• History,  Humanities,  Religion,  Research

    Arab World Research Source – Trial

    Another trial is currently running for a new product offered by library vendor, Ebsco, through the end of the week, titled Arab World Research Source.  I originally had my eye on this for the Intro to Islam course, but perhaps you see additional applications?  *(waves to Encounters)*   From their site:  “This rich resource offers academic journals, trade publications, conference papers, industry profiles, and more that are published in or pertain specifically to the Arab World. “   Go to: http://trial.ebscohost.com User Id: ohrstromtrial Password: trial   P.S.  Many thanks to Ebsco for allowing the trial & password info to be placed on the blog.        

  • History,  Humanities,  Religion,  Research

    Updates! – Introduction to Islam – Research Guide

    What new things will you find?  Access World News – a library purchased collection of international news sources Access to the NewYorkTimes.com SPS site license Access to a trial to library-vendor, Ebsco’s, new offering: Arab World Research Source Questions?  Comments?  Like the trial?  Think we should buy?  Please be in touch!  Ms. Sanborn  

  • Databases,  Humanities,  Religion,  Research

    New Research Guide: Introduction to Islam

    New on the Library site is a research guide in support of the Humanities elective, Introduction to Islam. Spotlight on:  The Access World News database located in the Journal, Magazine & Newspaper tab.  This digital global newspaper collection, purchased by the Library, is updated daily with international newspapers translated into English.  Recommended for locating world views and interpretation of events related to Islamic culture. Research guides gather together the most pertinent library resources for a specific project, from the larger (and ever-expanding) universe of Library sources/collections. Please feel free to contact Ms. Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu) for a research consultation and/or to discuss any of the items in…

  • Databases,  History,  Humanities,  Religion,  Research,  Social Sciences,  Uncategorized

    New Reference Book: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

    The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World edited by John L. Esposito, Oxford, 2009. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 956 Ox2I This comprehensive six volume set covers religious, historical and contemporary Islamic world topics. Also: Consider using the library database Oxford Islamic Studies for reference articles gathered from a variety of Islamic studies material, including The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World. Articles are arranged alphabetically, and include the following major categories: History & Geography Religious belief Religious practice, Devotionalism and Ritual Mysticism Islamic Law Theology, Philosophy, Ideology Schools of Thought Politics Economics Culture and Society Institutions, Organizations and Movements Biographies Islamic Studies Examples: Afsharid Dynasty, Criminal Law, Games…

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    New Research Guides

    The end of term is near, as is the due-date for many projects.  Three new guides were created in LibGuides to assist those working on projects in the following courses: Latin I Introduction to Islam Modern Environmental Literature and Ethics And as always, feel free to stop in and chat, or send an email for a person-to-person research consultation.