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Trial access to Yomiuri (a Japanese newspaper)

In collaboration with the libraries of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Swarthmore Colleges and others, Middlebury College has trial access for one month to Yomiuri Shinbum, a.k.a. Yomiuri Shimbun (読売新聞), one of several major Japanese newspapers, from the inaugural issue in 1874 to the present, along with the English edition, the Daily Yomiuri (Sept. 1989- to the present).

All full text articles of Yomiuri Shinbun from 1874 to 1989 are available with the exception of some articles with copyright restrictions dating from 1986 to present.

Visit the Japanese edition of Yomiuri online, the Daily Yomiuri English edition and then see what Wikipedia has to say about Yomiuri.

To see all of our current trials and new resources, visit  go/trials.

Please send comments to Rebekah Irwin (rirwin@middlebury.edu) or to your LIS liaison.

A new tool for research in geography, geosciences, and environmental studies

Through the end of the month, Middlebury has access to a new website called Engineering Village that combines two research databases, GeoRef and GEOBASE, covering geology, geochemistry, geophysics, geomechanics, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography, alternative energy sources, pollution, waste management and conservation.

What’s so new about Engineering Village? Well, two things really: it brings together two databases (GeoRef and GEOBASE) that we normally search separately and it includes a Google Maps search. So, a search for “fluvial geomorphology Vermont” returns 84 articles, geo-referenced for you:

Intrigued? Contact your LIS liaison or Rebekah Irwin with your comments.

Trial access to IMF statistical databases

Submitted by Brenda Ellis

Wonder how we get new library databases?  Librarians are inundated by offers for new databases as well as offers to migrate existing resources to online versions or new platforms, which we investigate for relevancy to the curriculum, ease of use, cost, etc.  The publishers often give us “trial” access for online resources so we can try before we buy.  We currently get a number of statistical publications from the IMF (Int’l Monetary Fund) in print format and/or CD-Rom.  We have trial access to the online versions until May 31st.  (single user access to the online should cost about the same as what we currently pay for print/cd-roms).  Try them out and see if you can figure out how to use them.  Comments to me are welcome.  Here are the databases:

International Financial Statistics

Direction of Trade Statistics

Balance of Payments

Government Finance Statistics

These are also on the Economics Subject Guide go/econguide and the new databases/trials page go/trials