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.
The Library now provides access to Scopus — an enormous, interdisciplinary citation database in the sciences, social sciences and some humanities. What makes Scopus especially powerful is that the articles resulting from a search include links to other works that have cited those articles. Faculty can search their own publications and quickly see who has cited their work within the Scopus database. And there are many more features to enhance your research!
The Library is offering two training sessions to introduce you to Scopus: Tuesday, January 7, 10-10:45 OR Wednesday, January 15, 1:30-2:15 in the Electronic Classroom, H-L Library.
Click here for more information and to register.
Finally, online access to the back issues of The New York Review of Books!!! Just look at the list of reviewers and contributors in the first issue from Feb. 1, 1963: Lowell, Berryman, Dupee, Hardwick, Auden, McCarthy, Rahv, Mailer, Warren, Sontag (I’m not making this up), Kazin, Rich, Hollander, Glazer, Styron, Vidal and even more. And that’s just the first issue. Here’s a gem:
Making a living is nothing; the great difficulty is making a point, making a difference—with words. Elizabeth Hardwick in her piece “Grub Street: New York” from the first issue.
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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.
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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.
Need help finding sources? Writing citations? We’re here to help. Just click here to contact us. You can also help yourself to our research assistance pages anytime!
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!
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.