Check below for a listing of new resources, facilities, events, and displays at the library.
NEW BIBLE RESOURCES
Jenks Library recently added two resources for biblical studies research and exploring the Christian perspective in all subject areas.
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials (EBSCO) provides indexing and full text of major religion and theology journals. Coverage begins in 1908, providing historical as well as current thought and perspective. A unique feature in ATLA is the ability to search for a specific scripture citation and find articles covering the verse. From the advanced search page, in the top search boxes, just select the field “Scripture Citation” and enter a scripture reference.
Christian Periodical Index (EBSCO) provides indexing to journals with an evangelical perspective, with links to some full text. CPI indexes journal articles from across the evangelical Christian perspective. It also includes articles from a wide variety of disciplines that present a Christian viewpoint – science, literature, medicine, music, philosophy, history, sociology, and education.
You will find these resources on the library website. From the library homepage, choose Electronic Resources, then Electronic Resources by Subject – Bible.
On Symposium Day students, faculty and staff visited the Human Library in the Jenks Reference Room, where the "books" were living people who volunteered to share their stories with "readers". The Human Library sets up space for dialogue and interaction and has been used in libraries around the world to promote understanding and reduce prejudice. Our human books included an Episcopal monk, an avid gardener, and an expert on the juvenile justice system.
This Symposium event was sponsored by the Department of Sociology & Social Work and Jenks Library.
Jenks Library is pleased to announce a new electronic resource – Music Online, offering a number of Alexander Street Press reference, streaming music and video products. This new package provides unlimited access to Classical Music Library (streaming music). An entire class of students can now listen to music tracks at the same time. The following eight products in Music Online are completely new to Gordon College.
JSTOR - New Electronic Resource
JSTOR is an archive of core scholarly journals, many going back to the first volume. Emphasis is on back issue coverage and does not include the current 3-5 years, unless Gordon has a current subscription to the journal. JSTOR maintains long term preservation for journals in its collections. During the reference room upgrade this summer, the library chose five JSTOR collections to replace the twelve cabinets of difficult-to-use microforms. The library is pleased to provide easier access to journal back issues through JSTOR.
You will find JSTOR on the library website Electronic Resources pages. Try searching JSTOR now!
Many new books, DVDs, and CDs have been added to the Jenks Library collection in recent months. You can see a list of these new titles on the library website. You can also browse and check them out from the new books display in the library lobby.
FOLGER DIGITAL TEXTS SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS
The Folger Shakespeare Library offers free online versions of twelve of Shakespeare's best known plays, with additional works coming throughout 2013. The attractive texts may be viewed online or downloaded as pdf files. Additionally, the full source code for the texts may be downloaded for noncommercial use. Researchers can search across one or more plays, and students can use the source code for online presentations.
You will find the Folger Digital Texts on the library website under Library Services/Subject Research Guides/English Language and Literature Research Guide and also Theatre Arts Research Guide. Scroll down to the bottom of the research guides to the "Web Sites" section.
Visit Folger Digital Texts Shakespeare's Plays now.
(Image from http://www.folger.edu/)
DEAD SEA SCROLLS DIGITAL LIBRARY
The Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library makes hundreds of manuscripts available in high resolution for public use. This is a project of the Israel Antiquities Authority, with funding from Leon Levy Foundation and the Arcadia Fund. Google helped to develop the imaging.
You will find a link to the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library on the library website under Library Services/Subject Research Guides/Biblical Studies Research Guide and History Research Guide. Scroll to the bottom of the research guides to the “Web Sites” section.
CREDO REFERENCE - RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT
Beginning a research project? CREDO Reference is a great place to start. You can search or browse over 10,000 topic pages containing overview articles, definitions, images, and reference articles. Credo topic pages also link out to other library resources such as the online catalog and EBSCO databases.
When you enter a keyword search in Credo, you will explore topic pages as well as articles from 600 reference books. Topic pages appear at the top of your results. In the left menu, you can narrow your results by subject, type of entry and other criteria. Following a link to one of Jenks Library’s databases or the online catalog will carry your search term over to the new resource.
Credo's Concept Map is an interactive tool that will help explore relationships between ideas as you expand or narrow your research topic.
The Gadgets feature helps find specific kinds of information such as a definition, a person, an image, or a quotation.
Explore CREDO Reference now!
LIBRARY MOBILE SITE
Now you can check library hours and find journal articles using your mobile device. From the library home page, follow the link to the Library Mobile Site. Find articles in EBSCO on their mobile friendly site or download an app. Gale offers a free app to access their databases. You will also find links to BioOne, Royal Society of Chemistry Journals, and SciFinder on the library mobile site. If you have questions about using library databases on your mobile device, contact us at librarygordon.edu.
STATISTICAL ABSTRACT OF THE UNITED STATES - NEW ONLINE RESOURCE
Statistical Abstract of the United States provides information on social, political, and economic conditions in the United States. This important source was published by the U.S. government from 1878 until 2012, when the company, ProQuest, picked up responsibility for updating and publishing future editions. Statistical Abstract contains data back to 1790 gathered from governmental and private agencies. You will find information on population, health, education, political elections, business, income, housing, arts, energy, agriculture and much more.
You will find Statistical Abstract of the United States on the Library website Electronic Resources pages and in the online catalog.
BRITANNICA ANNALS OF AMERICAN HISTORY
Looking for primary source documents in American history? Jenks Library has a new electronic resource, Annals of American History, providing over 2,000 documents as well as images and video. You can browse or search for documents and multimedia by time period, author, or topic. Find this resource on the Library website under Electronic Resources.
Try Britannica Annals of American History now.
BRITANNICA WORLD DATA ANALYST
When you need to compare countries of the world, World Data Analyst is a good place to start. This new resource in the library provides country snapshots, showing statistics for the economy, military, and other areas. You can create tables to compare key statistics for two or more countries. You can also compare statistics for a country over several years. Find this resource on the Library website under Electronic Resources.
Try Britannica World Data Analyst now.