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House of Commons Parliamentary Papers {trial access}

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Until February 15 the Middlebury College Libraries has trial access to Proquest’s House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP), a full-text searchable database with the working documents of government for all areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy from the 18th century to the 21st.

House of Commons at Westminster 1808 (Wikimedia Commons)

Visit our New & Trial Resources page or search the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) here.

Please share your comments with Rebekah Irwin or your subject liaison.

Trial Access: Factiva.com, 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:

Factiva.com 

Factiva.com 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).

Trial access to Oxford Handbooks Online through December

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Until December 26 we have access to all of Oxford’s fourteen handbooks in the Oxford Handbooks Online (OHO) collection. Middlebury currently has access to only three OHO collections: PhilosophyReligion, and Political Science.

Get started with a video tutorial or browse and search OHO.

Find OHO and other New & Trial Resources here (go/trials).

Email Rebekah Irwin or your library liaison with comments.

The slow rise of ebooks (by the numbers)

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The Library took note in May 2011 when Amazon.com announced that its customers were purchasing “more Kindle books than all print books – hardcover and paperback – combined.” Though we’re certainly not yet debating the idea of a bookless library at Middlebury, some number crunching over a 14 month time period seems to show that Middlebury faculty, students, and librarians are beginning to favor ebooks over print too:

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A 14 Month Snapshot of Library Requests (Sept. 1, 2011-Nov. 1, 2012)

1,339 faculty, students, & librarians requested books

Overall 35% preferred a print book

Overall 65% preferred an ebook

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Of the 211 students requests 45% preferred a print book and 55% preferred ebooks

Of the 432 librarian requests 33% preferred a print book and 67% preferred ebooks 

Out of 696 faculty requests 34% preferred a print book and 66% preferred ebooks

Kotobarabia Arabic E-Library (trial access through Nov. 23)

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For two weeks, you can explore over 3,500 contemporary and classic Arabic books from Egypt that are available in e-book form for the first time in the Kotobarabia Arabic E-Library.Works in the collection are divided into 29 thematic categories and several subcategories. Let us know what you think – email Rebekah Irwin or your liaison.

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 http://go.middlebury.edu/trials (go/trials).
Contact your area liaison with comments and feedback.

Trial access to the Encyclopedia of Islam

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For the next month we have trial access to the Encyclopaedia of Islam.

Find it on our New & Trial Resources page (go/trials).

The Encyclopaedia covers the world of Islam with illustrations, maps, and over 11,000 entires.

World Muslim population by percentage (Pew Research)

Email your library liaison with comments.