Ebsco’s Explora

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 1st, 2015

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.


“Explora: Meditation Search Results Page.” EbscoHost. Web. 25 Sept. 2015. <http://search.ebscohost.com>.


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.

News as Historical Record

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 14th, 2015

Need news coverage of your historical topic, from the time it occurred?

Consider using any of the library’s news collections, including: NBC LearnNewspapers 1851 -2004Newspapers 1690 -2000.

A quick overview:


19th Century US Newspapers

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 19th, 2015

The library recently added a collection of 19th Century US Newspapers to its digital holdings.

This eCollection includes 500 U.S. newspapers, from the time period 1800-1900.

This product can be consecutively searched with other library-purchased products from this company (Gale), including the Times of London, via the Newsvault search page.


Gale Newsvault. Gale. Web. 20 Nov. 2014.



Liberty Magazine: Digital Archive

By - Research & Instruction Librarian December 2nd, 2014

The library recently purchased the Liberty Magazine digital archive.

What is this?

Liberty Magazine ran from 1924-1950 and was a popular, weekly published, illustrated magazine.  In the early 20th century U.S., illustrated magazines were widely read as a source of information, fiction and entertainment.


Liberty Magazine: 1924-1950. Gale. Web. 20 Nov. 2014.

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