• Databases,  General Works,  History,  Humanities,  Language,  Research,  Social Sciences

    Your favorite Kanopy titles

    In January 2016, the library bumped up its Kanopy educational video offerings from a few hundred to 26,000.   There have been 486 plays in those 5 months, totaling 8,021 minutes of viewing time.       What films have been most-watched in that time?      Analytics Summary: Kanopy Admin Panel.  Kanopy. 25 May 2016. Web.    

  • History,  Humanities,  Library News,  Research

    Email! Yaaaaassss!

    Following a research class Wednesday, a teacher asked if any Hum. V students had emailed me yet. My inbox reveals 33 research emails from Hum. V students this past week (can’t wait for the next two weeks!).   Curious how that compares to the rest of the year?  Since September, 137 research queries have arrived in my inbox mostly from SPS students, a few from SPS faculty, 2 from SPS alums and 1 from a student at Andover.  🙂   Looking forward to your end-of-year research questions over the upcoming concluding weeks of school.  I heart your research!  Ms. Sanborn  

  • Humanities,  Religion,  Research

    Encounters

    Explicating during the last 2 weeks of term?   The Oxford Biblical Studies Online offers side-by-side commentary and Biblical text. (Does it up the database’s credibility to know it was accessed 1,200 times by last term’s 40+ Encounters students?).   To delve further into the scholarly conversation consider JSTOR and the library’s collections of academic eBooks.  More details and search strategies in the Encounters research guide (accessed 1,600 times by last term’s 40+ Encounters students).   Research questions?  Do let me know!  🙂     Home page:Oxford Biblical Studies Online.  Oxford U. Press. 16 May 2016. Web.

  • Databases,  Humanities,  Research

    Dear Hum. V,

    Great to see you this week!   I loved your mind-mapping of the ‘Scholarly Conversation.’   When you’re ready to leap into the academic literature, here’s the page in the research guide (screenshot below) listing four databases providing just that.   As always, please be in touch with any research-y queries!  I love hearing from you. 🙂    

  • Humanities,  Research

    Capstone!

    Capstone launches!   Looking for a topic? Need 3 possibilities before the end of the week?   Perhaps: Global Issues in Context What is it?  This eCollection contains global perspectives on contemporary global topics. Each topic is accompanied by a collection of academic sources. Sources include: reference book articles, newspapers, broadcast news, radio news, magazines, newspapers and scholarly journals.   Prefer to be inspired by academic film? How about a browse through Kanopy : 26,000 streaming documentary, educational and classic films.   Looking for more suggestions?  Try this page in the research guide for more ideas that could lead to topic inspiration.