Fall 2021 Library Newsletter

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Monday, August 30, 2021

John Stewart Memorial Library 

NEWSLETTER 

Fall 2021 Semester

Hello Wilson College Students! 

This newsletter is lengthy, but it’s an important one: all the news and tips you need to know in order to make successful use of the library resources this semester. 

Personal Librarian Program 

Your Personal Librarian is here as a resource for everything you need to do for research projects throughout your Wilson College career. We can help narrow down a topic, identify search terms, figure out where you should be searching for information, and more. We can also help with the dreaded Works Cited page and in-text citations. 

To find out who your Personal Librarian is, check out the Personal Librarians Canvas course. Click on the “Modules” in that course to see tips and tutorials for how to make the most of what the library has to offer. If you do not have access to this Canvas course, contact Kelly Spiese. 

InterLibrary Loan 

Journal articles and book chapters that are available electronically remain available to borrow and can be delivered to your or your students’ email. InterLibrary Loan of physical materials is also once again available. Some physical materials may still be hard to find due to the closures of specific lending libraries in certain parts of the country, but we will do our best to locate any item that you need. If there is any question or concern about the availability of a material, please contact Kelly Spiese. 

Featured Databases 

Used to just going straight to OneSearch every time you need to write a research paper or do a presentation? You might be missing out on all of the electronic resources that the library has to offer. Here are some of our online databases that you may not know about: 

  • Internet Archive Open Libraries 
    • Thanks to a no-cost partnership with the Internet Archive, you can now access digitized copies of many of the works housed in the JSM Library’s physical, on-campus collection. 
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text 
    • SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the definitive database for sports and sports medicine research. Providing hundreds of full-text sports medicine journals, it is an essential tool for health professionals and researchers studying fitness, health, and sports. 
  • ComicsPlus 
    • It’s no surprise that, in an increasingly digital age, visual literacy skills are becoming increasingly important. The use of graphic novels and comics in education at all levels is skyrocketing, and you can now access award-winning titles thanks to a partnership with LibraryPass. The comics in this collection cover a wide range of topics, from classics of the literary canon, to graphic medicine titles used by nursing and medical humanities programs, to social justice themed titles such as John Lewis’ March and George Takei’s They Called Us Enemy
  • Mango Languages 
    • The award-winning language learning resource for folks around the world. Make sure you sign up through the Wilson College link to get free access, and then you can use Mango anywhere, including their mobile app. 
  • HeinOnline 
    • HeinOnline is the premier database for historical, legal, and government documents. Here you can access resources about the law, civil rights and social justice, foreign relations, the U.S. Legal Code, Congressional documents, items from U.S. Presidential libraries, case law and court decisions (including Supreme Court decisions), research about gun regulation and legislation in America, and more. 
  • RKMA Market Research Reports 
    • Richard K. Miller & Associates publishes handbooks focused on marketing and the consumer marketplace. Here you can access the latest ebooks on Consumer Behavior, Marketing, Healthcare Business/Administration, Sports Marketing, and other topics. 
  • IMF eLibrary 
    • Provides free access to periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools from the International Monetary Fund. Here’s a place to go for information on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and more. 

You can find a complete list of all the electronic resources the library has to offer on our Databases page. You can also find out which databases we recommend for specific subject areas in our Subject-Specific Resources Guide. And don’t forget - if you’re not sure where to start, there’s always OneSearch (“the one search to rule them all”), which searches across almost all of our databases all at once. 

New Books! 

The library continually assesses its collections and acquires new materials to support the campus curriculum. Below are some of the new titles we recently added - clicking on the book cover image will take you to its page in our online catalog, where you can log in and place a hold on the item or find its call number on the shelf. Questions, or suggestions for future purchases, are always welcome, and can be directed to James D’Annibale. 

In Conclusion 

This represents only a small fraction of the services the library is ready to provide. Take advantage of your librarians’ expertise to help with things such as: finding information, evaluating the information that you’ve found (is it authoritative? Is it reliable? Is it current? Can I trust it?), using that information to write a research paper or to make life decisions, tutorials on how to manage your research better using citation management software (like Zotero), publishing or copyright questions, finding books/articles/DVDs/etc to use both in class and outside of class, and more. If you have a question and you’re not sure where to start to get an answer: start with us. 

 

Sincerely, your library staff: 

James D’Annibale, Director of Library Services & Educational Technology james.dannibale@wilson.edu

Kelly Spiese, Reference & Instruction Librarian kspiese@wilson.edu

Julie Clark, Circulation Technician julie.clark@wilson.edu