We’re pleased to announce that Middlebury College users now have access to extensive manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, documents, photographs, and some short films covering the history of indigenous peoples in North America –
We have also extended our access to the archive of the Times of London, which now includes through 2009.
Both of these and other primary source databases can be cross-searched simultaneously on Gale’s Artemis platform –
The Middlebury College community (including, and most especially, those in the Italian School at Mills College in California) have temporary free access to AIDA, a comprehensive bibliography of 315,000 articles in the humanities from 1,400 Italian periodicals.
A student asked that we trial TRAC Terrorism, so a trial is now under way at both Middlebury College and the Middlebury Institute, ending May 30th.
Created by The Beacham Group, LLC, Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC) is a uniquely comprehensive resource for the study of political violence of all kinds. In cooperation with a team of 2800 experts, TRAC gathers the best information for exploration of this topic by faculty, scholars, students, government and defense professionals, as well as the general public.
Find guidance for how to use the site in this video:
Middlebury has two-week trial access to the iPoll Databank from the Roper Center at the University of Connecticut, one of the world’s leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from public opinion surveys. If we subscribe, it would include RoperExpress (with the ability to download the datasets to conduct bivariate and mulitivariate analysis) and Roper Explorer (online analysis of several hundred studies allowing cross-tabulations without specialized statistical software). The trial now includes the download and online analysis options (use the register link to create a free user id to use this feature). More details on coverage.
Roper provides educational material for using their tools and learning the basics about polling and analysis.
Adobe Photoshop is a pretty amazing application, but in the hands of artists, it’s breathtaking. Check out the work of Erik Johansson via this post in Mashable. I’ve included a Behind the Scenes video below that shows you how he works his magic. (Hint: LOTS of layers.)