A year of Research. You rocked it!

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 31st, 2016

You rocked the research this year!

 

Check it out.

 

Over 10,000 visits were made to the top 3 research guides.

 

Libguides Admin Dashboard: Statistics Page 9-14-2105 to 5-27-2016.  Springshare. Web. May 27, 2016.

 

 

What library eCollections did you love?

  • Over 887 statistical charts retrieved using Statista.
  • Searched ArtStor 1,885 times.
  • Searched JSTOR 3,048 times.
  • Opened eBooks on the ebrary platform 6,835 times.

 

 

Collectively, you asked me more than 200 research questions, mostly via email (over 150), and also via Canvas, office hours in the Schoolhouse and in-person at the Library.

 

And finally, another year has gone by in which every SPS student has had a Ms. Sanborn research class (at least one!) during the school year.

 

I heart your research!

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Smiley heart face symbol. Digital Image. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 25 May 2016.
http://quest.eb.com/search/smiley-face/1/132_1219723/Smiley-heart-face-symbol

Encounters

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.

Dear Hum. V,

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 12th, 2016

Great to see you this week!

 

I loved your mind-mapping of the ‘Scholarly Conversation.’

 

When you’re ready to leap into the academic literature, here’s the page in the research guide (screenshot below) listing four databases providing just that.

 

As always, please be in touch with any research-y queries!  I love hearing from you. 🙂

 

 

Capstone!

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 10th, 2016

Capstone launches!

 

Looking for a topic? Need 3 possibilities before the end of the week?

 

Perhaps:

Global Issues in Context

What is it?  This eCollection contains global perspectives on contemporary global topics.

Each topic is accompanied by a collection of academic sources.

Sources include: reference book articles, newspapers, broadcast news, radio news, magazines, newspapers and scholarly journals.

 

Prefer to be inspired by academic film?

How about a browse through Kanopy : 26,000 streaming documentary, educational and classic films.

 

Looking for more suggestions?  Try this page in the research guide for more ideas that could lead to topic inspiration.

 

Research #LikeABoss

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 5th, 2016

Way to research Hum. 4!

 

During the month of the Hum. 4 research paper, April, you collectively:

 

  • Retrieved 546 reference articles from the Gale digital reference library.
  • Visited  the library’s Ebsco products 625 times (screen grab below).
  • Made 210 visits to the library’s Kanopy educational film database, watching 1,502 minutes of footage.
  • And viewed the Hum. 4 research guide – 3,334 times!

 

 

EbscoAdmin Page – April 2016 Session Usage Report. EbscoHost. Web. 03 May 2016.

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