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March 2022

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.

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In this issue:

A Day for Celebration of Scholarship & Creative Expression

A collage of images from the 2019 Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Expression
This year's Celebration of Scholarship & Creative Expression (CSCE) will be the library's first since the onset of the COVID pandemic. This year's CSCE has grown to include a number of scholarly events that will take place in the library on Friday, April 22, therefore it has been dubbed as A Day of Celebration of Scholarship & Creative Expression.

For a number of years, Oxford College staff and faculty have wanted to create an event that would showcase and celebrate the scholarship and creative efforts of its students, faculty, and staff and this year's event will do just that. While the library's CSCE event typically showcases faculty and staff works through an exhibition that is on display from mid-April through the end of the semester in the library, this year's Celebration includes:
  • Research Scholars Symposium
  • Milestone Showcase
  • Writing Showcase
  • Steffen Thomas Museum Art Exhibition (with translations from Dan Walter's German 201 Class)
  • Faculty and Staff Showcase
  • The Work is Never Finished Library Exhibition
More information will be sent out soon advertising the times and locations of these events and exhibitions on April 22.

New Collection: The Spokesman

An image of The Spokesman.

The Oxford Spokesman, the student newspaper published at Oxford College, recently had 154 issues digitized and added to the Oxford College Library’s growing presence in  the Emory Libraries’ Digital Collections. These digitally preserved issues of the Spokesman are publicly accessible for the editions printed for years 1966-1977, with issues post 1977 under copyright protection. Those issues under copyright protection may still be accessed by Emory students, faculty and staff via username/password login. 

Be sure to browse through other Oxford digitized collections in the digital library, including copies of the Phoenix, yearbooks, catalogs and various photos. The Oxford College library is continuously working with partners across all the Emory Libraries to digitize many of our unique materials. However, occasionally we do not have a complete set of certain items. If you would like to contribute a physical copy of something that seems to be missing from an existing digital collection, please contact us at our Oxford Library Archives.  

New Emory Digital Collections

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 Check out the new additions to Emory Digital Collections in March 2022 :  

View Digital Collections

WorkshopSources in Conversation

A graphic advertising the Sources in Conversation workshop.

The last of the Library’s spring workshops will be on Tuesday, March 29th.  This final workshop Sources in Conversation, is focused on helping students learn how to synthesize sources in their papers and begin to feel comfortable in scholarly conversation. This workshop is a partnership between the Library and the oxford Writing Center. For more information, see the guide on synthetizing sources.  Please encourage your students to register and attend!

Sources in Conversation: Tuesday, March 29
In-person (Library Room 230): 12-12:30pm
Zoom: 7-7:30pm 

Library Game Night: April 1

Image of students playing a game during game night.
The Library’s Game Night will be Friday, April 1st, from 8pm-midnight. Game Night will include free burritos and refreshments, anime, and, of course, games! The VR Lab will be open for games and Oxpresso will be open for beverages and snacks. The event is a wonderful opportunity for students to take a well-earned break from their studies and have fun.
Let your students know about this free event!

Spring Festival highlights

Image of students playing arcade games.
Oxford's very first Spring Festival was a hit for current Oxford students and visiting Oxford alums who are now in their third and fourth years at the Atlanta campus. The Library hosted arcade games, a food station, button-making station, and its extensive board game collection. We loved reconnecting with our former students and seeing them make new connections with our current first and second year students!
While our therapy dog team was not able to make it to the Festival, due to the weather, they will be returning to visit us on April 26 for Reading Day!
Image of a student playing an arcade game.
Image of students making buttons with the button makers.

Fall 2022 course reserves

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Get a head start on planning for your Fall 2022 courses and submit your course reserves requests to the Oxford College Library. If you plan to have items placed on reserve for your courses, please email the Oxford Course Reserves team with your course name, section, and items you would like on reserve. We will be providing both electronic and physical reserves. 

New & Trial Databases

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Colonial Caribbean Module I [Trial]
This first module stretches from the turbulent years of early British settlement to the rise of the abolition movement, amongst the fierce rivalries with the Spanish, Danish and French powers in the Caribbean region. Settlement, Slavery, and Empire, 1624-1832 documents the rise of absentee landlords, and traces the rise and decline of the slave trade, from the regular transportation of enslaved peoples through trade and shipping, to the rise of the abolition movement...

Dar Almandumah [Trial]
Dar Almandumah has a series of (6) full-text online databases: 1. IslamicInfo, for Islamic and legal studies. 2. AraBase, for Arabic/Linguistics and literature studies. 3. EduSearch, for Educational and Social studies. 4. EcoLink, for Economic and Management studies. 5. Humanindex, for Humanities studies 6. Mandumah , for Theses and Dissertations. This database contains ( 146,238) Theses from more than ( 800 ) universities.

Foreign Office Files for the Middle East [New database]
Users can explore the Arab-Israeli War, Henry Kissinger’s ‘shuttle diplomacy’ and the historic Camp David Accords that followed. The resource also examines internal conflicts, such as the uprising in Dhofar, the military coup in Cyprus, the Lebanese Civil War and the Iranian Revolution. Energy concerns dominate this resource, with reports on the oil policies of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq, and how price hikes, embargoes and industrial strikes affected the G8’s energy supply and economy. Additionally, users will be able to scrutinise policies on international arms sales.

Kyobo Scholar [Trial]
Kyobo Book & Hakjisa's full-text database of academic journals, covering all subjects.
Access all Emory databases

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Oxford faculty, students and staff may request books, eBooks and films for purchase by filling out our Purchase Request Form.
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