Luz Perez is spring 2018 Blackstone LaunchPad Engagement Scholar

Luz Perez (’20), a triple major in Entrepreneurship, Accounting, and Citizenship and Civic Engagement, is this spring’s Blackstone Launchpad engagement scholar at Syracuse University. The engagement scholar position was created as a part of LaunchPad’s goal to increase social enterprise ventures across the campus.

Throughout her time at Syracuse, Perez has become interested in merging the campus community with the Syracuse city community in order to create impact and sustainability through social entrepreneurial efforts. Her involvement with a variety of departments and organizations both on and off campus has inspired her to focus on assessing community needs and finding solutions through interdisciplinary thinking (or interconnectivity of different groups).

As this semester’s Blackstone LaunchPad Engagement Scholar, Perez will assist professional staff in programming with a focus on social entrepreneurship and civic ventures. The goal is to encourage more students to think about and get engaged in civic entrepreneurship. She will be helping increase the participation and communication between students engaged in entrepreneurship across the campus, and organize and implement programs to include guest speakers, panels, workshops, and idea competitions.

Potential Additions to the Principal Collections

Syracuse University Libraries welcomes feedback about the following resources for which we currently have trial access during February 2018. Faculty, staff, and student feedback is an important part of our evaluation process and we welcome your comments, particularly about how a specific resource would support your research and/or the curriculum of your school or college. Send feedback to the collections team at Please be aware that we are exploring these resources for future consideration, and there is no guarantee that we will be able to subscribe, especially within a specific timeframe.

American Politics in the Early Cold War: Truman and Eisenhower Administrations, 1945-1961 is available from the ProQuest History Vault through February 23 and includes documents from the Eisenhower and Truman administrations, including White House files, Cabinet meeting minutes, as well as Eisenhower and Truman diaries and more.

American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate (1960-1975) is available from the ProQuest History Vault through February 23. It includes documents from the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, Aeronautics and Space Reports, 1958-1984; White House files on the citizen’s Advisory Council on the Status of Women, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights documents, EPA records, FBI Files on the American Indian Movement and Wounded Knee, and more.

Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960-1975 is available from the ProQuest History Vault through February 23. To explore, connect via the trial link and select International Relations and Military Conflicts. This resource includes items from the Records of the Military Assistance Command Vietnam, U.S Armed Forces in Vietnam, Records of the U.S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam War, and the Vietnam Documents and Research Notes Series.

Confederate Military Manuscripts and Records of Union Generals and the Union Army is available from the ProQuest History Vault through March 2. To explore, connect via trial link and select Southern Life, Slavery, and the Civil War. Includes Confederate Military Manuscripts from the Virginia Historical Society and records from the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, Louisiana State University; the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin; and the University of Virginia. The documents included range from administrative to personal.

American Jewish Newspapers is available from ProQuest through March 2. This resource provides page image access to American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857-1922), Jewish Advocate (1905-1990), American Israelite (1854-2000), Jewish Exponent (1887-1990).

Religious Magazine Archive is available from ProQuest through March 2. It includes citations and articles from eight religious magazines from the 19th-21st centuries The titles are The Advent, America, American Theosophist, BR, Catholic World, Islamic Horizons, Plain Truth, and Quest.

You may view the complete list of trials available from ProQuest.

Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration & Cultural Exchange by Adam Matthew is available through March 1. This resource provides access to primary source manuscripts, maps, and visual resources covering  advertising, production, commerce and other topics in relation to key commodities such as chocolate, coffee, cotton, silver, timber, wheat, and more.

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers is available through March 2. It contains biographical information about key figures in history of thought and philosophy from Britain, Ireland, the Middle East and North America.

Music:)Ally is available through February 28. It provides access to news and analysis about the online music industry – technology, marketing, trends, and more.

China Comprehensive Gazetteers from East View is available through February 28. Produced in conjunction with the National Library of China, this database presents a vast collection of Chinese local gazetteers spanning eight centuries 1229-1949.

Please note: Limited on-campus access to these resources are provided by the vendors for the purpose of evaluating their usefulness and potential value to the SU community. Please see the SU Libraries policy on access to licensed resources.

“StoryCorps” to feature SU alumna Dr. Sharon Brangman

Triple Triumph cover

Physician and prominent Syracuse University alumna Dr. Sharon Brangman ’77 and her daughter Dr. Jenna Lester are the subject of a StoryCorps interview, to be broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition on Friday, January 26 at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. EST.

This interview is a result of Triple Triumph: Three Women in Medicine, an open access book conceived and edited by Syracuse University professors Cathryn Newton and Samuel Gorovitz. The book includes profiles of Dr. Brangman, Dr. Patricia Numann, and Dr. Ruth Weinstock, pioneering women doctors at SUNY Upstate Medical University, written by Danielle Roth ’16, with photographs by Drew Osumi ’16, both Newhouse grads. Following her work on Triple Triumph, Danielle Roth interned with StoryCorps  where she pitched and produced the story on Brangman and Lester.

“We are proud that Dr. Brangman’s scientific and medical career began at Syracuse when she was an undergraduate—and are especially proud to have collaborated with her on Triple Triumph. Her daughter Dr. Jenna Lester is a highly accomplished scientist and physician, as well. We hope all friends of Syracuse University tune in to hear their story tomorrow,” says Newton.

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate the lives of everyday Americans by capturing their stories. StoryCorps interviews are archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for future generations to hear.

The piece will be available on NPR’s website and on the StoryCorps site. Find your local NPR station in this directory.

Triple Triumph was published in September 2017 by Syracuse Unbound, a joint imprint of Syracuse University Press and Syracuse University Libraries. To date, it has been downloaded 2,755 times from 25 countries.

Libraries’ study room bookings move online

Syracuse University and ESF-affiliated students can now book study rooms in Bird and Carnegie libraries through an online reservation system, available on the web 24/7 at

The new self-service system shows real-time room availability and can be used for immediate bookings or for future dates and times. Room bookings are confirmed via email.

Those with confirmed bookings and a current SU or ESF I.D. can sign out room keys from the first floor Check Out Desk in Bird Library and the second floor Information Desk in Carnegie.

For more information on Student Study Rooms in the Libraries, visit

New collections for the New Year

The Libraries’ have added and expanded many resources to the Principal Collections to support your research and teaching in the New Year.

JoVE, Journal of Visualized Experiments has been expanded to include all titles. JoVE is a peer reviewed scientific video journal. JoVE is devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today; poor reproducibility and the time and labor-intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.

Life Magazine Archives is a searchable, cover to cover, page image archive of Life Magazine, from November 1936 (issue 1) to December 2000. Includes photographs, and coverage of numerous events and subject areas.

NoveList Plus is a Readers’ Advisory tool that includes reviews from multiple sources, reading recommendations from experts, lists, read-alikes, and unique search features such as plot and appeal. It assists to find just the right book for readers of all ages.

Vogue Archive provides digitized page image access to U.S. Vogue from 1892 to present.

Westlaw Campus Research provides access to law and regulatory resources, such as the U.S. Code Annotated, federal and state cases, the Code of Federal Regulations, and more, plus business, company, news and global resources.

Oxford Bibliographies Online offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on specific topics in a range of subject areas. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a “My OBO” function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies. New bibliographies include:

Ebook Collections:


For additional information on accessing these resources, please use the Ask Us! page or contact your subject librarian. To suggest a new resource to the Libraries, use the Suggest a Title form from the Collections page.