New Communication Database

One of the newest databases added to Van Wylen’s collection is Communications & Mass Media Complete. This database covers nearly 700 titles, has full-text availability for over 380 journals and substantially increases our resources for communications research. Though the content is geared towards communication students, students in other fields may also find this database relevant […]

New JSTOR Collections Added

One of the research databases Hope College subscribes to is JSTOR. This nonprofit organization began in 1995 with the intent of preserving scholarly writing in digital and print form. By making this information available on the Internet, libraries would be able to save space, keep information constantly available to everyone with no risk of loss, […]

Christmas Media

Looking to get in the holiday spirit? The library has many Christmas music CDs available. You can check out sound recordings of every Vespers since 1993 and DVDs of Vespers since 1991. There are also many other Christmas CDs available, ranging from A Bach Christmas to Silly Christmas Songs. The library has several classic Christmas […]

Newspapers at Van Wylen

Journalism and newspapers have been called the “fourth branch of the government” by some because of their importance to self-government. In reporting on decisions made by government leaders both at state and national levels, the press allows citizens to make informed choices regarding those in office, a necessary aspect of democracy. However, with the rise […]

Recent Additions to Credo Reference

Credo Reference is one of the many online reference sources Van Wylen Library subscribes to. This source allows users access to over 3 million full-text entries from nearly 500 titles by either searching for a certain topic or phrase within the whole database or by searching or browsing within a specific book. The database is […]

Creating links to Databases and Online Articles

“How do I create links to electronic journal articles,” is a common question asked by faculty. There are two parts to this. First, it is necessary to identify the correct link to use, and second, the link may have to be modified to work for off-campus users. Identifying the link In some databases, it is […]

Enhanced Search Results with OneFile PowerSearch

The beginning of classes brings a powerful new search option to the arsenal of databases available through the Hope College Library. The OneFile PowerSearch option is a federated search engine that combines search results from InfoTrac OneFile, the new Academic OneFile and the Gale Virtual Reference databases. The OneFile PowerSearch link is available from the […]

Library Aquires Citation Database

The library has acquired Web of Science, a unique citation search database covering all disciplines. The Web of Science provides seamless access to current and retrospective information from approximately 8,700 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Web of Science also provides a unique search method, cited reference searching. For example, […]