Check your departmental budget allocations, spending, and balance.
Review databases charged to your department.
Check the status of all your book, eBook and media orders - date ordered, date received, list, cost, call number assigned, etc.
Contact your liaison to order new materials.
Contact Head of Acquisitions to inquire about unfilled orders.
CQ Researcher is replacing Historical Abstracts with Full Text.
CQ Researcher is very much a multidisciplinary database and a wonderful place to start your research.
The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) is the first and only comprehensive reference work devoted to the Bible and its reception.
Since the publication of its first two volumes in 2009, EBR has continued to break new ground and is an indispensable reference work not only for theology and religious studies, but also for the humanities, the arts, cultural studies, and the social sciences. As its foundation, the encyclopedia contains the most up-to-date information on the origins and development of the Bible in the canons of Judaism and Christianity. It then documents the history of biblical interpretation and reception, not only in Christianity and Judaism, but also in Islam and other non-Western religious traditions and movements.
DISCUS, the State Library, had decided to discontinue BrainPop Jr, effective July 31.
Discus has exciting news about collection changes for the upcoming school year. After much review, Discus will be adding four new resources and discontinuing theBrainPOP Jr subscription. A variety of databases from many vendors were considered before finalizing decisions to add these amazing resources. The State Library will be adding the following online resources to the Discus platform:
*Note: For current PebbleGo subscriber schools and school districts, the Capstone representatives are ready to assist with your subscription options. A Capstone representative will be in touch in the near future or you may contact Joanna Boon, Capstone Library Representative, directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (864) 887-2815.
New Database Highlights:
Capstone’s PebbleGo and PebbleGo Spanish –Animals
From frogs to great white sharks, students will find a lot of creatures and critters to discover inPebbleGo Animals! Learn about Animal Behavior, Classification and Habitats, Birds, Dinosaurs, Insects, Pets, and so much more.
Capstone’s PebbleGo Next - Biographies
This extensive list of Actors, American Indians, Explorers, Scientists, and Women are a few categories found in this content rich resource. Young learners will find the navigation simple yet engaging and a wealth of information for research projects.
African American History
Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture.
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center - FYI - We already had Ferguson's. Now we will get it for free.
Whether students are choosing a career path, entering the workforce, or professionals changing careers, Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center supports users every step of the way!
Poetry for Students:
Short Stories for Students:
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Congratulations to 2017 graduate Maris Lawyer, a creative writing major, for wining the 2020 SC Novel Award.
Check out her story in the Synthesis, the magazine of the AU College of Arts and Sciences, produced by students in the communication major.
Of the library's 214 databases almost half are provided free by PASCAL or DISCUS. The majority of the library's remaining databases are discounted through our memberships with PASCAL, the Carolina Consortium, the Association of Christian Librarians, and other entities.
Over the summer the library investigated the possibility of adding Digital Commons by bepress, an institutional repository which could benefit the entire campus. Unfortunately, this group purchase by the Association of Christian Librarians fell through. Not enough libraries signed on.
We will continue to explore the possibility of adding an affordable institutional repository.