Check below for a listing of new resources, facilities, events, and displays at the library.
TRIAL OF STATISTA
Jenks Library is beginning a trial with Statista. Statista is a statistics portal integrating statistics, quantitative data, and other related information on over 60,000 topics including: media, business, finance, politics, technology, travel, and more. Through this trial we have access to Statista’s wide range of reliable statistics, infographics, dossiers, and more. Data can be easily downloaded in a variety of formats such as embed codes for incorporating charts and infographics on websites, Excel files for statistics information, or PDF files, images, or PowerPoint for charts and infographics.
ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE
Jenks Library recently upgraded from the EBSCO database Academic Search Premier to a more comprehensive product, Academic Search Complete. This change brings an additional 4,695 full text journals to Gordon College users. While most full text begins in 1990 or later, content from 250 journals goes back much earlier, some to the first decades of the 1900’s.
In addition to providing full text articles, Academic Search Complete offers indexing and abstracts for over 13,000 journals. As a multidisciplinary database, it covers a wide range of disciplines, including biology, communications, engineering, sciences, sociology and more.
You will find Academic Search Complete on the library website, under "Electronic Resources".
Try Academic Search Complete now!
Jenks Library welcomes Erica Street, our new Instruction/Serials Librarian. After graduating from Gordon in 2012 with a B.A. in English Language & Literature, Erica recently received a Masters of Science in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.
Having worked in libraries of all kinds, including museums and public libraries, she looks forward to working with students at Gordon College. Erica will provide library instruction to classes and individuals, as well as manage journals and electronic resources.
Her office is on the fourth floor of Jenks, room 420. You can reach her by email at Erica.Streetgordon.edu.
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.
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.