Jenks Library has a lot of resources. From the over 100,000 books, to the 50,000 online journals, 157 electronic resources, and over 140,000 ebooks it can be a little overwhelming at times to know what the Library has and what's useful.
The Resource Spotlight page is intended to showcase key and maybe at times obscure resources available for all students, staff, and faculty to use. It is also the space where you can learn about any current trials of resources.
NEW & TRIAL RESOURCES
Check out the resources we currently have on trial or recently added and tell us what you think! Go to the Library Database page and look for the "New/Trial" column on the right!
A useful strategy for research is to identify an organization method that works for you as you gather your research. Keeping yourself organized as a research will help you better make connections between sources and help further your ideas. One tool you can use to help keep yourself organized is Zotero. Zotero is a reference management software that helps you store, organize, and cite information.
The Zotero tool is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux users. You can choose to download "Zotero for Firefox" which will link with your Firefox browser or download the "Zotero Standalone" option which will allow you to use the web browser of your choice. If you are using the Standalone client, first download Zotero and then add the appropriate browser extension for your prefered web browser.
What are you doing this summer? Why not visit so Mass State Parks? Jenks Library has recently acquired two MassParks passes which can be checked out for use by Gordon faculty, staff, and students. Each pass admits one vehicle and covers day use parking fees for over 50 facilities where parking fees are charged. Passes circulate for a three day period.
The MassParks system has 450,000 acres of beaches, forests, parkways, historical sites, and reservoirs. Many of the parks offer special events including nature activities and educational programs for all ages. Some of the parks near Gordon where you can enjoy the pass are:
Search for more Massachusetts state parks by either name or region from the MassParks website. Also available from their site is a recreational activity search engine where you can search for parks that offer your favorite activity. Swimming, hiking, fishing, birdwatching, MassParks has a little something for everyone!
Ever notice when your searching for books in the NOBLE Catalog how many options there are for eBooks? Well there's a reason for that. Jenks Library has a subscription to two ebook collections both offered through EBSCO. Together these collections offer more than 142,000 ebooks available in our catalog. That's a lot of books.
Accessing ebooks hosted by EBSCO is easy. Run your search in NOBLE Catalog. Scan the search results to find books of interest and take special note of the format of the book (print or ebooks). If you choose an ebook option, the link to access the book will be available under the basic information about the book. Links to eBooks available through EBSCO will say "Access for Gordon College via EBSCOhost." Click on that link and the eBook will open in a web browser. You can start reading anywhere in the book by selecting a section in the table of contents. The book will open in the EBSCO eReader and you can skip through the book, browse, search and more!
The EBSCO eReader also has additional tools that can help you cite, save, and take notes while you're reading.
Search NOBLE Catalog today and check out one of our EBSCO eBooks.
Other eBook options that you may encounter while searching are direct links to PDFs from the book's record or links to eBooks from Overdrive.