Research #LikeABoss

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 5th, 2016

Way to research Hum. 4!


During the month of the Hum. 4 research paper, April, you collectively:


  • Retrieved 546 reference articles from the Gale digital reference library.
  • Visited  the library’s Ebsco products 625 times (screen grab below).
  • Made 210 visits to the library’s Kanopy educational film database, watching 1,502 minutes of footage.
  • And viewed the Hum. 4 research guide – 3,334 times!



EbscoAdmin Page – April 2016 Session Usage Report. EbscoHost. Web. 03 May 2016.

AP Images: New eCollection

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 7th, 2016

The library recently purchased the AP Images Collection.


What is it?

A collection of 12 million images from the Associated Press, 1826 to the present.


Featured Events Page. AP Images.  EbscoHost. 30 March 2016. Web.

Hum. 4 Paper!

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 5th, 2016

It begins!


Happy Picard. Meme Generator.  Web. 10 March 2016.


As always, there’s a research guide for that!  The Hum. 4 Research Guide identifies library sources for finding a topic, getting background information, locating books, magazines, newsreels and even documentaries.


Hum. 4 research questions?  Do be in touch!  Ms. Sanborn





Dear American Government class,

By - Research & Instruction Librarian March 1st, 2016

Working on examples of partisan polarization in U.S. politics?

In addition to the sources recommended last run of the class, the library has added a new eCollection: U.S. History in Context.


For example, here’s a search for “Political Polarization.”  One could of course also search for specific polarizing issues (income inequality), proposed solutions (compulsory voting) or related element (supermajority).


Need more statistics?  The library recently added Statistical Abstract of the United States to its fleet of digital collections.  Here’s their results page for U.S. election statistics.


Questions? Comments or conundrums? Do be in touch!  Ms. Sanborn



“Political Polarization results page.” U.S. History in Context. Gale Cengage. Web. 23 Feb. 2016.


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.

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