Author Archives: Brenda Ellis

JSTOR Journals – 2 new collections added

JSTOR – Collections V & VI added
Collection V title list. Description: “…important literary reviews and state historical journals. It will also widen the scope of core disciplines in the arts and humanities, such as philosophy, history, classics, religion, art and art history, and language and literature.”

Collection VI title list. Description: “…extends JSTOR’s coverage in disciplines across the social sciences, with clusters focused in economics, education, linguistics, political science, and area studies.”

See other library resources added recently here.

New Library Databases and Resources

The librarians often wait to select new database purchases or subscriptions until the end of the fiscal year, when it is more clear how much money is available.  So far this year, we were able to add the following databases/resources:

ProQuest Historical Newspapers – Added 3 black newspapers:  Chicago Defender; Pittsburgh Courier; Atlanta Daily World . Also added Boston Globe.

Latin American Newspapers, 1805 – 1922

Readers’ Guide Retrospective, 1890 – 1982

Scientific American

Social Explorer (premium edition)

Periodicals Archive Online ( more journals added)

For full descriptions with links, see the New and Trial Databases page:

http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/lib/research/db-newtrial or http://go/trials

A few other resources will be announced, once they become available.

Featured Library Resource: CQ Researcher Offshore Drilling Report

Interested in weekly reports that analyze current issues?  Check out the latest CQ Researcher Report:

Offshore Drilling: Is tougher federal oversight needed?”

Each CQ Researcher report provides an introduction to an issue along with overview; background; current situation; outlook; pro/con; chronology, and more. Other recent reports include Water Shortages; Health Care Reform; Jobs Outlook; and U.S. – China Relations.  To see other reports use the go shortcut http://go/cq and choose CQ Researcher.  Add as RSS feed for the reports or sign up for weekly email alerts from the left menu bar. Additional library resources can be found listed by subject on the library Subject Guides found on the library homepage or using the go shortcut http://go/subjectguides.

Faculty Authors – Retaining Your Author Rights

Faculty, before you sign that next publishing contract, read the information about retaining your author rights by adding an addendum to your publisher’s contract.  Links to this information may be found at the bottom of the LIS for Faculty page (shortcut  http://go/lis4faculty).   Or you can use these direct links:

Thanks to Jeff Rehbach for creating these pages.

LIS Social Science Advisory Group Meeting Notes

The notes from the LIS Social Science Advisory Group May meeting have been posted:

http://sites.middlebury.edu/lisadvisors/2010/06/09/social-sciences-advisory-group-notes-from-may-2010-mtg/

The agenda included:

  • Information Literacy Standards and Proposals (Review of the Research Skills document)
  • Effect of the new printing rules for students on classes