Hum. 3, Hum. 4, Hum. 5! Oh My!

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 9th, 2013

In the Third, Fourth or Fifth Form?  Finishing your research paper or just beginning?  The library website has research guides specifically crafted to assist with each form’s discreet research assignment.  Come visit your form’s research guide & do get in touch with any research question(s) that come up (email: lsanborn at sps dot edu).



Fresh Content: Times {of London} Digital Archive

By - Research & Instruction Librarian March 25th, 2013

The SPS Library has, for several years, purchased access to the Times {of London} digital archive.

Over the March Break, an additional 20 years of content was added to the archive, now offering newspaper articles from 1785-2007 (over 3.4 million newspaper articles).

Additionally, the interface was upgraded.  This sleeker interface also allows for cross-searching the Library’s other UK newspaper archive, the Illustrated London News.



New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of the Historical Jesus

By - Research & Instruction Librarian December 14th, 2010

Encyclopedia of the Historical Jesus edited by Craig A. Evans, Routledge, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 232.9 Ev1H

A reference volume dissecting the life and world of Jesus.  Particular focus is given to the teaching of Jesus, the titles of Jesus, and important events and people in the life of Jesus.

A sampling of included articles: Baptism of Jesus, Curses and Woe, Death and Burial of Jesus, Family, Love, and Mary, mother of Jesus.

Helpful for: Humanities V, Humanities IV, Humanities III, Religious Studies, Jewish Studies

New Reference Book: Society and Culture in the Ancient World

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 19th, 2010

Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World edited by Peter Bogucki, Facts on File, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 930 B63S

This four-volume set contains sixty-nine entries, fourteen of which cover more in-depth topics,  discussing society and culture of the Ancient World through the fall of Rome, 476 C.E.  Topics include western and non-western societies and cultures.  Each entry discusses the article topic from the viewpoint of the following geographic areas:

  • Africa
  • Egypt
  • The Middle East
  • Asia and the Pacific
  • Europe
  • Greece
  • Rome
  • The Americas

Illustrations, maps and a collection of primary sources are dotted throughout.

Examples include: Adornment, Family, Money and Coinage, Natural Disasters, Textiles and Needlework

Helpful for: Humanities III, European History, Global Studies, Middle Eastern Voices, Classics, African Studies, Asian Studies

New Reference Book: The Eloquent Shakespeare

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 25th, 2010

The Eloquent Shakespeare by Gary Logan, University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 822.3 zL82E

A pronouncing dictionary to  Shakespeare’s complete dramatic works, with notes.  Written by the director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting this unique reference book seeks to standardize pronunciation for the stage.

Learn to pronounce:
•    Alphonso
•    cap-a-pe
•    eyas-musket
•    Oxfordshire
•    wolt

Helpful for:  Humanities III, Humanities V, Shakespeare, Theater, Fiske Cup

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