Library Instruction: Humanities IV

By - Systems Librarian April 3rd, 2017


Our Humanities IV students were treated to an invigorating library instruction session this morning in the reference room.

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Why do we cite?

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 26th, 2016

The Hum. 4 paper is due in a few short days & my inbox is happily filled with citation conundrums.


Why do we do it?


Academics cite for a variety of good reasons, including:

  • To supply the reader with the source information, should the reader wish to locate the item.
  • To demonstrate use of, and credit, the work being drawn upon.
  • To distinguish the different voices contributing to one’s project, including distinguishing one’s own voice and contribution to the conversation.


A quick shout-out to (integrates with Google docs!) for citation creation and it even helps with in-text citation format.


Citation sticky wickets?  Let me know, happy to help!



Image Information:

NoodleTools: Works Cited Project Page. Noodletools. Web. 22 April 2016.


Citation Resolutions

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 7th, 2016

Resolute to citing all sources?   Many library eCollections will self-cite.  Look for buttons that read ‘cite’ or ‘cite now.’


Products from the Gale company will even import the citation into your Google Drive.  Level up!



“Research Methods – Citation Pop-Up.” Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 22 Dec. 2015.


Trial: Oxford Biblical Studies digital collection

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 12th, 2015

The Encounters research guide has a new tab describing our *new* till-the-end of term trial to the Oxford Biblical Studies digital collection.


What’s in there?  Translations, commentary, concordance (& general reference articles, maps and images).


Tell me what you think?  Worth adding to the library’s digital fleet (I think so.)?


Adolescent Health & Wellness: New eReference

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 15th, 2015

New in the library’s Salem eReference collection is the digitized version of the 3-volume Adolescent Health & Wellness.



5 examples from the 483 articles:


Image credit:

Cover. Adolescent Health & Wellness. Ed. Paul Moglia. Hackensack: Salem, 2015. Salem Online. Web. 07 Oct. 2015. <>.


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