Visiting Author Sarah Prager

By - Systems Librarian March 31st, 2017


Visiting author Sarah Prager met with Encounters students in the library after speaking to the entire school in Chapel this morning. Her two-day visit involved several programs, including a reading from her soon-to-be released book, Queer There and Everywhere, Published by HarperCollins and due out in May. Thank you Sarah for a wonderful visit!

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By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 17th, 2016

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.

How fast does JSTOR grow?

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 21st, 2016

   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.

More! Streaming film: 26,000

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 25th, 2016



“Homepage.” Kanopy. Web. 19 Feb. 2016.

The library upscaled it’s Kanopy license to now provide access to 26,000 streaming documentary, educational and classic films.

Encounters Research: New eCollection and Kahoots

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 11th, 2016

Dear Encounters,


Great to see you this week and last!


I’m so glad you like the digital concordances in the new Oxford Biblical Studies Online.


And thanks for playing the Kahoots game!


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