Applied Music Honors: New Research Guide

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 12th, 2015

Need scholarly sources to explain the history and development of your instrument?

Try the new Applied Music Honors research guide, a collection of library-purchased scholarly sources relevant to those researching music history.


Artstor: Interface Update

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 16th, 2015

Artstor, a library purchased database of over 1.8 million digital art images, recently updated its top page.

To visit the art library, please click on “Enter Artstor Digital Library.”.


“Artstor Homepage.” Artstor. Web. 9 Apr. 2015. .



The New York Times dot com

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 23rd, 2014


The Library just purchased campus-wide access to the site!

Two items to note:


  • Access to the site is available when on the grounds only. Remote access via is not available.


Want more news?  Check here for a list of all of the library’s newspaper collections, digital and print.


New Reference Book: 100 Animated Feature Films

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 25th, 2012

100 Animated Feature Films by Andrew Osmond, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 791.43 Os5O

An alphabetical list of 100 animated feature films, each accompanied by a short essay, which typically includes: summary, impact and historical placement.

Examples of Topics:

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  • The Fabulous World of Jules Verne
  • The Incredibles
  • The Lion King
  • Le Roi et l’oiseau

Helpful for: Film Studies, History, Humanities, Gender Studies, Fine Arts

New Resource: BBC Shakespeare – Streaming Video

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 20th, 2012

Ohrstrom Library is very please to have licensed, from Ambrose Video, streaming access to 5 BBC Shakespeare productions:

  • Julius Caesar
  • King Lear
  • Othello
  • Richard III
  • The Tempest

To enjoy these streaming films simply click HERE, or visit and select BBC Shakespeare Video from the database bar on the right.

Click “BBC Shakespeare Plays, The” to retrieve the list of plays:

View an entire play or an act:

To access the films from off grounds, visit, click the library icon, and then  select BBC Shakespeare Video from the database bar on the right.

Films may also be linked to or embedded within Blackboard:


Please feel to contact Lura Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu) with questions or to arrange for a personal product tour.



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