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WHAT'S NEW - Archives

September 2001 - August 2002

Brown University Joins HELIN

Effective July 1, Brown University became the 9th and largest member of Rhode Island's Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN). Their membership doubles the number of catalog records in HELIN from 2 to 4 million. The statewide delivery system will make Brown's circulating materials available to faculty and students at Salve within 2 to 3 days of a request. Access to Brown's catalog and loan requests through HELIN is anticipated for September.

A/V Material Has Moved

With the popularity of our videos and CD's increasing and with the arrival soon of DVD's, the McKillop Library has moved the A/V Room to a new location on the first floor. Now situated in the Northwest alcove of what formerly housed serials, the new location allows a more orderly display and room for expansion.

Fall 2002 Workshops

Interfaces to Ebscohost, Lexis-Nexis and Imp Email have changed. Get up to speed quickly by signing up now for library workshops. Offered are workshops on EBSCOhost, the HELIN catalog, IMP Email, Interlibrary Loan, and Internet searching.

Summer Reading - 2002

The library has much to offer even when classes are not in session. We carry bestsellers and popular titles on the library's first floor for casual reading. We have a video collection that includes classics from the motion picture industry. We also carry a large collection of children's literature, books on tape to listen to in your car, and for the academi a new book listing by title and subject area of all materials in the library.

Document Delivery Service for Faculty - Discontinued June 2002.

The McKillop Library has implemented a document delivery pilot project for Salve Regina University faculty members for the Spring 2002 semester. Document delivery will be provided by the Infotrieve Corporation. Faculty will be able to order journal articles through several methods. By entering in their library barcode as username and their last name as password, faculty will be able to self-initiate journal orders.

Newsletter - Spring 2002

The library's electronic resources has expanded by the improvement to the electronic classroom, electronic document delivery, and electronic databases and journals. Christine Bagley has become the library's educational curriculum librarian. Read all about in the newsletter.

Spring 2002 Workshops

Sign up now for library workshops to better your information literacy skills! Offered are workshops on EBSCOhost, the HELIN catalog, IMP Email, Interlibrary Loan, and the Internet.


Here are some links to good sources on the Terrorists' Attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The first link is a guided search through all of Lexis-Nexis' databases. You can only search our subscribed database, Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe. Click here to start!

The second link is a research and reference page of links to primary sources. This page is compiled by librarian Gary Price and is recommended by the reference department. Click here to start!

The following are links to News sites on the WWW that offer native reporting and contrasting perspectives. (Remember standards of accuracy vary widely.)

Al-Ahram(http://www.ahram.org.eg/weekly). Newspaper in Cairo, Egypt, with weekly edition in English.
An-Nahar (http://www.naharnet.com). Daily in Beirut, Lebanon.
The Daily Star (http://www.dailystar.com.lb). Beitut-based newspaper.
The Jerusalem Post (http://www.jpost.com). Israeli paper.
The Times of India (http://www.timesofindia.com). Widely read English-language daily.
Dawn (http://www.dawn.com). English paper based in Karachi, Pakistan.
Afghanistan Online (http://www.afghan-web.com/). U.S.-based collection of Afghan news items and official statements from around the world.

New and Improved Databases and Electronic Journals

Through our membership in HELIN, we have acquired additional electronic databases, and enhanced the value of some existing databases by adding full-text content. The library has switched our major periodical database from Bell & Howell's ProQuest to EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier, which provides full-text online for nearly 3,200 scholarly publications. In addition, our major business database has been switched from ABI Inform to EBSCOhost's Business Source Elite. New or enhanced electronic databases have been added in the following areas: contemporary facts and issues (CQ Researcher, Facts.com), economics (EconLit), education (ERIC), history (World History FullText), international relations (CIAO), nursing (CINAHL, MEDLINEplus), literature (Magill On Literature), psychology (PsycINFO), and sociology (Sociological Abstracts). The library has also increased the number of its full-text subscriptions to electronic journals through Project Muse, JSTOR, EBSCOOnline, and the American Chemical Society. For more information or to search electronic databases and journals, go to DATABASES.

Send comments or questions to Olga Verbeek, Library Webmaster, at verbeeko@salve.edu.