Middlebury College now has full access to The Illustrated London News digital archive, 1842-2003. The archive incudes over 260,000 color pages and full-text searching. Find it on our Journals & Databases page (go/journals) or our Databases A-Z page (go/databases).
We now have trial access to over 45,000 Spanish language books, research papers, and doctoral thesis, all in full-text, via e-libro. Access e-libro here or visit our New & Trials page for a list of additional library resources.
The trial runs through April 12th. Please send comments to Rebekah Irwin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or your library liaison.
Current content from the Journal of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness, a publication of the New England Educational Assessment Network, is newly available on Project MUSE. Topics explored in this journal include:
- How do institutions learn about emerging trends in assessment?
- What pressing questions do all institutions face when it comes to assessing the quality and effectiveness of student learning?
- What are the best practices in promoting institutional effectiveness in the educational enterprise?
As of today, you can find this journal by browsing go/journals, and soon you will be able to find it cataloged in Midcat, and article results when you search Summon. (And no need to alert the Office of Assessment and Planning about this – they’re already aware.)
Through April 5th, Middlebury College has access to two new publications about environmental and energy policy: ClimateWire and EnergyWire, both by Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E).
Solar panels from Self Reliance
Middlebury currently provides access to the following E&E publications:
Environment & Energy Daily, E&E Daily (A daily news service focused on environmental and energy issues in Congress)
Greenwire (Daily stories energy and environmental policy)
Land Letter (A weekly natural resources report)
E&ENews PM (A late afternoon roundup providing coverage of policy news around the country and the world)
E&ETV (Featuring in-depth interviews and analysis with energy and environmental policy leaders)
All of these publications are available through E&E’s website, and on our New & Trial Resources page (go/trials).
Please send comments to Rebekah Irwin (email@example.com) or your library liaison.
Middlebury College now has access to a selection of regional and national microfilmed newspapers with full graphics without the need of traditional microfilm equipment.
Visit Proquest Digital Microfilm or the New & Trial Resources Research Guide (go/newresources).
Currently, our access includes The Burlington Free Press (2010-forward), Boston Globe (Jan 2008-forward) and The New York Times, East Coast late edition (Jan 2008-forward).
The new year is a popular time for publishers to make changes, both subtle and downright drastic, to the journals and databases that the library subscribes to. Here’s a round-up of a few of the websites that recently underwent face-lists:
- Project MUSE is one example, and that one was significant enough to be worthy of its own post.
- The Gale Virtual Reference Library, home of 81 of our subscribed reference sources, including Beacham’s Guide to the Endangered Species of North America, International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, and Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security
- Brill, home of the Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics to name one Brill resource, rolled out brillonline.com (formerly brillonline.nl)
- Accessible Archives, home of primary source material from 18th and 19th century publications, unveiled its new website and new domain name, accessible-archives.com
- Oxford University Press recently released a public beta version of Oxford Index. Additionally, in “the first half of 2012”, OUP plans to combine what are now separately accessed Oxford Reference Online and Oxford Digital Reference Shelf into the single “Oxford Reference.” We’ll announce that change when we hear more.
- Last Fall, ProQuest did a major renovation of their platform, which hosts 34 of our subscribed databases.
- Also last Fall, Taylor & Francis moved from its previous InformaWorld platform to tandfonline.com
We do our best to ensure that when these platform changes happen, all you will see is a new look, not a broken link. If you do encounter problems with these or any other online resources, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thought we would ring-in the new year with a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the work required to bring over 76,000 full-text journals and hundreds of online databases to the Middlebury community. Both the end, and the beginning, of each year are the busiest for those of us maintaining library collections online and off, in print. Continue reading
You don’t have to be taking a class on constitutional law to reflect about the importance of the US Constitution or debate the issues. There are library databases, publisher, government, and other websites that feature articles and other content to highlight or debate aspects of our Constitution. Here are a few:
U.S. National Archives Constitution Day page
Also see their electronic version of the Constitution of the United States
NewsBank (publisher of the library database Archive of Americana) Special Reports: The U.S. Constitution page
Find addtional library databases on the library subject guides.