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EBSCO Database Enhancements


You might be familiar with searching the EBSCO databases, but have you tried browsing the database indexes to help you find what you are looking for?  For example, by browsing and selecting entries from a Subject Terms index to search, your results should be much more relevant than a basic keyword search.

Recently, additional indexes have been added to 2 EBSCO databases:

  1. Family and Society Studies Worldwide
  2. Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide

Other than previously available indexes like Geographic Terms, you can also browse by:

  1. Company Entity
  2. People
  3. Reviews & Products

Entries from these 3 indexes have also been added to the Subject Terms index.

Similar enhancements are underway for 2 other databases:

  1. Child Development and Adolescent Studies
  2. Gender Studies Database

To explore the indexes, once you’re in the individual database, find the blue menu bar at the top and look for the word Indexes.

Please feel free to contact the Library Info Desk if you’d like a quick demo.  Happy browsing 🙂

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Holocaust Resources

As this is the week when the Holocaust Education Symposium is hosted on campus, you might want to take this opportunity to review a sample of licensed resources from the Library:

From Encyclopedia Britannica Archive:

  1. Reflections on the Holocaust

ebrary Titles:

  1. Beyond Anne Frank: Hidden Children and Postwar Families in Holland
  2. Crime of My Very Existence: Nazism and the Myth of Jewish Criminality
  3. Holocaust Literature of the Second Generation
  4. Pharrajimos: the Fate of the Roma During the Holocaust
  5. Minsk Ghetto 1941-1943: Jewish Resistance and Soviet Internationalism

Project Muse Journals:

  1. Genocide Studies and Prevention
  2. Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  3. Journal of Jewish Identities

Please contact the Library Info Desk if you have any queries about these resources.

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Big Ideas – Winners

The Big Ideas online survey is now complete. Thank you to all that participated and congratulations to the lucky students who won the draw for gift certificates.  Your input into the planning of the new library building is greatly appreciated!


$25 gift certificates

Stuart K.
Jennifer L.
Sadaf R.
Dawn M.
Mariam M.
Joanna N.
Randy C.

$50 gift certificates

Dave S.
Jennifer H.
Laura H.
Kimberly D.

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