After receiving some of the most positive response to a database trial ever, we are pleased to now provide full access to SAGE Research Methods Online. Thanks to everyone who responded to their liaison !
Photos: 15 gadgets to reduce your energy consumption – Earth Day is April 22, so it’s a great time to take a step back and look at your personal energy consumption.
The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind the Secretive Lab’s Closed Doors – Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: the top secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does–and how it thinks.
Benjamin Bratton on “What’s wrong with TED Talks?” A, er, TED talk …
“… This is taking something of substance and value and coring it out so it can be swallowed without chewing. This is not how we’ll confront our most frightening problems. This is one of our most frightening problems. …” [around 2:00]
There are a lot of digital stories being told at Middlebury. Check out a few here.
13 Ways To Be A Great Public Speaker – Rehearsing your body language and getting proper rest are effective tactics for reducing public speaking anxiety and ensuring that you give a memorable presentation.
Evidence that taking notes by hand is a better bet. “… Although laptop users took almost twice the amount of notes as those writing longhand, they scored significantly lower in the conceptual part of the test. ….”
Wearable Mi.Mu gloves: The next big breakthrough in music? – Imogen Heap and a team of engineers and artists seek to put musical innovation, in the palm of your hand, literally.
- Psychological Experiments Online
- GreenWire and related news services from E&E Publishing, covering environmental and energy topics
- Wiley’s International Encyclopedia of Ethics
- Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Qur’an and Encyclopaedia of Islam
Because Middlebury was ranked by Sierra Magazine as one of the “Cool Schools,” Taylor & Francis is graciously providing us with free access to the 212 journals in their Environment and Agriculture Collection.
Since there isn’t a specific page or website for these journals, after the trial we will see whether the journals in this collection were used sufficiently to justify a subscription. Find articles in these journals by searches in Summon, or searching the Taylor and Francis Online platform, or link to the journals from go/journals. A complete list of journal titles can be found here.
Middlebury College has free access through April 30th to the NAACP Papers section of the ProQuest History Vault. Browse-able and searchable by full-text, this collection includes documents from NAACP Conferences, legal pursuits, correspondence of all kinds, political activities and more.
View any of over 700 videos highlighting many aspects of art and architecture, including
- Art – drawing, painting, sculpture
- Art appreciation
- Art history
- Many architectural periods, including Baroque, Medieval, and Modern
and more! The Art & Architecture collection from Films on Demand is available on a trial basis to the Middlebury College community through April 21, 2014.
Gibberish in science journals? An analysis of some recent “sting” operations on scholarly journals.