Thursday, July 31, 2008


Occasionally this blog will bring you a resource that we find useful and interesting. Here’s a resource for government documents and public interest materials that Lori Northrup, Coordinator of the Reference Department, found this week.

It's called DocuTicker ( DocuTicker offers a selection of resources, reports and publications from government agencies, NGOs, think tanks and other public interest organizations. The site includes an RSS feed, a newsletter, and a search feature.

The variety and number of government document websites make a particularly valuable resource for government document and current event research.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


The current theology journals, which used to reside on the second floor of the University Library, are now shelved on the first floor just behind the popular magazines and journals. You'll find them near the windows.

We hope that users will find this location, which is in the area of the bound journals, convenient for their journal-related research.


Chances are that if you have used a library database recently, you have used an EBSCO database. EBSCO provides many of our online resources. You may have noticed the EBSCO and EBSCOhost logos on the resources you use from the library’s web site. ATLA, CINAHL, ERIC, PsycINFO, America: History and Life – these and many more databases come from EBSCO.
In just a few days, EBSCO will implement its new EBSCOhost 2.0 interface. You will notice several new features:

· A basic search screen that is very simple
· An advanced search screen with easy limiting options
· Results lists that include citation and abstract previews and easy limiting features
· Easy ways to sort by subject, source type, author, or journal
· Image quick views – article images visible from the results list
· Visual Search – search for results graphically
· Find more like this – searches for resources similar to the record you are viewing

Preview new designs:
A Flash demonstration of the new interface is here. (
You can learn more about key features here. (