Welcome from the Library! We are here to help you succeed in your study and research, and so each first year student has been assigned a First Year Librarian to help you do just that! If you missed the message from your First Year Librarian, here’s the list grouped by your last name. Feel free to contact her or him to introduce yourself if you haven’t already:
We will be offering library tours and office hours in September. In the meantime, check out the Library’s First Year blog and our Facebook and Twitter pages!
Search the venerable Cambridge Histories series of books online, anytime. We bet you’ll be surprised at the range of subjects to which Cambridge Histories have been devoted–here’s a sampling: Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World; Cambridge History of the Romance Languages; Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Music; Cambridge World History of Medical Ethics; and the Cambridge History of Islam, to name just a few.
Bravo! The Library now has access to several new streaming performing arts databases, all part of our Music Online collection:
Dance in Video, v. 1 includes ballet, jazz, experimental and other genres of dance. Watch Mark Morris’s “stupid men dance.”
Classical Music in Video. Listen to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson sing Rilke.
Opera in Video: Watch/listen toVerdi’s Otello with Placido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa.
For the performers out there, we have also added an additional scores module: Classical Scores, v. 2
Library systems/services affected by the I.T. Microwave move
Wednesday, June 4, 7:00pm – Thursday, June 5, 8:00am
- Website won’t be available. This means no access to e-resources (databases, journals, etc.)
- CBBcat will be available through direct access only (http://cbbcat.net). Requests for Colby and Bates books will still work but most e-resources accessed from CBBcat will not
Narrative Structures : Artists’ Books
La Bahia de Jiquilisco by Fabiola Navarrete
The Book as Journey Included in this exhibition are hand made artists’ books created by students from Narrative Structures, a course taught in the Visual Arts Department here at Bowdoin College. These works visually interpret structure and form within the book, in relation to narrative, time, distance and the act of storytelling.
The Book as Journey, an exhibition of artists’ books by Bowdoin students, H-L Library, 1st floor, May 9-May 24
The Library invites you to take a study break during exam period.
We know you are studying hard! Come take a relaxing, tasty study break.
Monday, May 12 – Friday, May 16, 2014
9:00 p.m. – closing
Two Locations: Chandler Room, first floor of H-L 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).
Why ask Google when you can Ask Us? Use our chat, email, or appointment service. Or contact a librarian who specializes in your area. You can also stop by the reference desks at all of the libraries. We want to help you get that A!
Wanna do it yourself? Here’s some help:
Research help page: http://library.bowdoin.edu/help/research-help/index.shtml
Citing sources: http://library.bowdoin.edu/help/citationguides-a-z.shtml
Research Guides by Subject: http://libguides.bowdoin.edu/
We look forward to working with you in whatever way works best for you!
The Library has added another fabulous resource for your research pleasure: American National Biography Online. Search for your favorite (no longer living) Americans. Search Bowdoin College to find our noteworthy alums, professors and friends. Search the Advanced Search by “Realms of Renown” (love it) to find notable Americans in art, government, sciences, religion, society and much more.