Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Spotlight on the Collection (new!) - New Library Resources

Here is information on two new resources of interest to you and an update of a continuing resource.


Oxford African American Studies Center UVM affiliates only
Portal to full-text information (biographies, encyclopedias, companions, primary sources), images and maps about African Americans, African American life and culture, and Africa and the diaspora.
Find a list of the core content on this page.
Note: several of these print resources remain in the Reference Collection.

Access this resource from the Library website:

Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) UVM affiliates only
DARE focuses on the regional aspects of American English, documenting words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary from one place to another. This online version provides interactive maps, audio field recordings, and fielded searching. Note: The six-volume print edition remains in the Reference Collection.

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Digital Theatre Plus UVM affiliates only
British-based collection of twenty (currently) high-definition streaming videos which captures recent live full-length professional theatre productions (using multiple camera angles) from leading West End producers, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Young Vic, the Almeida, and other companies. Also: text- and video-based study guides and teaching aids on individual plays and theatre production and management, in general; Videos of interviews with actors and directors discussing their craft.
NOTE:
The collection has grown from 18 to 20 videos.  Videos of interviews with actors and directors discussing their craft have been added.

This resource is found in the usual places on the Library website. In both guides, it is listed on the page "Moving Images & Sound."