• Natural Sciences,  Research

    New Trial: Science in Context

    Love the Global Issues in Context database? Enjoy GreenR? For that same all-in-one format (quality background info, news reporting and scientific literature) with a broad science theme, do try Science in Context, from the same parent company, Gale. The library currently has a free trial (through the end of January) of Science in Context. Like it? Love it? Leave it? Do tell! 🙂 We’d love to know if you think this is something the library should spend its money on. Ms. Sanborn lsanborn@sps.edu  

  • Geography,  History,  Humanities,  Periodicals,  Research

    Global Issues in Context

    Global Issues in Context What is it? This eCollection contains global perspectives on global issues. Sources include: reference book articles, newspapers, broadcast news, radio news, magazines, newspapers and scholarly journals. Consider browsing the ‘Issues and Topics’ section for inspiration, or, if you have a broad topic in mind, search for keywords expressive of that topic.     Off the grounds?  Do log in first to http://vpn.sps.edu to access any/all of the library’s eContent.

  • Databases,  General Works,  Geography,  History,  Humanities,  Periodicals,  Research,  Social Sciences

    Database Trial: Access World News

    Newsbank has generously allowed for a trial of their Access World News product to take place during the 5th form paper. Clicking through from our Newsbank Historical U.S. Papers database now includes a link to Access World News.  This product contains global news coverage (including newspapers and video news), translated into English, from 1996 to the present date. A complete listing of titles is available here. If you have a chance to use it I’d love to know what you think! [Contact Ms. Sanborn  by email: (lsanborn at sps dot edu).]

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

    New Database: NBC Learn

    Ohrstrom Library is pleased to share its most recent digital purchase: NBC Learn. This database provides over 10,000 news videos dating back the early 20th century.  The database is updated every weekday with current event news. Each video includes an accompanying transcript.  Videos can be embedded into online coursework, including Blackboard. Please feel free to contact Ms. Sanborn (lsanborn at sps dot edu) with any questions about or to arrange for a personal tour of this product.        

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

    New Reference Book: Consider the Source

    Consider the Source: A Critical Guide to 100 Prominent News and Information Sites on the Web by James F. Broderick & Darren W. Miller, Information Today, 2007. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 070.579 B78C Using news or newspapers in your research?  Not sure of the quality, the bias or the history of the source?  Consider consulting this volume. Focusing on 100 news and newspaper sites this book provides an overview, type of coverage, leaning and the authors’ personal rating of each site discussed. Examples include: Asia Times Online, BBC, Congressional Quarterly, Times of India, Rotten Tomatoes. Helpful for: Humanities IV, Humanities V,  Media Watchers, Journalism, Those conducting news and…