Time Magazine’s All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books (has links to best movies, novels, albums, gadgets and TV shows of all time too).
Wired Magazine interviews Bill McKibben about the tar sands.
JSTOR announcement: “…we are making journal content on JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere, freely available to the public for reading and downloading. This includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals, representing approximately 6% of the total content on JSTOR.” See the full announcement for more details. Since Middlebury already subscribes to most modules, it will only add access to a small number of journals, mainly in the sciences.
Wondering how to search Summon, the library’s new default search tool on the library homepage? Watch this short video tutorial that will show you many of Summon’s features using an example search. Want to know more about Summon? See our announcement about it from earlier this summer.
This spring/summer the library added a number of new resources or expanded coverage of existing resources. See the New & Trial Resources guide for full descriptions. For example:
Summon (our new search tool)
Ebook Library (EBL)
More online journals / periodicals (Elsevier, Sage, Nature, Economist, Times of India, PAO, JSTOR)
Britannica Global Reference Center
Oxford Handbooks Online
Naxos Music Library
Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics
American County Histories
Archives Unbound (digitized primary source documents)
Scopus (similar to Web of Science)
Gartner Research (Technology research)
UlrichsWeb Global Serial Directory
ALA TechSource will be wrapping up the ALA Annual Conference with a free tech webinar on July 8th at 3pm. A panel of experts will discuss what they learned and what stood out. From e-books to tablets to RFID and library systems. Register here. Or see this related post on top tech trends.