Posted in Skill Builder Series, Technology & Research

~Video Production Tips~ Skill Builder

Going remote can present challenges to any video production team. This session will cover tips and resources on making your own video project and how to do so while social distancing.

Instructor: Anastasia Owen, Center for Digital & Visual Literary

For additional information email or call 404-471-6094.

Posted in Interesting News & Commentary, Library Spaces, Services, & Resources, Research Help, Technology & Research

Access World and Local News Resources

McCain Library’s access to the news resource from NewsBank is now accessible. Links have been added to GALILEO and the A to Z list and display of results in EDS and WorldCat is pending.

This resource has reliable, credible information from a wide variety of international, national and local news sources.
Access World News Research Collection:

For other news sources, see the AJC online with access through McCain Library for full-text coverage of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper back to 1985, with full color newspaper image coverage from 2017 to now. Also includes text content from AJC Blogs and web edition only articles.
Access Atlanta Journal-Constitution Collection (1985-current):

Posted in Interesting News & Commentary, Skill Builder Series

Researching Ghost Stories

Join us for Tomorrow’s Skill Builder Workshop!

Whenever some sort of unusual phenomenon is happening in town, the courageous ghost hunting heroes always head to the library to learn who might be haunting the town. Want to learn about mayhem that may have happened in your town? Attend this session for tips on searching through historical newspapers.

When: October 30, 2020 – 1:00pm -1:30pm

Instructors: Casey Long & Jenna Lucas

Where: REGISTER to receive a meeting link

For more information, contact McCain Library at or 404-471-6094.

Posted in Skill Builder Series

LinkedIn Profiles: Set Yourself Up for Success

OICD Career Peers Kira and Alisha will discuss the fundamentals of setting up a LinkedIn profile, as well as why a persuasive profile can be an incredible professional tool. Learn how to use LinkedIn as a resume and portfolio and a tool for networking.

  • When: October 26, 2020 @ 4:30pm
  • WhereRegister to receive a link
  • Instructors: Kira Barrett ’21 & Alisha Vegdani ’22, Office of Internship and Career Development

For more information, contact Casey Long at

Posted in Interesting News & Commentary, Skill Builder Series

World Statistics Day

Today is World Statistics Day! World Statistics Day is celebrated every 5 years on October 20th. This year is the 3rd celebration of the resolution. To learn more about the history of the celebration and the campaign by the Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic Affairs, visit

Happy World

Previously this semester, we featured Statistical Data and Databases in our Skill Builder Series. See the video below to learn about which Databases to use through McCain Library to find data and data sets.

Happy Researching!

Posted in Interesting News & Commentary, Skill Builder Series

Skill Builder Series: LGBTQ+ Research Tools

Did you know that McCain Library provides access to LGBTQ+ newspapers, magazines, and archival materials? You can review records from ACT UP, Mattachine Society, Lesbian Herstory Archives, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Historical Society and more. In this workshop we will guide you through three databases: Archives of Sexuality & Gender, LBGTQ+ Source, and LGBT Thought and Culture. Plus we will highlight our Queer Cinema Guide.

For more information, contact McCain Library at or 404-471-6094.

Posted in Library Spaces, Research Help, Services

Study Carrel Reservations at McCain Library Begin Tuesday


Study carrel reservations for spring 2018 will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. If you are enrolled in a senior seminar or an independent study, here is your chance to reserve a carrel for a whole semester (to turn it into your home away from home)! Library staff at the main check-out desk will start reserving them as soon as the library doors open on the first day of classes.

There are 41 carrels around the library, so walk through McCain, choose 2-3 carrel numbers/locations as your ideal choice, fill out the form, and get in line early! The carrels typically are all reserved by 9 a.m. Please don’t despair if you miss getting one this spring! Any student may sit at a carrel until the reservation-holder arrives.

Posted in Research Help

Find Articles without the GALILEO Discover Search Box

Choose & Search a Database from the Databases A-Z list

Cross-Search Multiple Databases

  • Start with the database Academic Search Complete
  • Then click on the Choose Databases link just above the search box
  • Add all databases or select the ones that best fit your topic
  • Note: Only databases owned by EBSCOHost will be available to cross-search
  • Here is a video that demonstrates this process:
Posted in Library Spaces, Services, & Resources, Research Help

Need Citation Help?

Just in time for the completion of final papers, McCain Library has published two guides to help you whip your citations into shape. Check out our new APA Citation Guide and MLA 8th Edition Citation Guide. Each guide walks you through key formatting tips and provides examples of how to format popular types of resources.


If you still cannot figure out how to cite something, stop by the Scottie Research & Rescue Desk, email us at, or set up an individual appointment and we will do our best to help! We will not format your entire bibliography for you, but we are willing to answer tough citation questions! Good luck with all you need to do in the next two weeks!


Posted in Library Spaces, Services, & Resources, Research Help

Two New Employees Join McCain Library

Christopher compressed

Christopher Bishop joined Agnes Scott College as the User Services Librarian on August 15, taking over the office and position formerly held by Erica Hardy. In this role, Chris will provide leadership and vision for the McCain Library unit and three staff who handle circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan/ARCHE interlibrary use, patron records, and software/web pages related to those public services. Chris will also assist other ASC librarians with assessment, collection development, instructional sessions, faculty outreach, and research support. Look for him on Tuesday nights at the Research Help Desk.

He comes to ASC from Emory University’s Oxford College Library where he was Systems Librarian and liaison to the History, Sociology, and Economics departments at Oxford, providing support for faculty research, reserve requests, and instructional needs. He was instrumental in the rollout of a whole new integrated system software at both the Oxford and Atlanta campus libraries of Emory University. Prior to Oxford, Chris served as Reference and Instructional Librarian at the Westminster Schools, as a Teacher-Librarian at Redan High School, and as Periodical Service Center Coordinator at Georgia State University Libraries in Atlanta.

Chris has earned the following degrees: a Master of Library and Information Science from Florida State University; a Master of Library Media Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts (History) from Georgia State University.  He will be presenting at two professional conferences this fall.

When he is not dreaming up new library services for McCain Library to offer, you can find Chris near campus in Decatur, searching Pinterest for home ideas and thinking of ways to construct the inventions he finds on a shoestring budget.



Stephany K compressed

Stephany Atkins Kurth became the Access Services & Interlibrary Loan Coordinator for McCain Library on August 1. Her office is on the library’s ground floor where Debbie Adams formerly worked. Stephany is handling interlibrary loan requests from the ASC campus and from other libraries. She also is directing the hiring, collaborative training, and evaluating of McCain’s student assistants and serving as back-up for Circulation Desk staffing.

Before coming to Agnes Scott College, Stephany worked as a Library Associate for nine years at Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture Library, where she also served on the institute’s Staff Council. Her extensive library experience includes three years as a Reference Assistant at the Georgia Historical Society in Savannah; work as a Periodicals Coordinator at the University of Montevallo Library in Alabama; as Copy Cataloger at the Tennessee State Library and Archives; and as Circulation Assistant at the Arlington (Texas) Public Library. Stephany is a native of Louisiana and studied English at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

When she’s not at work, you can find her hiking in the woods with her husband and two dogs, attending concerts all over Atlanta, or trying out new recipes at her home in Decatur.