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September 2003

The purpose of this brief newsletter is to inform Salve Regina University faculty and staff of new additions and improvements to McKillop Library services and resources. As always, please check the McKillop Library website for the most current information. Back Issues

Welcome From the Director
Newport Bibliography
New Student Treasure Hunt
New databases
Fall Workshop Schedule
Classic & Award Winning Films
Circulation Update
New Reference Titles
  1. WELCOME FROM THE DIRECTOR
    Welcome to the new academic year!

    Our major goal for this upcoming year is to reach out to our users to assist them in the development of information literacy skills that support lifelong learning. To this end, the library plans to enhance its instruction program and to collaborate more closely with faculty in developing research-oriented course assignments.

    We look forward to working with you this upcoming year to meet your research needs.
    ---Kathy Boyd




  2. NEWPORT BIBLIOGRAPHY
    The McKillop Library Reference Department has created a bibliography of sources of information on all things Newport. The impetus for this document was the selection of Newport as a subject for the New Student Seminar. The bibliography can be found online at http://library.salve.edu/newport-biblio.html. A print copy can be browsed at the Reference Desk. Much of the material from the Newport Bibliography has been placed on reserve in the Reference Area to assist New Student Seminar students with their Newport project. The materials can be found in the Index Area of Reference directly across from the Reference Desk.
  3. A NEW STUDENT SEMINAR LIBRARY TREASURE HUNT
    We are very excited to have all sections of the New Student Seminar coming over to the library for a self-guided treasure hunt. The students will follow clues on the trail of a Peep called Wanda. They will discover the variety of materials and resources the library has to offer as they go from clue to clue and answer questions on what they find. For more information on the treasure hunt and other resources for new students, please see our webpage for First Year Students at http://library.salve.edu/firstyear/.
  4. NEW DATABASES
    The McKillop Library has subscribed to a number of new databases over the summer. The new databases are:
    • Cambridge Refworks - A bibliographic citation management program
    • EBSCO MLA Bibliography
    • Oxford English Dictionary Online
    • Wilson Biography Plus
    • Proquest Wall Street Journal
    • Proquest Sanborn Maps of Rhode Island
    • Hoover's Business Database
    • XReferPlus - 100 Online Reference Books


    Additional information on the new databases is available at http://inside.salve.edu/mckillop/databases_new.cfm.
  5. FALL WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
    RefWorks
    This is an online bibliographic management program that allows you to create your own personal database of references. This workshop is helpful for creating quick and easy bibliographies by importing citations from online sources.
    Dates:
    Wednesday, October 15, 2003 Time: 3:30 - 4:30
    Wednesday, October 29, 2003 Time: 3:30 - 4:30

    Newport/Salve History and Culture
    This workshop is specifically designed to help new students in the GST 112 New Student Seminars with their research for the Newport/Salve History and Culture assignment. Let us show you how to find the materials you need.
    Dates:
    Tuesday, September 30, 2003 Time: 2:30 - 3:30
    Tuesday, October 7, 2003 Time: 5:30 - 6:30

    EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier
    EBSCOhost is the comprehensive, interdisciplinary, periodical database at the McKillop Library. The workshop will cover the best methods of searching the Academic Search Premier database including basic, guided and advanced methods.
    Date:
    Wednesday, November 5, 2003 Time: 3:30 - 4:30

    Internet Training - Basic Searching and Evaluating Sites
    This workshop will cover Internet searching. Topics will include instruction in basic browser navigation functions, creating bookmarks, and usage and differences between various search engines. Tools will be introduced so one can evaluate the content of a web site.
    Date:
    Tuesday, October 21, 2003 Time: 5:30 - 6:30

    Location: Electronic Classroom (Room 106)--1st Floor McKillop Library
    To Register: Sign up at the Reference Desk in the Library or call (401) 341-2289. You may also register by sending email to Laura Kohl at kohl@salve.edu. Include your name, and the workshops you intend to attend in your email message.
  6. CLASSIC & AWARD WINNING FILMS
    The McKillop Library currently has 300 classic and award winning feature films and more are on the way. Among these are some of the greatest films of all times, films of the world's most influential directors, and representative films from the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.

    Whenever available, the Library is ordering films on DVD because its technology allows wide screen projection, optional subtitles, and the addition of commentary and exegesis. Particularly notable are those produced by Criterion. In a recent article The New York Times noted that Criterion takes as "its mission eliciting lengthy interviews with directors and boiling them down into thoughtful, and often staggeringly intense, conversations about filmmaking."

    Films can be respectable and serious, playful with a total absence of seriousness, or even subversive. Although there is no universal criterion of what is a masterly film, the Library's goal is to collect all types of feature films recognized by critics and directors as having particular cultural or artistic merit. Films are selected according to the following criteria:
    1. Awards of merit.
    2. Films of great directors.
    3. Films portraying foreign cultures.
    4. Films appearing on standard "best films" lists.
    5. Outstanding filmed plays.
    Films are located on the first floor in the current periodicals wing. The Library's feature film collection, can be browsed at http://inside.salve.edu/mckillop/featurefilm.cfm.
  7. CIRCULATION UPDATE
    The Circulation Dept has hired a new evening Circulation Supervisor, Dawn Emsellem-Wichowski. Dawn is a graduate of Barnard College and has extensive experience in public service and web page design. She will be working primarily evenings during the school year.

    The cost for lost or damaged Salve-owned books has risen from $35 to $50. The bill or fine for lost or damaged books loaned from other members in the HELIN Consortium is dependent on the policy of the lending library and can only be paid at that institution.
  8. NEW REFERENCE TITLES
    • Encyclopedia of Latin American & Caribbean Cultures, 3 vols.
    • Encyclopedia of the World's Nations, 3 vols.
    • Encyclopedia of Advertising, 3 vols.
    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, 3 vols.
    • Human Rights Encyclopedia, 3 vols.
    • Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, 4 vols.
    • Holocaust Literature, 2 vols.
    • Encyclopedia of the United Nations, 3 vols.
    • Encyclopedia of African History & Culture, 3 vols.
    • Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy
    • New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
    • Handbook of Interpersonal Communication
    • Companion to Southern Literature
    • Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire
    • Encyclopedia of the Palestinians
    • Oxford Illustrated Companion to Medicine
    • Encyclopedia of China
    • Encyclopedia of Contemporary Japanese Culture

    The new book cart is located in the Reference Area outside Room 130. Stop by and check it out next time you are in the library.


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