SHU Libraries Database Spotlight: ICPSR

By Sara Makler, Adjunct Librarian

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (or ICPSR) is, as the name implies, a consortium of universities who seek to collect, preserve, and disseminate social science data. ICPSR contains a vast quantity of data available to the SHU community. The data includes studies and files in areas such as population, economics, education, health, social and political behavior, social and political attitudes, history, crime, aging, and substance abuse. This trove of data can help you with research for assignments. 

You can easily search by topic and find data and the publications associated with it. This allows the use of these publications with an eye towards the actual data as well as the authors’ use of that data, enabling you to gain a familiarity with the use of raw data that you may not otherwise obtain. 

This is extremely useful. To get to ICPSR, go to the library homepage at https://library.shu.edu/home and click on Databases. 

Once on the database page, use the Search box to find “ICPSR”. 

 Alternatively, go directly here: https://library.shu.edu/ICPSRsite 

For more information about data resources at SHU, please visit: https://library.shu.edu/data 

For more information about Data Ethics, please visit: https://library.shu.edu/dataethics 

 

SHU Libraries Database Spotlight: Statista

By Sara Makler, Adjunct Librarian

Statista is one of the world’s largest providers of statistical data. It consolidates data from over 22,500 sources from around the world, related to over 80,000 topics. If you are working on an assignment that requires statistical data, you are likely to find something on Statista. In addition to the raw data, Statista provides related studies that can help with research assignments. While Statista is known among business and marketing majors, it has data about numerous other topics, such as social sciences and health. 

Statista will benefit your research in almost any assignment that calls for data use. At SHU, you can find it here: https://library.shu.edu/statista 

Or follow the instructions below to get there. 

Go to the library homepage at https://library.shu.edu/home and click on Databases. 

Once on the database page, use the search box to search for Statista. 

For more information about data resources at SHU, please visit: https://library.shu.edu/data 

For more information about Data Ethics, please visit: https://library.shu.edu/dataethics 

 

SHU Libraries Database Spotlight – African American Catholic Resources

November is African American Catholic Month. In recognition of this significant subject area, and promoting research opportunities, there are various information-centered resources hosted by the Seton Hall University Libraries to aid with your exploration.

Included are the following specialized sites . . .

American Theological Library Association (ATLA)

https://web.s.ebscohost.com/ehost/search/basic?vid=0&sid=7d3791ab-4e2e-4ac9-bfb5-42081535f53e%40redis

Catholic News Archive

https://thecatholicnewsarchive.org/

Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) Portal

https://crra.memberclicks.net/catholic-portal

Catholic Studies Databases

https://library.shu.edu/az.php?s=49202

For more information on these and other sites, specific African American Catholic projects, and other research endeavors please feel free to reach out to me at: Alan.Delozier@shu.edu or book an appointment for consultation via the following site – https://library.shu.edu/research-appointments

Happy Exploration!

 

End of Semester Library Hours

End of Semester Library Hours

As we come to the end of the semester, please remember that if you want to meet with a librarian about your research, you should make an appointment early, as appointments go quickly.

Our hours will begin to change as we approach the holidays and final exams.

Thanksgiving Week

The library will be closed for Thanksgiving from Wednesday, November 23, to Saturday, November 26. It will reopen at 11AM on Sunday, November 27.

Normal hours will resume from November 27 to December 4:

Monday – Friday 8am – midnight

Saturday 9am – 5pm | Sunday 11am – midnight

On December 5, Final Exam hours begin. Hours are as follows:

From Monday, December 5th – Friday, December 9th – 8am – 3am

Saturday, December 10th:            9am – midnight

Sunday, December 11th:               11am – midnight

24/7 Period

Starting at 8am Monday, December 12 and ending at 11pm on Tuesday, December 20, the library will be open 24 hours a day.

Wednesday, December 21: 8am to 5pm

From Thursday, December 22 to Monday, January 2, 2023, the library is CLOSED.

We wish everyone a successful end of the semester!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library Lectures – Copyright and Inspirational Support

As part of the public service programming offered by the University Libraries to aid our students especially as we move towards the end of the semester.

The first talk is a session that will especially benefit individuals who are writing their theses or dissertations, but all students and faculty are welcome to attend . . .

“Understanding Copyright and Permissions Online”

Wednesday, November 16th from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Remote Event, Register via the Following Site: https://shu.libcal.com/event/9778862

The most common issue with ETD’s is reusing copyrighted material (usually images) without first obtaining permission from the copyright holder.  This delays the acceptance of your dissertation or thesis. Avoid these pesky problems by learning what you may or may not reproduce without permission from the copyright holder (for journal articles, that’s usually the publisher), how to request permission, and what to do when you can’t get permission or find out who to ask.

