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. […]


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 Question: Can I check out a book and a laptop at the same time? Short Answer: Of course! You may have […]

New York Times Digital Edition

The New York Times digital edition is available for all students and faculty at Hope College. To get access, Hope users will need to create individual logins at this site  and must use their 1Hope credentials to create an account. Follow the instructions to claim your pass. A list of frequently asked questions is available at the bottom of […]

Welcome to Digital Holland

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Hope College student, Allyson Hoffman. You may reach her at Start your experience with Digital Holland today. Imagine yourself on a scavenger hunt, but the list of items to gather has been sliced and scattered around a city. By the time you gather the pieces of the list, you’ve […]

1Search Gets a New Look

You may have noticed a slight change in the way search results are displayed in 1Search, Van Wylen Library’s 1-stop search stop. This 2.0-upgraded version is designed with the user in mind, making searches easier and more intuitive. Like before, the facets on the left allow you to refine your results by content type, discipline, […]

Image Collections @ Hope College Available via 1Search

Hope College digital image collections are now accessible through 1Search. Keywords can be used to find your topic related to Hope College history. You can choose “Image Collections @ Hope College” under the “Library Location” facet to limit your results to only the images from our digital repository. Here’s an example of a search using the Myron Van Ark […]

New York Times Digital Edition Now Available!

Access to the New York Times digital edition is now available for all students and faculty at Hope College. The New York Times, published since 1851, is the largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States. The online version includes not only the same articles, text and images that appear in the print edition, but also an array of additional […]

LearningExpress Library

Whether you’re studying for the GRE or preparing for a professional exam, LearningExpress Library is available to help you. Utilize the Learning Centers to take practice tests, exercises, learn new skills, and prepare yourself for a job. In addition to test prep, LEL has tools to help with your resume, job search, and interviewing skills. There […]

Digital Public Library of America Opens

Have you ever visited the Library of Congress online? Or what about Holland’s own Joint Archives? What if you could find all the online holdings of these two very different institutions in one place? That’s where the Digital Public Library of America comes in. On April 18, 2013, the Digital Public Library of America launched […]