Books want to go home for the holidays too! To maintain our quick service and good relations with our lending partners, we are asking students to promptly return Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad and ConnectNY) material on or before Monday, December 16th.
Please contact the Interlibrary Loan Office with any questions regarding due dates:
Scribner Library 211
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Docuseek2 provides streaming access to documentary and social issue films to educational institutions. The current collection contains over 400 titles from renowned leaders in documentary film distribution including:
Collections include the entire Docuseek2 collection of content, all of the content from a particular distributor, curated thematic collections, and series of films. Docuseek2 features support for desktop and mobile devices, searchable transcripts, and Closed Captioning when available. This trial runs through December 22, 2013.
This new content to Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975: Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest has a strong emphasis on popular entertainment, mass media and consumer culture and continues to explore the wide range of political, cultural and social themes introduced in Volume I by complementing the collection with materials such as:
Access to Volume II’s collection is available through Skidmore’s existing subscription to Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest until December 18, 2013.
A recent addition to the popular database, Victorian Popular Culture, Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of the Cinema explores the pivotal era in entertainment history when previously static images came to life and moved for the first time. This collection features material ranging from printed ephemera, programs, sheet music, cigarette cards and postcards, to technical manuals, scientific journals and early celebrity gossip publications.
This content can be accessed through December 18th using Skidmore’s existing subscription to Victorian Popular Culture. Users can explore this collection on its own by clicking on the link for “Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema” on the database homepage.
Comprised of two distinct collections, The First World War is a rich and varied resource, and reveals the voices and experiences of the men and women who served in the First World War.
The first collection, “Personal Experiences,” contains primary source documents drawn from archives across the globe. The documents are varied in scope and offer a remarkable window on the lives and experiences of men and women during the First World War. Subjects covered include:
The second collection, “Propaganda and Recruitment,” examines the relationship between the government, the press, and the public, as well as the vital role the propaganda machine played in securing the ultimate victory of the Allies. The vast and varied range of material in this resource, from aerial leaflets and atrocity propaganda to international posters, postcards, cartoons and political pamphlets, showcases the methods exploited in wartime propaganda and their paths of dissemination. Themes of recruitment, training and morale are also examined through items such as tribunal case files, Kitchener's papers, recruitment listings, training manuals and minute books of both parliamentary and local recruiting committees.
Also featured in The First World War are diaries, journals, scrapbooks, sketches, interactive maps, images of personal items, a 360 degree panorama and walk-through of the Sanctuary Wood Trench System, and Tribunal case files.
Download options will be unavailable during the trial period, which will run through December 18, 2013.
American Indian Histories and Cultures focuses specifically on material relating to American Indian history in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and is drawn from the vast Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library. The aim is to cover important themes – for example, American Indians and the US Government, American Indians and European Powers, Trade and Indian Economies, and the Civil Rights Movement - and time periods in American Indian history.
A wide array of content is available in this collection, including:
• An extensive collection of manuscripts ranging from the early 16th to the mid-20th centuries
• A striking collection of artwork including rare American Indian ledger art
• Speeches and petitions written by American Indians
• Diaries, essays, travel journals and ledger books from early European expeditions
• Correspondence, notes and minutes relating to important treaties
• Early linguistic studies and ethnographic accounts of American Indian life
• Thousands of photographs
• Historic maps and atlases
• Rare printed books
• American Indian newspapers from the 1960s-1990s
Other unique features are available, such as an interactive map that affords a visual representation of American Indian migration and trade routes, and a chronology customizable by categories, themes, and time periods.
Download options will be unavailable during the trial period which will run through December 18, 2013.
Skidmore’s Humans v. Zombies starts on Tuesday, which means within days, our campus will be littered with zombies. Do you have what it takes to survive? If you’re not well-versed in zombie lore, have no fear! We have the essential research resources you’ll need right here.
Identifying who is a zombie and who isn’t is an important first step, and luckily, there’s an app for that. The Zombie Survival Guide Scanner will analyze your friends and neighbors to determine the level of infection present, giving you valuable advance warning. You can even post pictures of your infected friends so others can avoid those zombies at all costs. Another app, Dead Yourself, will allow you to zombify pictures of yourself; posting these on Facebook will provide necessary camouflage from hungry zombies who might be using social media to identify their next meal.
If you need more in-depth information on how to form effective alliances among human survivors and techniques and indispensable supplies for successfully fighting off zombies, these books and DVDs can help get you started:
Many more resources can be found by searching for “zombies” in the Library Catalog
And if you only have a few minutes to judge your emergency preparedness, pop over to the CDC’s blog post on the Zombie Apocalypse.
Good luck, Humans!
