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 email@example.com .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 email@example.com
Until May 14, we have access to three Chinese history collections:
China: Culture and Society
Spanning three centuries (1750-1929), this resource makes available rare pamphlets from Cornell University Library’s Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia. In addition, China: Culture and Society features a host of secondary resources, including scholarly essays, an interactive chronology, mini guides, and editors’ choices from the collection.
China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980
This digital collection offers English-language sources relating to China and the West, 1793-1980, including: papers of key individuals involved in the Chinese Maritime Customs service; papers of missionaries active in all regions of China; fully searchable run of the Chinese Recorder, 1867-1941, and more.
Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980
The complete British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan during these decades of 1919-1980. The documents cover politics, industry, trade and cultural affairs and include eyewitness accounts, weekly and monthly summaries, and economic assessments and synopses on leading Chinese personalities.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or your liaison with comments please.
A to Z maps online provides 100,000s of royalty-free, downloadable maps for academic and non-commercial use.
- USGS data
- GIS files
- Historic and antique maps
- Geological and topographic maps
- CIA maps
- Political maps across time (e.g. Africa with changing borders throughout the 20th century)
- Multiple and unusual projections
- Hurricane maps
- Volcano maps
- Flags of the world
- Tree and bird distribution maps
- Educational maps and games (crossword puzzles!)
- and more…
We have free access until June 15th. Let us know what you think – email email@example.com or your liaison.