Arabella Holzapfel

Posts by Arabella Holzapfel

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 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 (, 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 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 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

More streaming video – trials and new access!

You asked for it, we’re getting it! Many students, faculty, and staff members are asking for access to more streaming video, so the Middlebury Libraries are providing more and more of these options. New for the sciences, from the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), we now have subscribed access to: Science Education – 1 : […] Continue reading

Oxford Arabic Dictionary – new! – and six others, too

As announced in this recent post, the Middlebury College Libraries recently subscribed to the six Oxford Language Dictionaries on the Oxford Language Dictionaries Online (OLDO) platform – Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. About a week later, Oxford announced the release of their new Oxford Arabic Dictionary on the Oxford Dictionaries platform. We now […] Continue reading

New stuff for the New Year! Recently added to the Libraries’ collections

The libraries have purchased or subscribed to a bunch of new and wonderful resources over the summer (and late last academic year). Here are some of the highlights: The Bayeux Tapestry Journal of agriculture, food systems, and community development Japan Chronicle Oxford Biblical Studies Online Torrossa’s EIO Italian Studies  – Casalini’s online platform of European […] Continue reading