Category Archives: database

JSTOR’s My Lists feature

Avoid the headache of losing your open article tabs when your Internet browser crashes. When you’re logged in to JSTOR with your personal login, save and organize articles using the My Lists feature.  Here’s a 90-second introduction:

Organizing your research using My Lists from JSTOR on Vimeo.

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Posted by on September 6, 2016 in database, news, note-taking, searching


Got poems? Get them online…

In addition to poetry-centered sites like Writer’s Almanac, Poetry Daily, Poetry Foundation, and Poetry River, literary magazines and news magazines with a literary style like The Atlantic are fantastic portals for finding contemporary poems to read during National Poetry Month. Several top-notch publications are accessible through our databases.  Need passwords? They’re in the Library Resources folder of the Student Information course in itslearning.

Older issues of AntiochAPR , Chicago, NER (under different titles), Ploughshares, and Sewanee, as well as more lit mags, like Iowa ReviewKenyon Review, Poetry, and Prairie Schooner are available in JSTOR.

Want poetry on-the-go? Download POETRY’s mobile app @

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Posted by on April 5, 2016 in database, news, poetry, reading, web site


Automatic on-campus database access restored

Over spring break, there were some network changes that caused the library databases to think our school computers were off-campus. This caused the databases to prompt you for a login instead of providing on-campus access immediately. Annoying!

I’m happy to report that all the necessary updates were completed this morning, so you should no longer encounter this inconvenience.

If you need the passwords to access databases from home, you can download the list from the Student Information course in itslearning.

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Posted by on April 25, 2014 in database, news


Sci Fi writer whose story structure “mirrors the process of scientific discovery”

When I ran across a brief article about Ted Chiang’s science fiction stories in The Economist, he struck me as someone whose stories would pique the interest of MLWGS students, since their narrative structure “mirror[s] the process of scientific discovery: complex ideas emerge from the measured, methodical accumulation of information until epiphany strikes.”

One of his short stories, “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate,” which examines the nature of time, is available in our AP Source database and via Gale’s PowerSearch (in General OneFile database).

If you’re a scifi fan, or even if you’re not, consider adding it to your winter break reading list.

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Posted by on December 17, 2013 in database, news, reading