Friday, March 22, 2013

Spotlight on the Collection (new!) - Cinema and Media Studies

The library has just purchased access to Cinema and Media Studies (part of the Oxford Bibliographies series).

This is an authoritative guide to the current scholarship (in all formats) on all aspects of cinema and media studies with original commentary and annotations by scholars. It combines features of an encyclopedia, annotated bibliography, and literature review. It includes: commentary; citations with abstracts to articles, books, book chapters, various primary documents, web resources and multimedia (e.g., artwork, computer programs, sound and video recordings, and musical compositions).

NOTE: Until the end of March, we have access to all the content in the Oxford Bibliographies series. In April, only content from Cinema and Media Studies will be available.

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Spotlight on the Collection (new!) - Columbia Granger's World of Poetry

Back in October I alerted you to a database trial for  Columbia Granger's World of Poetry. The library has just purchased access to this resource.

As a reminder, this searchable database is a portal to primary (poems) and secondary sources (criticism and explication, biographical sketches of poets, citations). You'll find 250,000 full-text poems, biographical profiles of poets, poem commentaries;  450,000 citations to poems in anthologies; a glossary of poetry terms; spoken word audio recordings of poems.

You can also compare any two poems with full text in the database by looking at them side-by-side on the same page.

The Advanced Search mode allows you to search for poems in various ways (e.g., words in title, first line, last line; by author, gender, school or movement, nationality, time period, language, etc.)

If you've ever used the library's multiple editions of Granger's Index to Poetry to find a poem, this resource will do that for you, searching across several editions of this print title.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

New! Database Trial of Interest - Scribner Writers Series

The new Scribner Writers Series provides online access to the well-known American Writers and British Writers series as well as the European Writers (medieval to present) and World and Genre Writers collections.  Each entry averages 15-20 pages in length and includes a concise essay and biographical information that places the author’s work in personal and historical context.  A substantive bibliography concludes each entry.  Articles are written by noted literary scholars.This trial runs through April 4, 2013.

How to Access this Trial:
from the Library's Database Trials page (you'll need to be connected to the UVM Network to access trial databases) 
We'd love your feedback. Submit your comments to me or through the online feedback form found on the Database Trials page.