More electronic resources added to library collection

by Amy McColl

Accessible Archives Swarthmore had a portion of these titles previously, but now all the tri-college libraries will have the full title list. Contains full-text primary resource materials in American history including newspapers, magazines, and genealogical records originally only offered on microfilm. Covers 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and includes African American newspaper […]

Version 2 of Tripod just released

by Spencer Lamm

One year ago, the tri-college libraries launched the new library catalog and now have just released Version 2 of Tripod. It includes many improvements and new features.

Highlights include: Authentication by campus email Instead of your 14-digit library bar code, you can now use your campus email and password to access your […]

Tripod improvements continue

A tri-college team continues to improve the new Tripod by adding features, enhancements, and addressing issues. Many changes have been made, including: adding the ability to do Journal Title searching in the Books & More tab (using the drop-down menu); adding the ability to email and cite records from the article channel; enhancing the system […]

Would you like personalized library instruction?

by Pam Harris

Improve your library aptitude with instruction crafted just for you. Acquire new knowledge of your own design or from the list below. Email for an individual appointment and to get started.

Advanced search strategies: New Tripod In this tutorial, acquire critical information needed for using Tripod to find the information you […]

New resources in the Swarthmore College Libraries

by Amy McColl

American Periodicals Series (Proquest) Includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin’s General Magazine and America’s first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies’ Home Journal; important […]

Tripod merges two products

by Terry Heinrichs

Developing the new Tripod required a great deal of technical work using the skills of library staff from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges.

“We’re at the forefront of academic libraries,” said Spencer Lamm, Swarthmore digital initiatives librarian, since “we are using a multi-channel approach that allows the researchers to customize the […]

New electronic resources in the college library

by Amy McColl

There are several new resources available in 2012: EBL ebooks – over 43,000 electronic books, which can be read online or downloaded to your iPhone, iPad, Nook, laptop, or Sony eReader. Records for each book can be found in Tripod. For more info on using EBL and other ebooks in our collections, […]

Dirty data can cause trouble in the new Tripod

by Barbara Weir

One of the advantages of a catalog discovery layer such as the new Tripod is the ability to narrow search results using filters or “facets,” which include the characteristics describing a resource such as the format, subject headings, publication date, etc.  However, the effectiveness of faceted browsing relies on descriptive data that […]

New Tripod expands search results

by Annette Newman

Library users now have a new place to start their searches. From a single point, Tripod searches for individual journal articles as well as the tri-college libraries’ collection of books, journal titles, multimedia materials, databases and more. There is no need to decide between searching for books or journal articles first – […]

42,000 more e-books now in Tripod

by Amy McColl

The TriCollege libraries are beginning a pilot program to offer e-books on demand to library patrons. The libraries have contracted with EBook Library (EBL) to load records into Tripod, and patrons will be able to access full-text e-books after authenticating via the EZ Proxy server. Subject areas will be expanded from our […]

bX recommender service aids in finding more articles

by Barbara Weir We’ve become accustomed to seeing recommendations for new and interesting books from Amazon, films from Netflix, and friends from Facebook, but now students and faculty can get recommendations about articles too. The library has subscribed to a service called bX Recommender which uses log files contributed by member libraries in […]

Mango Languages teaches basic conversational skills

If you’re interested in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian or Spanish, Swarthmore College offers courses in these languages, literature in translation, and (for the highly proficient) advanced courses in the language. Staff and faculty are often welcome to audit a course or even to take it for credit.

But what if you are traveling […]