By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 17th, 2016

Explicating during the last 2 weeks of term?


The Oxford Biblical Studies Online offers side-by-side commentary and Biblical text. (Does it up the database’s credibility to know it was accessed 1,200 times by last term’s 40+ Encounters students?).


To delve further into the scholarly conversation consider JSTOR and the library’s collections of academic eBooks.  More details and search strategies in the Encounters research guide (accessed 1,600 times by last term’s 40+ Encounters students).


Research questions?  Do let me know!  🙂



Home page:Oxford Biblical Studies Online.  Oxford U. Press. 16 May 2016. Web.

More! Streaming film: 26,000

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 25th, 2016



“Homepage.” Kanopy. Web. 19 Feb. 2016.

The library upscaled it’s Kanopy license to now provide access to 26,000 streaming documentary, educational and classic films.

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.)?


Dear Encounters,

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 9th, 2014

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

The New York Times dot com

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 23rd, 2014


The Library just purchased campus-wide access to the NYTtimes.com site!

Two items to note:


  • Access to the NYTtimes.com site is available when on the grounds only. Remote access via vpn.sps.edu is not available.


Want more news?  Check here for a list of all of the library’s newspaper collections, digital and print.


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