• General Works,  History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: The 2000s in America

    The 2000s in America edited by Craig Belanger, Salem Press, 2013. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 973.92 SA3 2000 Over 400 subject essays span this 3-volume set.  Essays focus on important people, ideas, and innovations of the 2000’s.  Volume three also contains several lists pertinent to the 2000’s including: Major films, Academy Awards, Broadway plays, TV Shows, Legislation, and Best-Selling Books.  Following this selection of  lists is a year-by-year breakdown of key events that occurred during this decade. Read about: 9/11, Eminem, Flash Mobs, H1N1, Pixar, Tea Party Movement, Wikipedia . Access the online version of this Reference set  (and other decades) by clicking  HERE and accessing the “Salem History” database. Helpful…

  • General Works

    New 2013 College Guides

    New on the Library’s college guide shelf are 3 updated guides from 2013, including: Fiske, Princeton Review and Barron’s. Can’t make it in? Check out the Library’s guide to accessing our college themed eBook collections.  

  • General Works,  History,  Humanities,  Literature,  Research

    New Literature eReference

    Over the break, the Library purchased two major Literature eReference sets. Dictionary of Literary Biography – This 410 volume set includes 14,600+ biographies of a wide variety of writers. Library Journal referred to this set as the “best overall literary reference work ever published.” Contemporary Literature Criticism – This 324 volume set includes literary criticism and biographical entries for 3,000+ contemporary authors.        

  • Geography

    eTravel Guides

    Traveling over the break? Just this week the Library purchased a selection of eTravel Guides that live within the Library’s  Gale Virtual Reference Library collection. Read, print, save chapters while on the grounds, pre-trip, or, access when at your travel destination! If accessing eTravel Guides from off the grounds first log in to vpn.sps.edu using your SPS username and password. Happy travels! Questions about accessing the eTravel Guides or the larger eReference collection?  Feel free to contact Lura Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu) .  

  • Humanities,  Natural Sciences,  Research

    New Reference Book: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability

    Ecosystem Management and Sustainability edited by Robin Kundis Craig, et. al., Berkshire Publishing, 2012. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 363.7 B455S v5 Volume 5 of the larger 10 volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability series, this single volume focuses on ecosystem management. Some examples: Best Management Practices Ecological Forecasting Ocean Acidification – Management Species Reintroduction Viewshed Protection Helpful for: Ecology, Global Studies, Eco-Action, Environmental Literature and Ethics, Earth Day, Humanities, Economics