Database of the Month: Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center is a comprehensive literature database of biographical and critical information.

This database includes:

  • *145,000+ complete entries from Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography
    *70,000+ full-text critical essays and reviews
    *850,000+ full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from scholarly journals and literary magazines
    *7,000+ overviews of works from Gale's For Students series, Literature and Its Times and Characters in 20th-Century Fiction
    *approximately 30,000 full-text contemporary poems, short stories and plays
    *8,000+ interviews
    *app.5,000 links to websites and over 2,800 author portraits

Literature Resource Center includes select critical content from the following Gale titles: 

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

To find biographical and critical information, search using basic search, advanced search, person search or works search.  For a user-friendly interface with additional search options, try Artemis Literary Sources, an online platform which cross-searches Literature Resource Center & Literature Criticism Online. 

A complete list of all the library's databases can be found on the library's website located at

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New Locations for Juvenile Books & More

Over the summer, several collections on the first floor (main floor) were moved, including the Juvenile books.  Juvenile book shelves are now located on the ground floor and are easily identified by pink shelf labels.



New & Contemporary books, CETL & Higher Education books, Newspapers and Faculty Scholarship are now located in the Atrium at the east end of the first floor.

New Books



Contemporary Books



CETL & Higher Education



Faculty Scholarship & Pedagogy





Student Inquiry publications are now located at the front of the library, to the left as you enter.



The PT section of the Stacks (German, Scandinavian & Dutch Literature) is now located on the ground floor.

The Stacks are located on all three floors of the library:

A-PQ   Second Floor

PR-PS  First Floor

PT-Z    Ground Floor

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New Databases for Computing, Information Technology, Literature & Medicine

ACM Digital Library

The ACM Digital Library is a comprehensive database of full-text articles and bibliographic records in the fields of computing and information technology. It includes all ACM publications such as journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters and multimedia content.  With the ACM Digital Library, you have access to a full-text database of over 400,000 articles and over 2 million bibliographic records from the ACM Guide to Computing Literature.


 Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center is a comprehensive literature database from Gale for biographical and critical information. It includes biographical entries from Contemporary Authors & the Dictionary of Literary Biography as well as full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from many Gale publications, scholarly journals and literary magazines. Also included are overviews of frequently studied works and full-text of contemporary poems, short stories and plays. With this subscription, the campus has access to Artemis Literary Sources, which is a search platform that allows you to cross-search the library's two Gale literature databases:  Literature Criticism Online and Literature Resource Center.



ClinicalKey is a comprehensive clinical search engine for finding medical and surgical content from scholarly journals, e-books, videos, images as well as practice guidelines, patient education and drug information.  The campus subscription includes the base package plus five collections:  family medicine, physical medicine & rehab, orthopedics, sports medicine & internal medicine.  This database is a replacement for MD Consult.

A complete list of databases can be found on the library's website at 


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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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