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)).
- Gallup Brain
Dates of Coverage: 1935 – Present
Searchable database of the thousands of Gallup Polls conducted from 1935 to today. Users can search questions, results, specific surveys, and associated articles. Also houses Gallup Poll and Gallup Management Journal articles that feature in-depth public opinion and management data analyses.
- Polling the Nations
Dates of Coverage: 1986 – Present
Polling the Nations is a compilation of surveys conducted by over 1000 polling organizations in the United States and 100 other countries from 1986 to the present time. The pollsters included in the database are: US polling organizations (e.g., Harris International, The Pew Center); universities (e.g., Rice University, University of Maryland); newspapers (e.g., New York Times, Los Angeles Times); Television news organizations (e.g., CBS, NBS, Fox, CNN); international polling organizations (e.g., Eurobarometer; special interest groups (e.g., Boy Scouts, AFL-CIO)
- Roper Center Public Opinion Archives
Dates of Coverage: 1935 – Present
The Roper Center archives datasets from thousands of surveys with national adult, state, foreign, and special subpopulation samples. These datasets are listed in the Catalog of Holdings. Online access to many datasets are provided through the Roper Express service. US nationwide public opinion polls since 1935 are available through the iPoll service. A full-text retrieval system, the iPOLL online database is organized at the question-level.
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:
- Accessible Archives (includes several African American newspapers)
- African American Periodicals 1825-1995
- African American Newspapers 1827-1998
- American Song (includes African American genre)
- African Newspapers 1800-1922
- Black Freedom Struggle
- Black Studies Center
- Chicago Defender Archive 1910-1975
- New York Amsterdam News Archive 1922-1993
- Oxford African American Studies Center
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.
“A New Vitality”: Celebrating 40 Years of Coeducation at Bowdoin
Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, 2nd floor
January 23 – June 2, 2012
For More Information: 207.725.3288
“… some form of coeducation is one of the most pressing needs of the College and the step best calculated to give new vitality to the entire Bowdoin Community.”
-Pierce Report (Study Committee on the Underclass Campus Environment), May 1969.
At their September meeting in 1970, the Governing Boards of Bowdoin College accepted the recommendation of the Pierce Report (named for committee chairman and Trustee William Curtis Pierce ‘28) and voted in favor of coeducation, thus ushering in the first class that included women degree candidates in the fall of 1971.
The exhibition A New Vitality, featuring documents, photographs, and publications from the Bowdoin College Archives, celebrates the fortieth anniversary of coeducation at Bowdoin by chronicling that transitional time in Bowdoin’s history and by demonstrating many of the ways that women in the Bowdoin community have enriched the fabric of college life throughout its history, both before and after the advent of coeducation.
A New Vitality complements a website devoted to the history of coeducation at Bowdoin, which was created as a class project by the students in Professor Jennifer Scanlon’s Fall 2011 class “Forty Years: The History of Women at Bowdoin” (GWS 280).