Before the spring semester, the Glass Memorial library released EBSCO, a resourceful online reference tool to make the task of research easier for students and faculty.
EBSCO equips students and faculty with the necessary tools to access quality resources from a variety of reliable content providers and databases.
The EBSCOhost e-book academic collection features over 120,000 titles that are available to assist in research. Other features of EBSCOhost include: web access, mobile access, discovery service, publication finder and severalg.
In addition to EBSCO, Johnson library director, Carrie Beth Lowe mentioned that the library’s staff is available to assist students with their research.
“EBSCO is a good place to start if you don’t know what database to use,” she said. ” You can also always ask us for help and we will point you in the right direction for your research.”
Although EBSCOhost provides sources from numerous databases, it does not include all of them. The ProQuest database and features of the ATLA religion database are not included in EBSCO search results. ATLA provides an index to religious periodical literature and provides access to leading theology and religion journals.Lowe notes to keep this in mind when researching.
“There are some special features that the ATLA religion database offer such as a scripture index that will not be searched through EBSCO, “she said. “It is best to go to the ATLA database for more in depth searches dealing with scripture.”
Resources included in the library catalog may not show up on EBSCO so it is best to check both for the latest information on available books and resources.
There are links and tutorials on the Glass Memorail website that will