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A Cure for Winter Doldrums: check out the new Blu-ray display in the atrium!

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If the freezing temps and winter storm warnings keep you indoors, we have a solution. There is a new display featuring our collection of Blu-rays, which continues to grow. A little more than year ago we had a smattering of choices, but we now have a wide variety from which to choose. For all of you classic film buffs, we have an amazing collection by master filmmaker Roberto Rossellini. A few of his very best are available; “Stromboli,” “Europe 51,” and “Journey to Italy,” (all starring his wife, Ingrid Bergman). We have several Blu-rays from the great Alfred Hitchcock;  “To Catch a Thief,” “Rebecca,” Psycho,” to name a few.  David Lean’s award-winning epic, “Lawrence of Arabia,” based on the life of T.E. Lawrence, and Humphrey Bogart in “Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” are not to be missed.

The bulk of our Blu-ray collection is more recent, including  “Promised Land” (screenplay/actors Matt Damon, Jon Krasinski), “Before Midnight” (last in the 20-year trilogy co-written and starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, and written/directed by Richard Linklater). We have last year’s Oscar for best picture, “Argo” (directed by Ben Affleck, with Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad” fame).  “Hunger Games” with Jennifer Lawrence, “Behind the Candelabra,” another Matt Damon role, “Magic Mike” (could it be, really, Matthew McConaughey?) and Channing Tatum. (I have to say, McConaughey has come a long way since his role in “Mike” to his current turn in “Dallas Buyers Club,” in which he is nothing less than phenomenal, and a likely Oscar recipient for best actor). We also have the Sundance Film Festival 2011 award winner, “Another Earth.”

TV series are part of the action as well; a couple of examples are Seasons 2 and 3 from “Madmen,” and the first season of “Louie” (as in C.K.)!

Well, you will just have to peruse the shelves on your own to see what appeals to your viewing taste, but I am sure you will find a Blu-ray to your liking. As you start playing your Blu-ray at home, look out the window to see the snow pile up. It is a perfect winter back drop, as you sip a little hot cocoa to keep you warm. I can smell the popcorn now!

Thank you Marlena, for creating such an accessible and creative display for us!

SAGE Research Methods Online (trial ends February 28, 2014)

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Students, faculty, and staff at the Monterey Institute for International Studies and at Middlebury College now have trial access to SAGE Research Methods Online

a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

Let us know what you think – email eaccess@middlebury.edu at Middlebury, or Ann Flower at MIIS, or your liaison.

Psychological Experiments Online (trial ends March 28, 2014)

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Middlebury College students, faculty, and staff have full access Psychological Experiments Online through March 28th.

Psychological Experiments Online pairs audio and video recordings of quintessential experiments in psychology with thousands of pages of primary-source documents. It also includes notes from experiment participants, journal articles, books, field notes, and final reports in topics from obedience to authority and conformity to operant conditioning.

Let us know what you think! Send feedback to eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or your liaison.

Business Monitor International (trial ends February 20th)

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Students, faculty and staff at the Monterey Institute for International Studies have had full access to Business Monitor International since 2005. BMI provides daily reports from their experts around the world containing information and data on topics ranging from infrastructure to business environments to industry trends and political risks, country by country.

Look it over and help us determine if we should also provide access to you and your colleagues and peers at Middlebury. Let us know what you think – email eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or your liaison.

 

Oxford Bibliographies Online (trial ends Feb. 21, 2014)

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We have trial access to Oxford Bibliographies Online, (OBO) now with a new platform, better interface and other improvements since our previous trial of this resource in October 2011.

Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides.

Let us know what you think – email eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or your liaison.

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 eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu .

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 eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu .AP Stylebook Home Page