VERNON & DORIS BISHOP LIBRARY

New Database: Loeb Classical Library

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Bishop Library has purchased perpetual access to Loeb Classical Library, a digital collection of Greek and Latin texts, including side-by-side English translations.  Loeb Classical Library, from Harvard University Press, currently includes 523 volumes, with more to be added in the future as the collection grows.

Explore Greek and Latin heritage with epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, oratory, and more.   Browse the digital library by author, volume, or search by keyword.  Features include the ability to bookmark and annotate content with the creation of a free account.

Access Digital Loeb at: http://libguides.lvc.edu/database/loeb

New & Improved Health Sciences & Medicine Resources!

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Bishop Library recently upgraded to MEDLINE Complete which has increased the number of full-text articles available to the campus. MEDLINE Complete contains full text for many of the most used journals in the MEDLINE index. Coverage extends back to 1847, with full-text back to 1865.

MEDLINE Complete provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.

consumer_health_complete_logoAlong with the upgrade to Medline Complete, Bishop Library is now subscribing to Consumer Health Complete. Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer health & wellness information. Full-text information comes from a variety of sources including journals, magazines, books, pamphlets, images, videos, and more. These databases and more can be accessed from the library’s website at www.lvc.edu/library. Click on Articles & Databases, then Health Sciences & Medicine as your database subject area.

Image/Database Information Source:  EBSCO 

 

Hola! Have You Tried Mango Languages?

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Available 24/7 via the web or on your mobile device, Mango Languages has more than 70 foreign language and English as a second language courses, including unique specialty courses. Mango Languages also includes a small selection of full-length international films.

Although Mango has an option for guest access, signing up for an account allows you to save your profile, track your progress, and login on your mobile device. To download the app for your device, please see: http://mangolanguages.com/company/support/mobile-apps/

 

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To access Mango Languages from the library’s website, go to www.lvc.edu/library and click on Articles & Databases. Mango Languages is listed under the database subject category: Languages & Literature.

In addition, Faculty members can be set up with Instructor access. If you are interested in instructor access, please email Lori Nyce, Systems & Electronic Services Librarian, at nyce@lvc.edu. Instructor access will allow you to create groups and invite students to be members. Through virtual groups, you can monitor and track your students’ progress using Mango Languages.

 

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MEF Streaming Video Collection

Bishop Library has started a subscription to a streaming video collection through the Media Education Foundation.  The MEF streaming video collection includes over 140 educational films about media, culture, and society available 24/7 on the Kanopy streaming platform.  Films can be used in classrooms to address such topics as gender studies, politics, debt & consumerism, race studies, and media studies & communication.

Use the shared/embed option to link to videos on social media or embed them into Canvas. These links will work on or off-campus.  Off-campus, you will be prompted to enter in your LVC username/password before accessing the video.

Use the create clip/playlist option to add videos to a playlist that you save or share/embed.  The clip/playlist option requires you to login to the Kanopy streaming with either Facebook, Google, or by creating a free Kanopy account.

The MEF streaming video collection can be accessed from the library’s database list located at www.lvc.edu/library.  For supplementary materials & resources to use in the classroom, see the Media Education Foundation website at www.mediaed.org/wp.

 

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE MEF COLLECTION

 

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New Study Space @ The Library

New Study Space!

The former Microform Room has been transformed into two new group study areas equipped with whiteboards. These new group study areas are located on the ground floor of the library next to the BI (Bibliographic Instruction) Lab.

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Lots of tables and chairs are available for both group and individual use.

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Be sure to check out the new group study areas next time you are in the library. Look for the posters with the dog studying (below) to find your way.

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Your Opinion Counts! Please let us know what you think by filling out a short survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/groundfloorstudy

New E-Resources for Social Sciences, Music, and English

Bishop Library has three new e-resources in the subject areas of Social Sciences, Music, and English. You can access these new resources from the Library’s webpage at www.lvc.edu/library under Articles & Databases.

ICPSRICPSR is the world’s largest archive of computer-readable social science data, with over 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. In addition to archiving collections from disciplines such as sociology, political science, history, and economics, ICPSR has seven special emphases: gerontology, substance abuse and mental health, criminal justice, child care, health and medical care, education, and demography. Downloading of data requires the creation of an account. LVC faculty, students and staff can create an ICPSR account using the login/create account link on the Find Data page.

