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SU Library News & Events

Oxford Biblical Studies Online trial

August 13th, 2014 by Julie Sharkey

Job and His Friends, by Gustave Doré, 1832 - 1883, French. Engraving for the Bible. 1870, Art, Artist, Holy Book, Religion, Religious, Christianity, Christian, Romanticism, Colour, Color EngravingTrial access to Oxford Biblical Studies Online is currently available from Oxford University Press.

Oxford Biblical Studies Online brings together a range of authoritative Bible texts, up-to-date scholarly commentary, and reference materials for a wide range of research and study activities, and contains the full text of six Bibles from a variety of denominations and the apocryphal texts from both the Old and New Testaments. To help guide readers through this wide range of biblical material, it also includes the Oxford Bible Commentary which provides line-by-line analysis for all the biblical texts, two biblical concordances, and numerous chaptered works that provide historical and cultural context such as How to Read the Bible and The Illustrated History of the Bible. Also included are traditional reference sources such as the Oxford Bible Dictionary, the Oxford Bible Atlas, and two encyclopedias in their entirety—the acclaimed Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the five-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East.

To access the collection, point your browser to:
http://libezproxy.syr.edu/login?url=http://www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com

Feedback is welcome. Comments may be sent to Barbara Opar at baopar@syr.edu.

Trial access is available through September 10, 2014.

Please note: Limited access to this resource is provided courtesy of the publisher/vendor for the purpose of evaluating the product and its potential value to the SU community.

For more information please refer to our Policy on Access to Licensed Resources.

dataZoa trial

August 4th, 2014 by Julie Sharkey

datazoaTrial access to dataZoa is currently available from Leading Market Technologies, Inc.

dataZoa is a universal translator for data series on the Web that offers a single, uniform, cost-effective way to access one’s chosen data from a huge and growing abundance of data. It provides the user with live connections to over 3 billion data series in Economics, Health, Energy, Demographics, Finance, and more, from the US and the world. dataZoa users can graze the Web and gather selected data into their own personal web-based account, where they have the option of uploading and hosting their own original data as well. And, a growing number of universities and government agencies use dataZoa to publish their own original data series for the Web at large, and these public data are also available to dataZoa users.

To access the collection*, point your browser to:
http://libezproxy.syr.edu/login?url=http://www.datazoa.com/

* You must create an account to access the database.

Feedback is welcome. Comments may be sent to Stephanie McReynolds at sjmcreyn@syr.edu.

Trial access is available through August 29, 2014.

Please note: Limited access to this resource is provided courtesy of the publisher/vendor for the purpose of evaluating the product and its potential value to the SU community. dataZoa users graze the Web and gather chosen data into their own personal web-based account, where they have the option of uploading and hosting their own original data as well.

For more information please refer to our Policy on Access to Licensed Resources.

Carnegie Library Reading Room and Computer Cluster to reopen on August 1

July 29th, 2014 by Pamela McLaughlin

Construction projects this summer have displaced seating on the lower level and first floor of Bird Library. To address this issue, the Libraries are reopening the Reading Room and Computer Cluster in Carnegie Library on Friday, August 1. They will operate on a Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule until August 22. Regular hours for the fall semester begin on Sunday, August 24.

Bird Library First Floor undergoing furnishings upgrade

July 21st, 2014 by Pamela McLaughlin

Furniture SampleOver the past two years, Syracuse University Libraries have been planning for a renovation of the Learning Commons in Bird Library, which has not had a furnishings upgrade since its opening in 1972. A planning group visited with furniture vendors, interviewed students, toured other universities and colleges, and absorbed leading edge research about working habits in contemporary education and of millennial students.

Libraries’ leaders have also met with donors about this project. In particular, SU parents Mark and Christine Turner, who have chosen to honor their children by providing a significant gift in support of these new furnishings.

Chancellor Syverud recently announced a project to upgrade the layout and furnishings of the first floor of Bird Library, to be completed by the beginning of the fall 2014 semester.

The new furnishings will give the first floor more than a face lift. With power outlets built into the furniture and more networking added to the floor, students will no longer feel compelled to rearrange the furniture. The new environment will have a clean, modern look and be conducive to various types of collaboration and individual study.

For the remainder of the summer, Circulation, Technology, and Research Assistance services will be available from the center corridor of the first floor. The East side of the floor will remain open for use until July 30, however there will be no user seating or public PCs on the first floor from August 1 until Monday, August 25.

To accommodate the reduction in public space in Bird Library, the Carnegie Library Reading Room and the computer cluster in room 208 will reopen on August 1. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Information for Emerald Users

July 18th, 2014 by Pamela McLaughlin

Emerald Group Publishing has alerted Syracuse University Libraries about an upcoming platform change with implications for users who have set up accounts within Emerald. Starting July 25, 2014, and continuing for four weeks, individual user profiles will not be available. Users will not be able to make changes to settings during this time.

If you have questions about this change or encounter problems using Emerald titles, please feel free to contact Tasha Cooper, nacoop01@syr.edu.

We apologize for this inconvenience.