• 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!). ¬†ūüôā     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…

  • History,  Language,  Literature

    The Digital Loeb Classical Library

    The library recently purchased¬†The Digital Loeb Classical Library.   What is it? A complete, and digitized, library of the Loeb classical volumes from Harvard University Press. Over 500 translations of classical works, containing either¬†the original Latin or Greek, alongside an English translation. Search the entire Loeb library in Latin, Ancient Greek, and/or English! A¬†Harvard University Press overview video is available here or click on the image below. Off the grounds & need some classical literature? ¬†Please log in to vpn.sps.edu to access this (or any/all of the library’s eCollections).  

  • History,  Language,  Research

    Dear Latin 2,

    Great to see you this morning! As you recall,¬†highly recommended for this project is Suetonius’s¬†The Caesars¬†for¬†chapter-length treatment on your chosen Caesar. The library owns¬†several translations in print and online. ¬†The¬†print versions are at the library, in the Jacq Room (main floor, right-hand hallway, all the way back) call number 871 Su. ebrary, one of the library’s eBook collections, contains the Hurley translation. The library’s¬†Ebsco¬†Academic¬†eBook Collection collection contains the Thomson translation¬†¬†as well as the Edwards translation. Questions? ¬†Research conundrums? Please be in touch! ¬†Ms. Sanborn P.S. Both of these ebook collections has a magic ‘cite’ button (I’m sure you remember).    

  • History,  Language

    Dear Latin I,

    Great to see you!   As you remember, there is a research guide containing curated library eCollections selected for this assignment.   Just getting started? ¬†The Gale Virtual Reference Collection is a great place to get background information on various aspects of Ancient Roman culture, as is the eBook Daily Life in the Roman City (Greenhaven, 2004) found within the Ebsco Academic eBook¬† collection.     Looking for voices from the time? ¬†Consider the eBook Voices of Ancient Greece and Rome (Greenwood, 2012) for documents created by Ancient Romans. ¬†Research questions? ¬†Please be in touch! ¬†Ms. Sanborn

  • Language,  Research

    Dear Latin II,

    You probably recall, from our class before the break, that a research guide exists for your Caesar’s Resume project. As you complete your project in the upcoming weeks, the guide is there to help identify biographical information from a variety of digital library sources. Best of luck in your research & do be in touch if I can be of any help! ¬†Ms. Sanborn