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Historical Chinese Newspapers – trial through November 13, 2013

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Middlebury has trial access to the Chinese Collection of ProQuest’s Historical Newspapers through November 13, 2013. This collection provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events between 1832 and 1953.

PQHNPCC_CartoonExplore the civil wars, Japanese invasion, occupation by foreign nations, rise of communism, and more — cover-to-cover and in full image with 12 English-language Chinese newspapers.

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

Declassified US Intelligence – trial access through November 3rd, 2013

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Middlebury College and the Monterey Institute now both have trial access to two collections of declassified US intelligence documents on a platform that is “in beta development” from Brill.

  • Cold War Intelligence, 1945-1991 This collection of 2,360 formerly classified U.S. government documents (most of them classified Top Secret or higher) provides readers for the first time with the declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in its efforts to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
  • US Intelligence on the Middle East, 1945-2009 Since 1945, the U.S. intelligence community has had to cover a half-dozen major wars and several dozen smaller but equally bloody armed conflicts in the Middle East, as well as innumerable civil wars, border clashes, armed insurgencies, and terrorist attacks. This comprehensive document set sheds light on the U.S. intelligence community’s spying and analytic efforts in the Arab world, including the Middle East, the Near East, and North Africa. It covers the time period from the end of World War II to the present day, up until the 2002-2003 Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) assessments, the Global War on Terror, the Iraq War, and Iran’s nuclear program.

We’ll have trial access to these until November 3rd. Please let us know what you think – email eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu , your liaison at Middlebury, or to Ann Flower at MIIS.

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

Online Jazz Discography – new resource

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The Middlebury College community can now access The Jazz Discography online. The CD-ROM version was available in the Music Library for years; now we offer the convenience of online access. “Looking for a specific jazz record or CD? Want to find everything recorded by a particular bandleader or musician? Want to know who played with whom, and when? Want to find who recorded a particular tune? You’ll find all this and much, much more in the world’s largest, most complete catalog of recorded jazz” – The Jazz Discography

New stuff! (Newly added library collections)

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Here are some things that we added to our collections during the 2013 fiscal year:

Online resources

Online journals

Print titles

  • Frieze - devoted to contemporary art
  • Bidoun - art and culture from the Middle East
  • Detail : Zeitschrift fuer Architektur und Baudetail – architecture; in German and some English text
  • Three month subscriptions to print versions of foreign titles for browsing during the Language Schools – Ogonek and Allure (Russian), Teva HaDvarim (Hebrew), Al Jamila and Sayidati (Arabic [at Mills College])
  • History of al-Tabari, State University New York series in Near Eastern studies (40 volume set) located on the third floor shelves of the Davis Family Library (call number: DS38.2 .T313 1985)

Torrossa – full-text multi-language e-books and e-journals

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The Middlebury College community now has trial access to Torrossa, an online resource with full-text in Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

Browse arts, literature, and lots more.

Torrossa

From “El vidrio en la pintura del Museo Nacional del Prado” by José María Fernández Navarro y Francisco Capel del Águila

(Note that when you’re looking at an e-book  (“monograph”), only a “sample page” displays . To see the full text, choose the full-text icon.

TorrossaFTWhen viewing a journal (“issue”), select an article from the right-hand menu, then the full-text icon.)

Update July 17: Not all of the 160 publishers that provide content for Torrossa allow their works to be printed or downloaded. If you have trouble printing, it may be that it simply isn’t allowed. Disallowed functions are shown by minus-signs by the icon(s), as shown here:NoDownloadPrintPaste

Hovering over the icon will show “Download not allowed” for example.

The trial will expire August 16th. Please let us know what you think – email eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu