Welcome Back!… oh how times have changed (or maybe they’ve stayed the same?)

The library is excited to welcome students back to campus and back to the library! COVID restrictions are a little easier this year and visitors to the library no longer have to book a space. So far, this ‘Welcome Week” we have already welcomed over 1200 students back to the library! This week’s post wasContinue reading “Welcome Back!… oh how times have changed (or maybe they’ve stayed the same?)”

Why is Novanet so confusing? Behind the scenes of our library catalogue

Novanet is both a consortium of academic libraries and an integrated or shared catalogue.  Most of our library users know Novanet as the platform they use to search our library collection, and most of our library users find it confusing and frequently frustrating to use. Why… in 2021… is our catalogue SO confusing?  That isContinue reading “Why is Novanet so confusing? Behind the scenes of our library catalogue”

library acquires thousands of new titles

post prepared by Carolyn DeLorey, Collections Librarian The library is pleased to announce a new multidisciplinary, multi-format subscription database: ProQuest One Academic. We are excited about this new resource because it provides full-text access to thousands of new journal and newspaper titles and dissertations, and it more than doubles the number of accessible e-books andContinue reading “library acquires thousands of new titles”

Choose to Challenge: International Women’s Day: Celebrating Viola Desmond

post prepared by Brenna Williams Scroll down for suggested readings and more information. Some resource links may only be available when signed into the StFX library. Today is International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is #ChoosetoChallenge, and what better way to celebrate than by showcasing the achievements of the Nova Scotian woman who chose toContinue reading “Choose to Challenge: International Women’s Day: Celebrating Viola Desmond”

Anti-Racism Education

post by Sandy Iverson, University Librarian In support of anti-racism education the library has produced a new subject guide that draws attention to a number of resources on anti-racism, anti-oppression and decolonization. The guide contains information and links to selected books, articles, films, videos and other multimedia resources available in the library or online. TheContinue reading “Anti-Racism Education”

African Heritage Month

Post prepared by Brenna Williamson February is African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia. Today’s post offers a brief history of African Canadians in Nova Scotia, focusing on the Africville community. Scroll to the end for a list and description of recommended further readings on Africville available at the St FX Library. Black Settlers in NovaContinue reading “African Heritage Month”


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