Thursday, November 10, 2016

JSTOR introduces Open Access E-Books

JSTOR has sent news of an initiative to make Open Access monographs available on the JSTOR platform. There are currently 63 Open Access titles available from the university presses of Cornell, California, Michigan, and University College London. JSTOR expects to add hundreds more titles from additional partners in the coming months.

The titles are available for anyone to use without registering or logging into JSTOR;  there are no chapter download limits.

For more details and the title list, please visit http://about.jstor.org/open-access . When viewing the list on this page, note that if you click the link Discipline, you will rearrange the list by discipline. Look for "Language & Literature." Some books have been assigned multiple disciplines (e.g., History; Language & Literature; Performing Arts), so be sure to look for those as well.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

English & American Literature Subject Guide - New page

I've added a new page to the English & American Literature Subject Guide: "English Language Reference (Dictionaries, Thesauri, Grammar, Usage, History)"

http://researchguides.uvm.edu/c.php?g=290193&p=1934685

This page aims to provide a place to quickly find not only tools for writing, but also the history of the English language, including slang.

MLA Citation Style - New 8th Edition

MLA has just published the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook.  There are several copies at the Reference Desk and a few copies in the stacks that may be checked out of the library. The call number is LB 2369 .G53 2016.

Until the end of the semester, I'm keeping copies of the 7th ed (along with the 8th) at the Reference Desk so the students can finish up their citations. 

In the English & American Literature subject guide and the Film & Television Studies subject guide,  I've added the MLA Handbook, 8th ed to the "Citation Styles & Management" page, but have retained the 7th ed -until the end of the semester.

OWL at Purdue's online guide to the 8th ed won't be ready until early June, but  here's where you can see the differences between the 7th and 8th eds. : https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/22/ This new handbook is much more user friendly.

As always, please ask if you have any questions about citation.