Friday, March 2, 2012

New! (Another) Database Trial of Interest - HarpWeek (e.g., Harper's Weekly)


The UVM Libraries currently has trial access to HarpWeek, the electronic version of Harper's Weekly. This database provides searchable access to the full text of this American illustrated newspaper known for its writing, cartoons, and other illustrations. Dates of coverage are 1857-1912.

The illustrations as well as articles would prove useful for bringing historical context to literary works and topics.

How to Access:
from the Library's Database Trials page


The trial runs through April 30, 2012.
We'd love your feedback. Submit your comments to me or through the online feedback form found on the Database Trials page.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

JSTOR and Print Journals

By now I'm sure you've seen Dean Mara Saule's e-mail message to the faculty about the proposed disposition of print journals that are provided online through JSTOR. In the message she included a link to the Project website.

While the Project website provides a mechanism for feedback, it is personally important to me that the English/FTS faculty have its collective voice heard.  I have already contacted Tony, offering to meet with you as a department to answer questions or record and report your comments/concerns. Please let me or Tony know if you would like that to happen. I'm also interested in hearing from you individually if you'd rather speak with me or send me a message instead of submitting a feedback form.

New! Database Trial of Interest - 19th Century UK Periodicals



The UVM Libraries currently has trial access to 19th Century UK Periodicals, a database developed through a partnership between Gale Publishing and the British Library. This database provides searchable access to the full text of hundreds of periodicals from 1800-1900, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, politics, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.

This resource would prove useful for bringing historical context to literary works and topics.

How to Access:
from the Library's Database Trials page


The trial runs through March 13, 2012.
We'd love your feedback. Submit your comments to me or through the online feedback form found on the Database Trials page.