Grove_DictThe Grove Dictionary of American Music is the digital version of the eight volume print reference resource (2nd ed.), a comprehensive reference resource on American music. Articles include brief definitions, biographies and more in-depth subject examinations such as the history of jazz, musical instruments, music education, and the history of the orchestra. Over 400 images and 140 musical examples are included.

OEDThe Oxford English Dictionary online or OED is considered the world’s most authoritative and comprehensive dictionary of the English language. The OED includes over 600,000 words and is a guide to their meaning, history and pronunciation. It traces the usage and development of words with the inclusion of over 3 million quotations from international English language sources. The OED online is updated quarterly with word revisions and new additions.

New Public Scanner @ Bishop Library

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Bishop Library has a new public scanner available. The Scannx Book ScanCenter is located on the main floor of the library – center island. Scan book pages, journal articles, documents, photos and more.

The Scannx Book ScanCenter has a easy-to-use touch screen and includes multiple scan options: Email, Print, U Drive, USB and Smartphone.

The scanner also includes a “book edge” which allows you to make scans of pages from books without damaging the spine.

To use the Scannx Book ScanCenter, just log into the machine with your LVC username/password and choose which scan option you want.

We value your opinon, so please let us know what you think of this new scanner by going to the following survey link: surveymonkey.com/s/scannx

Two New Databases: ATLA and Political Science Complete

Bishop Library has started two new EBSCOhost database subscriptions: ATLA Religion Database and Political Science Complete.

ATLA_LogoATLA Religion Database has over 1.8 million bibliographic records covering the research of religion in over 60 languages. Topics covered include: biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religion in social issues. ATLA contains over 620,000 article citations, over 250,000 essay citations, and over 570,000 book review citations.

Political_Science_LogoPolitical Science Complete provides extensive coverage on global political topics with full text for more than 520 journals and indexing/abstracting for over 2,900 titles. Political Science Complete also includes over 340 full-text reference books and monographs and over 36,000 full-text conference papers.

A complete list of all the Library’s databases is available on the Library’s website at www.lvc.edu/library.

New Online Journal Subscription: The Chronicle of Higher Education

Bishop Library has started a new online journal subscription to The Chronicle of Higher Education. You can access this journal both on and off-campus using the link on the Library’s website under “Services”. The Chronicle of Higher Education website includes access to The Chronicle Review as well as annual reports such as the Almanac of Higher Education.

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You can also create a free Chronicle account (optional) using your LVC email address. This account would allow you to:

  • Download issues of The Chronicle to an iPad using the Chronicle’s iPad app.
  • Access The Chronicle directly at http://chronicle.com from any off-campus location.
  • Subscribe to email newsletters on Higher Education topics.

Email newsletters currently include: Academe Today, Community College, The Wired Campus, The Weekly Briefing, On Hiring, Breaking News Extras, Afternoon Update, Chronicle Review Newsletter, Global, and Graduate Students.

To sign-up for a free account, go to The Chronicle of Higher Education website and click on the Log in link in the upper right-hand corner, then “Create a Free Account”. You must use your LVC email address to sign-up for the account, so that you get full access to LVC’s subscription.

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To download and install the iPad app, click on the following link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chronicle-higher-education/id414901678?mt=8. Once you have the iPad app installed, log in with your account to access and download issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

 

New Database: Statista

statista_logoStatista is an online statistics portal which gathers and makes accessible facts and statistics from thousands of sources. Over 60,000 topics are covered from 10,000 sources including:

  • trade publications
  • market and opinion research institutions
  • government sources
  • business and economic databases
  • reference books
  • scientific publications
  • daily press

Search by keyword to easily find all available statistics on a particular topic or browse by market category. Filters are available to narrow down your search by data, region or industry.

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Statistics can be downloaded into PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets and/or JPG images. Statistics include background information (sources and methodology) and cover various market sectors and international sources.

Statista also provides access to over 5,000 high quality studies, and statistical Dossiers on 1,000 of the most popular topics. Dossiers provide complete PowerPoint presentations of statistics that can be downloaded.

Access Statista from the library’s online database list located at http://libguides.lvc.edu/databases.