2560 Leon Guinto Street

Singalong, Malate, Manila

Philippines

632-5677686

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FACILITIES & STUDENT SERVICES

College & Graduate School Library

College & Grad School Lib

Mission


College Lib 28To provide the library users information services in support of instruction, research and curricular offerings and thrusts of St. Scholastica’s College Manila, through updated library resources and services.

Service Hours

Regular School Days

Monday to Friday

From 7:30am to 6:00pm
(No Lunch Break)

Saturday

From 8:00am to 2:00pm

Summer Break

Monday to Friday

8:00am to 5:00pm
(No Lunch Break)

Saturday

8:00am to 12:00pm

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COLLEGE & GRADUATE SCHOOL LIBRARY
St. Scholastica’s College

4th Floor St. Cecilia’s Bldg.
2560 Leon Guinto Street
Malate, Manila
Philippines / P.O. Box 3135

Phone: (632) 567 – 7686 local 252
Fax Number: (632) 559 – 6348 
Email: ssccollib@yahoo.com

 

College & Grad School Lib Office Head & Staff

Mr. Francisco Magpili, III
College Library, OIC

Readers’ Services

Periodicals
Computer
Special
Collection

Reference
Section

Circulation
Section

Technical
Services

Ms. Leslie Bellosillo
Periodicals Librarian

Ms. Razel Delgado
Ms. Maria Theresa Trapsi
Library Staff

Mr. Arnel Moico
Reference Librarian

Ms. Edna Cabe
Library Staff

 

Ms. Jocelyn Desamito
Circulation In-Charge

Mr. Romel Dizon
Copier Key Operator

Ms. Lailani Inciong
Cataloger

(Cataloging Section)

Ms. Evelyn Dungog

Library Staff

Facts and Figures as of SEPTEMBER 2011

BACKGROUND
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COLLECTION
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Date  Established: 2011
Location: 4th floor of St.Cecilia’s Building
Floor Area: 967.5 sq. m.
Seating Capacity: 248

Book Collections: 32,986 titles – 40,953 vols.
Non-Filipiniana: 28, 739 titles – 34,321 vols.
Filipiniana: 7,190 titles - 9,632 vols.
Theses & Dissertations: 1,115 titles 
Maps/Globes: 47/4
Vertical Files: 5,311 articles

PERIODICALS
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SUBSCRIPTIONS
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ONLINE DATABASES: 9 databases

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PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
Foreign & Local
Journals/Magazines: 100 titles  

Newspapers: 10 titles

NON-PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
Microfilm: 19 titles - 1,935 reel

Microfiche: 7 titles
DVD (newspapers): 6 titles – 396 discs
Gift & Exchange: 65 titles

Location of the College Library and its Resources:
4th floor of St.Cecilia’s Buildings
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4th Floor 
Left Wing

4th Floor 
Right Wing

Office of the College Librarian
General Circulation Section
Technical / Cataloging Section
Faculty Area
Best Sellers Collection

 

Periodicals Section
Filipiniana Collection
Microfilm Collection
CD Collection

Special Collection:
Peace Studies
Women’s Studies 
Environmental Studies 
Benedictine Studies 

Mezzanine Floor 
Left Wing

Mezzanine Floor 
Right Wing

Reference Section
Graduate Library
Thesis Collection
Photocopier II
Laptop Workstation II
Vertical File Collection

Computer Room
Discussion Room
Laptop Workstation I
Reading Area
Photocopier  I

Description

General Collection
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Cataloging Section

 

Consists of books on all subjects, except those belonging to the special collections, which may be checked out from the library. SSC college students may borrow five (5) books at a time upon presentation of their ID’s.

Library materials for the different section processed in the Cataloging Section.

Faculty Area
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Periodicals
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This room is for the exclusive use of SSC faculty for study and research. It is also a place where they can browse through books for examination which they may want to recommend for acquisition.

Periodicals include newspapers, magazines and professional journals in print, microform, and electronic formats. Bound Periodicals are arranged alphabetically by title on shelves. Current issues of selected periodicals, magazines and journals of print copies are displayed on the shelves. The back issues of local newspapers are available on microfilm while some selected journals are available on microfiche. Microfiche reader/printer is provided in this section for reading and printing the articles from this collection.

