• General Works,  Humanities,  Library News,  Literature

    Overdrive!

    The library is pleased to announce its new partnership with eContent vendor Overdrive.   SPS Overdrive: The Essentials   What’s in it? Popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks and Audiobooks. The inaugural collection of roughly 100 titles includes core Humanities texts and popular YA fiction in audio and eBook form.   How do I use it? To borrow Overdrive content simply log in to the SPS Overdrive site using your existing SPS username and password.  Overdrive offers a 2-minute video overview HERE.   What else should I know? Just like the print collection over in the library building, the Overdrive collection is built title-by-title.  And, just like the print books, most titles in Overdrive are…

  • History,  Humanities,  Literature,  Research

    New Reference Book: GLBT Literature: A Genre Guide

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Literature: A Genre Guide by Ellen Bosman and John P. Bradford, Greenwood Publishing, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 016.8 B65G This single volume provides an overview of twentieth century GLBT literature, defined as “written by GLBT authors, or with GLBT protagonists or themes” (Bosman 3).  Three types of literature are included: Fiction (including but not limited to classics, science fiction, horror, mystery /  crime, graphic novels), Drama, and Biography/Autobiography. Entries include a summary of the book, influence, subject heading and read-a-likes. The back of the volume includes a bibliography as well as an Author/Title Index and a Subject…