Ebsco Discovery Service
There is now a search box for EDS on the library’s homepage. In addition to searching through Summon and the Curry Library Catalog, you can also find all the Library’s resources in EBSCO Discovery. One highlight to this service is the research starters that appear at the top of the results page. These give brief scholarly reference entries that the researcher can use to define their research. Another great feature of EDS is that you can search for a journal by name and then search for titles within that journal! This eliminates the need to search for book and journal titles separately. This service will be available for the duration of the 2016-17 academic year
Banned Book Display
A new themed book display is located on the 2nd floor Tower Room in the PLC every month. October’s theme is Banned or Challenged Books. In conjunction with the American Library Association ‘Banned Books Week,’ this is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It highlights the value of access to information and brings together librarians, publishers, educators, and readers in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even when they are considered by some as unorthodox or unpopular. The books featured in the display have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in schools and libraries. For more info visit ala.org/bbooks.
Curry Halloween Display
Curry Library is highlighting print selections that are worthy of the chills and frights of Halloween. The display focuses on horror fiction, the occult, the history of witchcraft, and Gothic literature. Visit Curry Library on the Intermediate Level of Curry Hall to check out any of these titles. You may use our selfcheckout system at any time, but avoid the witching hour, or you’ll catch a glimpse of the Curry ghost!! Did you know? Jewell’s Archives has a copy of the the execution order of Elizabeth Howe from the Salem Witch Trials. Come check it out!
Jewell College Archives
Researchers have been utilizing our collection of historic William Jewell College yearbooks and other memorabilia to fulfill a variety of information needs. Some students use our records to learn more about the activities of their parents or grandparents. Others look for photos and stories about those in our community and from William Jewell who have served in WWI. Alumni use our collection to get a glimpse of homecomings and student organizations of years past. Students, alumni, and community members are welcome to visit the archives during our new walk-in hours, from 2:30-4:30 on Tuesdays through Fridays. Email Abi Broadbent for questions or to schedule an appointment.