Lisa McLaughlin

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LGBT Thought and Culture – Trial through December 2, 2013

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LGBT Thought and CultureThe 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 .

AP Stylebook Online- Trial until October 19

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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 .AP Stylebook Home Page

Foreign Language Popular Magazines

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Selected foreign language popular magazines have been moved to the Harman Periodical Reading Room for the duration of the summer language schools.  In addition to those already on display,  Russian and Hebrew titles are on order and will be added as soon as possible.   Titles usually found in this area have been moved to the current periodicals collection on the other side of the shelf.



New Books for Spring

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Just in time for Spring recess, come see the recently updated New Books display at Davis Family Library.   Choose from more than 70 newly published and highly recommended  books.  You’ll find nonfiction, fantasy, action, mystery, graphic novels, short stories and more.



You can also “check out” newly added eBooks and audiobooks at go/books2go (


Trial Access:, Vogue Archive, ProQuest History Vault: Struggle for Women’s Rights, 1880–1990

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Until February 6 we have access to the following: from Dow Jones is a business and general reference resource that includes information in the areas of business, current events, communications, technology, foreign policy, and more.  For the trial, when you are on the FACTIVA site, go up to the first tab “Search” and choose “Search Builder”.

Vogue Archive 

The Vogue Archive is a comprehensive collection of American Vogue issues from its inception in 1892 to the present.  Every issue has been reproduced in high-resolution color and is searchable by designer, brand name and garment type.

ProQuest History Vault: Struggle for Women’s Rights, 1880–1990: Organizational Records

This collection follows the growth of the women’s rights movement in America from the campaign for women’s suffrage to the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and beyond.  The archive includes  the National Woman’s Party Papers (1913-1971), League of Women Voters collection (1918-1974), and documents about the Women’s Action Alliance (1971-1996).

Churchill Archive (trial access)

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Now through January 14, 2013 we have access to the Churchill Archive.

The Churchill Archive includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders.

Find this and other trials at (go/trials).
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Common Reading 2012 at Davis Library

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What do the members of the Class of 2016 have in common?  The Common Reading 2012 selection, Never Let Me Go (2005) by Kazuo Ishiguro.  Over the summer, each student from the Class of 2016 received a copy of this book in anticipation of their arrival on campus.  Later this week, these students will meet in small groups with members of the faculty and staff to discuss Ishiguro’s thought provoking work.  Several members of LIS including Mike Roy, Joy Pile, and Rebekah Irwin will be facilitating discussion groups.  Click here to access the reader’s guide.  Come check out the Common Reading 2012 display in the lobby of the Davis Family Library.  There you will find additional titles by Kazuo Ishiguro as well as supporting materials including DVDs on bioethics, cloning, and organ donation.