DSpace is Allegheny College Institutional Repository’s. There are thousands of items in DSpace organized into a number of digital collections including college committee minutes, senior projects, and historical civil war letters. Some of these items are available to the public, but the majority of the items are only accessible to the Allegheny College community.
In order to access certain items, you must log in using your Allegheny College username and password. Check out this video to learn how to log into DSpace:
JSTOR recently released a new tool for image searching. The new image search tool has access to over 3 million images and allows users to refine their query by date, subject classification, and country.
LITS has recently made significant improvements in DSpace by rearranging collections based on user feedback. Our intent was to streamline the process of navigating and browsing for users in the repository.
LITS will continue to gather feedback to improve DSpace. Please contact Beau Smith, Digital Resources Librarian, with any questions or comments.
Web of Science (which includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, and Social Science Citation Index) has implemented a new search interface that is designed to be faster and easier to use than the previous interface. Please note: in the new interface, records cannot be directly exported to RefWorks. Clarivate is working to resolve this issue. If you prefer to use the previous Web of Science search tool, click on Products in the upper righthand corner and select “Web of Science (Classic)“.
ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is a digital collection of over 5,400 seminal books in the humanities and related social sciences. Books in the Humanities E-Book collection have been recommended and reviewed by scholars and constituent learned societies of the American Council of Learned Societies.
The top e-book categories in the collection are:
Film & Media Studies
Music & Musicology
ACLS HEB has taken deliberate steps to acquire titles that embrace and engage communities historically overlooked by the academy, especially communities of color.
Did you know that Allegheny College is home to four, unique medieval manuscripts? The manuscripts were created between the 15th-16th centuries. The physical manuscripts are very delicate, but LITS has digitized all four manuscripts. You can view all of the manuscripts in Artstor. To view the manuscripts go to the Digital Collections page or go to Artstor and look for Allegheny College Illuminated Manuscripts. Enjoy!
An important feature of the Artstor tool is the ability to zoom in to examine images in greater detail. Artstor also provides the functionality to download magified sections once you have zoomed in to a specific part of the image. For example, perhaps you would like to examine an illustration from a medieval manuscript in greater detail. Follow these instructions to download a zoomed in section of the image.
Use the zoom icons in the top left corner or zoom in with your mouse or keypad. Zoom in to your area of interest.
Click the Download button in the menu on the right side of the page (desktop view) or below the image (mobile view).
Allegheny College has collected and stored over 6000 individual senior projects in its Institutional Repository (DSpace) over the years. This collection of student research is a valuable asset to members of the Allegheny Community. Many of the student projects are only availabe to faculty and students who have logged into DSpace. Follow these instructions to view the senior projects collection in DSpace.
To log into DSpace, go to DSpace, and click Login in the top-right corner or in the left-side menu and sign in with your Allegheny College username and password.
To find the Senior Project collections, scroll down to Communities in DSpace and click on “Senior Projects”. At this point, you can choice to browse senior projects by the academic year they were submitted or by department. At the top of the page, you can also browse by author or first reader name.
Proquest Central is a tool many of us are familiar with, but it is so huge that it’s difficult to know where to start sometimes. If you’re interested in business or economics research, ABI/INFORM collection is a great place to start. The ABI/INFORM collection contains thousands of articles from scholarly journals and popular publications in the field of economics and business, including full-text articles from The Economist and the Wall Street Journal.
Key ongoing full-text journals include:
Journal of Business Ethics
Journal of Economic Literature
Journal of International Business Studies
Journal of Economic Perspectives
American Economic Review
Asia Pacific Journal of Management
Supply Chain Management
MIT Sloan Management Review
Review of Accounting Studies
Key ongoing full-text periodicals include:
Wall Street Journal
Christian Science Monitor
U.S. News & World Report
Women’s Wear Daily (WWD)
Key ongoing full-text analyses include market and industry reports from:
Artstor is an image database featuring a range of images from some of the world’s leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists. In a previous Research Thursday post, we covered how to create groups of images in Artstor. So let’s say you’ve created your first group of images in Artstor. Now what? Maybe you want to save all of the images in one place or maybe you want to use the group of images for a course assignment. You can now download groups in Artstor as Powerpoint presentations.
Next, view your groups in Artstor and select a group to export.
Click the Export button and select the Powerpoint option. Alternatively, you can export your files as a ZIP file. You need to be logged into Artstor to successfully download the Powerpoint file.
Finally, agree to the Terms and Conditions. Artstor users may download up to 2000 images in 120 day period. For groups larger than 150 images, only the first 150 images will export to Powerpoint. If your group is larger than 150 images, we recommend separating your group into smaller subsets. After you agree to the terms and conditions, Artstor will export your files to your desktop.