Monday, March 31, 2008

Give Peace a Chance with Peace Research Abstracts

Whether you're interested in protests against the Vietnam War in the 1960s or current peace efforts in the Middle East, our database of the week, Peace Research Abstracts, has something for you. Indexing articles from 120 academic journals and other publications, this database covers war and conflict, international relations, social and political issues, arms control, the military, diplomacy, international law and conventions, conflict resolution, and international organizations. Besides journal articles, you’ll find listings for books, book chapters, government publications, dissertations, significant speeches and conferences, pamphlets, and newsletters.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Good news for Spring Break researchers!

The expected power outage on Saturday, March 29 has been cancelled. While Mudd is still closed that day, most of our electronic resources will be available to you using our off-campus access protocols.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Will you be doing research over spring break?

If you're going to be in Oberlin, take note of our spring break hours; if you're going farther afield, pay attention to the instructions for gaining access to our resources from off campus.

Wherever you'll be, keep in mind that the College has planned a power outage on Saturday, March 29th which will affect library and CIT information technology sources (think email, Eres, OBIS, the web site, etc.)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Got books?

The Student Friends of the Library are sponsoring a book collection competition. While you're home for spring break, take a look at your book shelves and see if you've got a winning collection. Cash prizes awarded!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Oberlin is on the Map!

OhioLINK just announced the first Oberlin honors thesis contributed to the Electronic Theses & Dissertations Center. Woo hoo for Susannah Burrows!

Friday, March 14, 2008

New in Our Collections

The list of books, scores, recordings, and videos/dvds added to our collections in February has been posted -- check it out!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thinking about Library School?

Then come to Mudd 113 on Thursday, March 13th @ 4pm to hear the stories of several recent Oberlin grads (and others) who are studying library science.

This event is sponsored by the Mellon Librarian Recruitment Program.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

“Teach Us to Live: Stories from Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” A Book Talk by Diana Roose

Come hear Diana Roose, Secretary of the College, talk about her book “Teach Us to Live: Stories from Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” on Wednesday, March 12, 4:30 p.m., in Mudd 050 (aka Moffett Auditorium)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Database of the Week: Shaw-Shoemaker

Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819

Early American Imprints, Series II (1801-1819) Digital Edition

Covering every aspect of American life during the early decades of the United States, Early American Imprints, Series II (1801-1819) provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the nineteenth century.

This rich primary source database is designed for researchers of varying skill levels, and the interface of this digital edition offers both simple and advanced searching as well as in-depth browsing within sixteen carefully indexed subject categories.

Researchers can study the emergence of American arts and literature, follow the progression of American economic, religious and scientific thought, track the westward expansion, and much more. In addition to its books, pamphlets and broadsides, this collection features many state papers and government materials, including published reports; presidential letters and messages; congressional, state and territorial resolutions.

Try “Lewis & Clark expedition” and see what you find!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press Digital Archive

Each week during the spring semester, we’re highlighting a “Database of the Week” to draw attention to new or lesser known online resources.

This week's feature is the Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press.

Founded as The Current Digest of the Soviet Press in 1949, this source presents a selection of Russian-language press materials, translated into English. The articles digested in the journal are primary sources, presented without commentary or analysis; they reflect the opinions and views of the original authors, not the publishers of the digest.

We have search-able full-text access from 1949 through the current month's issue.