Assembled Alphabets: Selections from Special Collections

Kuch Alliterative

The Lucy Scribner Library’s Department of Special Collections contains many rare and unique books with alphabetical elements. This exhibit includes a mix of artists’ books and illustrated books that feature creative uses of the letters of the alphabet.

Exhibit curated by Yvette Cortes, Fine Arts Librarian

The exhibit will be on display in the Harris Lobby in the Scribner Library through April 15.

Please check out our Flickr page for images from the exhibition.

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Trial Database: ShipIndex

Titanic-02 lets you search for information about practically any ship, from famous ships such as the Titanic to less well-known vessels such as the Peter Iredale. The database tells you which books, magazines, and websites mention the vessels you're researching.

Black Studies Center


Black Studies Center is a fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies that includes scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, and much more. It brings together essential historical and current material for researching the past, present, and future of African-Americans; the wider African Diaspora; and Africa itself.

Black Studies Center is comprised of several cross-searchable component databases, including The Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, Index to Black Periodicals Full Text, Black Literature Index, and the Chicago Defender historical newspaper from 1912-1975.

This unique database examines interdisciplinary topics on the African experience throughout the Americas via in-depth essays accompanied by detailed timelines along with important research articles, images, video, and more.

Black Studies Center can be found on the Library’s Research Databases page.

For more information about Black Studies Center:

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The library’s newest discovery tool, SearchMore, can be found on our homepage. SearchMore allows discovery of resources across databases, formats, and disciplines, including full-text journal articles, books from the library’s catalog, and more.

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Featured Database: Merriam-Webster Unabridged


Merriam-Webster Unabridged is the largest, most comprehensive American dictionary currently available in print or online. It is built on the foundation of Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. New and revised entries and usage content will be added to the site on a continuing basis.

Definitions have been enhanced with over 117,000 author quotations. Supplementary notes provide additional context, and usage paragraphs offer clear guidance and suggestions for words with confused or disputed usage. Dates of first known use are being added.

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Student Art in the Library: Call for Submissions


Student Art in the Library provides another venue for Skidmore students to exhibit their artwork. The juried exhibition is
is open to all current Skidmore students who have taken one or more studio art courses at Skidmore during 2014.

Spring 2015 Exhibition dates: March 11 - May 1

**Deadline for entries: Friday, February 20**

To apply, please read the Exhibition Guidelines and fill out the Exhibition Entry Form.


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Open Access Week


Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic community to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access. “Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research is conducted.
To learn more about Open Access (OA) and access OA databases, visit the Library’s Open Access page.

Open Access Week

OpenAccessLockOpen Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need.  With the central themes of free reader access, peer-review standards, and millions of published articles geared toward the academic community, Open Access is becoming the accepted model in higher education publishing, both in the US and internationally.  

This year, Open Access Week is October 21 – 27, 2013. To learn more about this growing worldwide initiative and access several searchable OA databases, see the Scribner Library’s Open Access page.

Blind Date with a Book


This Valentine’s Day go on a Blind Date With a Book! Choose one of the wrapped books at the Reference Desk, borrow it, unwrap it, and read your mystery date!

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Trial Database: L'Année philologique


L'Année philologique on the Internet is the most comprehensive and authoritative international bibliography of classical studies. It covers classical scholarship throughout the world including the whole range of the ancient classical languages, literature, history, archaeology, art, music, religion, law, philosophy, science and technology, and allied topics. Originally available in print form only, this database includes all volumes of the annual index, beginning with Volume I published in 1928.

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Carnegie Hall Premieres in the Library: February 12


On behalf of the Department of Music and the Office of the Dean of Special Programs, the library would like to invite you to join us for a special informance with members of the Ensemble ACJW.

They will perform a preview of one of the pieces they will perform at Zankel on Feb. 13th at 8pm:
Albert Roussel Trio for Flute, Viola, and Cello, Op. 40

Location: Lucy Scribner Library, Harris Lobby
Date: Thursday, February 12th from 12:15-12:35

Ensemble ACJW features musicians of The Academy—a Program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education (ACJW) and Skidmore College.

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Subject Guides


Subject Guides help point you to the most relevant resources for a specific subject or topic. They are created by your friendly librarians to help you with your research!

Find your subject here:

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How do I get help doing research?


For help locating a book, finding an article, or learning how to research effectively, ask your Scribner Librarian for assistance via email, chat, or face to face. A librarian is usually available at the Reference Desk, located in the middle of the first floor.

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Faculty Publications



Skidmore faculty publish books on a variety of topics. You can find these books in the Scribner Library! Do a search in the library catalog by title or author to locate them. You can also view them on our Pinterest page, Recent Skidmore Faculty Publications. Click on the images twice to get the call numbers.

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