Carrie, Jess and I traveled to West Lebanon on October 21st for the 2011 October Conference presented by the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries. We learned how other libraries are promoting their resources and we presented a session about some options we use here. To find out more, link to our report.
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Welcome to our summer students
Welcome to the summer Language School and Breadloaf students.
- Find useful tips on the LIS pages (go/lis), (go/lib), and (go/helpdesk)
- Use (go/subjectguides) for links to databases, CDs, video and more
- Begin your research, searching for articles across both databases and MIDCAT (the library catalog) with Summon.
- The music collection has moved into the Davis Family Library, link here to view a map depicting the updated location of materials.
- Study Carrel Suites have been set aside for use by specific Language Schools; individual carrels within the Language Suites are available on a first come, first served basis and may not be reserved; the Language Suites are intended for the exclusive use of the language specified. MAP
- If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to Ask a Librarian.
China Academic Journals – a newly added database
Doing research for a paper in Chinese on literature, philosophy or history? Now you can find full-text and full-image journal articles in Chinese when you search China Academic Journals. One can search in either English or Chinese, although Chinese font/software is required for displaying and inputting vernacular Chinese characters. China Academic Journals is part of the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKInet) and is produced by Qinghua University.
Recent article by Robert Darnton
Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the Harvard University Library, describes many of the issues facing libraries – from digital books to the rising price of journals in this article published November 23, 2010 in the New York Review of books.
Need some seasonal music for a gathering? Come to the music library and check out recordings, scores or even a video. To find those items use this handy guide.
Another way to find language related music CDs
Here’s another short video that uses a link on a subject guide in order to search for music CDs in a foreign language.
Already have a performer or band in mind? You can also search in Midcat using the name of the performer or band.
If we don’t own it, try NExpress or ask us to order it. We welcome your suggestions.
And that’s the news for today…
Looking for the latest news? Just as nationally the number of dailies and weeklies available at the newsstand, the local drugstore or delivered to your doorstep has decreased in recent years, so too has the number of paper subscriptions that the library receives and puts out on the shelves in the Harman Reading room. But access to news from both the United States and around the world, current and archival, has actually increased through the library’s subscriptions to news databases. To locate and explore the wealth of news sources available to you through the library portal follow the link to the newspaper guide. And keep up with the latest political scandal, cricket scores or just compare sources for accuracy and bias.