• Humanities,  Language,  Mathematics,  Natural Sciences,  Research

    Which digital reference books did you choose?

    The library recently concluded it’s pilot in User-Driven Acquisition.   This past year the entire 2,000+ collection of digital reference books was available to the SPS community.   Now, at the end of the academic year, the library has purchased those 20 titles most consulted by SPS researchers (you!).  🙂     What were they?   Ancient Rome Cold War Reference Library Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health 3 Garbage and Recycling (Greenhaven Press) Global Events: Milestone Events Throughout History Global Viewpoints: The War in Iraq Greek and Roman Mythology Greenhaven Encyclopedias of: Ancient Greece Greenhaven Encyclopedias of: Terrorism Human Trafficking (Greenhaven) Learning Disabilities…

  • Fine Arts,  Language,  Literature

    Poetry Break

    Taking a break from Humanities research?  As part of National Poetry Month want to then use that break to read biographical content about a favorite poet, or to enjoy an analysis of a favorite poem? Consider the Literature eReference Collection from Salem Press, purchased by the Library. Perhaps a little: Frost Heinrich Heine Jane Kenyon Ogden Nash Henry Reed Rainer Maria Rilke Of the grounds?  Do log in first, to http://vpn.sps.edu  in order to access this content. Photo by Mr. Littlehand

  • General Works,  Research

    Credo Reference: Updated Interface

    Credo Reference, one of the library’s eReference collections containing 550+ digitized reference books, has an updated interface.  While the look is new, the quality reference content remains the same.     The tools page provides several quick eReference sources, such as: a dictionary, biography searcher, image database, crossword puzzle solver, quote dictionary and a dictionary of holidays & festivals. Handy!

  • General Works,  History,  Humanities,  Literature,  Research

    New Literature eReference

    Over the break, the Library purchased two major Literature eReference sets. Dictionary of Literary Biography – This 410 volume set includes 14,600+ biographies of a wide variety of writers. Library Journal referred to this set as the “best overall literary reference work ever published.” Contemporary Literature Criticism – This 324 volume set includes literary criticism and biographical entries for 3,000+ contemporary authors.