Friday, August 23, 2013

Workshops - Zotero and EndNote

If you and/or your students are interested in learning how to use the information management tools Zotero or EndNote, here is the link to the workshop  schedule for the Fall 2013 semester.

All workshops take place in the Library Classroom (main/1st floor). Registration is not required.

Document Delivery (pilot project)

The Bailey/Howe Interlibrary Loan Department (ILL) has inaugurated a pilot program to study the feasibility of providing document delivery services at Bailey/Howe Library. The pilot will begin August 26, 2013 and end June 20, 2014.


UVM faculty, staff and students may request scans of articles and book chapters from materials available in Bailey/Howe Library regular print and microform collections. ILL staff will scan articles or book chapters and deliver them as a PDF to users' Illiad accounts. This service is currently offered free of charge.

What can be requested?

  • Book chapters and journal articles from the Bailey/Howe Library main stacks and Library Research Annex.
  • Book chapters and journal articles from the Bailey/Howe Library microform collections.
For more details see: Document Delivery Pilot Project

Monday, August 19, 2013

New! Database Trial of Interest - Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)

Your Feedback is Important!

We are considering the purchase of a subscription to the online version of Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature* (ABELL).  Subscribing to this online version would address space issues in the libraries and offer the conveniences associated with online article databases (e.g., remote access, complex searching, searching all dates at once, linking to full-text articles when available).
*citations to monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews and collections of essays published worldwide from 1920 onwards.

The library currently subscribes to the print version, with holdings extending back to 1930. Volumes are shelved in both the Reference Collection and the Williston Annex. This run of volumes spans several linear feet in both library locations.

We have just initiated a trial of this database which ends on September 13, 2013. Your feedback is important.  After using the database, please take a moment to take a one-question survey to share your opinion.   Click here to take survey

How to Access this Trial:
from the Library's Database Trials page (you need to be connected to the UVM Network to access trial databases) 

Spotlight on the Collection (new!) - FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Plus

The library has purchased access to

 a portal to information and research on film and television. Resources provided are:
  • The International Index to Film Periodicals which provides access to abstracts (many with links to full-text) of articles and film reviews from @350 important academic and popular journals covering all aspects of film and television.
  •  Five full-text key reference works: Encyclopedia of Early Cinema (Routledge), Routledge Companion to Film Studies, Oxford History of World Cinema, Critical Ideas in Television Studies (Oxford), Film Analysis: A Norton Reader
  •  "Treasures from Film Archives": identifies silent film holdings in archives around the world.
  •  Documentation Collections: contains information about important international film archives, libraries, and educational institutions. 
  • FIAF Affiliates' Publications: provides citations for books, pamphlets, programs, and other materials published since 1966 by FIAF archives. 
  • Browsable/searchable list of @50 full-text film journals.

Access this resource from the Library website:

Spotlight on the Collection - Interesting Library Resources

While perhaps tangential to research in English and Film, you may still be interested to know about some interesting resources:
National Geographic Virtual Library UVM affiliates only
This digital collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic Magazine (1888-current) along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos. Note: there is a discrete Image search function.

Access this resource from the Library website:

Newspaper Collections
The library has a substantial collection of digitized current and historical newspapers. Several titles have been added over the summer.

View a discrete list of the newspaper titles from the Library website:

  • Find Articles & More -> Browse by subject ->  Newspapers