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New library website!

New Website

One of the library’s summer projects was an expanded and redesigned website! Along with an updated look, new sections have been added including pages for Students, Faculty, the AV department, and Archives & Special Collections. We are still smoothing out kinks here and there, but your feedback is always appreciated. If you have any questions about the new website, please contact us! We hope it makes finding what you need a little easier.

Searching for Journals and Periodicals in the Library Catalog

With the end of the semester fast approaching, we’d like to take the opportunity to point out a few new (and old) tips when searching for journals and journal articles in our electronic resources.

List of Journals/Periodicals in the Library Catalog

You can now easily pull up a full list of every periodical the library currently subscribes to as well as those in our bound journals and storage sections. From our library homepage, choose Subject from the search drop-down menu and type periodicals in the search box.

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Do a subject search for periodicals to see a full list of the library’s journal holdings.

This will return a list containing the subject term corresponding to periodicals:

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Choose ‘periodicals’ to see the full list of journals and magazines.

Clicking on Periodicals will bring up a full, alphabetical list of all the journal titles in the library’s catalog:

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Close to three hundred periodical titles are in the library’s holdings

Checking a Journal/Periodical’s Availability Online

Interested to see if any of the library’s journals are indexed and/or are available in Full Text through our electronic periodical databases like EBSCO or JSTOR?

Just click on the journal title to bring up its full record page. If it is indexed in any of our databases there will be a Connect to link underneath the Title and Publication info.

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The detailed record page for a journal title in the library’s catalog.

Keep in mind that the detailed record page also shows what physical volumes the library has, as well as the most recent issue we’ve received (if we are currently subscribed).

Clicking on the Connect to link will open up the journal record page for that particular periodical database. (Note: if you’re accessing this page from off campus you may need to sign into the database. See the library’s Moodle page for off-campus login info)

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The journal record page in EBSCO’s periodical database.

The Bibliographic Records field indicates what date range this particular journal has been indexed in the database (i.e. information like article title, author, publication, etc. available and searchable).

The Full Text field will indicate what date range the database has the full text of the article available for you to read or download immediately. Please note, not every title has full text availability.

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On this page you can check the availability of the title in this database.

To begin searching for your topic within the journal, click on the blue Search within this publication link towards the top of the page, or you can also browse the individual issues by using the All issues menu on the right.

Have questions about searching for journals or journal articles? See our Library Instruction page for additional tutorials, or stop by the library. We can also be contacted via email or by phone: 215-965-4054.

Google Art Project + the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Detail of Rachel Ruysch's Roses, Convolvulus, Poppies, and Other Flowers in an Urn on a Stone Ledge (ca. 1680s)

Detail of Rachel Ruysch’s Roses, Convolvulus, Poppies, and Other Flowers in an Urn on a Stone Ledge (ca. 1680s)

Whether you’re traveling for spring break or holed up studying — you can visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) online through the Google Art Project! In honor of International Women’s day this past weekend, the NMWA made 59 pieces from their collection available online as high-resolution images. Not only can you zoom into an artwork to see vivid detail, you can use Google’s “museum view” feature to zoom out and move around three floors of the museum.

Also in honor of International Women’s day, the Google Cultural Institute partnered with museums (including NMWA), archives, and cultural groups from around the world to launch “Women in Culture,” a special collection of online exhibitions highlighting achievements by women artists, leaders, and innovators.

Learn more from:
nmwa GCP

Please return your books!

Stack of books

This is a reminder that the final due date for the Fall semester is this Friday, December 20, before we close at 5pm. Please remember to return all checked-out items before you leave for winter break, the earlier the better. The library will be closed for the holidays from 5pm Friday, December 20, 2013 until 9am Monday January 6, 2014. Students who still have items checked out or fines over $10 at the end of the semester will be put on hold in the business office.

Please contact the circulation desk with any questions at 215-965-4054 or library@moore.edu. Thank you!

Welcome back!

Welcome

Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing and/or productive Summer. We have a few changes in the Library to share with you:

Please note that our hours have changed. Our new hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8am to 10pm
  • Friday: 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 8:30 to 4:30

In addition, we have a new Electronic Resource to share with you! Stylesight is the industry-leading global content and technology solution for students and professionals in the style, fashion and design industries. The site provides forecasting and trend analysis along with a large selection of images, proprietary and curated content, and cutting-edge web tools to search, store, build and share.

To access Stylesight you must first register on campus. Follow the link, select “First Time Users” and create an account using your Moore email. If you already have your login information, simply click on “Login” at the top right. If you need help, ask for assistance at the circulation desk, 215-965-4054 or library@moore.edu.