Indexes to newspaper, magazine and journal articles help users identify and locate the articles they need. The library has the following indexes in print and electronic format: 1) the Index to Philippine Periodicals (IPP); 2) the Computerized Index to Philippine Periodicals (CIPPA); 3) RL Newspapers Index; and (4) Index to Philippine Newspapers.

The library also subscribes to online periodical database which is the ProQuest 5000 SC with eleven (11) databases that give citation, abstract, and full text of the articles in over 10,200+ selected foreign journals. Other than the periodicals, ProQuest also includes theses and dissertations in full text.

Periodicals do not circulate because they are hard to replace. Photocopiers and printers are provided for those who need copies of articles.

Filipiniana Collection
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Reference Section
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This collection consists of books about the Philippines and its people, written or published by Filipinos. Filipiniana titles with arrangement, treatment of information and use similar to that of reference books are not circulated and are kept in the Reference Section. Filipiniana periodical titles are also kept in the Periodicals Section.

This section contains the library’s collection of reference books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, directories, bibliographies, maps, atlases and yearbooks. The reference collection is separated from the rest of the library collection because the reference materials are for ROOM USE only.

The information found in reference books are organized for quick and easy use, arranged in an alphabetical or chronological arrangement or accessed through the use of detailed indexes and cross references. The books /materials are intended to be referred to for pieces of information, not to be read from beginning to end.

The Special Collections
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Women’s Studies Collection

Four collections make up the Special Collections in the SSC College Library. The collections – Women’s Studies, Environmental Studies and Peace Studies refer to the advocacies of SSC. The Benedictine Studies collection, on the other hand, strengthens the identity of the school as a Benedictine institution.

This special collection contains books on Women and Gender studies and other related literature in support of the school’s women empowerment advocacy, the Women’s Studies curricular program, and the research agenda on women. Started in the early 80’s, this expanded to a full collection in 2012.

Peace Studies

Environmental Studies

In 2011, SSC collaborated with the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation to start this collection on the themes of peace and social justice. Intended initially to assist student’s research, this collection is envisioned to contain research papers and information on global peace and justice initiative.

In the history of SSC, the advocacies on Care for Mother Earth and environmental stewardship have always been included in its school themes. This collection holds relevant information on ecological studies that would support classroom teaching and learning, and faculty and student research on the topic.

Benedictine Studies

Graduate Library
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This collection was started to strengthen the school’s identity as a Benedictine institution. This contains books on Benedictine spirituality, on the life of St. Benedict, St. Scholastica, St. Hildegarde and other notable Benedictine saints, and books written by Benedictine authors.

*Books in these collections published more than 5 years ago are not disposed but are archived because of their historical and research value.

This library is for the exclusive use of students registered in the Graduate School. Graduate students may check out up to five books per week, renewable if nobody else requests for the same titles.

Computer Room
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Discussion Room

This room contains computers for accessing the Internet and online databases for use by administrators, faculty, students and staff of St. Scholastica’s College. A member of the library staff is assigned to this room to assist users and provide instruction in the use of the computers to access the Internet and online databases.

This room is a venue for students to discuss group research projects so they can develop critical analyses and learn to share ideas. Each group is allowed to use this room for one (1) hour only but may be granted an extension if there are no other requests. Reservations for the use of this room should be made with the library staff at the door control.

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Reading Rooms

Monday to Friday

7:30am to 6:00pm

Saturday

8:00am to 2:00pm

Copier Schedule

Monday to Friday

8:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday

8:00am to 3:00pm

Computer Room

Monday to Friday

8:00am to 4:30pm

Saturday

8:00am to 2:00pm

Microreader / Printer

Monday to Friday

7:30am to 12:00pm 
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Saturday

8:00am to 2:00pm

Recently Acquired Books
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MARCH 2014

FEBRUARY 2014

JANUARY 2014

DECEMBER 2013

NOVEMBER 2013

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Recently Acquired Magazines & Journals
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SEPTEMBER 2014

AUGUST 2014

JULY 2014

JUNE 2014

FEBRUARY 2014

JANUARY 2014

DECEMBER 2013

NOVEMBER 2013

 

