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May 2008 - Aug. 2005

Link to Salve Heritage Visit Salve Heritage, an online gallery of images from the University Archives that has been recently updated with more images and a new format.


Pope Benedict XVIIn honor of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United Staes, the library has put on display on the information and circulation desk, books written by the Pope! Our display page has more information.


Satewide Database TrialGreat news! for the next 8 weeks, from today until May 31st, residents of RI have access to SurfRI, demonstrating what a statewide database could do for us all!

Photo Essay of Water Damage. . .

Curriculum Library makes the news . . .
Christine Bagley, Curriculum Resource LibrarianSalve's Curriculum Librarian, Christine Bagley, and her five favorite children's books, are featured in the February 27th issue of the Newport Mercury. Her recommendations and personal comments are offered for each of these humor-filled and gentle books. Her favorites, in order of publication date, are: Guji Guji All of the books are available in the Janet L. Robinson Curriculum Library located on the second floor of McKillop Library. Copies of the Newport Mercury, published weekly, are available on the newspaper shelving on the first floor of McKillop Library.

Water Damage on 3rd Floor
McKillop Library suffered some water damage on February 13th, 2008. The library staff is working diligently to preserve library materials that were damaged (See photos below story).

In order to ensure that the books can be saved, portions of the third floor are temporarily closed off so that warm, dry air can be circulated through the stacks. Books in the call number range from Hs through the PQs are in that area, and are temporarily inaccessible, even by library staff. A professional recovery team is working in that area to preserve the materials.

You can request materials from other libraries in the HELIN consortium for your use. Be advised that it takes a few business days for items to be received from other libraries in the HELIN consortium; please plan accordingly especially if you will be doing research in the following subject areas: social science, political science, law, education, music, fine arts, and foreign language literature. (The English, American, and Germanic literature collections are still accessible.)

If you have any questions about requesting materials from other HELIN libraries,please visit our instruction page, phone 341-2291, or stop by the library and ask for assistance from any member of our staff.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we recover from this situation.

Cygnet News

New Web site for the University Archives

The University Archives is proud to debut its first-ever Web site. The site will serve as an introduction to the Archives, including contact information, hours, and policies. The site provides guidance for researchers as well as procedural information for university staff who would like to transfer permanent records to the Archives. Detailed information about individual collections will be added to the finding aids page as it becomes available.

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Encore - A new way to search the catalog!

The catalog search box on the McKillop Library home page has been replaced with the Encore search box. The Encore discovery tool offers users a new way to search the library catalog. Encore uses a more "Google"-like approach to searching: enter keywords, and Encore returns results, sorted by relevancy and already restricted to the "Salve Regina University" collection.

Search resticted to Salve Regina University

Users can then refine the results by clicking on facets, such as "Video/DVD", or "English language" or collection. Facets can be unselected by clicking on the "red" x.

Another helpful way to refine results is by using the tag cloud, which shows key terms that appear in the results. By clicking on a tag, the result set is refined to just those items that include that key term.

The Encore interface should be easy to use for those familiar with ecommerce sites such as Amazon.com.

For those users who prefer the traditional catalog search, there are several links to the traditional catalog search interface. Clicking on "Advanced search" immediately below the Encore search box will take users into the advanced search interface for the catalog. Or, click on "Library online catalog" to enter the regular catalog search interface.

Room 217-Tech Suite

Tech Suite! A New Way to Collaborate

The Tech Suite, a small group collaboration work space located in Room 217, is designed to support the various ways in which today's faculty, staff and students convey ideas and exchange information with one another. This facility will shape group interactions and the ability to communicate media-rich information in the digital world. This suite is available by reservation request to all Salve students.

The Tech Suite has available for your use:
  • 46” plasma display
  • Dedicated networked PC
  • DVD player
  • Cable TV
  • Network port and wireless coverage
  • Laptop hookup to the display
  • Two worktables with seating for 8
The Tech Suite is bookable at the circulation desk.


Mark Roche View: "The Catholic University in the 21st Century: Opportunities, Ideals, Pitfalls, and Strategies". Dr. Mark W. Roche shares his view on the Catholic University in the 21st Century during a lecture to the faculty at Salve Regina University on May 17, 2007. This lecture has been made available in eScholar, Salve's institutional repository.

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Salve's repository currently contains the university's doctoral dissertations, The Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought, selected Pell Honors Students' theses and faculty and staff publications. Benefits of the repository are that scholarly informational assets can be easily showcased in an electronic format.
  • Academic research can be widely and rapidly disseminated.
  • The architecture of the repository allows for a wide variety of publishing types (e.g. articles, preprints, monographs, reports) as well as non-static files (e.g. sound and video files, datasets, images, and executable files)
  • The repository is Open Archives Initiative (OAI) compliant and documents can be immediately found in Google and other web search engines.
  • The repository provides full-text searching and usage statistics.
Take a look at: http://escholar.salve.edu/. The library is inviting faculty and staff to use the repository as a means to publish their scholarly output. Anyone with questions about eScholar can contact Olga Verbeek at x2281 or verbeeko@salve.edu


The library has acquired new databses for the upcoming academic year including:
  • America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1876 (Newsbank)
  • BioOne.1 and BioOne.2 (BioOne)
  • CINAHL with Full Text (EBSCO)
  • Europa World Plus and Regional Surveys of the World (Taylor & Francis)
  • Film and Television Literature Index (EBSCO)
  • International Security and Counter Terrorism (EBSCO)
  • Reference Universe (Paratext)
  • Sage Journals Online (Sage Publishing)
  • Social Works Abstracts (EBSCO)
  • Theatre in Video with BBC Shakespeare (Alexander Street Press)
Check out the New Database listing for complete details.

Blackwell Synergy Full Journal Collection This database holds the full-text of articles from over 850 journals, the majority of which are published by Blackwell on behalf of international scholarly and professional societies. The subjects covered range across Medicine, Science, Social Science and the Humanities. Nearly 1 million articles to discover! User guide for Blackwell Publishing

Alexander Street Press - Latino History
Women's HistoryLatin America is immense not only in its size—twice the area of Europe, and stretching from the Rio Grande in Texas to Cape Horn in Patagonia—but in its range of cultural and literary expression. What we call “Latin American culture” is a composite of the rich and diverse output of 20 sovereign countries. Each had its unique struggle for independence and particular ways in which it evolved after the end of colonization.

Literature is the best blueprint for following the social and cultural developments within these Ibero-American nations.
Mar. 26 - Apr. 30, 2007

Alexander Street Press- Black History Month
Black History monthIn celebration of Black History month, Alexander Street Press has offered free access to their Black History databases. Enjoy access to full-text, images, manuscripts, photos, playbills, oral histories, audio files, and assorted ephemera.
Jan. 25 - Feb. 28, 2007

Self-CheckoutWhen 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.

Campus PlanA 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

Handbook of Research on ePortfoliosOnline! 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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Ebscohost - Litary Resource Center

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.

Anthrosource Logo 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!

McKillop Newsbrief
McKillop Newsbrief 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
TV5Monde 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
History of Aquidneck Island 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

Click to Multi-media 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!
Click to IM library 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.
Give it a try!

Hugh D. Auchincloss Middle East Collection
Auchincloos 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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