The Greenfield Library subscribes to a number of scholarly online resources, which are listed below. These online resources can be accessed from the public computers located on the first floor of the library, from one's dorm room, and in the faculty and student computer labs. ARTstor, JSTOR, Oxford English Dictionary (OED), and the Oxford Language Dictionaries (OLDO) can be accessed by St. John's faculty, students and staff from home via remote patron authentication.
If you would like assistance on how to use the online resources, or how to connect to these resources, please speak with the Associate Library Director at 410-295-6927, or email at email@example.com.
The ARTstor Digital Library provides more than one million images with tools for teaching and research. Its collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates from all over the world (read the full list here). The collections encompass a wide variety of subject areas, including art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history, American Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, and more (find sample subject guides here). The software tools allow users to pan and zoom images, to save images online for later retrieval, and to create presentations.
Access ARTstor from off-campus. (St. John's faculty, students, and staff can input their library barcode in the Borrower ID field to gain access to this resource.)
ArticleFirst provides article citations in over 16,000 journals in a vast array of subject areas, ranging from the sciences, arts, and humanities, to technology and popular culture. Article citations in this online resource are from 1990 to the present. Full text articles are not available on ArticleFirst. Interlibrary loan requests can be placed for articles in journals that the library does not own.
Books In Print
Books In Print contains unbiased bibliographic information for over 7.5 million in-print, out-of-print and forthcoming books, e-books, audio and video titles. Also available are 1.2 million title reviews, 887,000 table of contents, and 3.1 million annotations.
Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is a trusted resource for news, information and jobs related to the academic world. This electronic resource contains the most recent issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle Review. Also included is a searchable archive of previous issues, discussion forums, a database of current job listings, and career-building tools where one can save résumés and cover letters, apply to jobs online, as well as receive job alerts by e-mail.
An online version of the Encyclopædia Britannica, with over 100,000 articles on history, arts, sciences, and more. This resource contains thousands of photographs, illustrations, videos, sound files, timelines, a World Atlas, and links to approximately 300,000 websites in select subject areas. Other features included are the Gateway to the Classics with 225 short stories, plays, and essays by 140 authors, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam Webster's Thesaurus and over 4,000 quotations from the Merriam Webster's Dictionary of Quotations.
JSTOR is an electronic digitization project that provides access to high-resolution full-text articles from hundreds of scholarly journals. Articles are available from journals in several subject areas including: philosophy, political science, language and literature, general science, history, and mathematics. Users can search by keyword, author, title, date range, and browse by subject and journal title. Articles can be printed or downloaded to one's desktop for later viewing.
Access JSTOR from off-campus. (St. John's faculty, students, and staff can input their library barcode in the Borrower ID field to gain access to this resource.)
Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the authority for the meaning, history, usage, and pronunciation of over half a million words in the English language. The online version is an updated version of the twenty-volume Second Edition and three-volume Additions Series. The online OED is updated quarterly with over 2,500 new and revised entries. A word lookup tool is available to help find definitions, pronunciations, variant spellings, and the etymology and history for any given word.
Access OED from off-campus. (St. John's faculty, students, and staff can input their library barcode in the Borrower ID field to gain access to this resource.)
Oxford Language Dictionaries
The Oxford Language Dictionaries resource is comprised of searchable bilingual dictionaries with over 4 million words, phrases, and translations in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Chinese. Included are audio pronunciations, click-through verb tables, pronunciation charts, explanations of grammatical terms, sample letters, CVs and résumés, notes on life and culture, and tips on grammar and idiomatic usage.
Access OLDO from off-campus. (St. John's faculty, students, and staff can input their library barcode in the Borrower ID field to gain access to this resource.)
Perseus Project is an excellent resource for the classics. Perseus contains hundreds of primary full-text Greek and Roman works, and secondary Greek and Roman resources. Various word reference tools are available on Perseus, including: a Greek/Latin/English lexicon, English to Greek word search, English to Latin word search, word lookup tools (the lookup tools help find an instance of a word throughout a text or several texts), an ancient world atlas, and nearly 75,000 classical art images. (You do not need to be connected to the campus network to use this source).
Thesaurus Linquae Graecae (TLG)
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) is a digital library that provides access to over 3,800 authors 12,000 texts in Greek, from the time of Homer, 8th century B.C, to the fall of Byzantium in 1453 A.D. Textual searches can be performed to find instances of Greek words or phrases. Users can save their searches and view them later by setting up a user profile. The TLG is updated quarterly with new authors and works.
WorldCat is a combined catalog containing over 98 million bibliographic records from 60,000 individual library's holdings around the world. This resource contains records for a variety of items in over 400 languages from 1000 B.C. to the present. Items included in WorldCat are as follows: books, journals, articles, audio-visual materials, theses, musical scores, electronic books, cultural artifacts, websites and more. Interlibrary loan requests can be placed for books that the library does not own.
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