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February 2020

Welcome to Dooley Noted, the monthly newsletter for the Oxford College Library! This newsletter provides faculty and staff with information about new resources, library events, staff profiles, and other featured items.

Framing Shadows Exhibition Opening & Speaker Event

What can historical photographs tell us about the lives of African-Americans serving as nannies to white families?  What clues in these portraits can be found by examining the lighting, period dress, body language, and facial expressions of the subjects? 

Dr. Kimberly Wallace-Sanders, Emory University’s Associate Professor of American Studies and African American Studies, addressed these questions as the featured speaker on Tuesday, February 18th in the Oxford College Library’s Fran Elizer Exhibit Space. 


Dr. Wallace-Sanders, the curator of the exhibit...Read More.
Upcoming Events in the Library

Mar. 20:  Game Night, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Apr. 3:  Celebration of Scholarship & Creative Expression, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Featured African American Studies Databases

  • African American Communities: Contains primary source materials related to race relations and African American communities in Atlanta, Chicago, St Louis, Brooklyn, and towns and cities in North Carolina.
  • African American Newspapers: Access historical African American newspapers.
  • Black Studies Center: Black Studies Center seamlessly integrates the Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP) and full-text access to historical back-files of Chicago Defender from 1935-1975, a prominent black newspaper. The Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience consists of commissioned essays by scholars in the field and a collection of primary resources that includes photographs and video clips.
Access More Databases

Featured Resource: BrowZine

BrowZine is a mobile app for tablets and smart phones, as well as for desktops and laptops, that allows you to access and browse e-journals from different publishers in one simple interface. With BrowZine, you can:

  • Read scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for tablets.
  • Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals.
  • Be alerted when new issues of a journal are available.
  • Bookmark articles for reading later.
  • Easily save to Refworks, Zotero, Dropbox, or Mendeley.
To access the app:
  1. Go to the App Store or Google Play, search for BrowZine, and install it. (It’s free.)
  2. When you open BrowZine for the first time, you’ll see a list of schools – select Emory, then enter your Net ID and password.
  3. Select subject areas, and start browsing journals. That’s it! You can save your favorites to your personal bookshelf.
To access the web version:
  1. Click the button below to access the web version of BrowZine or visit www.browzine.com and click on "Choose My Library".
  2. Enter "Emory University" into the search box.
  3. Choose Emory from the list. You will be prompted to login with your Emory NetID and password.
Access the Web Version

New Resources

New Database: Global Data Technology


We now have access to the following research databases:
  • Gale Interactive Databases for Chemistry [Trial]: Bring science to life and help students visualize key concepts. Aligned to the scope and sequence of introductory college classes, Gale Interactive: Chemistry engages students and aids comprehension by pairing reference material with manipulatable 3D models.
  • Latin American Public Opinion Project: The Latin American Public Opinion Project conducts surveys in the Americas on topics such as human rights, political participation, inequality, economic conditions, and foreign policy.
  • Global Data: Technology: IT and telecom vendors, service providers, channel partners & enterprises across key industries. Sectors covered include: Social Media; Music, Film and Entertainment; Advertising; eCommerce; Telecom Operators; IT Services; Security Software; Video Games Software; Application Software; Consumer Electronics; Semiconductors; Cloud Services, and more.
  • Early Arabic Printed Books From the British Library [Trial]: Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library (1475-1900) is the first full-text searchable digital library of early printed books in Arabic script. Covering religious literature, law, science, mathematics, astrology, alchemy, medicine, geography, travel, history, chronicles, and literature, and including European translations of Arabic works and Arabic translations of European books, it exemplifies the long exchange of ideas and learning between Europe and the Arabic-speaking world.
  • Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa [Trial]: The Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with major sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United Nations involvement in the region. Each country in the region is reviewed, detailing its population, economy and government.
  • Quran Gateway [Trial]: Quran Gateway is a powerful tool for the critical study of Qurʾan text and its early manuscripts. With advanced search functions and a simple-to-use interface, Qurʾan Gateway empowers your analysis of Islam’s founding text.
If you have questions about any of these resources or if you have suggestions for new resources we should add, please contact your Personal Librarian.

Visit Emory's A-Z Databases List to see the complete list of New and Trial Databases.
 
View A-Z Databases List

New Online Library Suggestion Form

Do you have any suggestions or comments for the Oxford College Library?  We'd love to hear them!  Use the link below to try out our new online suggestion form.
Access the Form

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