Friday, April 23, 2010
Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 160-year period. Digitized from one of the most important collections ever produced on microform, this resource is based on Charles Evans’ “American Bibliography” and Roger Bristol’s supplement. The collection includes more than 36,000 printed works,including advertisements, bibles, broadsides, charters and by-laws, cookbooks, elegies, eulogies, laws, narratives, novels, operas, 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. Trial access will run through May 31, 2010.
Cambridge Histories Online is an online 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. Trial access will run through May 23, 2010.
You may also find a link to these resources on the Library Home page --> Find --> Database Trials.
To provide feedback, either contact me or submit your "Comments" on the Database Trials page.
Here is a related link to a Pew Research Center report on Millennials.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
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Do the UVM Libraries have the collections you need? Are they available to you when and where you want them? How do you go about research and literature searching in the 21st century?
Help us learn more about how to support your research needs.
The UVM Libraries are holding focus groups the week of April 26th. In the spring of 2009, the Libraries conducted a LibQUAL survey of library users. Results show the faculty dissatisfied with library holdings, and the means of accessing them.
We want to learn more about what’s missing, and what we could be doing differently with the resources we have.
Faculty are invited to join us at focus groups on:
Tuesday, April 27th, 1PM – 2PM
Thursday, April 29th, 9AM – 10PM
Thursday, April 29th, 4PM – 5PM
Refreshments will be served, questions will be brief, and your feedback will be greatly appreciated.
To volunteer, contact Selene Colburn at firstname.lastname@example.org, 656.9980.