Categories: LIS Staff Interest, Middlebury Community Interest
More Archival Journals
The Middlebury College community has expanded its journal coverage in JSTOR, (“JAY-store” short for journal storage). We have 502 more titles than we had a couple of weeks ago ranging across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Most of JSTOR’s journal content is “archival” (published more than 3-5 years ago and dating back to the early 20th century).
More Current Journals
In order to expand our current journal holdings in addition to our archival holdings, we’ve expanded our access to current journals. (See JSTOR – not just for archives anymore for some background.) We now have access to the most recent issues of 226 journals, largely from university presses and scholarly societies.
JSTOR for Alumni
As well, we are now able to offer Middlebury alumni from the College, Bread Loaf, and Language School programs access to all our JSTOR collections* through Middlebury Online, the alumni community website. Alumni can access JSTOR here.
*At this time, only JSTOR’s archival collections are available off-campus to alumni.
Journals we access via ScienceDirect (which accounted for over 27,000 uses at Middlebury in 2009) will be unavailable this Saturday due to scheduled maintenance and upgrades. Estimated downtime in the Vermont time zone is 7:30 am-4:30 pm.
Categories: LIS Staff Interest
The librarians often wait to select new database purchases or subscriptions until the end of the fiscal year, when it is more clear how much money is available. So far this year, we were able to add the following databases/resources:
ProQuest Historical Newspapers – Added 3 black newspapers: Chicago Defender; Pittsburgh Courier; Atlanta Daily World . Also added Boston Globe.
Latin American Newspapers, 1805 – 1922
Readers’ Guide Retrospective, 1890 – 1982
Social Explorer (premium edition)
Periodicals Archive Online ( more journals added)
For full descriptions with links, see the New and Trial Databases page:
http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/lib/research/db-newtrial or http://go/trials
A few other resources will be announced, once they become available.