Rebekah Irwin

Director of Collections & Archives at the Middlebury College Libraries.

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A footnote to your blog

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Thanks to a request by the New England Review, a new plugin called Simple Footnotes and Simple Footnotes Editor Button can be activated on your WordPress site for fast, elegant, hyperlinked footnotes.

First, activate Simple Footnotes under the Plugins menu at your WordPress Dashboard. When you create a new post or page, you’ll notice a new ab1 button in the editing toolbar.

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When you’re ready to add a footnote, click that new button:

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Type the text of your footnote in the Insert a footnote box that pops up and then Insert.

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Use the Preview button to see how your footnotes look. While in edit mode, you’ll only see “tags” around your footnotes, like this = [ref]. Don’t fear! Your footnotes will look wonderful to the rest of the world once you publish your post or page, like this:

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And at the bottom of your page, your footnote will look like this:

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It’s getting easier to download free ebooks and audiobooks

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Overdrive, our provider of popular fiction and non-fiction titles, launched a new platform. It’s a little less clunky and less hampered by Digital Rights Management road blocks.

And we’ve added new titles too.

Visit the site at http://go.middlebury.edu/overdrive(Or, go/overdrive,go/audiobooks, go/bookstogo).

You canwatch a tutorial on the new platform here.

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Zotero 4.0 Launches

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Announced on The Chronicle of Higher Ed’s ProfHacker.

Available now for download.

 

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Deutsche Sammlung German ebooks (trial through May 3)

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For one month starting today, we have access to over 4,500 German ebooks covering the humanities, arts, sciences, technology, engineering, and medicine from publishers such as De Gruyter, Aarhus University Press, International Monetary Fund, Ohne Verlag, and Frank & Timme GmbH.

Visit Deutsche Sammlung or our New & Trials website for other new library collections and current trials.

Email us at eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or contact your liaison if this would be a useful addition to our collection.

New research database: Orlando Women’s Writing in the British Isles

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Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present by Cambridge University Press includes entries on over a thousand authors’ lives and writing careers, contextual material, timelines, intertextual links, and bibliographies.

Find Orlando and other New & Trial Resources here.

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Deep archives of the New Yorker, Harper’s, New York Review of Books

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The Middlebury College community now has access to the full archives of  Harper’s (starting in 1850-current), The New Yorker (1925-current), and The New York Review of Books (1963-current). 

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Until now, we’ve had a patchwork of years through databases, microfilm, and print. Starting today, access all issues, with full illustrations, on any device, through the magazine’s own websites.

(A caveat! Our subscription does not include access to The New Yorker iPad/iPhone app. That’s available only through individual subscriptions.)

If you’re off-campus use one of the go/links listed here too access through the College’s network.

http://go.middlebury.edu/newyorker (go/newyorker)

http://go.middlebury.edu/nyreview (go/nyreview)

http://go.middlebury.edu/harpers (go/harpers)

*Tip: add icons to your iPad/iPhone home screen by following these directions.

New library collection: Illustrated London News, 1842-2003

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Middlebury College now has full access to The Illustrated London News digital archive, 1842-2003. The archive incudes over 260,000 color pages and full-text searching. Find it on our Journals & Databases page (go/journals) or our Databases A-Z page (go/databases).

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