What’s Up? New and Upcoming Electronic Resources
The Interim Director and librarians have been busy shuffling ideas and finding new ways of getting more and better resources to our students and faculty. Check back here often for the latest information.
New Resources Ready to Use
Credo Reference InfoLit Modules
The InfoLit Modules provide high quality, ACRL-aligned (Association of College and Research Libraries) instructional materials to extend the reach of librarians and deepen the quality of student research strategies and techniques with 60 high-quality videos, tutorials, and quizzes available 24/7. The InfoLit modules can help increase learning and retention through stronger information literacy and critical thinking skills. This resource is ADA and 508 compliant.
Location: You can go to directly to the InfoLit page or Click the Self-Guided Library Tutorials page (under the Library navigation pages).
Upcoming Resources in the Works
The William L. Moody Library is pleased to announce that it will be purchasing a digital repository in support of HBU’s doctoral programs. HBU is only the second known Baptist school to have a full-fledged, open access repository that allows visitors from around the world to search, view, and download dissertations. The library plans to purchase the repository this Spring after working with the doctoral committee to develop the dissertation uploading tool that works in conjunction with the repository. The library is planning to add reporting capabilities for doctoral graduates to track their work. The library is most pleased to support Pillar IX (cultivate a strong global focus) and Pillar X (moving to the next level) of President Sloan’s Ten Pillars vision statement.
Status: The librarians will be working with the doctoral committee regarding the electronic dissertation submission processes and testing. The library plans to order the repository in Spring 2018.
Get It Now
The library will be experimenting with a new article delivery service this academic year and will be testing with faculty, graduate students, and doctoral students. Journal articles that are not available in full-text will offer a traditional ILL option or the Get It Now button. User IDs will be verified and articles will be submitted via our ILL librarian. Articles will be in your Inbox in 8 hours although many say it can be between 2-3 hours. The Get It Now button must be visible otherwise, traditional ILL service will be required.
Current Status: In ordering and setup process
TLG is a long-respected resource for seminary and Biblical language majors. TLG has collected and digitized most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. Its goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era.
Status: On order
The Loeb Classical Library® is the only existing series of books which, through original text and English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians and the Church fathers. The editors provide substantive introductions as well as essential critical and explanatory notes and selective bibliographies.
Status: On Order
- HBU has recently announced the exciting news regarding the School of Engineering! The librarians will be working closely with Dr. Napper in securing the best resources for our new college.
- Nursing and Psychology – the library will be exploring streaming resources to support HBU’s new Pampell Online Division courses.