Looking for a film clip to enhance a presentation?
Check out Films on Demand, a streaming video database of nonfiction films from the BBC, Nova, Frontline, Scientific American, History Channel, and many more high-quality producers. When viewing a video, click on “Embed this Video” for a link to insert into your presentation.
For more music and dance videos, see also Naxos Video Library.
Please see Linking to Online Videos for further help with embedding into your project.
If you use library databases from off campus: Please take note…
The library is currently experiencing a problem affecting the login process when connecting to Library databases from off campus. Your web browser will generate errors about the security of the connection. Unfortunately, the problem is at the security company’s end, so we cannot immediately fix the problem, and until it is resolved these messages will appear.
These messages are an important part of your security online and we would never recommend that you ignore them. Any time you see them appear on a site you visit regularly, you should check with the website’s administrators to determine if there is a danger.
In this case, the error messages are being caused by a known problem. The Library and IT are working to resolve the issue. In the meantime, it is safe to continue past the error messages and log in to access the remote databases. The login process is still encrypted, so your information is still safe. We apologize for the confusion. We will be monitoring the situation and will make an announcement when the problem is remedied.
Here are examples of what the error messages look like in different browsers, with instructions on how to proceed:
This is how the error looks in Firefox:
To proceed, click on “I Understand the Risks” and the message will expand to:
You then click “Add Exception” and see:
Click “Confirm Security Exception” and you should be given the Library login screen.
In Internet Explorer, you will see:
Click “Continue to this website” and you should be taken to the login screen:
In Safari you will see a message like this:
Click ‘Continue’ and you should be passed along to the login screen.
The long-renowned collections of archaeological and cross-cultural studies known as the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) have now been digitized (eHRAF). The Library has access to both the archaeological and cross-cultural databases, eHRAF Archaeology and eHRAF World Cultures.
Find out why the Abkhasians live so long or how moms rule in the Zuni tribe. And who really had the first tattoo?
Caveat: It’s a bit clunky to use, but you are richly rewarded for your efforts!
You now have access to the full text, where available, for the dissertations and theses included in the database Proquest Dissertations and Theses: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master’s theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Simple bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637.
On your Apple device or through Safari, use ArtStor’s Mobile site to search 1,000,000+ images by keyword, browse the collection, and more.
The Library now provides online access to the mother of all Latin dictionaries, the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae. Still a work in progress, the TLL covers the letters A-M, O and part of P (Not bad for a dictionary that began in 1894!).
Note that we also have online access to the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)).
The Library has access to a fabulous array of electronic primary and secondary resources for research on Black history. Here are some of our more recent additions:
Bowdoin now has unlimited user access to Oxford University Press’s Social Explorer (we previously had a maximum of 3 simultaneous users). And they have begun adding the 2010 Census data and more. Here’s their press release:
Social Explorer is bringing in the New Year with new data, including 2010 Census Data, making Social Explorer the current and authoritative resource for all US demographic needs.
Social Explorer, an online research tool containing quick and easy access to demographic information from 1790 to the present, updated on a rolling basis, now includes the below data.
- 2010 Census Data – all Summary File 1 data is now available in Social Explorer. This means that users have data for all US states and territories, for all summary levels and all variables. Data from the Census includes information such as age, sex, and race.
- 2010, 2008-2010, and 2006-2010 American Community Survey Data – all new releases of the American Community Survey (ACS) conform to the 2010 Census boundaries and estimates and offer data down to the block group level. The ACS is the replacement of the Census long form, offering data on education, income, immigrations, ethnicity, language disability, home heating fuel, health care coverage, and more.
- Redistricting Data from the 2010 Census – you can explore the PL-94 census file through our maps and reports. Social Explorer’s customized reports present an extract of these 2010 data along with the 2000 figures to give users a side-by-side comparison of change.