Category Research Help

Librarian helps by enhancing student course experience

by Joy Dlugosz, Librarian for Public Services, Administration & Research Currently, Eastern University is increasing its online course offerings. To accommodate this goal, the University subscribed to two learning management systems – Brightspace and Capital Education. Within these two platforms, Warner Library is extending its virtual presence to students. The following is an example of […]

A to Z Journal List now called Full Text Article Finder

Starting last week, you may have noticed our A to Z Journal List looked a lot different! Now called Full Text Article Finder, this resource is an enhanced version of our previous journal list. So what are some of the changes? For starters, on the landing page is an easy to browse collection of subjects. […]

The Force Awakens! Star War Returns.

Leisurely pursuits “behind the stacks”. by Mark D. Puterbaugh Information Services Librarian I’m excited. The previews have been enticing. I fell in love with the adventures of the Skywalkers during my years at seminary, around 1977. Indeed, science fiction and fantasy are mainstays of my leisure time pursuits. Early on I was exposed to the […]

That was then. This is now.

Musings from a librarian “behind the stacks”. by Mark D. Puterbaugh Information Services Librarian Is it easier to be a student today? I was speaking with a colleague the other day and pondering what I would have done if the electronic resources students at Eastern University have at their disposal were available to me as […]

How to Add Encyclopedic Scholarship to a Bible Paper

Books used by a Librarian “behind the stacks”. by James L. Sauer – Director of University Library Although there are great reference tools in our catalog, especially in the Credo Reference site; there are still many tools that are still available only in print in our library. In certain fields, like theology and Biblical Studies there […]

Did you know… you can request a Research Consultation with a librarian?

This semester, Warner Library has been piloting a new service- research consultations. Eastern students can request an appointment to meet one-on-one with a librarian for assistance with their research. The librarian will help students determine how to begin their research, guide them in the use of print and non-print resources, and explain how best to […]

Palmer’s AK deBlois Library to offer mini-workshops this semester

Over the next eleven weeks, Dr. Marvin Smith will offer library instruction to incoming students at Palmer Theological Seminary.  These 15 minute “Mini-Orientation Workshops” are repeated seven times each week in the Austen K. deBlois Library computer lab, providing students with hands-on computer experiences.  Topics include managing the library account, searching with EBSCOHost, managing bibliographies […]

Bits & Bytes from around the library

I thought I would use this week’s post to share various bits of information, news, and upcoming events pertaining to the library. Did you know…. …that as of November, Warner Library now has access to MORE electronic books (180,000) than print books (144,281)?! Take advantage of our ebook databases- ATLA Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1 […]

RAPID ILL just got better!

As if RAPID ILL wasn’t already amazing, it just got better…. Before I share its latest development, let’s take a look at what exactly is RAPID ILL. RAPID Interlibrary Loan is a resource sharing system designed by Colorado State University Libraries and used by libraries across the country. Until Spring of 2013, we used RAPID […]

New! Easier way to locate fulltext articles in EBSCO

This semester the library is now offering an easier way to track down fulltext articles located outside of EBSCOhost. Let’s take a look at how it was done in the past… The Old Way You perform a search in EBSCOhost. You take a look at your results list. You read an article’s title and know […]