Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Books You Have Published

It's important to us that the library owns the books you have written. When you've had a book published, I encourage you to let me know so that I can order the book for the library.

If you prefer, you may request that purchase on your own by submitting a purchase recommendation. Here's how to do that:

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Spotlight on the Internet - Victorian Literature and Culture

Do you teach a course that includes mid-late19th century British literature? There are many quality web sites that will enhance students' engagement with Victorian Britain. Here is a link to relevant librarian-vetted web sites that were selected based on their scholarly value and unrestricted access. While a few web sites have been created by individuals, most are affiliated with institutions of higher education. The sites range from bibliographies to online archives of digitized primary sources (text and photographs).

This list is found in the April 2010 issue of College & Research Libraries News, a library journal published by the Association of College & Research Libraries (a division of the American Library Association).

Victorian Literature and Culture

Monday, June 7, 2010

Spotlight on the Collection (new!)

The library has just purchased 4 fab online resources that you should know about -3 of which were database trials. So many to swoon over! To make it easier to read about these resources I'm dividing them into separate posts-see the next 4 posts.
  • Short Story Criticism
  • Early English Books Online (EEBO)
  • Early American Imprints, Series I and Series II
  • Cambridge Histories Online

On a lighter note......
Lady Gaga Does Library Instruction

Spotlight on the Collection (new!) : Short Story Criticism

Short Story Criticism
This is the online version of the well-known Gale product, Short Story Criticism in the Reference Collection, and like Poetry Criticism, is part of the "Literature Criticism Online" series. This searchable full-text database offers excerpts from criticism of the works of short fiction writers from both journals and books. Provides a historical survey of the critical response to writers' works  and biographical information about major writers worldwide from every time period.

Access this resource from the Library website:

Spotlight on the Collection (new!) : Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Provides digital access to more than 125,000 literary and historical classics printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, British North America, and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. Subject coverage is multidisciplinary, covering literature, history, religion, music, art, science and politics. These are from the collections of works from Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement.

Access this resource from the Library website:

Spotlight on the Collection (new!) : Early American Imprints

Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800

Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819

Digital collections of virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 180-year period.  These collections include thousands of printed works, including bibles, broadsides, elegies, eulogies, narratives, novels, pamphlets, plays, poems, primers, sermons, songs, speeches, textbooks, travelogues, and more. This is the digitized version of the collections the library currently owns on the wretched/dreaded microopaque cards in the Microforms Room.

Access these resources from the Library website:

Spotlight on the Collection (new!) : Cambridge Histories Online

Cambridge Histories Online
This is an online searchable collection of scholarly texts on many areas of history: U.S., world, language, English, Irish and American literature, music, religion, etc. N.B. The following titles may be of particular interest: Cambridge History of American Literature, Cambridge History of English Literature, Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature,Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Cambridge History of the English Language.

Access this resource from the Library website: