Tag Archives: trials FY 2012

Trial access to South Asian historical archives (through April 30)

For the month of April, please visit the following East Asian historical archives databases. The Library is considering them through a collaboration with several Vermont colleges:

India Raj and Empire
Original manuscript material ranging from the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 to records of daily life in Agra, Bombay, Lahore, and Madras. Included are diaries, letters, maps, sketches and official and private papers. The collection is particularly strong for the 18th and 19th centuries.

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980
Three archival collections drawn from the British Foreign Office files on the countries of South Asia from shortly before Indian partition and independence up to 1980. The archival documents are divided into the following sections: (1) Independence, Partition and the Nehru Era, 1947-1964, (2) South Asian Conflicts and Independence for Bangladesh, 1965-1971 (3) Afghanistan and the Cold War, Emergency Rule in India, and the Resumption of Civilian Rule in Pakistan, 1972-1980.

Empire Online
Empire Online is an interactive digital collection exploring colonial history, politics, culture and society. The archive is designed specifically to encourage the use of primary sources in teaching and includes 1000s of images of unique primary material including maps, manuscripts, pamphlets, paintings, drawings and rare books spanning five centuries from a translation of Columbus’s 1492 voyage to the 21st century.

Although these three collections are available separately, they can be searched as a group using Archive Explorer.

These trials can also be found on the New & Trial Resources page (go/trials).

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

Human Relations Area Files – trial access through April 30th

The Middlebury College community can now access the eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology databases, research databases for all aspects of cultural and social life and for comparative archaeological studiesIn the 1930s, behavioral scientists and cultural anthropologists at Yale University’s  Institute of Human Relations developed a classification of cultural information by subject. HRAF grew out of these efforts. Today, HRAF is committed to developing dynamic, fully-indexed electronic collections on the World Wide Web.

Middlebury users can access both databases on the New & Trial page (go/trials).

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

e-libro: full-text en Español {trial access through April 12}

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 (rirwin@middlebury.edu) or your library liaison.

ClimateWire and EnergyWire {two new trials}

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 (rirwin@middlebury.edu) or your library liaison.

Trial access to Consumer Reports online

Starting February 1st, the College Library is providing access to Consumer Reports Online.

Our print copy of Consumer Reports, available in the Harman Periodical Reading Room on the first floor of Davis Library is a popular title, and we’ve been asked by staff and students to consider full online access. So, whether you’re looking for cell phone plans, laptops, cars, or water filters, your research can start online, through March 1st.

Access Consumer Reports online here or via our New & Trial Resources page.

Trial access to Arabic ebooks

Through February 27, 2012, Middlebury College has trial access to the Kotobarabia Modern Arab Renaissance Collection, an electronic archive of books published between 1820-1914 from Egypt, Syria and the Islamic World. With over 2,500 titles, this collection covers humanistic, intellectual and scientific fields.

Access the collection here or visit our New & Trial Resources page.


Trial access to Yomiuri (a Japanese newspaper)

In collaboration with the libraries of Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Swarthmore Colleges and others, Middlebury College has trial access for one month to Yomiuri Shinbum, a.k.a. Yomiuri Shimbun (読売新聞), one of several major Japanese newspapers, from the inaugural issue in 1874 to the present, along with the English edition, the Daily Yomiuri (Sept. 1989- to the present).

All full text articles of Yomiuri Shinbun from 1874 to 1989 are available with the exception of some articles with copyright restrictions dating from 1986 to present.

Visit the Japanese edition of Yomiuri online, the Daily Yomiuri English edition and then see what Wikipedia has to say about Yomiuri.

To see all of our current trials and new resources, visit  go/trials.

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