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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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British Documents from the past in China – trial through May 14

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Until May 14, we have access to three Chinese history collections:

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Spanning three centuries (1750-1929), this resource makes available rare pamphlets from Cornell University Library’s Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia. In addition, China: Culture and Society features a host of secondary resources, including scholarly essays, an interactive chronology, mini guides, and editors’ choices from the collection.

China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980
This digital collection offers English-language sources relating to China and the West, 1793-1980, including: papers of key individuals involved in the Chinese Maritime Customs service; papers of missionaries active in all regions of China; fully searchable run of the Chinese Recorder, 1867-1941, and more.

Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980
The complete British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan during these decades of 1919-1980. The documents cover politics, industry, trade and cultural affairs and include eyewitness accounts, weekly and monthly summaries, and economic assessments and synopses on leading Chinese personalities.

 

Email eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or your liaison with comments please.

 

 

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.

Trial: Oxford History of Western Music

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The Middlebury College community has 30 days to evaluate the usefulness of the Oxford History of Western Music . Fascinating text and images including scores,

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OxfordHistWestMusIllusand more! Browse through the Oxford History of Western Music and let us know what you think. Email us at eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or contact your liaison.

 

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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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.

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You can also “check out” newly added eBooks and audiobooks at go/books2go (http://go.middlebury.edu/books2go).