 

Database Aggregator (access from SSC CAMPUS only)

ProQuest 5000™ is one of the most comprehensive multidisciplinary databases available online. ProQuest 5000 is an extensive general reference resource providing access to over 10,200 publications, with more than 6,020 of those in full text. The millions of articles in ProQuest 5000 give users access to nearly all the ProQuest® periodical databases. With ProQuest 5000, users find all types of information included in the following combined databases:

ABI/INFORM Global
(Business, Finance, Economics: journals, company profiles, Wall Street Journal)

Academic Research Library

Most scholarly and comprehensive way to explore and understand business research topics. Search nearly 3000 worldwide business periodicals for in-depth coverage of business and economic conditions, management techniques, theory, and practice of business, advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finance, taxation, computers, and more. Expanded international coverage. Fast access to information on 60,000 + companies with business and executive profiles. Now includes The Wall Street Journal. 

Search for coverage of a broad range of subjects including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women’s interests.

  

ProQuest Agriculture Journals
(Science, Agriculture: Journals and magazines)

ProQuest Social Science Journals

Search full-text journals in agriculture and related fields.

Search full-text periodicals covering the social sciences.  

ProQuest Computing
(Science, Technology: Journals and magazines)

ProQuest Education Journals

Search top computing journals in full text for research on subjects such as database design, software development, web commerce, LANs, WANs, Intranets, and the Internet.

Search the leading full-text journals in education and related fields.

 

ProQuest Science Journals 
(Science, Technology: Journals and magazines)

Search full text and images for the leading periodicals in science and technology. Subject coverage includes computers, engineering, physics, telecommunications, and transportation.

Other Web Catalog

DLSU Philippine University Library Search Engine (PULSE)

 is a web-based system that allows searching of the library holdings of the different DLSU System Schools and invoke the library web searching facility of other Philippine Universities.  

The National Library

 is notable for being the home of the original copies of the defining works of José Rizal: Noli Me Tangere, El Filibusterismo and Mi último adiós.          

The ”Filipiniana.net Collections”

 includes the 100 Nobelang Tagalog, Image Database, Philippine Revolutionary Records (PRR), Virtual Blair and Robertson, 100 Pinoy Komiks, Philippine Legal Database, Knowledge Map, Premio Zobel, Master Union Bibliography, Philippine Women’s Studies,Philippine Labor
 Studies and The Complete Jose Rizal.     

Indexes

Computerized Index to Philippine Periodical Articles (CIPPA)

The College Library has acquired a database of selected newspaper titles, in digitized format, produced by The Ateneo Rizal Library Photoduplication Services. All articles are searchable by title, author and subject. 

Index to Philippine Newspapers (IPN)

An online newspaper index of University of the Philippines which can be accessed online.

Rizal Library Newspapers in DVD

The College Library has acquired a database of selected newspaper titles in digitized format, produced by The Ateneo Rizal Library Photoduplication Services. All articles are searchable by title, author and subject.  Full text articles, columns, and images may also be cropped directly from the database’s main  program window. You can accessed this program at the Periodicals Section.

Open Access Online Resources

Center for Culinary Arts, Manila

AGORA 
(Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture)

Believe in the natural capacity of Filipinos to become successful leaders in the global culinary industry. We recognize the uniqueness of each student and the need to develop them not only trough our internationally accredited programs, facilities and faculty, but also to imbibe in them strong leadership and social values that are celebrated world-wide as uniquely Filipino.

It is an initiative to provide free access to 474 journals from major scientific publishers in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences.

Bioline International

BUBL Information Services

is a not-for-profit electronic publishing service committed to providing access to quality research journals published in developing countries.

Publishes in the following areas: health (tropical medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology, emerging new diseases), biodiversity, the environment, conservation and international development.

Features 30 peer-reviewed journals from Brazil, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe. Many journals are available free of charge.

A national (UK oriented) information service for the higher educationcommunity.

Links to over 10,000 quality Internet resources covering all subject areas, and sub-divided by type. Search or browse. Excellent for tracking down UK institutions.

 

 

CiteSeer

D-Lib Magazine

is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science.

