One Search is Here!

Have you ever gone from one library database to the next in search for the perfect resource, and wished that the library could offer you a single interface to search all those resources, all at once?  Well, now we do offer such an interface!  The library recently unveiled a new tool that allows you to search across numerous library resources all at once: One Search.   While not all databases are searchable in the One Search system, there are enough to get you started doing research on just about any topic.  We will be publishing search interfaces in One Search for each individual subject on the Research by Subject page in the next few months, so stay tuned!  In the meantime, try out our Multisubject search, linked from the library’s homepage, or search across a particular subject’s One search interface by going to the One Search homepage.  Check out what databases are included in the system, and read up on the One Search FAQ’s for more information.

Best of luck with your research projects, and be sure and let us know what you think of the new system!

New Exhibit at the Library

Throughout the month of March, Francis A. Drexel Library will host an exhibit of sample pieces from the 2008 Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition. Named for the heroic teenager who organized Jewish resistance and gave his life fighting in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943, this annual competition provides students in grades 7-12 in all public, private and parochial schools in Philadelphia and its suburbs, with both a forum and opportunity to respond to the Holocaust by means of creative expression. Panels of judges with expertise in various creative disciplines evaluate the 400 or so submissions. The artistic submissions are mounted and exhibited professionally by the Moore College of Art and Design. All of the winning written submissions are published in a booklet and distributed at the awards ceremony which is held each spring at Moore, in conjunction with the exhibition. For more information, contact Anne Krakow, Associate Director for Public Services and Programming, or x1906.