• Fine Arts,  History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

    The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art edited by Joan Marter, Oxford, 2011. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 709.73 G91A A 5-volume set, with a North American focus, presenting articles on and related to American Art including people, movements, museums, mediums and methodology. Entry Examples: American Artists’ Congress Carnegie, Andrew Eccentric abstraction Industrial Design Wyeth, N.C. Helpful for:  Fine Arts, Design, Humanities, American History

  • 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:    

  • Fine Arts,  General Works,  Natural Sciences,  Research

    New Reference Book: The Encyclopedia of Herbs

    The Encyclopedia of Herbs: A Comprehensive Reference to Herbs of Flavor and Fragrance by Arthur O. Tucker and Thomas Debaggio, Timber Press, 2010. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 635 T79E Noted as a best Reference of 2009 by Library Journal. An alphabetical list of of herbs meant to identify and describe cultivation and uses.  Examples include: Artemisia Cymbopogon citratus Lavandula Rosmarinus officinalis Thymus Zingiber mioga Helpful for:  Botany, Science, Fine Arts, Herbology

  • Fine Arts,  General Works,  History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: The Disney Song Encyclopedia

    The Disney Song Encyclopedia by Thomas S. Hischak and Mark A. Robinso, Scarecrow, 2009. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 780.92 D63S An alphabetical list of Disney songs, from 1930 to the present day.  Each song is briefly described and placed in it’s Disney context.  Examples include: Amigas Cheetahs Cherry Tree Lane Gummi Bears Theme The Mickey Mouse Club March Madagascar 1-2-Cha-Cha-Cha Woody’s Roundup Helpful for:  Fine Arts, Music,  Humanities, Popular Culture

  • Fine Arts,  History,  Humanities,  Research

    New Reference Book: Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century

    Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century, edited by Alfred W. Cramer,  Salem, 2009. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 780.92 C84M A five volume set, being a biographical catalog of international (yet mostly Western) musicians.  Most entries are between three and five pages in length. Examples include: Mary J. Blige, John Dever, Luciano Pavarotti, Salt and Pepa, Tammy Wynette Helpful for: Music, Humanities, Humanities V Paper, Pop Culture