New Database: JSTOR Life Sciences

To better support Hope College’s science programs, librarians at Van Wylen Library are excited to announce that Hope students, faculty, and staff now have access to the journal archives of more than 280 titles in the life sciences through the JSTOR Life Sciences Collection.

 

Notable titles include:

Science (1880-2011)
American Journal of Nursing (1900-2009)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Naturalist (1867-2013)
BioScience (1964-2013)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Medical Journal/BMJ (1857-2013)
Radiation Research (1954-2011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disciplines covered include aquatic science, botany, developmental & cell biology, ecology, paleontology, and zoology.

 

All these titles are more are now available at JSTOR. A full listing of available titles is also available.

Keeping Up With Journal Literature

Keeping up with the journal literature in your field just got a whole lot easier. Van Wylen now offers two solutions for staying current.

JournalTOCS is a current awareness service that enables users to create personalized lists of journals to view their latest tables of contents. By signing up for an account with your 1Hope email address, you will be able to build a personal list of journals for which you would like to see the latest tables of contents (either by searching by journal title, ISSN, or subject). You can view the tables of contents within your JournalTOCs account, receive alerts in your email, or read them in an RSS reader as soon as they’re published electronically. In addition to Van Wylen Library’s full-text journals, you can also view titles and tables of contents for the over 21,000 journals in the JournalTOCs system. If Van Wylen doesn’t subscribe to a particular title, our familiar
​ “360link” icon will take you to our document delivery/ILL request form. A convenient link for Zotero will also quickly and easily add the citation to your Zotero library.

 

BrowZine is also a current awareness service for journal content. BrowZine is restricted to journals to which Van Wylen holds a current subscription. With BrowZine (which includes a tablet app and a web version), users build bookshelves of journals they wish to follow by searching for a specific title or browsing titles by subject. Within each subject, BrowZine sorts journals by title as well as their SCImago Journal Rank. Because BrowZine pulls from only library subscriptions, full-text articles are usually included directly within the BrowZine interface. More information about BrowZine, including information on downloading the app, is available from our library guide.

 

If you have questions about these wonderful resources, contact Jen Holman, our Electronic Resources Librarian, at holman@hope.edu.

Happy 12th Birthday, MeLCat!

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The first MeLCat request was placed twelve years ago today.  If you haven’t used MeLCat yet you are missing out!  425 libraries ranging from small public to huge research libraries lend books, CDs and DVDs that we don’t own here at Van Wylen.   You can get a book you need for research or a DVD of that TV show you’ve been wanting to catch up on.  The possibilities are nearly endless!

If you have any questions about this fantastic service, contact Michelle Yost at ill@hope.edu

In 2015-2016 Hope lent 5,223 items to other libraries. Some of the more popular items requested include:

Krush Groove (DVD)
Krush Groove (DVD)
Lithium Batteries: Advanced Technologies and Applications
Lithium Batteries: Advanced Technologies and Applications
Shokyu Nihongo "Genki" An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese
Shokyu Nihongo “Genki” An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Library Christmas Break hours

Friday, December 16 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, December 19 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, December 20 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, December 21 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, December 22 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, December 23-Monday, January 2 Closed
Tuesday, January 3 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, January 4 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, January 5 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, January 6 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, January 7 Closed
Sunday, January 8 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, January 9 8 a.m. – midnight

Library Exam Week Hours

EXAM WEEK (DECEMBER 9–18)

Friday, December 9 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 10 10 a.m. – midnight
Sunday, December 11 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Monday, December 12 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Tuesday, December 13 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Wednesday, December 14 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Thursday, December 15 8 a.m. – midnight
Friday, December 16 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, December 17 Closed
Sunday, December 18 Closed
The Van Wylen Library staff wishes you a blessed Christmas!
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GoinGlobal- a Great Career Resource

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Sponsored jointly by Career Services, International Education, and Van Wylen Library, GoinGlobal provides students and faculty access to career resources arranged in five categories: Career Guides (search by country or global/U.S. City to access job search resources, hiring trends, industry overviews, professional and social networking groups, work permit and visa regulations, financial considerations, resume/cv guidelines, interview tips and cultural advice), Job Search (updated daily; includes over 16 million jobs and contract positions with corporate, public and private organizations), Internship Search (updated daily; includes opportunities from corporate, public and private organizations), H1B Visas (a unique search that finds U.S. employers that hire internationally), and Employer Directory search (find contact information for U.S. and multinational employers with local operations in 196 countries).

Going Global USA Career Guides (GoinGlobal)

Community Action House Food Drive at the Library

CAH holiday food drive 2016

For a number of years, the Library has collected donations of food and personal care items benefiting Community Action House.  Please consider grabbing a few extra items below next time you go to the grocery store.  The donations are very appreciated by CAH and are used for families in our own community.  Donations will be collected through exam week at the display on the first floor of the Library.

Most Needed Items 2016

Open Access Week 2016

The scholarly research you have worked so hard on should be available to the widest audience possible.  The Open Access concept allows authors to share their research anywhere, with anyone.  Open Access Week brings attention to the changes needed in academic publishing today.

 

From Hope’s Open Access Policy:

Hope faculty affirms the core value of the college “to contribute to the body of knowledge in the academic disciplines” with a vision “to pursue truth so as to renew the mind, enrich the disciplines and transform the culture.”

Impact of Open Access Framework

 

In the last year alone, 6,206 faculty publications have been downloaded from Hope College’s Digital Commons, a repository of scholarly work from the Hope College community.  Hope College Library would love to increase the number of submissions from faculty members!  Our Open Access LibGuide has all the information you need to submit your articles to Digital Commons.

 

 

 

Open Access Policies: An Introduction from COAPI video courtesy of Coalition of Open Access Policies

Impact of Open Access Graphic:

bepress, “Impact of Open Access Framework” (2016). DC Promotional Materials. Book 14.
http://digitalcommons.bepress.com/promotional/14