Bowdoin Student Government and the Library are proud to announce a new student lecture series, “Food For Thought,” that will feature students speaking on a wide range of topics as a study break for those in the library.
The first talk will take place this Monday, February 18th at 9:00pm in the Chandler Room on the 1st Floor of H-L Library:
Carl Spielvogel ’13: “Diabetes of Squirrels on Campus”
Daisy Alioto ’13: “Go Away, I’m Having a Healing,” on
Growing Up as a Christian Scientist
Food and Refreshments Provided.
See you there!
There’s new content in the following science/social sciences databases (interdisciplinary humanities as well), so you will want to run your regular searches, and new ones, through these old favorites again:
Science Direct– we now have access to almost double the amount of journals– over 2000 of ‘em!
ACM Digital Archive (that would be the Association for Computing Machinery)–we now have access to the complete digital archive, which includes proceedings from both the ACM and the IEEE.
ACS Complete package (American Chemical Society)– access to all 45 of their journals
SpringerLink–access to almost all of the ebooks and journals published by Springer, and that’s a lot! We now have a link to the SpringerLink database as a whole so you can search across all content at once.
We now have access to all of the content in the (ACM) Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library. New content includes proceedings from both the ACM and the IEEE, and a host other journals, papers, and transactions. Happy searching!
To commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the exhibition Bowdoin Boys in Blue—and Gray honors the role of Bowdoin’s own during those defining years for national identity, states’ rights, and individual freedoms.
Fully twenty-five percent of then-living Bowdoin alumni and students—317 men (including eighteen Confederates)—served during the Civil War, a participation rate higher than that of any other northern college. Among those ranks were four Medal of Honor recipients, a member of Lincoln’s cabinet, several commanders of U.S. Colored Troops, and soldiers serving throughout the various theatres of combat, from Gettysburg to Louisiana. Their letters, diaries, and other personal papers, selected from the holdings of Bowdoin’s George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, illuminate the Civil War period both in the field and on the home front.
The exhibition, located on the second floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, is open to the public daily from January 21 through June 1, 2013, free of charge.
Research the history of the music, film, theater, tv, and radio industries through the Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive. EIMA is an archival collection of 20th-century US and UK magazines covering the broad spectrum of the entertainment industry and media including film, television, popular music, radio, and theatre. The magazines are included cover-to-cover, from first issue to the year 2000, and the scope encompasses weekly and monthly mass-market trade and consumer titles. Note that content is still being added to this database, so some issues are not available as of this posting.
We know you are studying hard! The Library invites you to take a study break during exam period.
Wednesday, December 12 – Sunday, December 16
9:00 p.m. – closing
Two Locations: Chandler Room, first floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library AND Circulation area, Hatch Science Library
Coffee and tea will be available along with cookies, brownies, muffins and a healthier choice (choices will rotate throughout the week).
Need help citing your sources? Check out the great citation page we put together with links to citation formats for the different disciplines. Bowdoin’s Academic Honesty and Plagiarism page explains why it is so important to give credit to the sources you are using for your research and what to cite. If you have questions or need help with your citations, Ask Us or stop by any of the libraries.
JapanKnowledge is a portal to Japanese encyclopedias, dictionaries and databases, searchable both in Japanese and English. And you can like the database on Facebook!
Contents include Nihon Kokugo Daijiten, a largest Japanese language dictionary, Rekishi Chimei Taikei, a large historical & geographical dictionary that consists of 51 volumes, contains 200,000 entries, and updated from printed version (1979-2005), Kôdansha Encyclopedia of Japan, the largest encyclopedia in English about Japan, Nihon Dai Hyakka Zensho, one of the largest encyclopedia in Japanese (31 volumes), Jitsû, one of the best dictionaries about history and culture of Kanji, Imidas and Gendai Yôgo no Kiso Chishiki, dictionaries of current words, e-book of Tôyô Bunko series, e-journal of Shûkan ekonomisuto and etc.
Bowdoin students have been clear about what they want from the library: more study space. We kept that in mind when, through a series of space changes made over the summer, we found ourselves with a large, vacant first floor room awaiting a new use. Welcome to the First Floor Student Study Space!
Located at the back of H-L Library near the reference offices, the room features several individual carrels, a larger table for group work or individuals who need to spread out, and soft seating. The seating is all new—with great colors! The Danish Modern tables, original to the 1965 building, were gathered together from various locations in the library, their beauty showcased again in this great space.
Also providing aesthetic appeal and, perhaps, inspiration, are four prints by Bowdoin’s own James Boeding ’14. From his series “Book Play,” the photos were taken right here in the library using books from Special Collections.
Come check the space out; you might just find your new favorite place to study.