Hope College Digital Commons Redesign

The Digital Commons @ Hope College institutional repository, a digital collection of scholarship, creative work, and history at Hope College, was recently redesigned with a fresh new look and renamed.  Digital Commons @ Hope College is now Hope College Digital Commons!  

 

(Please note: It may be necessary for you to clear your web browser’s cache to view the new site correctly.)

Hope College Digital Commons promotes discovery and research, and helps to highlight the scholarly output and history of the college, by providing open access to a wide range of resources created by Hope faculty, students, and staff.  Resources include faculty publications and presentations, college publications, and materials from the Joint Archives of Holland.  

 

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If you are faculty member and interested in making your scholarly work accessible in Hope College Digital Commons, visit this LibGuide for further information.

 

Please contact digitalcommons@hope.edu if you have any questions.

 

Jeremy Barney

Metadata and Digital Collections Librarian

Off-campus Access to Library Resources: Adding our Proxy Prefix

Libraries use two main methods to authenticate off-campus users: WAM and EZproxy.  WAM links look like:

http://0-www.lexisnexis.com.lib.hope.edu/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=8006

While EZproxy links look like:

https://login.ezproxy.hope.edu/login?url=http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=8006

During the summer of 2016, our library switched from WAM to EZproxy. While we have updated links on our end, if you have any library links in Moodle, your syllabus, or other learning objects that start with “http://0-” please update them or ask a librarian for a new link. Librarians are here to help!

Our EXProxy prefix is https://login.ezproxy.hope.edu/login?url=. To keep this prefix at your fingertips (!) you could download a macro program like AutoHotKey and create a macro or simply link to our fantastic off-campus link generator.

Lastly, if you would like a librarian to review your links/resources to make sure they are linked correctly and that we hold the appropriate permissions for use in your course, please let us know by completing this brief form.

Thank you for using library resources!

 

Jenifer Holman

Electronic Resources Librarian

Independent Voices — Digital Alternative Press Comes to Hope

Feminist Voice

Independent Voices: An Open Access Collection of an Alternative Press is now available through the library. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century (60’s, 70’s, and 80’s). The collection currently contains 14,097 issues.

Broken Arrow

Whether researching topics like peace activist A.J. Muste, the American Indian Movement,  the National Organization of Women or Vietnam War draft resistance,  Independent Voices provides access to sources not elsewhere available.

Black Americans for Democracy

 

 

Drawn from the special collections of participating libraries across the country, Independent Voices is made possible by the funding support received from libraries and donors across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Through their funding, these libraries and donors are demonstrating their commitment to open access digital collections. Produced by Reveal Digital, access has been arranged through the library’s membership with the Center for Research Libraries.

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.

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)

Time And Life Magazine Online Archives Available On Trial

TIME_100px Time Magazine Archive collects the prominent weekly news magazine from its first issue in March 1923 through December 2000. The magazine conveys to a broad audience news and analysis on a spectrum of subjects. Try it today until May 26th. To search the archive, follow the on-campus or off-campus link and then select the Time Magazine Archive option.

Life Magazine Archive collects the famed phoLIFE_100pxtojournalism magazine from its first issue in November 1936 through December 2000. The magazine featured story-telling through documentary photographs and informative captions. Each issue depicted international events, topical stories, and intimate views of real people. Try it today until May 26th. To search the archive, follow the on-campus or off-campus link and then select the Life Magazine Archive option.

You can access these magazine archives we’re currently testing from our database trials page.  Let us know what you think by giving us your feedback.