CiteSeer aims to improve the dissemination and feedback of the scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge

Is a solely electronic publication with a primary focus on digital library research and development, including but not limited to new technologies, applications, and contextual social and economic issues.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

EdResearch Online

is a database of the University of Lund (Sweden) whichprovides access to quality controlled scientific Open Access Journals covering several subject areas. Open access journals use a funding model that does not charge the readers. Approximately 1,670 titles are available in full text. Currently 414 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 76,402 articles are included in the DOAJ service.

is produced by ACER Cunningham Library. 70% of the documents are linked to freely available full text documents.

Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL)

Emerald’s Journal of the Week

Led by Open Society Institute/Soros foundation network. It provides links to different full-text journals in the Internet.

Feature provides free weekly access to two of Emerald’s high quality journals. You will be able to access, free of charge, all content from the featured journals.

FindArticles

FreeFulltext.com

is a vast archive of published articles that you can search for free. Constantly updated, it contains articles dating back to 1998 from more than 300 magazines and journals.

 

provides direct links to over 7000 scholarly periodicals which allow some or all of their online content to be viewed by ANYONE with Internet access for free (though some may require free registration). The issue(s) which are available for free are indicated for each title on the alphabetical periodical lists. Date coverage is from 1997 to 2003. Journals are arranged by title.    

Google Scholar

MERLOT

It enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.

is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Subjects include arts, business, education, mathematics, statistics, social science, science and technology.

Online Books Page

PLoS Biology

is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. Listing over 20,000 free books on the Web.

Is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS), a non-profit organization committed to making scientific and medical literature a public resource.

PLoS Genetics

PLoS Pathogens

Reflects the full breadth and interdisciplinary nature of genetics and genomics research by publishing outstanding original contributions in all areas of biology.

is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published monthly by the Public Library of Science (PLoS). Subjects include bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses cause a plethora of diseases that have important medical, agricultural, and economic consequences.

Treasures of the Internet

Provides links to primary databases, photo galleries, as well as stable archives and directories available in the internet. It has search feature and an index for quick access to various databases.  

College Lib 32St. Scholastica’s College belongs to four consortia; the South Manila Inter-Institutional Consortium (SMI-IC), the Consortium of Women Colleges (CWC) and the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines – National Capital Region, Tertiary Commission (CEAP-NCR). As a member of these consortia, students of St. Scholastica’s College have access to the library collections of the consortium member schools.

• Consortium of Benedictine Colleges in Metro Manila (CBCM) 
• South Manila Inter-Institutional Consortium (SMI-IC)
• Consortium of Women’s Colleges (CWC)
• CEAP-NCR

Consortium of Benedictine Colleges in Metro Manila (CBCM)

St. Scholastica’s College – Manila

San Beda College – Mendiola

San Beda College – Alabang

South Manila Inter-Institutional Consortium (SMI-IC)

Member Institution

Visiting Schedule

No. of Persons per Day/Visit

Fee in excess of 2 researchers

Days

Hours

Adamson University
900 San Marcelino St., Ermita, Manila

Monday 
to
Friday

8:00am 
to 
5:00pm

2

P50

De La Salle 
College of St. Benilde 

2544 Taft Evenue Manila 1004

Saturday

8:00am 
to 
4:00pm

2

Undergraduate P50
Faculty P80
Masteral P80

De La Salle University
2401 Taft Ave., Manila

Monday 
to 
Friday

8:00am 
to 
4:00pm

2

P100

Emilio Aguinaldo College 
1113-1117 San Marcelino St., Ermita, Manila

Monday
to
Friday

8:00am 
to 
5:00pm

5

P20

Lyceum of the Philippines University
Muralla cor Real St., Intramuros, Manila

Wednesday

and

Saturday

5:00pm 
to
7:00pm

5

Free

Philippine Christian University
1648 Taft. Ave., Manila

Monday
to
Saturday

8:30am
to
5:30pm

2

P50

Philippine Normal University 
Taft Ave., Manila

Monday
to
Friday

9:00am
to 
5:00pm

2

P100

Philippine Women’s University 
1743 Taft Avenue, Manila 1004

Wednesday

8:00am
to
8:00pm

2

P50

St. Paul University Manila 
680 Pedro Gil St., Malate, Manila

Monday
to
Friday

8:00am
to
5:00pm

2

P20

St. Scholastica’s College Manila 
2560 Leon Guinto St., Malate, Manila

Monday
to
Friday

8:00am
to
6:00pm

5

P100

University of the Philippine Manila
547 Pedro Gil St., Ermita, Manila

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8:00am
to
5:00pm

2

Free

Consortium of Women’s Colleges (CWC)