Graduate students planning to submit a dissertation or thesis this year and their advisors are very strongly encouraged to attend this valuable session.

Library Guide: https://library.shu.edu/copyright2022

A talk by our Campus Minister, Father Nicolas Sertich will be presented to offer details on Campus Ministry and how their work has impacted on the University Library and campus overall.

“Campus Ministry – An Introduction By Father Nicholas Sertich In-Person”

Wednesday, November 16th from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Commons Area, Second Floor of Walsh Library

Please join us for a presentation on the work of Campus Ministry at Seton Hall University trough the perspective of Father Nicholas Sertich. This promises to be an informative and enjoyable event!

Irish Family Genealogy and Library Usage Presentation

Prepare yourself for Thanksgiving dinner discussions about your family history by attending a presentation on Irish genealogy, sponsored by Pirates of Irish Persuasion & Extraction (PIPE) at Seton Hall University on Friday, November 11th, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Alan Delozier, D.Litt., Humanities & Outreach Librarian will share an overview of this important topic and some practical tips for genealogical research for the beginner and expert alike.

This event can be attended on-site, or remotely. For more information about this event please consult the following link = https://www.shu.edu/student-services/news/irish-genealogy-presentation.cfm

Link to the Teams Site for Friday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m. = https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3aFjfN3IY_2yXHemwm51FJaRWCKy0vHIoUjsca2tQRRoI1%40thread.tacv2/1667312827044?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2251f07c22-53b7-44df-b97c-a13261d71075%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22a3b6f039-3d82-44c8-8dff-4a9e968d4d39%22%7d

For more information on resources related to the Irish and Genealogy please consult the following Library Guides sponsored by the Seton Hall University Libraries. This includes links to various helpful research sites . . .

Ireland & American Irish Resources = https://library.shu.edu/Irish-studies

Genealogy & Family History = https://library.shu.edu/genealogy

Primary Sources = https://library.shu.edu/primarysources 

Féile an Altaithe! 

SHU Libraries Database Spotlight – Business Resources

October is Financial Planning Month and be it an academic study or personal pursuit, this is one among many topics we have for share upon request with our entire information-seeking community. The Seton Hall University Libraries also offers a wider and important range of business-centered resources from accounting to working capital and several other themes in-between.

Our expert Business Librarian, Professor Chelsea Barrett provides the University community with relevant resources in this popular area of reference.

She eagerly offers this message of welcome to the University Community –“We have resources available to give you industry, demographic and company data that you may not be able to find freely online.  Have a project you are working on? Explore our databases—you may be surprised at what you can find!”

Here is a link to our Business Databases: https://library.shu.edu/az.php?s=49201

For more information on our varied and detailed resources please reach out to Professor Barrett at: Chelsea.barrett@shu.edu or feel free to book an consultation for one-on-one research assistance using our research appointment form: https://library.shu.edu/library/research-appointments

Happy Exploration!

 

Peterson’s Test and Career Prep Available

Are you getting ready to go to college, grad school, or to look for a job?

You can now access Peterson’s Test and Career Prep from SHU Libraries! You can use it to prep for tests including GMAT, GRE, LSAT, Medical/Nursing, Accountant/Auditor, ACT, PSAT, Real Estate, SAT, TOEFL, TOEIC, U.S. Citizenship, and others.

To access Peterson’s, go to https://library.shu.edu/PTCP and log in with your SHU credentials. Then, you will have to create a Peterson’s account using an email address of your choice. The new login will allow you to improve your test scores, find a school, and explore careers!

Visit www.library.shu.edu  and use chat to ask questions.

 

Books Unite Us, Censorship Divides Us: Banned Books Week 2022

Allison Piazza, Medical Librarian, IHS Campus

September 18 – 24 is Banned Books Week, which “celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.” For over 40 years, Banned Books Week has brought people together in “shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.”

Banned Books Week is both a reminder of the unifying power of stories and the divisiveness of censorship, and a call to action for readers across the country to push back against censorship attempts in their communities.

Below is a sampling of books available in our library collection that have been challenged or banned in the United States. Click on the book title to be taken to the eBook.

