The Middlebury College community has free access until the end of October to the full text of the National Anti-Slavery Standard, a newspaper that was published between 1840 and 1870.
For the night owls out there, please note that our lynda.com online learning resource will be unavailable from 2:00 – 3:00 AM Friday, September 19, while web server capacity improvements are implemented. (What’s that you say? You haven’t heard of lynda?? Visit go/lyndainfo to see what you’re missing.)
The ILLiad Web pages will be down at 2:00 pm today while we upgrade the ILLiad software. The ILL web site should be inaccessible for only a short time, assuming all goes well with the update.
If anyone has problems after 4:00 pm please contact Rachel Manning at x5498 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
As announced in this recent post, the Middlebury College Libraries recently subscribed to the six Oxford Language Dictionaries on the Oxford Language Dictionaries Online (OLDO) platform – Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.
About a week later, Oxford announced the release of their new Oxford Arabic Dictionary
on the Oxford Dictionaries platform. We now have subscribed access to this brand new online dictionary also! (In case you’re wondering, the dictionaries currently on OLDO will be migrated to the new Oxford Dictionaries platform in the near future.)
Not interested in this, but there is something else you wish we had? Let us know!
Wed. Sept. 3rd, noon – 1pm, Davis Family Library Computer Lab (DFL 105) – lower level. Drop-ins welcome or sign-up online (use the last box to tell us if there is something specific you want covered).
Description: Bring your lunch to the library and learn about what we have to offer you and your family. We’ll introduce you to library services and resources available to Midd users and their families and show you how to search MIDCAT, the library catalog, and Summon (our “search everything” tool) to discover resources like books, articles, films, eBooks, audiobooks, and more. Learn how to access news and popular magazines online as well as find online resources aimed at all ages. Questions will be answered throughout the session.
The libraries have purchased or subscribed to a bunch of new and wonderful resources over the summer (and late last academic year). Here are some of the highlights:
- The Bayeux Tapestry
- Journal of agriculture, food systems, and community development
- Japan Chronicle
- Oxford Biblical Studies Online
- Torrossa’s EIO Italian Studies – Casalini’s online platform of European e-books and e-journals
- 22 collections in Gale’s Archives Unbound (Note the list “Your Collections” in the lower left quadrant)
- Psychological Experiments Online
- Two new Chinese magazines in print – 三联生活 (Sanlian Shenghuo Zhoukan) and 中国国家地理 (Zhongguo Guojia Dili Zazhi)
- Digitalia Hispánica
- Oxford Language Dictionaries Online - Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Italian, German, and French, with Arabic coming soon
- See entries in the Special Collections and Archives blog – like this one – for recent acquisitions there!
And these resources will be available very soon!
- Digitalia Film Library (on order)
- Chinese Cultural Relics – English translation of Wen Wu (we’ve subscribed and are awaiting publication of the first issue)
Trials expected during Fall Term:
- Journal of Visual Experiments (JoVE) – streaming video science experiments
- National Anti-Slavery Standard – primary source material
- Alexander Street’s Criterion Collection – streaming video of classic movies
We are always adding new resources – make your wishes known here!
Middlebury College has free trial access to the online version of the London Review of Books until September 13th.
Since 1979, the London Review of Books has stood up for the tradition of the literary and intellectual essay in English. Each issue contains up to 15 long reviews and essays by academics, writers and journalists. There are also shorter art and film reviews, as well as poems and a lively letters page.