• Databases,  General Works,  History,  Humanities,  Language,  Literature,  Mathematics,  Natural Sciences,  Religion,  Research,  Social Sciences

    How fast does JSTOR grow?

       JSTOR is one of the library’s most popular digital collections. Thousands of searches are conducted in JSTOR over a typical year, sometimes thousands of searches are run in a single month.   From a recent email, JSTOR, in 2015, added: Archives of 226 journals Comprising 856,000 articles If shelved, the print version would consume 1,348 linear feet of shelving   What does this mean for JSTOR‘s collection contents, when taken all together? Archives of 2,300 journals 10.7 million articles in print, this would be 68.9 million pages of text     Information from: JSTOR. “988,000 articles added to JSTOR Archive Collections.” Message to Lura Sanborn. 1 Feb. 2016. E-mail.

  • History,  Mathematics,  Natural Sciences,  Periodicals,  Research

    New interface for journal Science

    Did you know?  The library purchases a site license to the preeminent journal Science.   This site license provides access to the most current issues and the complete archive (1880 to the present) of the journal.   New for 2016 is an updated interface, allowing for improved presentation on mobile devices and 1-click access to bibliographic references!   Science Homepage.  AAAS. 13 Jan. 2015. Web.

  • Databases,  Fine Arts,  General Works,  History,  Humanities,  Library News,  Literature,  Mathematics,  Natural Sciences,  Periodicals,  Religion,  Research,  Social Sciences

    Ebsco’s Explora

    The library purchases many collections of digital content from vendor Ebsco (things like digital magazines, journals, newspapers, eBooks). Now, Ebsco is offering a search box to search this content, at once, simultaneously.  PLUS, they’ve added thousands of AP newsreels. This interface is named Explora. Level up, efficiency.    

  • Mathematics,  Research,  Technology

    A.I. Research

    Dear A.I. Class,   So great to meet with you!   As mentioned in class & as available in the A.I. research guide, 2 new eCollections are available for A.I. Research: IEEE Xplore and the ACM Digital Library.   Reseach questions, comments, conundrums?  Please be in touch!  Ms. Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu)       IEEE Xplore What is it? IEEE is the acronym for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. IEEE Xplore is an eCollection of engineering and technology journals, conference proceedings, magazines and eBooks, from and about engineering and technology.  Currently the eCollection contains over 3 million items. According to the IEEE Xplore subscription paperwork, “More than 30% of all technology literature can be found in the IEEE…

  • Databases,  Fine Arts,  General Works,  Geography,  History,  Humanities,  Language,  Library News,  Literature,  Mathematics,  Natural Sciences,  Religion,  Research,  Social Sciences

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

    Happy summer!   Need to consult a library eBook?   An international newspaper?   Consider an environmental issue?   Check some stats?   Take an SAT practice exam?   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!