• History,  Humanities,  Religion,  Research

    Arab World Research Source – Trial

    Another trial is currently running for a new product offered by library vendor, Ebsco, through the end of the week, titled Arab World Research Source.  I originally had my eye on this for the Intro to Islam course, but perhaps you see additional applications?  *(waves to Encounters)*   From their site:  “This rich resource offers academic journals, trade publications, conference papers, industry profiles, and more that are published in or pertain specifically to the Arab World. “   Go to: http://trial.ebscohost.com User Id: ohrstromtrial Password: trial   P.S.  Many thanks to Ebsco for allowing the trial & password info to be placed on the blog.        

  • History,  Humanities,  Religion,  Research

    Updates! – Introduction to Islam – Research Guide

    What new things will you find?  Access World News – a library purchased collection of international news sources Access to the NewYorkTimes.com SPS site license Access to a trial to library-vendor, Ebsco’s, new offering: Arab World Research Source Questions?  Comments?  Like the trial?  Think we should buy?  Please be in touch!  Ms. Sanborn  

  • History,  Humanities,  Religion,  Research

    Dear Encounters,

    Best of luck in your religious explication!   Here is your course research guide, now including a low-budget video of locating and using the reference room Biblical commentaries. (I think I need to buy a microphone). 🙂     Please be in touch with any research questions! Ms. Sanborn

  • Religion,  Research

    Encounters Explication

    Working on the Encounters Explication project? Newly updated is the library’s research guide created for this assignment.  The updates include: A new page in the guide dedicated to Ministry Matters, a divinity school product purchased by the library in March 2014, for this assignment. A new page in the guide dedicated to researching and explicating a section of the Quran, highlighting the library’s Oxford Islamic Studies eCollection. Improvements?  Need more?  Let me know!  🙂  lsanborn at sps dot edu       Image credit: Statue Of St. Mark (detail Of The Hands), Torcello, Venice. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 21 Feb2014. http://quest.eb.com/images/153_2929747

  • Religion,  Research

    Trial Run: Ministry Matters

    The Library invites you to try out Ministry Matters, an eContent Collection of Christian religious texts intended for the religion researcher and practitioner.   While mostly purchased by Divinity Schools, Ministry Matters contains the full text of The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, one of the most-often consulted texts during each section of the required Encounters course(s).   The trial runs for two weeks from today, so if you can, take a peek before leaving for break. I would love to know what you think!  Contact me at lsanborn at sps dot edu.