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The Academic Hub supports and enhances the curricular and cocurricular programs to encourage students to become critical Christian thinkers.

The Hub offers a range of computer resources, as well as dynamic databases including ProQuest, SIRS Researcher, Oxford Reference Online, Opposing Viewpoints, CultureGrams, Student Resource Center, eLibrary, Historical Newspapers, and JSTOR. Other resources include periodicals, books, and non-print items.

Resources

 

Data Services

Database password information is located in Veracross in Links, Forms, and Documents.

ProQuest Platinum is an online database that includes nearly 2,300 magazines indexed, many magazines with full text articles, approximately 40 newspapers (national, international, and regional), and a religious collection of periodicals with about 50 additional magazines. (view on campus)

  • CultureGrams is one of the most trusted and widely used cultural reference and curriculum products in the education, government, and non-profit arenas. It is a global leader in collecting, organizing, and distributing value-added information to researchers, faculty, and students in more than 160 countries.
  • eLibrary enables students to find the answers they need from more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts – plus thousands of maps, pictures, educator-approved websites from Homework Central®, and audio/video files.
  • New York Times Historical Newspapers provides access to articles from this newspaper from 1851 to the present. See what happened on a specific date, look at topics and timelines, or choose your own subjects for searching.
  • SIRS (Social Issues Resource Series) is a database covering many social issues. This service reprints articles from other sources and arranges them topically.

Oxford Reference Online brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works containing well over 60,000 pages into a single cross-searchable resource.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

Student Resource Center: Junior is a fully integrated database containing thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of more than 300 magazines, newspapers, more than 20,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio and video clips. Restricted to the Middle School.

Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Find hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique “perspectives” articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia – including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs – enhance each portal.

JSTOR provides full-text articles to academic journals – some as old as 100 years.

 

FAQs

Q: What are the hours of the Academic Hub?
A: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Thursday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Q: How long may I keep a checked-out book?
A: Books may be checked out for two weeks and can always be renewed unless someone else needs the title.

Q: How much does it cost to make copies on the Academic Hub copier?
A: For students, the cost is $.10/side. 

If you have more questions about the Academic Hub or its resources, email Marjan Kempen or Ashley Anthony.