The relationship between the library and the faculty is very important. Especially here at Divine Word College since we are a smaller academic library and do not have subject librarians. As a result, we at the Matthew Jacoby Library are dependent upon the support from the benevolent faculty of Divine Word College. Please aid us in our efforts to put forth the best resources possible for our students to use. We humbly ask you to assist us by offering recommendations in both acquiring books (using Choice Online), and also by helping weed out resources from the library that have become outdated and are no longer considered academically relevant. We also ask that you encourage students to use the library, not only the brick and mortar library, but also the library website, to satisfy their information needs. In return, we promise to support you, both personally and your class, in any way possible. Please check out our Information Literacy page and let us know if you would like for us to come to your class and help you with a research project. Let’s work together to provide our students with the help and support they need to be lifelong learners.
The Matthew Jacoby library is dedicated to helping faculty research and publish. One way is through our EBSCOhost subscription. Of course you can also use the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) network that we have established with other libraries (WorldCat tutorial / ILL tutorial). In addition to this, the library would be happy to consider purchasing needed resources to further your research just as long as you can explain why the addition of the resources will benefit the library as a whole. Lastly, a good source to consider when determining which journal you would like to submit your manuscript to is SCImago Journal & Country Rank. The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). This website has comprehensive journal rankings and descriptions.