Posted in Interesting News & Commentary, Library Spaces, Services, & Resources, Videos

ASC Video Clips from the Archives



The McCain Library Archives & Special Collections is regularly adding historical information about the college to its website at  The most recent additions are some video clips from the late 1920s through mid 1930s, showing campus scenes, students at work and play, etc.

All the clips can be found in the “From the Archives” playlist at McCain Library’s YouTube Channel (, and many of the clip descriptions on YouTube are linked to a related page on the archives website where the video, along with additional pictures and information, can be found.

One of the next major additions to the archives site, coming later this semester, will be a tab on the history of athletics on campus, with a page for each sport & historical pictures of play and teams over the years from the 1890s forward.

Thanks to ITS Media Technician China Wilson ’14 for digitizing this old video, and Margaret Rose Hunt ’18, Archives Student Assistant, for putting the material online.  Please contact Marianne Bradley ’74, Archives Manager, for further information.

Posted in Technology & Research, Tips for Faculty, Videos

New York Times Access

Ever since the New York Times decided to limit their free access to 20 articles a month, some very sad faculty members have been showing up on our doorstep looking for full-text access.  Good news! Most of the current New York Times articles online through the databases Proquest Newspapers and Lexis Nexis Academic.  Unfortunately,  neither of these provides access to images and pictures in the articles.

We created a quick video to help you locate today’s copy of the New York Times.

[If you are using a device that is not connected to the campus network you will need the GALILEO password to access these resources.]

Contact Casey Long at or 404-471-6343 if you have any problems or want to talk about additional access options.

Posted in Research Help, Videos

Welcome! New Students’ Guide to McCain Library

McCain Library is like a second home to many Agnes Scott students.  We hope the incoming students will soon feel the same way!  Here are some tools to help orient you to the library:

We will see you soon!

Posted in Videos

Fun Library Video Starring Kelsey Hensler ’11 and Amanda Jordan ’12

Kelsey Hensler ’12, volunteered with McCain Library over the summer.  In addition to being a tremendous help in so many areas of the library, Kelsey shared her creative side with us.  She created two fun videos that encourage you to ask a librarian for research help.  Her first video was released last month and stars history professor Robin Morris.  Here is her second video, which stars Kelsey and ASC Alumna Amanda Jordan ’11.