Curry Library

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Course Reserves

You can see a list of course reserves and check the availability status of each item by going to the library catalog Course Reserves page.

Featured Lists

You may request items to be added to a Featured List and link these lists out from Moodle to the catalog. Uses include easy access to course reserves, supplemental reading lists for courses and disciplines, and faculty recommended texts for students. Circulation and access statistics for these items are always available by contacting ill@william.jewell.edu.

Library Website

Library Services is working closely and diligently with the WJC Marketing Department to make enhancements to the Curry Library website. Please continue to send input and issues to Chris Vaughn at vaughnc@william.jewell.edu. We appreciate everyone’s patience in this matter.

Don’t Forget

As planning begins for Fall 2016 (can you believe it?), faculty may consider adding a library resource instruction session to the course calendar. Sessions are available on the following topics:

  • Curry Library Overview
  • Inter-library Loan
  • Summon Discovery Service
  • eBooks and Databases
  • Discipline-specific Coverage

Sessions typically run 50 minutes but can be tailored to your course needs. One-on-one sessions are also always available to students. Students and Faculty Advisors: COL 90, Information Research Methods, will also be offered again in Fall 2016. This one-hour credit course enhances students’ research skills and knowledge of information searching methods. This course meets T/TH from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m. Please contact Rebecca Hamlett for additional course information.

New Gale Databases

Curry Library has added six new Gale databases to the Electronic Resources this year. These databases were chosen based on faculty feedback and course offerings.

Diversity Studies Collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. This collection includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals, updated daily.

Global Issues In Context brings essential, balanced information across many academic disciplines, focusing on broad issues such as poverty and nuclear proliferation and prompts a close appraisal of targeted issues.

Literature Resource Center offers biographical information, overviews, and full-text literary criticism for more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Its materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context covers today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration. It presents each side of an issue and helps students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions. Gale Business Insights: Global provides students with broad yet detailed coverage of international business through case studies, full-text articles, and robust data sets coupled with authoritative references and tools for analysis.

Gale Business Insights: Global provides students with broad yet detailed coverage of international business through case studies, full-text articles, and robust data sets coupled with authoritative references and tools for analysis.

U.S. History In Context provides a complete overview of our nation’s past that covers the most-studied events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, and people through comprehensive, contextual, and media-rich information.

ImageQuest

Curry Library has added an exciting new database to our list of resources. ImageQuest from our provider of Encyclopedia Britannica brings students’ projects and assigments to life with close to three million rights-cleared images. The database includes images from the National Geographic Society, Getty Images, the National Portrait Gallery of London, the Bridgeman Art Gallery, and many other collections. ImageQuest provides a unique bank of images from trustworthy sources which allows users to find and use pictures without fear of copyright infringement.

Coming Soon!

Curry Library has added a new service as we look towards the next academic year with an institutional subscription to Research Guides. This service will allow for subject-specific curation of library resources, including databases, eBooks, library catalog records, journal content, and open-access resources. In addition, a Research Guide page can be added for anything, including specialized topics such as copyright, tutorials, and course-specific content. Library Services anticipates this resource to be live and functional by the Fall 2016 semester. If you would like to discuss adding a Research Guide for your course, or have specific resources you would like to promote within your discipline, please contact Rebecca Hamlett.

Thank You!

Library Services would like to thank all our WJC community members who have supported our mission and goals throughout this academic year. We appreciate your valuable feedback regarding our resources and always welcome your input to further enhance our services.