Please be aware:

  • There are 150 licenses for Stylesight, which means that only 150 patrons can be logged-in concurrently. As a courtesy to others, log-out when you are not using the site.
  • Your account must be reactivated every 90 days. To do this, follow the same link above and select “Reactivate Account.”
  • If you want an introduction on how to use Stylesight, be sure to see their Live Training Video Tutorials (please note, you must register first to view).

Here is an overview of what Stylesight has to offer:

MyJSTOR: New Access Information

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JSTOR recently updated the registration process for remote access. To use JSTOR off campus, please follow the registration link found on Connelly Library’s Moodle page. You will need to access the registration link even if you have already registered for a MyJSTOR account:

  1. Login to your Moodle account
  2. Click on the “Campus Community” Course Category at the bottom
  3. Connelly Library is on the 2nd page of resources
  4. Click on Connelly Library and “enroll” in the course
  5. You will see the JSTOR Remote Access Token link at the top.
  6. Click on the link and follow the instructions listed:
  • You will be directed to the Login/Register for MyJSTOR page.
  • If you already have a MyJSTOR account, click Login to MyJSTOR under the “Already have a MyJSTOR account?” at the top. This will activate access for your existing MyJSTOR account.
  • If you do not have a MyJSTOR account, complete the required fields to register a unique username and password.
  • A unique email address is also required, please use your Moore email account.
  • Click “Submit” to register your account. You will be redirected to the new JSTOR main page, where you may use JSTOR as usual.
  • For subsequent access, you may go directly to JSTOR and select “Login” at the top of the page. You may access JSTOR via this account from any location.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: 215-965-4054 or library@moore.edu.

Tips for End-of-Semester Research

As we approach the last few weeks of the semester, here are a few links from the Library to assist you with finals:

  • Visit the Electronic Resources page on the library website to access Periodical Databases, Online Encyclopedias, and Visual Resource Collections. Contact us or stop by the library for log-in details and passwords.
  • The Useful Links section of the library website contains online resources for research and writing.
  • Additionally, you’ll find Research Guides organized by subject along the menu to the right of this post.
  • Be sure to make good use of Moore’s Writer’s Studio.
  • Click below for a sample of citation and research materials you can find in the library:
The Chicago Manual of Style A Pocket Style Manual Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age


Questions? Ask us! Call 215-965-4054 or email library@moore.edu.

Barnes Museum Virtual Tour

The new Barnes Museum building will be opening on the Parkway in the spring of 2012. Their building in Merion, PA is closed in preparation for the museum’s move. What if you never had the chance to see the world famous collection of impressionist and early modernist works up close and personal? Or if you already miss seeing the works in their original space?

You’re in luck, because The New York Times created an interactive tour of the Barnes which documents the original museum’s interior. Read The Times’ accompanying article here, and enjoy!

The Barnes Foundation

Research Tips for Spring Break

Spring Break is rapidly approaching and the library wishes you a restful or productive week, whichever is needed!

Girl with Ball (1961) by Roy Lichtenstein. Image courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art.

If you will be doing research over Break, be sure to verify that you have access to the library’s many electronic resources before you travel. ARTstor, the premier source for high-quality and hard to find digital images, and JSTOR, an excellent resource for full-text journal articles, are only accessible outside of the library with a personal account. To set up a personal account, use any of the library’s computers to visit the database’s homepage, and sign up for an account using your Moore email address.

The remainder of the library’s databases are accessible off-campus with a universal username and password. This information is available in the library and on our “Electronic Resources” brochures. If you have any questions regarding the library’s resources or your research in general, don’t hesitate to ask a staff member.

Connelly Library will maintain its normal hours of operation during Spring Break.

Happy researching and/or relaxation!

Professional Development Podcasts for Artists

The College Art Association (CAA) has published a series of podcasts on professional development topics for artists. The subjects include developing an artist statement, beginning an academic job search, grant writing, strategies for marketing yourself, and several others. This useful collection of how-to’s from professors and practicing artists is sure to help any student seeking employment or funding in the arts.

The series can be accessed via CAA’s podcasts page. New audio will be added regularly, and future podcasts will include topics specific to art historians, curators, and other arts professionals.


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The architecture of the Barnes Foundation : gallery in a garden, garden in a gallery / Tod Williams, Billie Tsien ; edited by Octavia Giovannini-Torelli ; principal photography by Michael Moran.
Abstraction / edited by Maria Lind.
Drape drape 3 / Hisako Sato.

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