Assumption College

Miriam College

St. Scholastica’s College

CEAP – NCR (Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines)

CEAP – NCR

Policies

College Lib 15The College Library’s Resources and Services are extended to:

• SSC College Students, administrators, faculty members and registered cross enrollees

• Students from participating schools in the South Manila Inter-institutional Consortium (SMI-IC), the Consortium of Women’s Colleges (CWC), and the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), the Consortium of Benedictine Colleges in Metro Manila (CBCM)

• Visiting researchers, after registering at the Reference counter and payment of a research fee of P100.00.

Requirements:

• Valid SSC I.D.

• SSC alumni card or I.D (to be registered at the Reference section).

• Non-SSC users with referral letters from their respective librarian.

Guidelines:

• The library practices the open-shelf system, so it is necessary to inspect bags, folders, books, etc., at the entrance and exit areas.

• To maintain order and efficiency, library users are required to fall in line while waiting for their turn at the entrance/exit doors, copying machines, and at the circulation counters.

• The library is a place for study and research. Each library user has a responsibility to maintain a conducive atmosphere for learning.

• Cellular phones may be brought into the reading rooms but these should be put on silent mode. However, conversations over cellular phones are not allowed inside the library. Library users should step out of the library if they need to do this. 

• To prevent damage to the collection, eating in the library is not allowed. There are areas outside the library that are designated as eating areas.

Library users should not re-shelve books and periodicals after using them. These should be on the table, carrels, or book trucks designated for this purpose

The Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) contains all the collections of all the unit libraries of St. Scholastica’s College.

Each wing of the College Library has the OPAC workstations which users can use to locate the materials they need. 

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The College Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System which assigns call numbers for each book consisting of alphabets and numbers. The materials on the shelves are arranged alphabetically according to their call numbers. Listed below are the 20 primary classes of the LC classification systems and their corresponding letters.

The Library Of Congress Classification System

General Works

A

Philosophy, Psychology, Religion

B

Archeology, Genealogy, Biography

C

History: General and Old World

D

History : Americas

E-F

Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

G

Social Sciences

H

Political Sciences

I

Law

K

Education

L

Music

M

Fine Arts

N

Language and Literature

P

Sciences

Q

Medicine

R

Agriculture

S

Technology

T

Military Science

U

Naval Science

V

Bibliography, Library Science

Z 

Guidelines in Borrowing Books

• Consult the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)to find out if a book is in the library or the book titles about the subject. Note the call number which will indicate the location in the library.

Location Symbols

WS = Women’s Studies Collections               

GL = Graduate Library   

FIL = Filipiniana Collections                          

R = Reference Section  

SB = St. Benedict Collections                    

ES = Environmental Science

PC = Peace Collections  

College Lib 13• Fill out the slip with call number, author, and title of the book.

• Locate the book on the shelves. 

• Write your name and your ID number on the orange book card of the book you are borrowing. 

• Present this to the library staff on duty at the circulation counter.

Important Reminders in borrowing books

Overdue Books

Books not returned on time incur a fine of five pesos (P5.00) per day, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The borrowing privilege is suspended until the overdue fine is paid in full.

Mutilation

Library users who check out books from the library are requested to examine the books that they are borrowing for missing pages and damages. Borrowers are held responsible for whatever damage or mutilation is found on the books when they are returned.

Lost Books

A lost book may be replaced with the more recent edition of the same title or another title on the same topic, subject to the approval of the librarian. Replacement copiesn using newsprint paper will not be accepted. Overdue fines will continue to be imposed until the book is replaced. A processing fee of P60.00 will be charged for each replacement copy.

Activities and Seminars attended by College Librarians and Library Support Staff:
Archives of Library Activities

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