Database of the Month: PsycINFO

PsycINFO from the American Psychological Association (APA) is a comprehensive, authoritative database for scholarly literature in the field of psychology and related disciplines. PsycINFO is one of over forty databases available through the EBSCOhost platform.  

It is the largest resource of its kind devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. PsycINFO has over 3 million records and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations. Coverage goes back to the 1800's and includes international material.

Contained within PsycINFO is the content from PsycARTICLES, a smaller full-text database of over 150,000 articles. You do have the ability to search PsycARTICLES directly, but it is best to choose PsycINFO for a more comprehensive search. 

PsycINFO includes a helpful tool called Searchable Cited References. In the list of search results, many articles will display Cited References and Times Cited in this Database links. When you click the Cited References link, you will see the list of references (bibliography) for the article. When you click the Times Cited in this Database link, you will see a list of references that cite the original article. 

Also, on the toolbar of the PsycINFO search screen, you have the option to search Cited References by entering in search terms in one or more of the search fields:  Cited Author, Cited Title, Cited Source, Cited Year, or All Citation Fields. 

To access PsycINFO, go to the library's website at and click on Articles & Databases. PsycINFO is listed under the subject area of Social Sciences.


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Spring 2014 Extended Hours Announced

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Bishop Library's Senior Student Workers Celebrated

Soon seven student workers at Bishop Library will be graduating. In order to honor these students, Bishop Library has added an item chosen by each to the book collection. These materials are on display at the Library until graduation. Our senior student workers were honored for their commitment to the library at a special luncheon on April 1. Bishop Library would like to wish the best of luck to all of the seniors who are graduating. Congratulations!

The following are the titles our seniors selected and in some instances photos of our graduating seniors:  


The House of the Spirits (Spanish language version) in honor of Sonia Barlet (pictured above).
Eternal on the Water
in honor of Becky Corcoran (
pictured above).

My Favorite Shoes: A Touch-And-Feel Shoe-Stravaganza in honor of Bryttani Craigle
(pictured above and pictured with her shoes).

Ontology of the Accident: An Essay on Destructive Plasticity in honor of Devan Glenny
pictured above).
in honor of Kara Heavel (pictured above).

James Baldwin: Early Novels & Stories in honor of Keifer Kemmerly (pictured above).
Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
in honor of Betty Ross
(pictured above).

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Celebrate Women's History Month @ Bishop Library

Bishop Library celebrates Women's History in March. This year Bishop Library celebrates women of character, courage, and commitment through a display. The display features pictures and descriptions of different women, as well as books and movies that were about their lives. From Eleanor Roosevelt, an active First Lady, to Jane Goodall, an activist for chimpanzees, these women have had a great impact on this world. 

Other women on display include: Shirley Jackson, Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks, Grace Hopper, Oprah Winfrey, Helen Keller, Jane Goodall, Amelia Earhart, Dorothy Arzner, Hedy Lamarr, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Indira Gandhi. For more information about women’s history month as well as online exhibits and collections, go to:

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Database of the Month: Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier is one of over 40 EBSCOhost databases that are available through Bishop Library.  Academic Search Premier is a superior, multi-disciplinary database specifically designed for academic research.  It provides access to full-text scholarly journals in major areas of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.  

Content includes:

  • *More than 13,600 indexed and abstracted journals
  • *Full text for over 4,700 journals
  • *Over 12,000 peer-reviewed, indexed and abstracted journals
  • *More than 4,000 peer-reviewed, full-text journals

Coverage includes full-text PDF's back to 1975.  Because this database is multi-disciplinary and contains extensive full-text scholarly articles, we suggest using it as a starting point with your research.

To access Academic Search Premier, go to the library's website at and click on Articles & Databases.  To access content lists for Academic Search Premier, go to

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Inquiry 2014

Inquiry 2014 celebrates student research and achievement at Lebanon Valley College.  Inquiry 2014 events run from Sunday, March 30th - Saturday, April 12th.   

To celebrate Inquiry 2014, Bishop Library has collected student papers or posters published or presented at conferences. So far, 81 LVC student author (or co-author) works are on display. You'll find student works on the wooden shelves directly in front of the DVD collection.  Stop by and take a look.  

Also be sure to check out the Inquiry 2014 LibGuide to learn more about the Inquiry program, LVC Arnold grants, honor societies and a complete listing of student publications.

The following Inquiry events will take place at Bishop Library:

Tuesday, April 1st

Undergraduate Philosophy Research Symposium, 4 p.m., Bishop Library Atrium

Students from the yearlong Symposium on Race and Religion will present their original research on the subject.  Professor J. Kameron Carter (Duke Divinity School), author of "Race:  A Theological Account," will serve as the official respondent to the student presentations.  This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, April 7th 

Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society Induction, 4 p.m., Bishop Library Atrium               

Students will be inducted to the international studies honor society.

Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society Induction, 5:30 p.m., Bishop Library Atrium

Students will be inducted to the political science honor society. 

Tuesday, April 8th

Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society Induction, 11 a.m., Bishop Library, Frock Conference Room

Students will be inducted to the English honor society.

Theta Alpha Kappa Honor Society Induction, 6:30 p.m., Bishop Library Atrium

Students will be inducted to the religion honor society.

Thursday, April 10th

Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society Induction, 11 a.m., Bishop Library Atrium

Students will be inducted to the sociology honor society.

For a complete schedule of Inquiry 2014 events, go to  

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Celebration Freedom Rings and Freedom Week this March

During the month of March, Bishop Library is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Freedom Rings and Freedom Week (March 10-15) at Lebanon Valley College. Freedom Week is filled with activities that promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) awareness. In addition to campus events, Bishop Library is also featuring a display spotlighting items from the historic Freedom Rings scrapbooks and books and DVDs that feature LGBT information.

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Thank You for Supporting OBOC and the Celebration of Readers Event

This spring Lebanon Valley College again participated in the One Book, One Community regional reading campaign. The program promotes the value of reading by recommending a compelling book that links the community in a common conversation. The program encourages dialogue about a particular book, fosters lifelong learning and the development of a strong community identity.

LVC joined a collaborative effort among six counties: Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York, along with the State Library, and Harrisburg Area Community College libraries. The partnership represents a combined community of over two million people.

This year's recommended read The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan circulated 23 times at Bishop Library and sparked a great book discussion in which 16 members of the LVC community discussed the book and its themes. In addition, LVC hosted the first ever OBOC Celebration of Readers event in Zimmerman Recital Hall on Sunday, March 9th at 2pm. This event featured music from two bands: We 3 and the Buc Hill Aces (both bands are featured in the photo above), free food and drink sponsored by Isaac's Famous Grilled Sandwiches, plus a silent auction to benefit OBOC. The event raised over $1000 for OBOC programming for next year and 55 members of the regional reading community including members of the LVC community attended this event.

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You're Invited to The One Book, One Community Celebration

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