• Databases,  General Works,  Literature,  Research,  Technology,  Uncategorized,  Web Resources

    eBook Collection Highlight: Study Guides & College Admissions

    Read Ohrstrom’s eBook collections while away for the summer!  Simply visit vpn.sps.edu & log in using your SPS user name and password. Next, click on the library link and search the library catalog. To retrieve only eBooks, use the advanced search feature to limit by item type ‘eBook.’ Preparing for college admission?  Consider a subject search for “Universities and Colleges, Admission.” Studying for entrance exams?  Consider a subject search for “SAT, Study Guides.” All of Ohrstrom’s eBooks can be read on a personal computer.  No special e-reader is required.  Happy e-reading!

  • Databases,  History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences,  Uncategorized

    New Reference Book: World of a Slave

    World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States edited by Martha B. Katz-Hyman and Kym S. Rice, Greenwood, 2011. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 305.896 K159W A two-volume set studying U.S. “slave archaeology” (intro. xi) including household & work tools, clothing, furniture, and housing. Entry Examples: Accordions Dogs Fishing Poles Hair and Hairstyles Sewing items and Needlework Helpful for: African-American Studies, Humanities, Human Geography, U.S. History, Gender Studies, Material Culture

  • Databases,  General Works,  History,  Humanities,  Natural Sciences,  Periodicals,  Religion,  Research,  Social Sciences,  Uncategorized,  Web Resources

    eBooks in Project Muse Beta Site

    We already love Project Muse for recent journal content, but very soon we will also have the opportunity to fall in love with Project Muse all over again – this time with eBooks!  Earlier this year Project Muse announced it would be adding an eBook component to its database. Expected to launch in early 2012, the eBook content is projected to exceed 12,000 unique eBook titles, all searchable simultaneously within the existing journal content. Project Muse  has a beta site, currently containing 300 scholarly eBooks, available now at: http://beta.muse.jhu.edu/ Look for an announcement in 2012 regarding access to Project Muse eBook collections via Ohrstrom Library. If you have questions about…

  • History,  Language,  Research,  Uncategorized,  Web Resources

    New Research Guide: Latin I

    A new Latin I research guide is available for those working on the Latin I research project.  Use this guide to identify and review: useful eReference sources, recommended library catalog searches, ArtStor (image source) and Noodlebib citation tutorials. Please feel free to contact Ms. Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu) for a research consultation and/or to discuss any of the items in this guide.

  • General Works,  History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences,  Technology,  Uncategorized

    ebrary offers open access to 9/11 ebooks through September

    Throughout the month of September, ebrary, an eBook vendor that Ohrstrom Library currently contracts with, is offering free access to its collection related to 9/11.  Fifteen searchable, full-text ebooks are available as part of this collection. In support of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, ebrary is offering open access to a collection of relevant e-books through September. We hope that this collection provides a valuable resource to anyone seeking to learn or understand more about this tragic event, or reflect on its world impact. Thank you ebrary.