Welcome to the New School Year! Part 1

We are so happy to have new and returning students on campus! This will be a great year. The library can assist you in many ways. Though we have thousands of books you can check out, we also have a number of services and spaces to help you excel this year. Research Help Stop in […]

Library resources during weather shutdown

While Van Wylen Library will be closed through Thursday morning, you can keep up with your research during the polar vortex. Many of our resources are available online through the library website. Remember, if you are off campus you may be prompted to log in with your 1Hope username and password to access online materials. […]

(Re)Introducing MeLCat!

Welcome to spring semester 2019! After much anticipation and a lot of work by our technical services department, we are back in MeLCat! If you aren’t familiar with MeLCat, it is a centralized catalog with holdings from over 400 libraries of varying types across Michigan.  Calvin College, University of Michigan, Michigan State, Kalamazoo College, Kent […]

Google Scholar & Library Holdings

What’s in Your Library ToolKit? Google Scholar & Van Wylen Library Holdings We probably don’t need to remind you about Google Scholar, a great supplement to the hundreds of databases that Van Wylen librarians license for the Hope Community. What you may not know is that we send Google Scholar our journal holdings on a […]

Van Wylen Library celebrates the launch of new systems, Alma and Hope Primo

  Big changes have taken place in the library this summer, as two years of preparation culminate in an almost complete upgrade of library systems from the back end to the front. The library invites the campus to celebrate this transition with us at our launch party Monday, August 20, at 2 pm on the […]

New Library System Now Live!

If you happen to be doing library research today, you will notice a change on the library home page.  Our new search interface, Hope Primo is now up, replacing the MightyFind, Library Catalog, and Journal Finder. Here’s a short video introducing the major features of the tool. We hope that this centralized interface will create a more consistent search […]

Library Systems Migration

The Library is preparing for a major systems change that will update and consolidate much of our back-end technology and provide a single centralized interface, Primo, replacing both HopeCat and the MightyFind.  This new interface will go live in mid-July. Knowing you will have questions about how this impacts your work we made an information page to answer some […]

MeLCat down beginning March 1

In July 2018 the library will be launching a new discovery system. This system (replacing both The MightyFind and HopeCat) will provide a user-centered, single-search system with greatly enhanced functionality. As part of this launch we need to suspend MeLCat borrowing effective Thursday, March 1.  The good news is there’s no need to panic!  We […]

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 […]

iHope for Spring 2018

You may have seen our display, “I Hope…”, asking what you wish for 2018. As we turn to a new year what do you hope to do in the Library this semester? Perhaps you want to meet with a Research and Instruction Librarian about a research paper this semester. Maybe you want to finally learn how to use iMovie with […]