World Newsreels (4 countries) – Trial

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 3rd, 2015

Motivation

Third form Hum. Student: “This NBC newsreel about Sputnik is from the U.S. Doesn’t the library have one from Russia that I could watch?”

Me: “uhhhhhhhhh”

 

And while not Russian, library vendor Alexander Street Press, did recently release a new collection of 1929-1966 historic newsreels. Which countries? U.S., a little Japan, some from France as well as some Dutch clips.

Want a look? Trial access (when on the SPS network) is available through Feb 20 here.

 

Comments?  Applications come to mind?  Should the library buy?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

 

“Homepage.” World Newsreels Online: 1929–1966. Alexander Street Press. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.

 

 

The New York Times dot com

By - Research & Instruction Librarian September 23rd, 2014

nyt_masthead

The Library just purchased campus-wide access to the NYTtimes.com site!

Two items to note:

 

  • Access to the NYTtimes.com site is available when on the grounds only. Remote access via vpn.sps.edu is not available.

 

Want more news?  Check here for a list of all of the library’s newspaper collections, digital and print.

 

New Reference Book: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 19th, 2013

Ecosystem Management and Sustainability edited by Robin Kundis Craig, et. al., Berkshire Publishing, 2012.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 363.7 B455S v5

Volume 5 of the larger 10 volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability series, this single volume focuses on ecosystem management.

Some examples:

  • Best Management Practices
  • Ecological Forecasting
  • Ocean Acidification – Management
  • Species Reintroduction
  • Viewshed Protection

Helpful for: Ecology, Global Studies, Eco-Action, Environmental Literature and Ethics, Earth Day, Humanities, Economics

New Reference Book: Natural Resources and Sustainability

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 5th, 2013

Natural Resources and Sustainability edited by Daniel E. Vasey and Sarah E. Fredericks, Berkshire Publishing, 2012.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 363.7 B455S

Volume 4 of the larger 10 volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability series, this single volume focuses on natural resources.

Some examples:

  • Aquifers
  • Ecotourism
  • Medicinal plants
  • Root Crops
  • Wise Use Movement

Helpful for: Ecology, Global Studies, Eco-Action, Environmental Literature and Ethics, Earth Day, Humanities, Economics

New Reference Book: Working Americans 1880-2006

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 22nd, 2013

Working Americans 1880-2006  edited by Scott Derks, Grey House Publishing, 2012.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 305.5 D44W

A snapshot of work & family economic life in America ranging in time from 1880-2006.

Over 40 family profiles are included.  Some examples:

  • 1937 Family Profile: Welder from Tennessee
  • 1945 Family Profile: Army Sergeant from North Caroline
  • 1976 Family Profile: Korean Fruit Stand Owners from New York
  • 1986 Family Profile: Meat-packer from Minnesota
  • 2005 Family Profile: Telemarketer from Washington State

Helpful for: Economics, U.S. History, Humanities, Family Studies, Humanities 4, Labor Studies

 

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