Following up on successful trials, the library has subscribed to three new resources:
- Ancestry, Library Edition – we got very positive feedback on this trial and we are pleased to enable faculty, students, and staff to use this fascinating resource for classes and scholarly and personal research.
- Human Rights Studies Online – both the Monterey and Middlebury campuses now have access to this archive of documents, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010.
- BrowZine – Students, faculty, and staff at both Middlebury College and the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey can get easy browsability and convenient access to most of our subscribed journals on mobile devices or through a web browser. Since our trial, the web version now has the capability to provide your own personal “bookshelf” of your favorite journals.
For the next 30 days, students, faculty, and staff of Middlebury College have free access to the Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980. These are archival documents from the British Foreign Office that deal with China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan from between 1919 through 1980. Our trial includes these parts of the archive:
- 1919-1929: Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International
- 1930-1937: The Long March, civil war in China and the Manchurian Crisis
- 1938-1948: Open Door, Japanese war and the seeds of communist victory
- 1949-1956: The Communist revolution
- 1957-1966: The Great Leap Forward
- 1967-1980: The Cultural Revolution
Let us know what you think – email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your liaison.
Open Access at a crossroads: “Make no mistake, OA is here to stay, and there is no crisis of confidence, at least as far as the continuing growth in access to the research literature. But the repercussions of the business models and methodologies chosen for OA are beginning to be recognized. …”
After a very successful trial, we have decided to subscribe to foreignpolicy.com, providing access to current students, faculty, and staff at both Middlebury College and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
Thank you for your feedback!
Students, faculty, and staff at both Middlebury College and the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey have free access to Data-Planet for a limited period of time.
Data-Planet’s two interfaces, Statistical Datasets and Statistical Ready Reference, provide access to the extensive Data-Planet repository of standardized and structured statistical data. Users can search and browse 25 billion data points in over 4.3 billion datasets sourced from over 70 authoritative public, private, domestic and international sources. Subjects covered include Statistics and Data, Business/Finance, Social Sciences: Political Science, criminal justice, social work, Demography, International Studies, Economics, Agriculture, Education, Nursing/Public Health, Environment/Climate Data/Energy and more.
Data-Planet has two access points:
- Data-Planet Statistical Datasets provides users with various analysis tools to manipulate datasets, compare multiple indicators, and view in various charts such as trends, rankings, pie charts and maps. Multiple export options are also available..
- Data-Planet Ready Reference provides refined searching of the Data-Planet repository. The Ready Reference interface allows for a more simplified tool for the novice researcher getting to the same data interested in accessing a quick statistic, chart, graph, etc. A quick number or statistic for a state or country may also be quickly retrieved in this interface.
Please let us know what you think – email email@example.com or contact your liaison.
We trialed BrowZine in mid-summer and got some good response, but since then they’ve enabled a Web-based version which we think will be useful to more of our community, so we’re trialing it again.
BrowZine is a unique product that “knows” Middlebury’s journal subscriptions and allows you to browse or search our journals in a visually interesting and convenient interface.
On mobile devices (and soon in the web version), you can create your own shelf of journals, on which new issues will appear as soon as they are published.
It’s modeled after the experience of browsing the periodical shelves in the library, but it’s on your mobile device. There are many more features, too.
We would really like to get some feedback from all parts of our user community this time – staff, faculty, and students! Try out BrowZine – the web version, or download the app – and let us know what you think: email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your liaison.
For a limited time, members of the Middlebury College community can discover the full panoply of American regional words, phrases, and pronunciations with Harvard’s Dictionary of American Regional English, or DARE. The digital edition features audio, interactive maps, and insights into the DARE Survey.Let us know what you think – email email@example.com or contact your library liaison.