Two New Database Trials

Sage Knowledge touts itself as the “premier social science eBook platform”. Included in this database of more than 4,200 titles is content from SAGE and CQ Press. SAGE knowledge provides access to scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more. Try it today until October 31. Let us know what you think. […]

Plan Ahead for Disruption of MeLCat Service

Many students and faculty take advantage of Hope’s participation in MeLCat, the virtual catalog that combines resources from more than 400 libraries throughout the state.  Books, CDs, and DVDs are requested daily through MeLCat and are then delivered to the requesting patron.  This service will not be available towards the end of the Fall Semester. […]

Changes Afoot at the Research Help Desk

The sign says “ASK HERE,” and ask you shall!  At least, that’s what we hope.  The Research Help Desk is the library’s epicenter for all things “research.”  Need to check if the we own a particular book?  ASK.  Want help figuring out the best database to search for your research topic?  ASK.  Don’t know how […]

Digital Video Streaming with Films on Demand

The Library is pleased to announce the availability of Films on Demand, a new campus-wide digital video-streaming database. Films on Demand includes educational films from some of the best producers, including the BBC, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, Open University, PBS, A&E, National Geographic, Bill Moyers, ABC, NBC, CNBC, California Newsreel, WNET/Thirteen, TED, Films for the Humanities & […]

Lynda.com at the Library

The library now subscribes to lynda.com. Two dedicated kiosks are available in the Techlab on the 2nd floor. Lynda.com is an online learning company. Cultivate skills in business, software, technology and more to boost your resume while achieving your personal and professional goals. Experts teach these skills using self-paced online video courses. Browse through the hundreds of […]

MeLCat Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary!

Van Wylen Library has over 600,000 items. Using MeLCat increases the number of items available to you to over 45 million. You can get items from all types of libraries – from public to large academic institutions. MeLCat is a great resource for research materials as well as non-academic, popular books, music and movies. Van […]

Info in the Arts: New Naxos App

For those of you who haven’t used it before, Naxos is the library’s primary tool for online streaming classical music.  It contains over 100,000 CDs from 100s of labels such as Naxos, Sony Classical, Albany, and Inova. Naxos has recently released a new version of its app, available for apple and android.  Use this app […]

Info in the Arts: Music in the Visual Arts

Do you have an interest in the intersections between music and the visual arts?  If so, you should check out the Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM).  Don’t be intimidated by the French name!  This free online database indexes over 2,100 depictions of musical instruments in works of art ranging from the 14th to the mid-20th century. […]

STUDENTS – DO YOU KNOW?

Editor’s note: This post by Gloria Slaughter, Technical Services Librarian at Van Wylen, is in response to an actual question posed by a student at the reference desk. You can contact Gloria at slaughterg@hope.edu: Question: Can I check out a book and a laptop at the same time? Short Answer: Of course! You may have […]

Info in the Arts: Digital Theatre Plus now more than plays!

If you haven’t stumbled across this yet, I wanted to make you aware of a newer resource that the library subscribes to, Digital Theatre Plus.  We subscribed to this last year to support the theatre department with a streaming drama resource.  It is a growing database of major plays, including contemporary British theatre productions and […]