Drop-In Virtual Citation Help Begins 4/30

Image of a red toy looking frustrated. Let us help, virtual drop-in citation help.

Drop-in virtual citation help begins this afternoon at 3 pm. We can help you cite any source in any citation style.

Drop-in via zoom: https://holycross.zoom.us/j/99244280343

Thursday, April 30, 3 pm – 6 pm
Friday, May 1, 10 am – 1 pm
*Sunday, May 3, 4 pm – 7 pm
*Tuesday, May 5, 4 pm – 7 pm
Thursday, May 7, 10 am – 1 pm
Friday, May 8, 10 am – 1 pm
*Sunday, May 10, 4 pm – 7 pm
*Tuesday, May 12, 4 pm – 7 pm

*Dates with an asterisk will have a representative from the Writer’s Workshop.

New Database Trial: Al-Ahram Digital Archive

Founded in 1875, Al-Ahram (الأهرام‎, “The Pyramids”) is Egypt’s most authoritative and influential newspaper. It was an independent publication until it was nationalized by President Nasser in 1960. It became the de facto voice of the Egyptian government and today the newspaper is managed by the Supreme Council of Press. Coverage: 1875 – 2018. In Arabic, full digital image with typescript.


Trial access begins today and ends June 14, 2020.

If you have any questions or comments about this database, please contact libref@holycross.edu.

Start Your Research Here!

Remember, when you are searching in databases from off-campus, start at the libraries’ homepage! https://www.holycross.edu/support-and-resources/holy-cross-libraries

Starting here will enable you to login to our databases with your campus username and password. If you try to search a database without starting at the libraries’ homepage, you will not have full text access to all of the resources we subscribe to.

You can also connect Google Scholar to recognize our database holdings as well! Find the instructions here: https://libguides.holycross.edu/c.php?g=1011382&p=7326487

Need help? Reach out to us via email at libref@holycross.edu, or book an virtual appointment with a librarian via the “Ask a Librarian” page: https://libguides.holycross.edu/ask

Easter Weekend Hours

Image of an illustrated rabbit, Holy Cross Libraries Easter Weekend Virtual Hours.

HC Librarians will be working this weekend, ready to help you with your research! Reach out to us via email at libref@holycross.edu.

HC librarians will also be available via chat https://libguides.holycross.edu/ask Friday afternoon and Sunday evening. Our 24/7 chat service, staffed by non-HC librarians, will also be available for immediate help should you need it.

Faculty – please note that Dinand Library will be closed tomorrow. It will open again Monday morning for material pick-up only. Find our hours schedule here: hhttps://www.holycross.edu/holy-cross-libraries/holy-cross-libraries-hours

Have a safe and happy Easter!

Access Popular Magazines Online Through Flipster

 Promotional image about Flipster.  Access popular magazines online via HC Libraries.

This weekend, catch up with the content of your favorite print magazines with our online access to Flipster!

Flipster includes over 1,800 full image print magazines, including Rolling Stone, National Geographic, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New Yorker, and Time. There are titles for cooking, crafting, sports, entertainment, and more.

Find Flipster under the “Special Content” column on the A-Z database page: https://libguides.holycross.edu/az.php

THANK YOU to EBSCO who is providing access to this collection through May 31st.

Questions? Send an email to libref@holycross.edu.

Extended Due Dates

If you have a book checked out during this time, don’t worry! We will send you a reminder to renew one week before your book is due. Once you renew, your new due date will be set to December 2020.

If you are in the Class of 2020, please return all materials to us by July 15th. USPS media mail is the cheapest return option.

You can find more information about returning materials, as well as our online services and collections on our “Doing Research Remotely” guide: https://libguides.holycross.edu/c.php?g=1011382&p=7328129

Questions? Send us an email: libref@holycross.edu

More New Online Content

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We have access to several new online collections including “HeinOnline’s Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment,” “Business Source Ultimate,” “Current Digest of the Chinese Press,” “Films on Demand Master Collection,” and “World News Digest.” Access these, along with all of our other online databases, on the A-Z Research Databases page: https://libguides.holycross.edu/az.php

Please let us know how we can help you, whether you are a student doing research, or a faculty member in need of online resources to support your class. Send an email to libref@holycross.edu!

New Online Content – Database Trials

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We are pleased to announce that in addition to our regular subscription databases, the library now has access to several trial databases, including Theatre, Performance, and Design Collection, Music and Dance Online, Cold War Eastern Europe, and NewspaperARCHIVE. Access these trials, as well as our other databases from the A-Z page: https://libguides.holycross.edu/az.php

Be sure to check back in on this list, as we will be adding even more trials as they become available!

Please note that we will no longer have access to the trial databases once the trial periods end. Thank you to the database publishers for opening these trials in response to the widespread online learning environment!

If you have any questions about these or other resources, please send us an email at libref@holycross.edu.

March 18th Update – Library Access

As of this morning (3/18), here is the latest update regarding our services:

Dinand library will be open for pickup/drop off of materials, via the front entrance, M-F 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, only. This service is limited to faculty, and materials must be requested in advance.

MUSIC Library and the SCIENCE Library will close effective Thursday, March 19th, 2020 until further notice.

Numerous other services are still available through the end of the Spring 2020 semester. Please see our guide: https://libguides.holycross.edu/SpecialSpring2020 for a complete description of services and contact information.

This information is subject to change at any time. If you have any questions, please send an email to libref@holycross.edu.

Library Services Update

If you visit Dinand during this time:

  • Please enter Dinand via the front entrance.
  • We have created a social distancing perimeter around the Circulation Desk. Please stand behind the perimeter so that we may keep 6 feet between each other.
  • Until further notice patrons may use the Main Reading Room and the West Wing (window side) for studying; practice social distancing (3-6 feet).

  • Additionally, please note:

  • Electronic (Document) Delivery of book chapters & articles is available to students through the end of Spring 2020 semester via ILLiad.
  • Fast ILL with Clark University has been suspended.

  • These policies and practices are subject to change at any time. If you have any questions, please email libref@holycross.edu.