JSTOR Service Alert, Sept 9 - 10

September 1st, 2011 by gholbert

On Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, JSTOR will be performing site maintenance that requires a “read-only” period for these two days. During this scheduled maintenance, users will be able to search, browse, and access and download PDF files for content in JSTOR. They will not be able to save citations, reset passwords, create or update MyJSTOR accounts, or purchase articles.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your patience as we work to improve JSTOR.

New OVID Nursing Portal!

February 24th, 2011 by gholbert

Burke Library has a new OVID nursing portal that places our main nursing databases (Ebsco, Proquest, Cochrane, PubMed) under the OVID search engine, so that one can research under one search engine.

Nursing@Ovid Includes CINAHL Plus, Cochrane Library, Proquest Nursing & Allied Health, and a Nursing Subset of Medline.  

In addition, we have added the OVID Nursing Collection II with full text access to the following nursing titles: 

AACN Advanced Critical Care, AJN:  American Journal of Nursing Cancer Nursing: An International Journal for Cancer Care, CIN: Computers, Informatics, NursingClinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Gastroenterology Nursing, JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, Journal for Nurses in Staff Development (JNSD) Journal of Infusion Nursing, MCN, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, Nurse Educator, Nursing Research, Professional Case Management, Quality Management in Health Care

Great Courses DVDs

November 1st, 2010 by gholbert

The library has received new DVDs from The Great Courses series. 

After the New Testament: The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers taught by Bart D. Ehrman, U. North Carolina at Chapel Hill;  Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine taught by Luke Timothy Johnson, Emory;  Between Cross and Crescent: Jewish Civilization from Mohammed to Spinoza taught by David B. Ruderman, U. of Pennsylvania;  Reason and Faith: Philosophy in the Middle Ages taught by Thomas Williams, U. of South Florida; Great Ideas of Classical Physics taught by Steven Pollock, U. of Colorado at Boulder;  Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos taught by Steven Pollock, U. of Colorado at Boulder;  Biology: The Science of Life taught by Stephen Nowicki, Duke U;  A History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts taught by Robert Bucholz, Loyola U. of Chicago;  Mathematics, Philosophy, and the “Real World” taught by Judith V. Grabiner;  The Modern Intellectual Tradition: From Descartes to Derrida taught by Lawrence Cahoone.

 Each Great Course consists of DVDs of the lectures and a softcover Course Guidebook.

Twice Remembered has arrived!

October 27th, 2010 by gholbert

Reprints of Twice Remembered: Moments in the History of Spring Hill College by former archivist Dr. Charles Boyle have arrived!  A best seller, Twice Remembered has been out-of-print for more than ten years.  The Book Nook and Circulation Desk have copies for $18. Copies are on display in the lobby of the library. 

“The history of Spring Hill College, is long and rich, beginning as it does in the days when this was wild missionary territory, continuing through three great wars and several lesser ones, surving two massive fires, four terrible hurricanes, and the Great Depression as well as many lesser recessions. Behind the rising and falling fortunes of our history have stood some amazing people.”

Library Staff Reading Picks

July 2nd, 2010 by gholbert

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Shadow is a man with a past and wants nothing more now than to live a quiet life with his wife. When his wife is killed in a terrible accident, Shadow flies home for the funeral. As a raging storm rocks the plane, the strange man in the seat next to Shadow introduces himself as Mr. Wednesday. He knows more about Shadow than is possible–and he warns Shadow an even bigger storm is coming.  Recommended by Matt Cobb, Circulation Desk Evening Supervisor

The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak 

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau. Recommended by Jennifer Jones, Acquisitions & Accounts Manager

The Crown and the Fire : Meditations on the Cross and the Life of the Spirit by N.T. Wright

“For those looking for spiritual reading that is not too difficult, this book is very good, and gives one much to think and pray about.”  Phyllis Compretta, Interlibrary Loan & Government Docs Assistant

Moonstone and Woman in White 

“…two of my favorite mystery books by the Gothic author Wilkie Collins.  I just discovered that we have her entire works.  I cannot wait until I can get started on reading the titles I have not yet read.” Tricia Jones, Circulation Desk Day Supervisor

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals and The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan 

“Pollan’s writing takes one in a different direction. Both books provide insight into our relationships with the natural world.”   Janie Matthews, Technical Services Librarian

Possession: A Romance, by A.S. Byatt.

A lush and intricately woven story of two present day literary scholars and their investigation into a possible romance between two of the Victorian era’s most popular poets. Gorgeous prose and page-turning suspense. “One of my favorite novels.” Amanda Collins, Emerging Technologies Librarian

Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose

“Undaunted Courage is the comprehensive history of Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Western US.  Their journey took two years and while they did not find the waterway to the West they did see and explore some amazing country and even more amazingly they only lost one man.”  Matt Johnson, Instructional support & Information Services Specialist

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May 6th, 2010 by gholbert

Librarian Amanda Collins has created a Gulf Coast Oil Spill Guide of resources about the leak from BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico.  It includes real-time pictures, video feed, news, volunteer and safety information. Check it out here.

Library launches Burke Global Search

January 16th, 2010 by gholbert

Burke Global Search is a new keyword search of the library’s most popular databases.  This new “one stop shopping” tool is available from the library’s homepage.

Burke Global Search has the ability to search multiple databases and the library’s catalog at the same time. One can do a keyword search of general databases, or launch a more targeted subject/database approach with the Advanced Search. For help using this new resource, Ask a Librarian or try our IM reference chat using Meebo on the library home page.