• Library News,  Library Tech,  Web Resources

    Ohrstrom Library on Facebook: Your New BFF!

    Lisa Laughy – Library Web Sevices Ohrstrom Library has a page on Facebook and you are invited to become a fan! The Ohrstrom Library Facebook Page has been set up for a few months now and the number of fans is growing every day.  If you spend time on Facebook, becoming a fan of the Ohrstrom Library page is a great way to stay in touch with library-related news and information.  Links are added to new Ohrstrom Blog posts as soon as they become available.  New links added to Ohrstrom Library’s Delicious account are posted as well.  When you become a fan of Ohrstrom Library you will receive updated notices…

  • Databases,  History,  Humanities,  Periodicals,  Research,  Web Resources

    Primary Source Round-up: Something for Everyone

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian Gathering primary sources for your Fifth Form paper?  Ohrstrom Library offers the following sources and suggestions: Online Databases: These databases, available through the Library’s website, are those most commonly used by Fifth Formers looking for primary source periodical material. London Times – Provides the full-text of this newspaper from 1785-1985. Historical Newspaper Collection – Provides the full-text of 6 major U.S. newspapers from 1851 through the early 2000s. JSTOR – features a collection of 750+ journals, most dating from at least the 1800s forward.  (Note, be sure to watch the date.  A recent article on your topic represents current research, not a likely primary source.)…

  • History,  Humanities,  Library News,  Literature,  Research,  Social Sciences,  Web Resources

    Selected Websites: They’re “Delicious” and Good For You Too!

    Ohrstrom Library is now collecting links to high-quality web sites and storing them in our own Delicious account. For those of you unfamiliar with Delicious, it is the leading social bookmarking website where users store, share and discover bookmarked websites.  The links stored in the “OhrstromLibrary” Delicious account are selected based on quality, stability, relevance to SPS curriculum, authority and currency of information. Students will find this collection of links very useful when pursuing a wide range of research projects.  Working on your Humanities V paper topic?  Click on the “Humanities5” tag and see all the links helpful for starting your research.  Looking for those seemingly elusive primary sources?  Now…