Author Archives: Arabella Holzapfel

Cambridge Companions – new to the library

The Middlebury libraries have acquired access to all 660 volumes of Cambridge Companions. Covering diverse topics – from Claude Levi-Strauss to American Islam, Tacitus to Modern Japanese Culture – the Cambridge Companions are a series of authoritative guides, written by leading experts, offering lively, accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods.

You can browse from the Cambridge Companions homepage, or find these by title or subject in Midcat or content in the Cambridge Companions will be found in a Summon search.

 

 

Royal Society of Chemistry – journal archive

The library has recently purchased access to all issues of journals published by the Royal Society of Chemistry from 1841 through 2007. Journal titles include:

You can browse by journal title or article content from the RSC’s homepage. The journal titles can also be found in Midcat and in our A-Z list of journals, and articles with content matching your Summon search will turn up in Summon results. All this now accessible from on- or off-campus!

New to the libraries

The Middlebury libraries are pleased to announce access to some new resources for the Middlebury community.

  • ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the World – an authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions.
  • Disability in the modern world – One person in seven experiences disability, yet the story of this community and its contributions is largely absent from the scholarly record. Access to the primary and secondary source materials within this collection enables you to include this important piece of the puzzle in your research.
  • National Geographic: 1995 to the current issue – we have had access to this magazine archive through 1994 for several years. Now content up to and including the current issue is available online.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers, The Atlanta Constitution: 1946-1984 – we have had access to content from 1868 to 1945 for several years; this purchase fills a gap in Southern US news coverage for the mid- to late-twentieth century.
  • China: trade, politics, and culture; 1793-1980 – With documents encompassing events from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People’s Republic, this resource collects sources from nine archives to give an insight into the changes in China during this period.

ProQuest resources down this weekend

Maintenance of ProQuest servers will require downtime for our subscribed resources listed below for several hours beginning at 10pm EDT Saturday night, August 18th, and concluding about 8 hours later. If you encounter difficulties during this window, please try again later

  • ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com)
  • ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)
  • Chadwyck-Healey databases (Early English Books Online)
  • eLibro Spanish-language e-books
  • ProQuest Digital Microfilm – New York Times, Boston Globe, Burlington Free-Press
  • Ancestry Library Edition

EBSCO e-books how-to: update

For some time, we have had access to over 150,000 ebooks on the EBSCOhost platform. Some details about how to access these have changed recently, so here is an update to this earlier post.

The starting point remains the same: You can search for them here, or in the library catalog, or if you do a Summon search and one of these more than 157,000 books has content connected to your search term, Summon will lead you to the book.

To read the book online (in a browser session on the EBSCOhost platform), you still need to create an account as described in the earlier post.

If you know you will want to download the book, you will (in addition to a personal account) also need Adobe Digital Editions (ADE).

Once you’ve found the book you want to read, sign in to your personal EBSCOhost account via the button on the top menu (screenshot below). Once you have logged in to your account, click the Download button and it will ask you to confirm you want to “check the book out for seven days.” Click yes and the book will be downloaded in a format compatible with ADE. After each period of seven days you will be able to renew the book. If you do not renew, the e-book will disappear from your device(s).

If you encounter any problems with this or any online library resource, please contact eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu

Watch for this when accessing full text articles

Next time you click on a “Full text online” link in Summon (and other library databases including PsycINFO) that looks like thisyou may see a screen that looks like thisAny reasonable person would suspect something is terribly wrong. The fact is that, somewhat unfortunately, a link that says “Click this link to display full-text in a new window” no longer displays in the big empty spot. Instead, there is now a very small link at the bottom of the narrow frame on the right that says “Open content in a new tab.” (additional screenshot below) If you click that link, you will (hopefully) see the journal article you are looking for.

We’re sorry for this inconvenience. We and other libraries are working with our third-party vendor to improve the situation.

Report any problems with access to online resources by email to eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu

Here is the link to “Open content in a new tab”

Open in new tab

Latin Poetry (Trial through Nov. 11)

Until November 11th, Middlebury faculty, students, and staff have free access to Oxford Scholarly Editions – Latin Poetry. (To find content, search or browse and then limit to Middlebury’s access as shown in the screenshot at the bottom of this post.)

This access includes the use of the Oxford Latin Dictionary widget. If you come across a word or phrase you are not familiar with, highlight it and a menu appears:

Choose Oxford Latin Dictionary and see the results!

Try it out and let us know what you think. Email eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or contact your liaison.

 

Screenshot showing texts limited to Middlebury:

New to the libraries – Fall 2017

The library has acquired some new resources over the last few months:

  • Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics  a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day and features advanced search options
  • Japan Times Archive Full text of every issue of this English language newspaper based in Japan that was published from 1897 through 2015
  • Digital Loeb Classical Library  Important works of ancient Greek and Latin literature, presenting the original Greek or Latin text on each left-hand page, and a fairly literal translation on the facing page.
  • American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism, 1968—1979This collection of FBI files from 1968 to 1979 provides detailed information on the evolution of AIM as an organization of social protest and the development of Native American radicalism.
  • Federal Response to Radicalism in the 1960s Another collection from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Library, this collection sheds light on internal organization, personnel, and activities of some of the most prominent American radical groups and their movements to change American government and society. Included are files on Cesar Chavez, the Black Panther Party, and Malcolm X, among many others.
  • FIAF international index to film periodicals This database contains the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF)’s “Treasures from Film Archives”; a detailed index of the silent-era film holdings of archives from around the world, a selection of Reference volumes and the linked full-text of over 60 journals.
  • JSTOR books  Middlebury has purchased access to nearly 800 e-books on the JSTOR platform. Subjects include books published in 2015-2017 in the broad areas of languages and literatures, sociology, political science, and climate change. (You will find relevant content from any of these books by searching the JSTOR platform. In the near future, they will also be in the library’s catalog.)