All posts by Justine Withers

Electronic and Continuing Resources Catalog Librarian, Gleeson Library | Geschke Center, University of San Francisco

A new look for the database list

The database list at Gleeson Library has a new look! Find it from the home page:
Search > Databases and on the Databases page, click “A to Z List of Databases.” Here you will see the treasure trove of electronic resources.

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Search by subject

Discover a subject-specific database beyond your old favorites.

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Search by type

Looking for a particular kind of content? Narrow in on specific types of research studies, data, and other resources.

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Search for a keyword

Do you remember part of a title or something about a database’s contents? Use the search box.

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** Perhaps you can’t remember what it’s called but you know who publishes it. Give the Vendor menu a try.

The A to Z list augments the research guides created by librarians to assist you in finding resources on your subject. You’ll see the research guides getting spruced up as well over the next few months. Check them out from the home page:
Guides & Tools > Research Guides.

We welcome suggestions via our Email the Reference Department form.

Image: Pasta Alphabet by Sandy

Get the score on sports resources at Gleeson

Hey, sport! During a recent reference desk shift, a researcher in the library asked me for statistics about badminton participation. I happily recommended the Sports Market Analytics database (previously known as SBRNet).

SMA gathers in-depth analytics on both professional and hobby sports: Continue reading Get the score on sports resources at Gleeson

Gleeson hosts third annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Gleeson Library/Art+Feminism* 2017 Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

A Women’s History Month Program

Thursday, March 9, 2017
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Gleeson Library 2nd Floor

In conjunction with the New York-based organization Art+Feminism and USF’s Art + Architecture program, Gleeson Library is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon. Continue reading Gleeson hosts third annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Bill and Miguel’s Excellent Earth Day

William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes died 400 years ago on 23 April. Earth Day is 22 April. In the spirit of conservation and commemoration, Gleeson Library celebrated the days with one glorious mashup. We joined the Earth Day Celebration on Thursday 21 April in Gleeson Plaza. And we’re asking people to put their own spin on passages from Shakespeare and Cervantes with our “Recycle a Classic” fill-in-the-blank game.


23 April is World Book and Copyright Day, chosen by UNESCO because it is the traditional date marking the deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes. (They died on the same date but not the same day because time is slippery.)

Miguel de Cervantes
circa September 1547 – April 22 1616


Image credit: Maren Salomon

William Shakespeare
circa April 1564 – April 23 1616


Image credit: Maren Salomon

2016 is Shakespeare crazy because of the 400th anniversary.

Planet Earth
circa 4.5 billion years ago – present


Image Credit: NASA