• Databases,  Fine Arts,  Research,  Technology

    ArtStor Update: Login to Save images

    Earlier in the school year ArtStor made a minor change:  Users wishing to save pictures from the ArtStor database must now log in to their user account. Thankfully, creating an account and logging in to it is very easy.  There is a prompt in the upper right-hand corner of the ArtStor main page, immediately visible after a user enters the digital art library: Registering must be done from an SPS networked computer.  Following this, users may then access their ArtStor account from off the grounds. ArtStor has written more detailed instructions about registering for an account HERE. Or watch their YouTube video below:    

  • General Works,  History,  Humanities,  Periodicals,  Research,  Web Resources

    Magazine Archive within Google Books

    Google Books contains a collection of magazines embedded within its larger Google Books tool.  Titles range from American Woodworker, Current Organic Chemistry to Texas Monthly with many title in between.  Date range varies widely by title. This brief video describes how to extract and search Life from within Google Books.  The same technique can be applied to any magazine within this Google collection.   Helpful for: Humanities, History, Science, Art, Popular 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…

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

    eReference @ Ohrstrom

    Teacher says no Wikipedia allowed?  Concerned about author credibility?  Try searching Ohrstrom Library’s digital reference collections, available from the library’s eReference page. These eReference collections will quickly provide essential background information, written by known experts and backed by an academic publishing house. The Credo Reference product provides access to 500+ digital reference titles, all searchable simultaneously. The Gale Reference product is being built title-by-title, and includes such classics as The Encyclopedia of Religion. Please feel free to contact Ms. Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu) to discuss or review the library’s eReference products.