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New database alert: Ancestry Library Edition

September 12, 2018 by | Uncategorized

The Leatherby Libraries have acquired a new subscription for all Chapman users: Ancestry Library Edition! Powered by Ancestry.com, the world’s most popular genealogy resource, Ancestry Library Edition provides access to billions of census, vital, church, court, military, and immigration records dating back to 1521, as well as family histories, photos, directories, maps and more. Records

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New Materials for September

September 4, 2018 by Reference Desk | Exhibits and Displays

Welcome back! The new school year is underway. Why not do some exploring in the library and see all that it has to offer? Theatre majors may be interested in The book of Will, a play about two actors determined to compile (and preserve) Shakespeare’s works. Both Humanities and Art majors will want to take

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Community of Readers by the Numbers CoR Boasts Best Year Yet

August 31, 2018 by | Events

Chapman’s summer reading program, Community of Readers (CoR), is eleven years strong and just reached a milestone of 1,550 titles reviewed since its initial program kickoff in 2007. Back then, 18 eager participants from across campus dove into 90 book titles, including some from President Emeritus Doti’s summer reading list. This year’s CoR program reached record heights. Concluding in August, CoR 2018

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Chapman University’s Collection of Russian Icons Gets a Digital Makeover

August 27, 2018 by | Exhibits and Displays

A Virtual Exhibition for Chapman University’s Collection of Russian Icons Patrons will now be able to explore Chapman University’s extraordinary collection of Russian Icons and learn more about the Russian icon tradition through a new, virtual exhibition created by Jessica Bocinski ’18 and Dr. Wendy Salmond. This website, powered by Omeka.net (a digital collections open

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New Acquisition and Exhibition! Orange Dream: California’s Citriculture Through Advertising

August 27, 2018 by | Special Collections & Archives

Have you ever heard the phrase “an orange a day keeps the doctor away”? The health benefits commonly associated with oranges today became widely known as a direct result of the booming citrus industries in California. Before then, oranges were considered a luxury item only available to the wealthy. The unlikely story behind the orange’s

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New features in Cabell’s New tool can help authors identify potentially problematic publishers

August 20, 2018 by | News

For many years, Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities has been one of the top tools for researchers to identify journals and publishers to showcase their work. Its Whitelist provides a wealth of information on each journal, allowing potential authors to evaluate the journal’s acceptance rates, peer-review process, length of review, time to publication, impact, and

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We’re Moving! Transitioning to a new interlibrary loan system

August 17, 2018 by | Resources

The Leatherby Libraries’ current interlibrary loan system (ILL), ILLiad, will continue to run until Sunday, August 19, however, on Monday, August 20, the library will shut down ILLiad. ILL patrons will not be able to submit ILL requests on Monday, August 20. From August 21 – 29, patrons will be able to submit ILL requests,