Arabella Holzapfel

Posts by Arabella Holzapfel

New for the library – IMF e-Library

Faculty, staff, and students at the Middlebury campuses in both Vermont and Monterey now have access to the E-Library of the International Monetary Fund. The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) eLibrary simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies. In addition to nearly 14,000 of the IMF’s publications, the […] Continue reading

New for the libraries – Roper Center’s Public Opinion Archives

The Middlebury Libraries recently subscribed to the Public Opinion Archives of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. This vast trove of data from public opinion surveys is one of the world’s leading archives of social science data, focused on surveys conducted by the news media and commercial polling firms. Most of the surveys in […] Continue reading

The Rutland Herald – online at Middlebury

Online access to local papers can be difficult and confusing. Here’s a rundown of how you can read the Rutland Herald (and Barre Times-Argus) online, right now*, at Middlebury College. Today’s Rutland Herald: rutlandherald.com: If you click on a link on one of the newspaper’s main pages to “read more,” you will probably see the […] Continue reading

TRAC Terrorism (Trial ends May 30, 2015)

A student asked that we trial TRAC Terrorism, so a trial is now under way at both Middlebury College and the Middlebury Institute, ending May 30th. Created by The Beacham Group, LLC, Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC) is a uniquely comprehensive resource for the study of political violence of all kinds. In cooperation with […] Continue reading

iPoll Databank (trial ends April 13th)

Middlebury has two-week trial access to the iPoll Databank from the Roper Center at the University of Connecticut, one of the world’s leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from public opinion surveys. Check it out and let us know what you think – email eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or your liaison. Continue reading

Friday links – March 20, 2015

Top scholarly journals found less than good about respecting readers’ privacy. “15 journals [PNAS, Nature, Chemical Reviews, among others] earned failing grades because their participation in advertising networks exposes their readers to tracking and spying.”  The increasing role of videos in student learning   Continue reading

ProQuest research databases (and other things) down for maintenance this weekend

From ProQuest: On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of your products. The window is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will last for five (5) hours Affected resources that Middlebury subscribes to: ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com), which includes (a partial […] Continue reading

SIPRI Yearbook (trial through March 13, 2015)

Students, faculty and staff at Middlebury have free access for 30 days to the SIPRI Yearbook online – full of information on armaments, disarmament, and international security. Look it over and let us know what you think – email eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or your liaison. Continue reading

Elsevier’s Reference Module on Earth Systems & Environmental Sciences (trial ends March 16, 2015)

Faculty, staff, and students from Middlebury now have access to several encyclopedias and other reference works on the ScienceDirect platform. This information sheet explains the module and its contents which include:       and much more. Explore, and let us know what you think – email eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or your liaison. Continue reading

New online library resources for 2015

Over November and December of last year, the library purchased access to a number of fascinating library resources: Gale Virtual Reference Library – we now have access to everything in the Gale Virtual Reference Library that was published prior to August 2014. Alexander Street Drama – loaded with information about theatrical productions and with full-text […] Continue reading