Seton Hall selected as an ISSR Library awardee

Seton Hall University’s Walsh Library is honored, after a competitive judging process, to be named an ISSR Library awardee by the International Society for Religion and Science based in Cambridge, England. Walsh Library joins a select group of only 150 institutions worldwide to receive an award from ISSR.

The ISSR Library grant consists of 224 volumes spanning all areas of the interface between science and spirituality.  This is a truly remarkable collection that spans subject areas ranging from the sciences and social sciences to history, philosophy and the environment.

The ISSR library is a circulating collection, located on the 2ndfloor of Walsh Library adjacent to the reference desk.  Please contact Dr. Lisa Rose-Wiles, science librarian, for further information.

Why are Science Journals so Expensive?

Assistant Professor, Dr. Lisa Rose-Wiles, has just had published an article, “The High Cost of Science Journals: A Case Study and Discussion” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Electronic Resource Librarianship. The article addresses the question, “Why are science journals so expensive?”—a topic of interest to anyone working, teaching or studying in the sciences today. Read more:

Chemistry Essay contest – win an ipad!

The Elsevier International Year of Chemistry 2011 Essay Competition  is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Write an essay answering the following question:  How can chemistry contribute to solving the challenge of developing sustainable resources (water, energy, food) in the 21st century? Essays must be no more than 1000 words.

Deadline is June 30, 2011.  Details ..

New Environmental Database

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) is a new online resource that offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment, sustainability and more.  GREENR combines news, unique commentary, audio, video, primary source documents, case study statistics and more into a Web-like experience designed to attract attention and foster participation.  PDF guide with more information

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New e-books at the library

Just in time for spring semester, we have added over 60 new e-books to the library’s ebrary collection. In addition to our extensive collection of business e-books, we now have a growing collection of science, nursing, and health science books.
You can also search for e-books in SetonCat – change the default limit from “all materials” to “eBooks”