Tag Archives: Library Spotlight

New to the libraries

The Middlebury libraries are pleased to announce access to some new resources for the Middlebury community.

  • ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the World – an authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions.
  • Disability in the modern world – One person in seven experiences disability, yet the story of this community and its contributions is largely absent from the scholarly record. Access to the primary and secondary source materials within this collection enables you to include this important piece of the puzzle in your research.
  • National Geographic: 1995 to the current issue – we have had access to this magazine archive through 1994 for several years. Now content up to and including the current issue is available online.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers, The Atlanta Constitution: 1946-1984 – we have had access to content from 1868 to 1945 for several years; this purchase fills a gap in Southern US news coverage for the mid- to late-twentieth century.
  • China: trade, politics, and culture; 1793-1980 – With documents encompassing events from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People’s Republic, this resource collects sources from nine archives to give an insight into the changes in China during this period.

ProQuest resources down this weekend

Maintenance of ProQuest servers will require downtime for our subscribed resources listed below for several hours beginning at 10pm EDT Saturday night, August 18th, and concluding about 8 hours later. If you encounter difficulties during this window, please try again later

  • ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com)
  • ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)
  • Chadwyck-Healey databases (Early English Books Online)
  • eLibro Spanish-language e-books
  • ProQuest Digital Microfilm – New York Times, Boston Globe, Burlington Free-Press
  • Ancestry Library Edition

Don’t Let the Summer “Pass” You By

Explore Vermont PosterSeptember is right around the corner, so it’s time to start wrapping up your summer checklist. Go out and explore Vermont! Borrow a pass at the Davis Family Library Circulation Desk for free or reduced entry fees at:

Learn how to borrow these passes, and what the benefits are, at: VT Historic Sites Pass now available and ECHO Pass now available.

How do you say “Kaboom!” in your summer language?

Graphic novelsLike your French and Spanish with pictures on the side? We’ve got just the thing for you. Come and check out (literally!) the French- and Spanish-language comics and graphic novels we’ve put on the cart in the Davis Family Library atrium. (Yes, you may borrow them!)

We have a lot, and we’re eager to refill. So if you want to see more colorful covers, and texts in your summer language, be sure to come and get these!

P.S. Looking for books in other languages? Use the links in our research guides:

Summer ILL Hours – Abridged

 

Summer hours - ILL

 

Dear ILL Patrons: The ILL Department is currently experiencing a staffing shortage, and we apologize in advance if it takes somewhat longer than usual to process your orders, especially over weekends.  We expect this to continue for the remainder of the summer, so if you have interlibrary loan needs, please try to give us as much lead time as you possibly can to fulfill your requests.

Our normal hours will continue as usual, with the exception of Monday, Aug. 6, when we will be closed for the day.  Thank you for your understanding and please continue to submit new ILL requests!  We will continue to fulfill them as quickly and thoroughly as we possibly can!

ILLiad

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Experience the Library in Your Language

We have a library guide for every language program this summer, from Spanish, to Hebrew to Experience the library in your languageChinese and more. Browse a complete list of subjects here.

Every guide is carefully curated  by a Middlebury librarian. You’ll find links to lists of in-language books, search tips, and answers to questions that are commonly asked by students studying your language.

Most importantly,  you’ll find contact information for a librarian who can help you find exactly what you need. Use the “Schedule Appointment” button, or send an email, to sign up for a one-on-one research consultation with your language librarian. If we can talk with you about what you’re working on, we can ensure you’re getting exactly what you need.

Find your favorite research guide at go.middlebury.edu/guides.

Welcome back, alumni! Never stop learning.

Welcome back to the libraries, alumni! We know that even though you’ve graduated, you’ll never stop learning. We want to be sure you’re aware that  the scholarly journals in JSTOR and Project Muse are available to you. After signing up for a Midd alumni Never stop learningaccount, you can use JSTOR and Project Muse from anywhere. For more information including instructions on how to sign up, see How do I get Alumni Access to JSTOR and Project Muse?

We hope you enjoy reunion! Here are a few tips to welcome you back to the libraries.

Computers and  Library Databases

Use our computers and library databases while you’re here in the library! Just ask for a guest username and password at the front desk. (Or, for quick a email inbox check, look for the computers that are already logged in on the main level of both libraries.)

Wireless

To connect your phone or other device to the wireless network, create a guest account by following the instructions here: Get started with wireless.

Borrowing, printing and more

You may also find our information (including borrowing privileges and printing advice) for guest and alumni patrons useful: Guests and Visitors to the College.

Just for fun

We put the yearbooks out for you this weekend. Find yours! They’re all on display in the atrium of the Davis Family Library.

ECHO Pass available at the Davis Family Library

Looking for something to do with your kids now that they’re free for the summer?  Take them to the ECHO Center in Burlington!  The library has a pass that allows for $7 admission for each guest (up to 4 max).  Regular admission prices are $11.50 for kids and $14.50 for adults.  The pass is available for checkout at the circulation desk to all college faculty, staff, and students for three-day loan.