September 19th, after which it will be at the Woodbridge Campus.

Backpack Awareness Day

How Heavy is your Backpack?

Backpack Awareness Day
Backpack Awareness Day

Wednesday, September 10th 10:30-12:00

MEC First Floor

Join the SOTA Club for Backpack Awareness Day.  Find out how much your backpack weights, how to effectively pack your backpack to avoid injury, and how to properly fit your backpack.

Did you know that…

  • Carrying a heavy backpack can cause lower back pain which last through adulthood.
  • In 2010 nearly 28,000 strains, sprains, dislocations, and fractures from backpacks were treated in hospital emergency rooms, physicians’ offices, and clinics.
  • Wearing a backpack incorrectly or that is    too heavy can be contributing risk factors for discomfort, fatigue, muscle soreness, and musculoskeletal pain especially in the lower back.