• History,  Humanities,  Research

    World Newsreels (4 countries) – Trial

    Motivation Third form Hum. Student: “This NBC newsreel about Sputnik is from the U.S. Doesn’t the library have one from Russia that I could watch?” Me: “uhhhhhhhhh”   And while not Russian, library vendor Alexander Street Press, did recently release a new collection of 1929-1966 historic newsreels. Which countries? U.S., a little Japan, some from France as well as some Dutch clips. Want a look? Trial access (when on the SPS network) is available through Feb 20 here.   Comments?  Applications come to mind?  Should the library buy?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!      

  • Mathematics,  Research,  Technology

    Engineering Digital Library

    Now available!  The SPS Engineering Digital Library.   What is it?   A collection of digital sources purchased by SPS in support of the new Honors Engineering program, including: IEEE Xplore ACM Digital Library Springer eCollection Details on how to extract engineering eBooks from the over 300,000 eBooks purchased by the library (!)   Questions? Comments?  Please be in touch!  Ms. Sanborn  

  • 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).  

  • History,  Humanities,  Research

    Dear Hum. V,

    Updates to your Atomic Bomb Conference research guide!   New this year: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (digital archive) Truman Presidential Library – (atomic bomb papers collection) Tips for searching Bard and Warren (the 2 hardest-to-find folk) searching .gov sites & Google books Research questions? Conundrums?  Please be in touch!  Ms. Sanborn

  • History,  Language

    Dear Latin I,

    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