Happy Summer! Access the Library anytime, anywhere.

By - Research & Instruction Librarian June 2nd, 2016

Warm wishes for a Happy Summer!


The library looks forward to welcoming you back in the Fall.


In the meantime, wherever you are (with an internet connection) access the digital library by logging in with your SPS credentials to vpn.sps.edu.



You don’t need to be right here to access the digital SPS library.

Google Maps: Ohrstrom Library Location. Google. Web. June 1, 2016.

A.I. Research

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 22nd, 2015

Dear A.I. Class,


So great to meet with you!


As mentioned in class & as available in the A.I. research guide, 2 new eCollections are available for A.I. Research: IEEE Xplore and the ACM Digital Library.


Reseach questions, comments, conundrums?  Please be in touch!  Ms. Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu)




IEEE Xplore

What is it?

IEEE is the acronym for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

IEEE Xplore is an eCollection of engineering and technology journals, conference proceedings, magazines and eBooks, from and about engineering and technology.  Currently the eCollection contains over 3 million items.

According to the IEEE Xplore subscription paperwork, “More than 30% of all technology literature can be found in the IEEE Xplore digital library.”

IEEE. Welcome to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. New York: IEEE, 2014. Print.

IEEE Xplore has created a page of tutorial videos and PDF tip sheets.



ACM Digital Library

What is it?

ACM is the acronym for the Association for Computing Machinery.

ACM Digital Library is an eCollection of published journals, conference proceedings, newsletters, magazines and eBooks from and about Computing Machinery.  An overview of the eCollection holdings is available here.

ACM. “ACM Digital Library: Advanced Search Page.” ACM Digital Library. ACM,
Web. 4 Dec. 2014. <http://dl.acm.org/>.

Happy Summer! If you need us, we’re right there with you.

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 28th, 2015

Image credit: SPS Communications. Ohrstrom Library ariel view. Web. 20 May 2015. . Image enhancement by Lisa Laughy.

Happy summer!


  • Need to consult a library eBook?






All of Ohrstrom Library’s digital collections are available to you anytime, anywhere. Simply log into http://vpn.sps.edu with your SPS credentials to access the entire digital library while off the grounds.

Warm wishes for a wonderful summer!

19th Century US Newspapers

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 19th, 2015

The library recently added a collection of 19th Century US Newspapers to its digital holdings.

This eCollection includes 500 U.S. newspapers, from the time period 1800-1900.

This product can be consecutively searched with other library-purchased products from this company (Gale), including the Times of London, via the Newsvault search page.


Gale Newsvault. Gale. Web. 20 Nov. 2014.



Thanksgiving Recess

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 20th, 2014

Thanksgiving. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 14 Nov 2014. http://quest.eb.com/#/search/107_3354689/1/107_3354689/cite

Best wishes from the library for a relaxing and scrumptious Thanksgiving Recess!


The library will be open the Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving Recess week, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.


The library’s digital collections are always open. If you are off the grounds for the break, please first log in to vpn.sps.edu to gain access to the library’s digital holdings.


Have a wonderful Recess!