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!
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
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)
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
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 . . .
Seton Hall University Libraries’ Data Services Group is excited to invite the SHU Community to the 5th Annual Love Data Week 2022, an international celebration of data, aiming to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and library-based research data services.
SHU hosted events will take place on February 15th and 16th. View all the upcoming events here. To see a list of other related events that will be occurring all week across the globe, check out the host’s Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) here.
This year’s LDW theme at SHU is “Data is For Everyone,” a look at the people side of data, the shape of data in different disciplines, and the biases of who is and isn’t included in or represented by data. Event topics include data lakes and unstructured data for business intelligence, data ethics, data in finance, and a demonstration of an interactive map of Seton Hall’s collections of donated and archived materials and artifacts.
Of special note is our workshop at the IHS library about the scope of Research Data Services offered by University Libraries, including how to create a data management plan and data storage options with University Libraries. This offering will help students, faculty, and administrators to manage, analyze, and visualize data.
Be sure to follow along with Love Data Week online at #LoveData22
Faculty who are unable to attend these sessions can have them delivered during scheduled class time for their students. Make arrangements through your liaison librarian.
Join a session (or a few!) and get connected.
The registration links can be found at the following:
Supercharge your research skills at the United Nation’s World Statistics Day. We are having an interactive program at Walsh Library’s 2nd Floor on Tuesday, October 20th, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. See data visualization demonstrations from SHU Faculty across disciplines. The program will feature informal discussions with the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Psychology and the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs. Hope you can join us!
Enhance your research this semester with the following new databases:
Early American Newspapers, Series I (1690-1876)
First World War: Personal Experiences
Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954
JSTOR / Religion & Theology
Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online (MEMSO)