To learn more about books that have been challenged or banned, visit “Frequently Challenged Books” page from the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom

Fun Home CoverFun Home Alison Bechdel

Alice's Adventures in WonderlandAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Pedagogy of the OppressedPedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

The Call of the WildThe Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Great GatsbyThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

White FragilityWhite Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksThe immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Autobiography of Malcolm XThe Autobiography of Malcolm X with the assistance of Alex Haley

 

Link to original post: https://blogs.shu.edu/ihsl/2022/09/20/books-unite-us-censorship-divides-us-banned-books-week-2022/

Constitutional Anniversaries – New Jersey & United States Statutory Documents, 1787-Present

 

Alan Delozier, Humanities Librarian

This September marks the diamond anniversary of the New Jersey Constitution Committee (1947) and 235 years since the creation of the United States Constitution. The story behind each text carries a deep historical legacy combined with outlining the goals associated with the ideal functions of national and state governments alike. In research terms, each charter has provided extensive scholarship opportunities for the public that the Seton Hall University Libraries has supported over the past several years.

The United States Constitution is the recognized law of the nation which outlines how the government is required to function. It makes provisions for three distinctive divisions of authority – Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. Since 1787, the Constitution proper has been amended 27 times (with the first ten constituting the United States Bill of Rights created on September 25, 1789 and ratified in 1791) through its history and is devoted mainly to individual liberties.

Combined with the abovementioned overview, Articles III-VII principally cover State-focused governance issues. New Jersey was the third state to ratify the United States Constitution in 1789 and in large measure this helped to inspire the content found within the New Jersey Constitution and its two post-Revolution versions. This document is based on the previous State Constitution of 1776 and the first major revised manuscript in 1844 which highlighted such freedoms as religious practice, speech, and related liberties. After a century, the need for an updated State Statute was facilitated through the creation of Governor Alfred E. Driscoll’s Committee on Preparatory Research in early 1947.  (“Convention Proceedings Record,” State of New Jersey Constitutional Convention of 1947, v.1, iii-1)

A Mid-Twentieth Century Volume that was commonly found in schools throughout New Jersey including this 1948 copy included within the Seton Hall University Libraries (Call Number: JK11 1948 O94)

Between June 12th and September 10th of 1947 (a deadline of September 13th for close of the Committee Hearings was set ahead of time and met), the Delegates produced a final draft of the newly updated State Constitution. This document was ultimately ratified via a majority vote on the referendum presented to the citizens of New Jersey during the Election of 1947 held on November 4th of that year. (“Convention Proceedings Record,” State of New Jersey Constitutional Convention of 1947, v.1, 923)

During the 1940s-60s, Students in New Jersey Were Presented With a Copy of the volume – “Our Great State Documents” as part of their study on Citizenship

During the 1940s-60s, Students in New Jersey Were Presented With a Copy of the volume – “Our Great State Documents” as part of their study on Citizenship

There are numerous study prospects for both the United States and New Jersey Constitutions and user friendly access points available through the Seton Hall University Libraries including the following leads and links highlighted below . . .

United States Constitution – SetonCat Holdings (Print and E-Book) .https://setonhall.on.worldcat.org/search?queryString=%22United%20States%20Constitution%22&clusterResults=true&groupVariantRecords=false

United States Constitution – SetonCat Holdings (Articles)

https://eds.s.ebscohost.com/eds/results?vid=0&sid=fa910d90-4058-4ec2-956a-d04961218093%40redis&bquery=%2522United%2BStates%2BConstitution%2522&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPXNzbyZ0eXBlPTAmc2VhcmNoTW9kZT1BbmQmc2l0ZT1lZHMtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d

United States Constitution – Hathi Trust

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/ls?q1=%22united+states+constitution%22&field1=ocr&a=srchls&ft=ft&lmt=ft

United States Constitution – National Archives Site

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution-transcript

New Jersey Constitution – SetonCat Holdings (Print and E-Book)

https://setonhall.on.worldcat.org/search?clusterResults=off&queryString=New+Jersey+Constitution

New Jersey Constitution of 1947 – SetonCat Post-Committee and Ratification Produced Holdings (Articles)

https://eds.s.ebscohost.com/eds/results?vid=0&sid=66f892a3-3084-451d-bef5-39fc389ea6da%40redis&bquery=%2522new%2Bjersey%2Bconstitution%2522%2Band%2B%25221947%2522&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPXNzbyZ0eXBlPTAmc2VhcmNoTW9kZT1BbmQmc2l0ZT1lZHMtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d

New Jersey Constitution of 1947, A Retrospective – Seton Hall Legislative Journal, 7:3, 1997

https://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/shclj7&id=829&collection=journals&index=

New Jersey Constitution of 1947 – Hathi Trust

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/ls?q1=%22new+jersey+constitution%22+and+1947&field1=ocr&a=srchls&ft=ft&lmt=ft

New Jersey Constitution of 1947 – Full-Text Site

https://www.nj.gov/state/archives/docconst47.html

For more information on the history of constitutions please feel free to contact Alan Delozier, Humanities Librarian at Alan.Delozier@shu.edu or by phone at: (973) 275-2378