Specializing in business research since 1971, IBISWorld contains an extensive collection of reports covering over 700 industries, including the largest number of U.S. industry reports in the world. Other geographic areas represented are Australia, China, and the United Kingdom.
IBISWorld’s core products are:
U.S. Industry Market Research Reports - provides insight into current and forecast industry performance, changing trends, operating conditions and supply chain linkages.
Industry Executive Summaries - includes Key Statistics, Key Success Factors, Markets & Products, Geographic Spread, Cost Structure and performance analysis.
Industry Risk Ratings - scores are comprised of the industry’s internal structural risk, revenue growth risk and risk arising from external variables.
International Industry Market Research - offers nearly 200 China industry reports, as well as 500 Australian and 200 U.K. reports.
In addition, 70 global industry reports and data covering over 8,000 publicly traded companies are available in this database.
Collecting Special Collections, the current exhibit in the Harris Lobby, showcases unique items from Skidmore’s Department of Special Collections, home to the College’s rare books and archives. Our rare books collection is made up of the General Collection and numerous smaller named collections, such as the John J. Cunningham Science Fiction Collection.
Materials on display represent the delightfully eclectic nature of our General Collection, where an old favorite children’s book shares space with an illuminated Book of Hours from the 1440’s and Edward Curtis’s The North American Indian. Among the individual collections featured, the Artists’ Books and the Fox Collection are also highlighted.
An artist’s book is itself an original work of art, as visually and conceptually whole as a painting or sculpture. This collection is the only one among our rare book collections to receive new purchases every year thanks to a generous donor’s endowment. It has been carefully and wisely developed over the years by College Librarian Ruth Copans. Additional selections from our Artists’ Books are also available through our Digital Collections.
The Fox Collection contains over 400 books predominantly from the Victorian era. It was collected with a strong focus on the illustrated books from that time period. The collection showcases in particular the works of George Cruikshank but also features authors and illustrators such as William Blake, Robert Browning, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, and the Grimm Brothers. The Fox collection is a perennial favorite of Skidmore students and faculty alike, and is the most heavily utilized rare book collection in Special Collections.
The Library offers a 1-credit course designed to help make your life easier!
LI 100, taught in the first half of the semester, is open to all students, provides an in-depth overview of the research process, and helps students to develop their database search skills.
Keep your sanity and register for LI 100: Electronic Information Resources by selecting Library on the Master Schedule.
Visit the Instructional Services page for more information about instruction opportunities at the Lucy Scribner Library.
The Scribner Library is pleased to now be able to offer a digital catalog of art on view in the Scribner Library, including a virtual tour, which features works by internationally recognized artist such as Grace Hartigan, Terry Frost, Irene Pereira, Edward Corbett, and Michael David. The collection also includes works by Skidmore alumni. The artwork presented in the Scribner Library has been carefully selected to enhance the workspace available to the Skidmore community.
If you want to find books about Halloween, search in the Library Catalog using the keyword “Halloween.” Also try these subject headings:
Phyllis A. Roth Vampire Literature Collection
The Phyllis A. Roth Vampire Literature Collection in the Department of Special Collections is dedicated to Skidmore College Professor Phyllis A. Roth in recognition of her scholarly contributions to the study of vampire literature and her lifelong service to Skidmore College as a teacher and administrator. The collection includes rare and first editions of many vampire books, as well as magazines, playbills, comics, ephemera, and more relating to the vampire theme. To search this collection, do an advanced search in the Library Catalog with the keyword “Vampire,” and choose Special Collections in the Location field.
Open Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need. With the central themes of free reader access, peer-review standards, and millions of published articles geared toward the academic community, Open Access is becoming the accepted model in higher education publishing, both in the US and internationally.
This year, Open Access Week is October 21 – 27, 2013. To learn more about this growing worldwide initiative and access several searchable OA databases, see the Scribner Library’s Open Access page.
On behalf of the Department of Music and the Office of the Dean of Special Programs, the Scribner Library would like to invite you to join us for a special informance with members of the Ensemble ACJW, featuring musicians of The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute.
The fellows will perform a selection from Dvořák’s String Quintet in G Major, Op. 77.
Location: Lucy Scribner Library, Harris Lobby
Date: Thursday, October 17th
Time: 12:15 p.m.
Ensemble ACJW is comprised of some of the finest young performers coming out of America’s conservatories. The musicians are part of a two-year program that combines advanced professional training with the responsibility to work with music students in the New York City public schools.
Members of the Academy will be in residence on campus this Fall, coaching ensembles, teaching private lessons, visiting classes in a number of disciplines across campus, as well as elementary school visits in the Saratoga Springs community.