Tag Archives: trials FY 2012

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers {trial access}

Until February 15 the Middlebury College Libraries has trial access to Proquest’s House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP), a full-text searchable database with the working documents of government for all areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy from the 18th century to the 21st.

House of Commons at Westminster 1808 (Wikimedia Commons)

Visit our New & Trial Resources page or search the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) here.

Please share your comments with Rebekah Irwin or your subject liaison.

ProQuest’s Environmental Science Collection – trial access

Middlebury College has temporary access to ProQuest’s Environmental Science Collection, with full-text from over 1,400 publications including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, books, and government publications. Find information pertaining to a variety of topics in the Environmental Sciences including:

  • Agriculture
  • Air pollution
  • Control technologies
  • Endangered species
  • Energy
  • Environmental design
  • Environmental education
  • Environmental law and policy
  • Environmental safety
  • Geophysical and climate change

We have access to this until June 30. Let us know what you think about the Environmental Science Collection – email Rebekah Irwin or your library liaison.

Trial access to three American history databases

Until June 25th, you can investigate these databases, focusing on 19th and early 20th century American History:

The American West (archives drawn from the Western Americana collections at the Newberry Library, Chicago)

Everyday Life and Women in America, c.1800-1920 (archives from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History & Culture, Duke University and the New York Public Library)

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice
 (drawn from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Duke University, U.S. Supreme Court, British Library, and others)

  • Please check these out and send comments to Rebekah Irwin (rirwin@middlebury.edu) or your library liaison.

Trial access to historical “Washington Evening Star”

Through June 30th, the Middlebury College community can search a newly available historical newspaper, the Washington (D.C.) Evening Star. (After following the link, select the “Newspaper Titles” tab. Then you can select “Evening Star.”) Issues of the paper dated from Dec 16, 1852 – June 6, 1882 are now available.

Please look it over, and send feedback to Rebekah Irwin or your library liaison.

Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources (GREENR) trial

Through June 14th, the Middlebury College community can temporarily use GREENR – a new online resource that offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment and sustainability.

Let us know if you find this resource worthwhile. Send feedback to Rebekah Irwin or your library liaison.

Find GREENR and other resources that are currently under review at go/trials.

National Geographic online archive (1888-1994)

Available for the first time online – archived issues of National Geographic magazine dating from 1888 (currently ending with 1994). Every photograph. Every map.

Let us know if you find this worthwhile. Send feedback to Rebekah Irwin or your library liaison.

Find National Geographic along with other library collections that we are previewing at go/trials.

Statista (trial access through May 31st)

Until May 31st, Middlebury College users can look over and assess the value of Statista – a quantitative statistics portal with over 60,000 topics on agriculture, finance, politics, and many more. Search in either German or English.

Please send comments to Rebekah Irwin – rirwin@middlebury.edu – or your library liaison.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (trial access through May 31)

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) is a full-text, searchable research collection of 19th century monographs, newspapers, manuscripts, photographs, maps, ephemera, and statistical data.

Currently, Middlebury College has access to two collections: British Politics and Society and European Literature, 1790-1840: The Curvey Collection.

Both collections can be searched together through the Nineteenth Century Collections Online website and through our New Trials page.

Ultimately, this research collections will grow as the following groups of archives are added:

  • Asia and the West: diplomacy and cultural exchange (ministerial and consular papers; foreign missions)  (spring 2012)
  • British Theatre, Music and Literature: High and Popular Culture (spring 2012)
  • South Asia (spring 2013)
  • History of science (spring 2013)
  • History of photography (spring 2013)
  • 19th-century Americana (spring 2013)

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