• History,  Language,  Literature,  Research

    Loeb Classical Library – 1 year in.

    Last year the library began its subscription to the Loeb Classical Library.   Over this past year the Loeb eBooks have been opened 1411 times in this inaugural year, (with 715 of those being in the month of October 2015).   A measure of Classics students diligent research? 🙂   Our Loeb sales associate also shares these good things to look forward to:   “Upcoming additions to the Library include Galen’s On the Constitution of the Art of Medicine, The Art of Medicine, and A Method of Medicine to Glaucon, and new editions of works by Appian, Augustine, Caesar, and Livy.” Digital Loeb Classical Library – Now Online. Prod. Harvard University…

  • 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!).  🙂     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).  

  • Fine Arts,  Language,  Literature

    Poetry Break

    Taking a break from Humanities research?  As part of National Poetry Month want to then use that break to read biographical content about a favorite poet, or to enjoy an analysis of a favorite poem? Consider the Literature eReference Collection from Salem Press, purchased by the Library. Perhaps a little: Frost Heinrich Heine Jane Kenyon Ogden Nash Henry Reed Rainer Maria Rilke Of the grounds?  Do log in first, to http://vpn.sps.edu  in order to access this content. Photo by Mr. Littlehand

  • History,  Humanities,  Language,  Research

    Salem Literature

    Looking for an author or poet biography?  Analysis of a text used in your Humanities class?  Need the backstory on a hero in a graphic novel? Try Salem Literature, a collection of classic literature reference titles providing biography and analysis, including: Critical Survey of Long Fiction Critical Survey of Poetry Critical Survey of Short Fiction Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes & Superheroes Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Themes & Technique Magill’s Literary Annual 1977-2013