The coming of fall carries with it a certain anticipation of newness, of difference from what has gone before. From new fall fashions, to a new football season, to the unveiling of new television programs, to a new school year, fall brings a feeling of freshness, a revived desire for engagement, perhaps even the hope of improvement.
No less so in our library where, after a summer of mostly behind the scenes activity, a bouquet of new features, products, and services stand ready to add freshness and, we hope, improvement to the resources we offer and how the library connects you, the users, with the material you need. Here, in brief, is what’s new for fall:
- New Connectivity – Connecting to all of our most frequently used electronic resources from off campus can now be done without going through HomeLab. The new method is quick, requires no special set-up, and preserves access to your destop, email, printer, etc.
- New Look to the ATLA Religion Database – A new vendor brings a fresh look and improved search functionality to our primary index of religious/theological literature.
- New Full Text Resources – A cornucopia of online content
§ iPreach – a bundle of biblical dictionaries, commentaries, exegetical guides
§ Oxford Biblical Studies Online – six English study Bibles with introductions, textual notes, maps, and more
§ Oxford Dictionaries & Encyclopedias – A host of online in-depth resources, paralleling our print reference volumes
§ CAMIO – an art image database representing works of art from museums around the world (requires HomeLab)
- New Databases – extending our reach in the social sciences and human services
Enjoy the fall, and our new fall line!