June Featured Resource: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture

The Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture series offers collections of essays which are intended to serve as reference works for an inter-disciplinary audience. Addressing topics and figures ranging from Plato through Kant to Habermas, and philosophical movements such as the Scottish Enlightenment and German Idealism, this online eBook collection contains over 1300 downloadable essays. Each volume includes a substantial bibliography, glossary and timeline.

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JSTOR New Collection: Arts & Sciences V

We are excited to announce our JSTOR coverage now includes Arts & Sciences Collection V. The focus of this collection is on core disciplines in the arts and humanities, such as philosophy, history, classics, religion, art & art history, and language & literature.

JSTOR provides access to archival issues of scholarly journals across more than 50 academic disciplines. The most recently published issue of any current journal will not appear in JSTOR until 1-5 years after the publishing date.

Notable Arts & Sciences V Titles:
The Antioch Review
Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics
California History
The Chaucer Review
Classical Antiquity
Environmental History
Film History
Getty Research Journal
Hudson Review
Journal of American Ethnic History
Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion
Journal of Film and Video
Journal of Folklore Research
Journal of Modern Literature
Journal of Nietzsche Studies
Massachusetts Historical Review
Mystics Quarterly
North American Review
The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
The Pluralist
Polish American Studies
Research in African Literatures
Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric
Science Fiction Studies
I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance
Victorian Studies
World Literature Today

Users can create a MyJSTOR account to save searches or citations.

November Featured Resource: Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy

The Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy covers all areas of philosophy in the Middle Ages and part of the Renaissance, ranging from 500 to 1500 CE. It contains general entries on medieval philosophers, medieval philosophies, and on the key terms and concepts in the subject area. The Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy also provides more in-depth details and analyses of particular theories. In order to gain an insight into the social and cultural context of the material, entries are included on the teaching of philosophy, the career of philosophers, and the place of philosophy within the universities.

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September Featured Resource: New Georgia Encyclopedia

bruce(historicga)Recently Bruce traveled to Savannah and when he got home, he wanted to know more about Yamacraw Bluff the most historic site in Georgia and the early years of the colony. The librarian recommended he try  the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Recently the New Georgia Encyclopedia launched a newly redesigned site. This collection includes over 2,000 articles and 6,000 images related to the rich history and diverse culture of Georgia. Users can search the collection directly or browse the following categories of interest: arts & culture, business & economy, counties, cities & neighborhoods, education, geography & environment, history & archaeology, science & medicine, sports & outdoor recreation and people. The destination feature includes art across Georgia, 10 major Civil War sites, 7 natural wonders of Georgia and north GA in the fall.

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August Featured Resource: JSTOR

JSTOR is an excellent multidisciplinary database that contains the archives of leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. It provides full text access from the first journal issues to the most recent 3–7 years depending on the specific journal.

Users can browse by subject: African American Studies, Anthropology, Art & Art History, Asian Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Criminal Justice, Ecology, Economics, Education, Film Studies, Finance, Health Sciences, History, Law, Literature, Marketing & Advertising, Mathematics, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Statistics, Technology and Women’s Studies.

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August Featured LibGuide: Philosophy

The Philosophy libguide introduces students to general philosophy resources. Here you will find suggestions on how to gather quality resources for research on philosophy topics. It highlights the philosophy ebook collections Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture and Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy. Users can also learn how to find articles & books plus multimedia online.

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April Featured Resource: Literature Criticism Online

lcoprintHave you used any of these print titles from our Reference Collection? These 9 criticism titles plus Children’s Literature Review, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Something About the Author are now available in an electronic format. Simultaneously search across all titles to discover essays, commentary, criticism and biographical information related to literature, history and culture representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works.

Primarily used for literature research, Literature Criticism Online can be useful for history, philosophy, political science and other topics.

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New Resource: Literature Criticism Online

We recently added Literature Criticism Online to our collection of electronic resources. This resource is primarily used for literature research but can be useful for history, philosophy, political science and other humanities topics.

Literature Criticism Online offers collections of essays, commentary, criticism and biographical information related to literature, history and culture representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.

This online subscription includes full archives of the following series:

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  • Children’s Literature Review
  • Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • Drama Criticism
  • Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism
  • Poetry Criticism
  • Shakespearean Criticism
  • Short Story Criticism
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism

Users have a choice of search options to broaden or narrow searches:

Keyword searches for a match within the author’s name, work title, literary topic, essay titles, critic or section headers
Full-Text searches for a match within the entire text for a comprehensive results set
Named Author searches for a match about a specific author and his or her works
Named Work searches for information about a specific work

Users also have the flexibility of browsing by authors, works or topics. Sample topics to explore:

  • American Civil War in Literature
  • Baseball in Contemporary Literature
  • Christianity in 19th Century Literature
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Drama Criticism
  • French Enlightenment
  • Hellenistic Age
  • Isaac Newton: Theology
  • Literature of the New South
  • Multiculturalism
  • Presidential Memoirs
  • Vampire in Literature

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March Featured Resource: Cambridge Histories Online

Cambridge Histories Online provides full text access to the Cambridge Histories series published since 1960, formally only available in print. Each volume included in the series contains narrative accounts by specialists covering a range of time periods, topics and regions and conclude with bibliographies for further reading. Search the entire collection by keyword or browse by subject or title.

Users may create a My Histories profile to retrieve saved searches, bookmarks and notes. Cambridge Histories Online citation tools use MLA citation style.

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Cambridge Histories Online covers 15 subject areas:
American History
British History
Economic History
General History
History of Science
History of the Book
Language and Linguistics
Literary Studies
Music
Philosophy
Political and Social Theory
Regional History
Religious Studies
Theatre Studies and Performing Arts
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New Resource: Oxford Reference

Oxford Reference is a full-text collection of encyclopedias and dictionaries, as well as a critical selection of partner publishers scholarly works. These major reference titles cover the Arts, History & Culture, Literature & Language, Law, Media Studies, Medicine & Health, Philosophy & Religion, Science & Technology and Social Sciences.

The content of the collection is available in a variety of reference types:

Overview Pages: provide free navigational guides to a topic and contain a heading, a short definition and links to a selection of other entries on that topic and to related topics

Subject Reference: encyclopedia entries from the general reference content

Timelines: timelines of events, arranged according to world history, areas, and themes

Quotations: entries from dictionaries of quotations, which tell you who said what, about what, and when

English Dictionaries: entries from dictionaries which give English language definitions of terms

Bilingual Dictionaries: entries from bilingual dictionaries which offer translations of terms in various languages

padlock Users need to limit results to “provided by library” to discover content provided by Clayton State and can request locked content using Interlibrary Loan.

Customize your search experience by creating a My Work account. Select Sign up in the top right corner of the window (just above the search box), and follow the instructions given. Users can save book entries and searches for future sessions. Your work is organized into 4 folders: most recent, my content, my searches and my account.

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