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ProQuest’s Environmental Science Collection – trial access

Middlebury College has temporary access to ProQuest’s Environmental Science Collection, with full-text from over 1,400 publications including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, books, and government publications. Find information pertaining to a variety of topics in the Environmental Sciences including:

  • Agriculture
  • Air pollution
  • Control technologies
  • Endangered species
  • Energy
  • Environmental design
  • Environmental education
  • Environmental law and policy
  • Environmental safety
  • Geophysical and climate change

We have access to this until June 30. Let us know what you think about the Environmental Science Collection – email Rebekah Irwin or your library liaison.

Trial access to three American history databases

Until June 25th, you can investigate these databases, focusing on 19th and early 20th century American History:

The American West (archives drawn from the Western Americana collections at the Newberry Library, Chicago)

Everyday Life and Women in America, c.1800-1920 (archives from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History & Culture, Duke University and the New York Public Library)

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice
 (drawn from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Duke University, U.S. Supreme Court, British Library, and others)

  • Please check these out and send comments to Rebekah Irwin (rirwin@middlebury.edu) or your library liaison.

Trial access to historical “Washington Evening Star”

Through June 30th, the Middlebury College community can search a newly available historical newspaper, the Washington (D.C.) Evening Star. (After following the link, select the “Newspaper Titles” tab. Then you can select “Evening Star.”) Issues of the paper dated from Dec 16, 1852 – June 6, 1882 are now available.

Please look it over, and send feedback to Rebekah Irwin or your library liaison.

Statista (trial access through May 31st)

Until May 31st, Middlebury College users can look over and assess the value of Statista – a quantitative statistics portal with over 60,000 topics on agriculture, finance, politics, and many more. Search in either German or English.

Please send comments to Rebekah Irwin – rirwin@middlebury.edu – or your library liaison.

Human Relations Area Files – trial access through April 30th

The Middlebury College community can now access the eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology databases, research databases for all aspects of cultural and social life and for comparative archaeological studiesIn the 1930s, behavioral scientists and cultural anthropologists at Yale University’s  Institute of Human Relations developed a classification of cultural information by subject. HRAF grew out of these efforts. Today, HRAF is committed to developing dynamic, fully-indexed electronic collections on the World Wide Web.

Middlebury users can access both databases on the New & Trial page (go/trials).

Please send feedback to Please send comments to Rebekah Irwin (rirwin@middlebury.edu) or your library liaison.

Trial access to Arabic ebooks

Through February 27, 2012, Middlebury College has trial access to the Kotobarabia Modern Arab Renaissance Collection, an electronic archive of books published between 1820-1914 from Egypt, Syria and the Islamic World. With over 2,500 titles, this collection covers humanistic, intellectual and scientific fields.

Access the collection here or visit our New & Trial Resources page.


Explore architecture, design, city planning, and more

The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

is available to the Middlebury College community through November 19.

The Index is listing of journal articles since 1934 covering the folling topics:

architectural design
city planning
furniture and decoration
historic preservation
history of architecture
interior design
landscape architecture

The Avery Index can also be accessed from within, and cross-searched with, our existing ProQuest subscriptions and through Summon.

Visit our other trials and new resources at go/trials.

Please send comments to Rebekah Irwin (rirwin@middlebury.edu) or directly to your subject liaison.