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Pegg Stoddard, Executive Secretary

The Beloit College
Information Services and Resources (ISR) Division provides access to information resources, supports their use, and serves as a center for engaged learning.  Staff located in Mayer Hall and Col. Robert H. Morse Library and Richard Black Information Center collaborate and consult with faculty, students, and staff to provide a learning and living environment dedicated to the cultivation of liberally educated persons.

Library provides access to the online catalog (BELCAT), a rich collection of electronic resources, and information about Beloit College Library services.

Information Technology (IT)
provides technology resources and services to students, faculty, and staff. Policies related to technology purchases, the Academic Technology Fund Plan (ATF) for faculty equipment replacements and other Library and IT services can be found on the ISR Plans and Policies page.

  • 4 laptops + 1 study table = no problem!

    March 1, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Six-outlet surge protectors are installed on study tables throughout the library.  Look for signs with a power strip graphic affixed to table tops.  The power strips are affixed to the central divider on 4-seat tables and the side leg of many 2-seat tables.  A few extra outlets have also been added to couch and chair seating areas on all three levels.

  • Wednesday Zotero session -- spots still available!

    February 2, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Have your classes for the day been canceled? Would you like to learn about Zotero, a great program that helps you to manage citations and resources? There are still spots available at today's Zotero instruction session! If you'd like to find out more, drop by the Bibliographic Instruction room on the lower level of the Library today at 11:00am! No sign-up necessary! Faculty, staff, and students are all invited.

  • Zotero informational sessions available

    January 25, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Have you heard of Zotero (  It's a free citation management application that's available online and on most computers in the library.  ISR is offering an opportunity to help you learn how to start using this time-saving tool today!

  • News about the JSTOR scholarly article database

    January 16, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    JSTOR is not just back issues anymore!  Selected current content is now available.   Our collection of JSTOR back issues continues to expand as well.  The library recently added JSTOR’s Arts and Sciences IX collection, which widens coverage of archaeology, anthropology, sociology, business, economics, population studies, and political science.

  • 500 items added to Logan Museum Digital Collection

    January 12, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Five hundred new items have recently been added to the Logan Museum of Anthropology Digital Collections, bringing the total number of items in the collections to nearly 1,700.  The new artifacts continue to expand the online collections' Native American holdings.  Watch for future additions in the near future, and don't forget to visit the collections at

  • BELCAT unavailable on Jan. 5

    January 4, 2011 at 8:47 am

    BELCAT, the Library catalog, will be unavailable on Wednesday, Jan. 5th in order to complete routine catalog updates. Though BELCAT and our circulation system will not be available until work is complete, Library staff will be available to assist with discovery and borrowing of collection materials.

  • Do you use government documents? If so, consider taking this survey!

    December 22, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Help the Beloit College Library serve you better by completing a short survey about access and use of information sources provided by the Federal Government.

  • Don't forget to return your library books!

    December 10, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Do you have library items that are due before you’ll return to Beloit?
    All materials borrowed from our library, the Beloit Public Library,
    UW-Madison Libraries, and through interlibrary loan can be returned to
    the Beloit College Library Circulation Desk before you leave campus
    for winter break.

  • Oxford English Dictionary online relaunched

    November 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    The Oxford English Dictionary online has been relaunched!  This new version of the popular reference resource features many new features, including integration with the Historical Thesaurus to allow for easy research into the history of the English language.

  • MathSciNet adds new display features

    October 20, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    MathSciNet, a database from the American Mathematical Society, has upgraded its interface to include MathJax, an open source JavaScript display engine.  This allows for more efficient display of mathematical symbols and formulas without downloading PDF versions of documents.  To learn more, see the AMS bulletin about the enhancements.  To access MathSciNet, visit the Library's listing of databases.

  • Zotero citation management training opportunity

    September 27, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Have you heard of Zotero?  It's a free, time-saving citation management application that's available online and on most computers in the library.  ISR is offering an opportunity to help you learn how to start using Zotero today!  Two informational sessions are available.

  • Library main entrance reopens Friday, Sept. 24

    September 23, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    The Library front entrance will reopen tomorrow morning (Sept. 24) at 8:30a.

    Follow the sidewalks to the ramp on the south west edge of the patio and walk on level, solid ground all the way up to the double doors. 

    In coming weeks our steps will be poured, lighting and railings installed.  Please be mindful of construction crews as they continue their work and use caution in areas marked with barricades and construction tape.