Middlebury College and the Monterey Institute for International Studies have trial access to content from academic publishers, research and scientific societies, and university presses across the Middle East available from Al Manhal until November 22, 2013.
Middlebury has trial access to the Chinese Collection of ProQuest’s Historical Newspapers through November 13, 2013. This collection provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events between 1832 and 1953.
Middlebury College and the Monterey Institute now both have trial access to two collections of declassified US intelligence documents on a platform that is “in beta development” from Brill.
- Cold War Intelligence, 1945-1991 This collection of 2,360 formerly classified U.S. government documents (most of them classified Top Secret or higher) provides readers for the first time with the declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in its efforts to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
- US Intelligence on the Middle East, 1945-2009 Since 1945, the U.S. intelligence community has had to cover a half-dozen major wars and several dozen smaller but equally bloody armed conflicts in the Middle East, as well as innumerable civil wars, border clashes, armed insurgencies, and terrorist attacks. This comprehensive document set sheds light on the U.S. intelligence community’s spying and analytic efforts in the Arab world, including the Middle East, the Near East, and North Africa. It covers the time period from the end of World War II to the present day, up until the 2002-2003 Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) assessments, the Global War on Terror, the Iraq War, and Iran’s nuclear program.
The Middlebury College community has trial access to LGBT Thought and Culture through December 2, 2013. LGBT Thought and Culture is an online collection of books, periodicals, and archival materials related to the LGBT political and social movement throughout the 20th century to the present day.
Take a look and let us know what you think. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The AP Stylebook Online is a writing style guide for journalists. It includes an A-Z guide to usage, spelling and punctuation. The online version is updated throughout the year and includes many useful features such as one-click access to new AP Stylebook entries and “Ask the Editor” where users can submit questions or search the archive of frequently asked questions. This trial runs until October 19. Take a look and let us know what you think. Email us at email@example.com .
The Middlebury College community can now access The Jazz Discography online. The CD-ROM version was available in the Music Library for years; now we offer the convenience of online access. “Looking for a specific jazz record or CD? Want to find everything recorded by a particular bandleader or musician? Want to know who played with whom, and when? Want to find who recorded a particular tune? You’ll find all this and much, much more in the world’s largest, most complete catalog of recorded jazz” – The Jazz Discography
Here are some things that we added to our collections during the 2013 fiscal year:
- JSTOR’s Jewish Studies Archive
- Cartographica – the archive (back to 1964)
- Oxford’s Islamic Studies Online
- Illustrated London News
- Springer eBooks
- Added collections in Periodicals Archive Online (PAO)
- History Vault – the Struggle for Women’s Rights
- Alternative Press Watch
- Orlando – Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present by Cambridge University Press
- Expanded access to Oxford Handbooks Online
- Journal of American-East Asian relations
- Twentieth-century China (was in Project MUSE, but the publisher revoked access through MUSE, so we have subscribed)
- Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture – new subscription; online access coming soon!
- Aztlan (we also get this in print)
- Frontiers of history in China
- International journal of humanities and arts computing
- Studies in conflict and terrorism
- Contemporary Buddhism
- Deep archives of the New Yorker, Harper’s, New York Review of Books
- Frieze - devoted to contemporary art
- Bidoun - art and culture from the Middle East
- Detail : Zeitschrift fuer Architektur und Baudetail – architecture; in German and some English text
- Three month subscriptions to print versions of foreign titles for browsing during the Language Schools – Ogonek and Allure (Russian), Teva HaDvarim (Hebrew), Al Jamila and Sayidati (Arabic [at Mills College])
- History of al-Tabari, State University New York series in Near Eastern studies (40 volume set) located on the third floor shelves of the Davis Family Library (call number: DS38.2 .T313 1985)
The Middlebury College community now has trial access to Torrossa, an online resource with full-text in Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Browse arts, literature, and lots more.
(Note that when you’re looking at an e-book (“monograph”), only a “sample page” displays . To see the full text, choose the full-text icon.
Update July 17: Not all of the 160 publishers that provide content for Torrossa allow their works to be printed or downloaded. If you have trouble printing, it may be that it simply isn’t allowed. Disallowed functions are shown by minus-signs by the icon(s), as shown here:
Hovering over the icon will show “Download not allowed” for example.
The trial will expire August 16th. Please let us know what you think – email firstname.lastname@example.org