From November 18 (Monday) through December 18 (Wednesday)

In order to provide adequate study space during final exams, access to Lewis Library will be restricted to Loyola University Chicago:

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Alumni
  • Staff
  • We regret that that guests will not be allowed at this time.

    If someone has questions on this matter, please contact Lewis Library Circulation staff or the Head Librarian.

    The Law Library has had some changes made to their website, and it is now located at

    They are still getting the website set up properly, so currently a lot of information is located in the wrong location/ harder to find.

    To access their subject guides:
    Click on “Start Research” and select “LibGuides (Research Guides)”

    To access the Database A-Z list:
    Click on “Start Research” and select “Subscription Databases”

    A list of library faculty/ staff can be found at

    We currently have two trials going.
    Short Story Index is in print in the Lewis Reference collection 1984/1988-2005//2009
    2010-2011 and Cudahy Reference (Subscription cancelled effective Jan. 1, 2005)1984/1988-1994/1998, 1999/2004
    We are looking at possible alternatives in these two products. Would these items assist you will answering questions? Have you had these kind of questions often enough to warrant us getting them? What do you think of each product? Ebsco will be sending a comparison of the overlap in the 2 products and I will forward it when it comes.
    Please find below more information on our Poetry & Short Story Reference Center as well as Short Story Index online. Because Poetry & Short Story Reference Center is so new, it is not yet available on trial. I would be happy to set you up with a trial once it is released.

    Short Story Index Trial Link (active for 60 days):,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ssx*Short
    Story Index = $2,500 This database is an essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre, or for those researching a body of work of a literary figure. Short Story Index provides detailed indexing for hundreds of thousands of short stories, as well as full text for thousands of stories. Short Story Index is searchable by author, title, subject, keyword, date, literary technique and source, or by any combination of terms.

    Content Includes:

    • Detailed indexing of more than 117,000 stories from more than 4,200 collections and anthologies
    • Full text for nearly 5,000 stories
    • Coverage dating as far back as 1984


    *Poetry & Short Story Reference Center = $7,390

    Poetry & Short Story Reference Center provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary full-text poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques.This full-text database incorporates contemporary content from the finest publishers including Knopf, Houghton Mifflin, New Directions, Copper Canyon Press and dozens of authors and Estates, as well as Critical Survey of Poetry and Critical Survey of Short Fiction, and other major respected reference books and literary journals.

    This database contains selected works of major and minor American and English poets, along with international poetry with representation from each continent (accompanied by English translations, when available); Plays and Speeches; Short Stories and Classic Books; Biographies; Critical Analyses; Contextual Essays and Explications for important works; Essays on Poetic Forms, Terms, Techniques and Movements; Multimedia / Audio & Video of poets reading their works; and interviews from reputable sources like the Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Foundation and MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.

    Poetry & Short Story Reference Center contains:

    • Over 660,000 full-text poems, both classic and contemporary
    • More than 43,000 full-text short stories, both classic and contemporary
    • Over 10,000 dramatic works
    • More than 2,300 audio recordings of poets reading their own works from Academy of American Poets, poets reading works of other poets and podcasts from The Poetry Magazine
    • More than 45 videos provided by Academy of American Poets and MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
    • Over 450 explications of both classic and contemporary poems
    • Over 500 eBooks focused on poetry, drama and short stories
    • Over 30 Teaching & Learning Guides featuring specific lesson plans and tips for assignments specifically crafted for this database, along with 20 Lesson Plans/labs from The Poetry Foundation

    Also, I will provide a comparison report of the two resources once that is available. Please let me know if you have any questions.


    Happy Thanksgiving!


    Thank you!

    Kathryn Hutton

    In case anyone else is asked regarding the best way to search for Loyola Dissertations, it is using the following keywords:

    Thesis (Ph.D.)–Loyola University Chicago

    The Quinlan School of Business is launching an inaugural Case Competition this week. For this competition, undergraduate students are being asked to research company and industry information related to a case study, which will be released to them at midnight tonight. Details on the Competition can be found on the Quinlan Case Study website – There are 20 teams of 3 to 5 students signed up for the competition.

    The pertinent information for all Reference staff is that the case will be released at midnight tonight and students have until Monday morning to do research and prepare a presentation. Presentations will take place at WTC all day on Monday. Since it is an undergraduate competition, we anticipate that many students will be doing research at LSC, especially during the weekend, though a fair amount may come down to WTC to do it. In any case, I have been asked to put together a Research Guide specifically for the Quinlan Case Competition. The Quinlan Case Competition Research Guide is here –

    The Quinlan Case Competition organizers are also posting the link to the guide in the Blackboard Community for the competition. Please share this information with anyone who might be working at the Reference Desk between now and Monday.

    There are currently 4 classes which I know of who are looking for Chicago Community Resources and Chicago Gang Resources: One in Sociology, 2 in Criminal Justice and one in Social Work.

    For Criminal Justice, one class is doing research on a particular gang and has to find out community demographics for their territories as well. Another CJ class, each student is given two communities (one high crime, one low crime) and has to hypothesize what are neighborhood factors which might account for the difference (gangs being one). I do not know the Sociology assignment. Lastly, the Social Work assignment has the students looking at demographic, economic and immigrant elements in a community to determine services necessary for the community.

    There are guides that will be of use to these classes: (the page for Chicago Gangs information)

    The First 3 research guides are listed under Criminal Justice and Criminology and the Communities and Social Work Stats are listed under Social Work. (yes, the Communities one is listed under both). If you find any resources not on these guides (or that you think are not on these guides) please let me know and I will be glad to add them.

    Thanks – Susan


    If any students should ask for a “basal reader” (it will sound like they are saying “basil”), please direct them to the following textbook titles in the Curriculum Collection on the 6th floor.

    Rigby Literacy (Grades K-5) — LB 1573 .R54 2004
    Scott Foresman Reading (Grades K-4) — LB 1573 .S36 2000
    SRA Open Court Reading (Grades PreK-6) — LB 1573 .S63 2005
    Harcourt Trophies (Grades K-6) — LB 1573 .T76 2003
    Elements of Literature (Holt, Rinehart and Winston) (Grades 6-12) — LB 1575 .E44 2000
    Glencoe Literature (Grades 6-12) — LB 1575 .G54 2000
    Treasures: a reading/language arts program (McGraw-Hill) (Grades PreK-6)– LB 1576 .T74 2007
    Language of Literature (McDougal Littell) (Grades 6-12) — LB 1631 .L23 2002

    If there are any questions, please let me know.


    There is now a research guide available on the Titanic to support the upcoming events around the 100th anniversary of it sinking.  You can see it at:  Please ask Tracy Ruppman or Susan Wardzala if you have any questions about it.

    In case anyone comes looking for the resources for Prof. Gramata’s class (Mark 363), they can be found here:

    I have just added a link in the Drupal Staff Web, under Departments, Reference to Tara’s list of databases which visitors and alumni do not have access to.  It includes databases which have a”limited” number of users (like one person can use it at a time or two or whatever).

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