Author Archives: Arabella Holzapfel

SAGE Research Methods Online (trial ends February 28, 2014)

Students, faculty, and staff at the Monterey Institute for International Studies and at Middlebury College now have trial access to SAGE Research Methods Online

a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

Let us know what you think – email eaccess@middlebury.edu at Middlebury, or Ann Flower at MIIS, or your liaison.

Psychological Experiments Online (trial ends March 28, 2014)

Middlebury College students, faculty, and staff have full access Psychological Experiments Online through March 28th.

Psychological Experiments Online pairs audio and video recordings of quintessential experiments in psychology with thousands of pages of primary-source documents. It also includes notes from experiment participants, journal articles, books, field notes, and final reports in topics from obedience to authority and conformity to operant conditioning.

Let us know what you think! Send feedback to eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or your liaison.

Business Monitor International (trial ends February 20th)

Students, faculty and staff at the Monterey Institute for International Studies have had full access to Business Monitor International since 2005. BMI provides daily reports from their experts around the world containing information and data on topics ranging from infrastructure to business environments to industry trends and political risks, country by country.

Look it over and help us determine if we should also provide access to you and your colleagues and peers at Middlebury. Let us know what you think – email eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or your liaison.

 

Oxford Bibliographies Online (trial ends Feb. 21, 2014)

We have trial access to Oxford Bibliographies Online, (OBO) now with a new platform, better interface and other improvements since our previous trial of this resource in October 2011.

Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides.

Let us know what you think – email eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or your liaison.

Friday Links – January 17, 2014

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine) becomes … STEAM?

Pew Internet & American Life Project reports on escalating use of e-books. “The proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but few have completely replaced print books for electronic versions.”

Yale Students made a better version of its Course Catalog. Then Yale shut it down.

The Wikimedia Foundation’s multimedia team seeks community guidance on whether or not to support the MP4 video file format on Wikimedia projects.

MapGive – Open Mapping from the US State Department.

The latest version of Chrome will tell you which browser tabs are playing sound or using your webcam.

Adobe Adds 3D Printing Tools to Photoshop - Before 3D printers crank out objects, a user needs digital model — either one they create or download from the Internet. Once you’ve got one, though, you’ll need software that supports 3D imagery if you want to edit it. As of today, Photoshop users can design, edit and customize those 3D models similar to how you might adjust a 2D picture within the app.

10 things I DON’T miss about old technology – The good old days of 1980s technology weren’t always good. Read about 10 things few (if any) people will miss about that era.

Watch/ Read: Governor Shumlin’s 2014 Governor’s Budget Address – Delivered by Governor Peter Shumlin to the Vermont Legislature on January 15, 2014

Friday Links – January 10, 2014

Hmmmm…it’s pretty snazzy looking but how do I know if I should I trust that infographic? Fast Company has some good tips here.  (Spoiler alert: the article title is “Infographics Lie. Here’s How to Spot the B.S.”)

Interested in a story for everyone? Check out the Big History Project and “explore 13.7 billion years of shared history…”

Speaking of stories – the New York Times has compiled “2013: The Year in Interactive Storytelling” Be sure to scroll down to view the Explanatory Graphics section. You can learn about the Higgs Boson or untangle the fast choreography of a successful field goal on the football field.

How do the Digital Humanities translate to the classroom? The Chronicle spotlights UCLA and Emory in “How the Humanities Compute in the Classroom”.

How many times do people switch devices in an hour? Quite a few, according to a UK study.

Friday links – December 13, 2013

Can scholarly publishing evolve beyond the pdf? “…includes a brief history of digital publishing, and a look at how PDF and HTML have evolved. In spite of significant usability improvements, rich linking, and supporting information in HTML full-text articles, researchers still choose PDF over HTML 65% of the time.”

The allure of the print book “… But when I touched that physical book again for the first time in years, it was like the moment you hear a nostalgic song on the radio and are instantly lost in it. The feeling of a print book, with its rough paper and thick spine, is an absorbing and pleasurable experience — sometimes more so than reading on a device. …”

Validation – What happens when garage attendant meets DMV photographer.  Watch this if you need a smile or holiday pick-me-upper.  Yes this is work related – recommended by Middlebury’s Dale Carnegie trainer.

Friday Links – Novmeber 1, 2013

The Middlebury Campus has a feature on Special Collections in this week’s issue.

WordPress 3.8 Dashboard and Admin Interface designs. We’re currently on 3.7 and the 3.8 release is targeted for December. Follow along with WordPress core development updates.

Firefox 25 released.

The PewInternet 2013 Photo & Video survey shows 43% of 18-29 year old cellphone owners use Instagram.

A Look into Facebook’s Potential to Recognize any Face.

Something scary for the day after Hallowe’en? “Silicon Valley’s ‘hit list,’ [Srinivasan] argued, had already knocked off newspapers and the music industry. Next up: ‘We’re going after advertising, television, book publishing.’ Higher education ‘is next in the gunsights.’ “