Empires and Revolutions

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 20th, 2015

Dear Empires and Revolutions,


Last year, your class broke all of the library’s book usage records, viewing the eBook A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution, an incredible 1839 times!


In other news, your course research guide is here.


Please be in touch with any research-y questions!



Image credit:

Popkin, Jeremy D. Concise History of the Haitian Revolution. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. Proquest ebrary. Web. 14 Oct. 2015. <http://www.ebrary.com>.

Dear Latin Review,

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 6th, 2015

Great to see you in the Schoolhouse earlier!

Here’s the research guide for locating library research content about Ancient Roman culture.

As we talked about, Ebsco’s new Explora interface is a great place to find many source types on a given topic, including: digitized magazines, newspapers, journal articles, eBook content and possibly even AP newsreels.


35,000 eBooks for you, on JSTOR

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 24th, 2015

Ohrstrom Library is now providing access to 35,000 scholarly eBooks available on the well-loved JSTOR platform.

To use this collection simply visit JSTOR and search for terms as desired.

Enjoy your results with the JSTOR journal articles interfiled, or, extract just the eBook content.


“Digital Education – search results.” JSTOR. Web. 14 Sept. 2015.

Happy Summer! If you need us, we’re right there with you.

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 28th, 2015

Image credit: SPS Communications. Ohrstrom Library ariel view. Web. 20 May 2015. . Image enhancement by Lisa Laughy.

Happy summer!


  • Need to consult a library eBook?






All of Ohrstrom Library’s digital collections are available to you anytime, anywhere. Simply log into http://vpn.sps.edu with your SPS credentials to access the entire digital library while off the grounds.

Warm wishes for a wonderful summer!

American West: Digital Archive

By - Research & Instruction Librarian December 4th, 2014

The American West

The Ohrstrom Library is very happy to announce its purchase of the The American WestCreated by Adam Matthew digital with content provided by the independent archives at The Newberry Library, this archive contains digital content related to the American West including: maps, drawings, pamphlets, diaries and newspapers.  The images and documents have been rights cleared for educational use, meaning students and faculty are free to use this content within the SPS educational setting.


The American West. Adam Matthew. Web. 5 June. 2014. .


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