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12/20/06When you come to the library try out our new 3M Self-Checkout Terminal for library materials. This terminal is located directly in front of the Circulation Desk at the pillar outside the Bookends Café.
The V- shaped design of the kiosk makes placement of items for checkout more intuitive. It comes with an easy-to-use touch screen interface and provides the user with a printed receipt that gives the due dates of their items. The system processes books, videos, CD's and DVD's.
Our hope is that this new system will add a flexible option for our users in order for us to serve them better.
12/01/06A searchable database of historic buildings, master plans, and landscape features on nearly 370 college campuses is now available online, thanks to the Council of Independent Colleges and the J. Paul Getty Trust. The database covers about 2,000 campus sites, many of them in considerable detail, and includes some 4,300 illustrations. There are almost 100 sections on Salve Regina buildings and architects associated with them. View all new databases
9/30/06Online! Handbook of Research on ePortfolios from Idea Group Reference E-Access. The single source for comprehensive coverage of the major themes of ePortfolios, addressing all of the major issues, from concept to technology to implementation. It investigates commercial and academic ePortfolio systems—home-grown, off the shelf, and open source. Contains a compendium of over 370 terms with detailed definitions. Over 800 comprehensive references to existing literature and research on ePortfolios.
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Literature Resource Center lets users explore biographical and critical information, historical context, social implications and much more and all in a single search query. In addition to biographical, bibliographical and contextual information from the Contemporary Authors® and Dictionary of Literary Biography® databases, students and researchers can access full-text criticism from the Contemporary Literary Criticism® Select database and selected criticism from other titles in Thomson Gale's Literary Criticism Series.
Our latest database is AnthroSource. This is a premier online resource serving the research, teaching, and professional needs of anthropologists. Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource brings 100 years of anthropological material online to scholars and the public. Anthrosource contains content from over 32 AAA publications and is a complete electronic archive of all AAA journals through 2003. Review all our new databases!
Our latest Newsbrief has news items on some of the library's latest offerings. Here is a sampling: Microsoft Office products, Instant Messaging for help, library instruction online, displays in the library, interactive databases, and more. Read it and Enjoy!
French TV On Campus
French television, TV5MONDE, is now available on channel 68 of Salve's television cable system. TV5MONDE, the world's foremost francophone network, offers a multitude of television programs from France, Belgium, Switzerland and Quebec, Canada. TV5Monde offers the latest newscasts, blockbuster French movies with English subtitles, documentaries about French-related culture, current affairs programs, sports' events, and special entertainment programs. The nightly 6 P.M. newscast includes subtitles. A program schedule is available at for Rhode Island.
ACE Teacher's Kits
The Aquidneck Collaborative for Education (ACE) and Salve Regina’s McKillop Library are proud to present the Aquidneck History Teacher Resource Kits. The kits contain on-line curriculum guides with differentiation plans and creative lessons based on NCSS Standards and a variety of materials, resources and trade books to accompany the lessons. The kits are available for loan to ACE teachers up to 3 weeks. Take a look at Kit#1 - Prehistoric Aquidneck Island, Native American and European Settlements
The library has increased the capabilities of electronic course reserves by offering the service of video-on-demand. Give it a try! Videos or video-clips can be made available through e-reserves so that they can be viewed in class or by students at their own study time. Request electronic reserves.
IM a Librarian!
Need help NOW? The latest way to talk to a librarian is by Instant Messaging. You can talk to us on AOL, Yahoo or MSN. Our handle (buddy name) is salvelibrary.
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Hugh D. Auchincloss Middle East Collection
Search the collection online! The Hugh D. Auchincloss Middle East Collection housed in the library's special collection room can be searched online. The online portal describes the collection, contains biographic notes on Hugh Auchincloss and provides access to the collection's catalog which be browsed and searched.
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