Which digital reference books did you choose?

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 21st, 2015

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

Literature and Its Times, vol. 1-7

Nutrition and Health: Genetically Modified Foods

Oceans (Greenhaven Press)

Online Social Networks

Sleep Disorders

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd ed.

Teen Rights and Freedoms: Discipline and Punishment

World War II Reference Library

 

I was happy to  see science, hum., history, health and languages all represented.  What do you think?

 

The Digital Loeb Classical Library

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 7th, 2015

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).

Digital Loeb Classical Library – Now Online. Prod. Harvard University Press. YouTube. 16 Mar. 2014. Web. 15 Dec. 2014. <http://youtube/ uQYy3Yml5r4>.

 

Dear Latin 2,

By - Research & Instruction Librarian December 11th, 2014

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).

Suetonius, and Catharine Edwards. Lives Of The Caesars. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 5 Dec. 2014. .

 

 

Dear Latin I,

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 25th, 2014

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

Dear Latin II,

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 9th, 2014

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

 

 

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