The Library now has access to two valuable resources for historical research:
The NAACP Papers: The NAACP’s Major Campaigns–Education, Voting, Housing, Employment, Armed Forces, which includes legal files, correspondence, meeting minutes, news clippings, memoranda, reports, and legal briefs related to these issues.
And Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922, from the Library Company of Philadelphia. This database includes, among much more, congressional addresses, slave narratives, minstrel songs and shows and anti-abolition literature.
The Bowdoin community now can access the back issues of Scientific American from 1948-1992 and National Geographic from 1888-1994 online. Talk about fun! Read Robert E. Peary’s 1889 address to the National Geographic Society about his adventures in…Nicaragua! (and that other place he’s famous for) or Edward O. Wilson’s 1972 article Animal Communication in Scientific American.
Note that National Geographic does not allow downloading of articles, but you may print. And when you search Scientific American, you will get citations to earlier issues than are available online–you can find those issues at the Hatch Science Library.
Your friends at the Library
With summer here on campus comes a new journal backfile collection from JSTOR for researching all (well, most) green (and other colored) living things: the Ecology and Botany Collection! From the 1914 issue of the American Journal of Botany to the 1952 issue of Systematic Zoology, there is a nest of back issues for your research needs.
Just in time for your summer research, some fascinating new content has been added to the Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) database:
Photography: the World Through the Lens assembles collections of photographs, photograph albums, photographically illustrated books and texts on the early history of photography from libraries and archives from across the globe.
Science, Technology, and Medicine: 1780-1925 covers every aspect of nineteenth-century science: electricity and electromagnetism, mathematics and engineering, astronomy and astrophysics, color theory and the theory of natural selection, geology and mineralogy, chemistry and medicine. This period was also considered the last great age of discovery, as explorers charted the interiors of the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
Women: Transnational Networks focuses on issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late-eighteenth century to the era of suffrage in the early-twentieth century, all through a transnational perspective. The collection contains deep information on European and North American movements, but also expands its scope to include collections from other regions.
Happy summer (researching)!
I’m Too Sexy For My Fur!
Meet me outside the H-L Library for a snuggle!
Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00pm
Meet some therapy dogs and de-stress from exams
Dogs are “courtesy of” Casco Bay Dog Training Club
www.cascobaydogtraining.com and Positively Best Friends! Dog Training LLC
www.positivelybestfriends.com … To learn more about both organizations, visit their websites
Beginning Monday, April 22, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library will begin a trial of opening one-half hour earlier Monday-Friday, at 8:00a.m. instead of 8:30. We’re trying the new hours at the recommendation of the Library Student Advisory Committee. The earlier opening will benefit students who wish to use the Library printers or computers or check out an item before an 8:30 class, as well as those who wish to get an earlier start to their study time!
The Library will continue to open at 10:00a.m. Saturday and Sunday. During Reading Period and Exam Week, May 9-18, H-L Library will open at 8:00a.m. every day, including weekends, and also will have extended night hours until 2:30a.m. Please see the Hours page for further information about H-L Library and Branch Library hours.