Upgrading to WorldCat Discovery in January 2018

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#SHU_Libraries  is pleased to announce that we have now completed the upgrade of our current book search platform (called Worldcat Local) to OCLC’s WorldCat Discovery!

WorldCat Discovery will help you easily find resources available @ SHU Libraries, and in libraries worldwide through a single search of WorldCat collections!

New features include:

  • improved reliability.
  • an updated, mobile-ready user interface.
  • improved searching parameters.
  • advanced search screen displays the most-used searchable fields.
  • multiple search options.

To try out our new WorldCat Discovery now, go to https://setonhall.on.worldcat.org

Learn more about searching with Discovery at
https://library.shu.edu/WorldcatDiscovery

In January, find it under the Book tab on the library home page https://library.shu.edu/library

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Announcing ArchivesSpace!

The Msgr. William Noè Field Archives & Special Collections Center at Walsh Library is excited to announce the launch of its new searchable archival database, ArchivesSpace.

ArchivesSpace screenshotResearchers can now use ArchivesSpace to discover what the Center has in its holdings. Digital archival content will be available through ArchivesSpace in the coming months.

Begin your ArchivesSpace search here!

Click here to browse our digital collections!

New Database: PhilPapers

PhilPapers is a comprehensive index of philosophy books and articles by academic philosophers in all areas of philosophy, with a significant number of open access articles. The index allows users perform a simple or advanced search by words, author, publication, date and publication type or browse by structured areas, such as metaphysics and epistemology; science, logic and mathematics; and value theory; or by journal title.

PhilPapers has nearly 2,000,000 entries and 190,000 registered users. Account registration allows access to some advanced features, such as saved searches, but is not required to use the database.

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New Database: HeinOnline’s Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

We are pleased to be able to offer a new database to the Seton Hall University Community:

HeinOnline’s Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law http://heinonline.org/HOL/Index?collection=slavery

This unique collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes: every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, all reported state and federal cases on slavery, and every English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920, which includes many essays and articles in obscure, hard-to-find journals in the United States and elsewhere.

Also included are more than a thousand pamphlets and books on slavery from the 19th century, modern histories of slavery, all modern law review articles on the subject, as well as word searchable access to all Congressional debates from the Continental Congress to 1880.

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[District of Columbia. Company E, 4th U.S. Colored Infantry, at Fort Lincoln]

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New Acquisition: Library of Latin Texts

The University Libraries has recently acquired an important scholarly resource, the Library of Latin Texts. The Library contains texts from the beginning of Latin literature to the the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965).

The Library of Latin Texts is a searchable full-text database of classical, patristic, medieval and neo-Latin writers. It includes:

  • Literature from Antiquity (Plautus, Terence, Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Titius-Livius, the Senecas, the two Plinys, Tacitus and Quintilian and others).
  • Literature from Patristic Authors (Ambrose, Augustine, Ausonius, Cassian, Cyprian, Gregory the Great, Jerome, Marius Victorinus, Novatian, Paulinus of Nola, Prudentius, Tertullian and others) It also contains non-Christian literature of that period (Ammianus Marcellinus, the Scriptores Historiae Augustae, Claudian, Macrobius and Martianus Cappella).
  • Literature from the Middle Ages (Anselm of Canterbury, Beatus de Liebana, Bernard of Clairvaux, William of St. Thierry, Sedulius Scottus, Thomas à Kempis, Thomas de Celano, the Sentences of Peter Lombard, the Rationale of Guilelmus Durandus and important works by Abelard, Bonaventure, Ramon Llull, Thomas Aquinas, William of Ockham and others).
  • Neo-Latin Literature (decrees from the modern ecumenical Church councils up to Vatican II and translations into Latin of important sixteenth-century works).

The Library of Latin Texts has two parts, Series A and Serllties B. According to the publisher, Series B “is drawn from the existing scholarly editions whereas the Library of Latin Texts – Series A benefits from the additional intensive research work undertaken by the Centre ‘Traditio Litterarum Occidentalium'”

 

 

New database: Passport–Euromonitor International’s global market research database!

euromonitorSeton Hall University Libraries have recently acquired a license for Passport, Euromonitor International’s global market research database.  Passport provides strategic analysis of industries, countries, and consumers and companies. It offers integrated access to internationally comparable statistics, full-text market reports and real time news analysis from industry and country experts.

Passport allows students to:

  • Use Passport’s global, regional and national statistics to measure market performance, recognize category growth potential, assess new country markets and identify new consumer segments
  • Understand the competitive landscape, evaluate competitor strategies, review issues driving change and consider future outlook scenarios
  • Recognize the impact and implications of events making the news

With Passport, students are able to put classroom theory into practice and create reports with real-world relevance for projects such as:

  • Scenario planning
  • Risk assessment
  • Market entry studies
  • Product and brand strategy
  • Competitor intelligence
  • Industry benchmarking
  • Route to market strategy
  • Marketing and advertising strategy
  • Export strategy
  • Consumer segmentation and customer profiles
  • Consumer insight
  • SWOT analysis
  • Mergers & acquisitions evaluation
  • Investment due diligence
  • Forecasting

You can find out about this database, as well as other business and economics databases, by visiting out Business & Economics Research Guide.

TLTC Offering Sessions On How To Use Zotero

The TLTC is offering the following free sessions to introduce the Seton Hall University community to Zotero, an easy-to-use bibliographic management tool:

  • Tuesday August 23, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday September 22, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Wednesday October 19, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday November 10, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Wednesday December 7, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For more information and to register (recommended) please visit http://blogs.shu.edu/technology/2016/08/04/zotero-citation-management/

 

Browzine is here!

Seton Hall University Libraries is excited to announce that Browzine is now available to the campus community. Browzine is a tool that allows you to search, browse, read and follow thousands of the library’s subscribed full-text scholarly journals.

Check it out–we’ve set up library’s journals page to allow you to search with Browzine here.

You can use Browzine on your phone or tablet by downloading the free Browzine app here.

We’d love to hear your questions or feedback about Browzine. Feel free to contact Sebastian Derry (Ass’t Dean for Public Services).