MeLCat Service Interruption

MeLCat requesting will be suspended beginning Wednesday, November 18 and will be back up by Friday, December 11 because of a server change.  We can still get your material to you just as fast!  Fill out a request form at http://www.hope.edu/lib/illoan/book.php Please contact Michelle Yost at ill@hope.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

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. […]

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 […]

How do Students Use Library Books? 

As the circulation of print books by students continues to decline and access to e-books become ubiquitous, the library is working to develop monograph collection strategies that consider the impact of new technologies on reading styles, communication preferences and learning outcomes. The Library is seeking to understand how Hope students are using library books and which formats they prefer (print or e-books). The library […]

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, […]

Knowledge Unlatched

Van Wylen Library is participating in a pilot collection called Knowledge Unlatched.  What is KU? Essentially, it creates sustainable, open access to scholarly books with long-term savings for institutions by sharing the costs. Each institution that has pledged their support has acknowledged the need for new publishing models that give broader access to information while keeping […]

Civil Rights Week

The 2014 Civil Rights Week is underway at Hope. Events sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Education will be happening throughout the week. On Tuesday, January 21 at 7pm in Dimnent Memorial Chapel, Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd, president-elect of Alabama State University, will be giving a keynote speech entitled “The Heart of an Activist: Grow Local, […]

Greenwood Guides to Science and Religion

Van Wylen Library offers a wide collection of resources that highlight many different subjects. Recently, new resources in religious studies have become available. The Greenwood Guides to Science and Religion, available from Credo Reference, give multiple options to find information on these subjects. These volumes can be accessed by any student, faculty, or staff with […]