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Issue 2 Subscribe to Newsletter November 2002

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
September 2002
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    Efforts to strengthen cooperation among academic libraries in Rhode Island achieved a major leap forward with the recent inclusion of Brown University in the Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN). The Brown University Library has become the ninth and largest member of the consortium. The addition of the Brown University Library effectively doubles the scope of library materials available to HELIN member faculty and students. HELIN members share a computer-based library system that includes a single online catalog of all holdings. The Brown University Library is retaining Josiah, its own online catalog. User-friendly software overlaying both catalogs now enables students, faculty, and staff of all HELIN institutions to place online requests for circulating books and other materials held by libraries within the consortium. Statewide delivery, through a system maintained by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, facilitates the interlibrary transfer of requested titles within two or three days. For information about searching this union catalog, go to For information about borrowing materials from any of the HELIN libraries, please contact the McKillop Library Reference department at 341-2289.
    Ask HELIN is an exciting, new, virtual reference service. Librarians at eight of the HELIN libraries offer the Rhode Island academic community real-time, online, reference. Faculty, students and staff at any of the HELIN universities or colleges may ask questions via the Internet and a librarian will be available to answer instantly. Log on to this virtual reference service by clicking on the icon located on the library home page at and following the instructions. Available 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
    The McKillop Library has recently added more full-text journals to its JSTOR database. The Language & Literature Collection is a compendium of 47 journal titles that span the literary cultures of many nations. Developed in conjunction with the Modern Language Association through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Language & Literature Collection offers insight into linguistics; comparative literature; and literary history, theory, analysis, and scholarship. It also includes core journals in the newer fields of literary criticism that have emerged over the past 30 years. In addition to English, the Language & Literature Collection includes articles in languages such as Arabic, Italian, and Russian. A complete list of titles is available at
    The McKillop Library Reference Collection has been bolstered by the purchase of several new reference works. Chief among these is the arrival of the second edition of the New Catholic Encyclopedia, a 14 volume update of its 1967 predecessor. Other new print Reference works include:
    • The Papacy, An Encyclopedia, 3 volumes
    • The Freud Encyclopedia
    • The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th edition
    • Eerdman's Dictionary of the Bible
    • The Encyclopedia of the Sea
    • Sports, the Complete Visual Reference
    • The Atlas of World Archaeology
    • The Dictionary of Historical Theology
    • A Statistical Portrait of the United States, Social Conditions & Trends, 2nd Edition

    New Reference works can be found on a cart outside Room 130 in the Reference Area. Take a look next time you are in the library.

    The McKillop Library has decided, as an additional courtesy to faculty, to take all photocopied reserve materials (up to 20 pages) and automatically place those materials on e-reserves, otherwise known as electronic reserves. This makes the material available to students at any location where they have internet access. Please contact Christina Wolfskehl at 341-2336 in the Circulation Department with any questions or concerns.
    Access to the Salve Regina University Campus Network is now available in selected study areas on the Library's third Floor and in all of the library's Study Rooms. The study tables along the outside walls of the library's third floor now have access to the campus's network. In addition, all of the library's study rooms on the second and third floors have connections.

    Anyone with a laptop containing an Ethernet card can connect to the Internet using the campus network by plugging into an Ethernet port in these locations. Now you can work in the library with your own personal computer and be connected to the Internet. Please bring your own cable with you, as we only have a limited number to lend out. Instructions are posted at each access port. For additional information contact Olga Verbeek at 341-2281.

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