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Independent Voices

The influx of dissenting ideals forming in the American populace in the 60’s is best exemplified by the emergence of a wave of alternative press.  Published by feminist groups, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, campus radicals, and members of the LGBT communities, among many others, these newspapers, magazines, and journals focused on spreading the tenants of these radical new ideas.  From 2013 to 2017 Reveal Digital made it a goal to digitize a large number of these alternative press publications and make them available in an open access format as a part of their Independent Voices collection.  To complete this goal Reveal Digital partnered with libraries that held copies of these publications as a part of their collection and with 107 other academic libraries that provided financial support.  The Trinity Library is proud to be a supporter of Independent Voices and we are even more excited to report that the digitization of publications has been completed and the collection is now available online!

Independent Voices is the largest digital collection of alternative press publications; containing over 1000 publications divided by subject into seven series.  Included in this are the five original Underground Press Syndicate titles, East Village Other, Los Angeles Free Press, Berkeley Barb, The Paper, and Fifth Estate.  Follow the links below to view a list of publications included in each series.

Feminist Series

LGBT Series

Literary Magazines Series

GI Underground Press Series

Campus Underground

Minority Presses, Latino(a) Series

Minority Presses, Native American Series

Minority Presses, Black American Titles

Right-wing Presses Series

Don’t wait to take advantage of this fantastic historical resource!  You can search or browse the collection today by visiting the Independent Voices Archive.

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Chronicle of Higher Education Now Available Online

We are excited to announce that we now have a site license to The Chronicle of Higher Education. There are no limits on the number of simultaneous users, no special logins, and no more need to use the ProQuest archive or wait for the print version.

If you’re on campus, you can go directly to www.chronicle.com; if you’re off campus, our proxied link has you covered!

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New Databases to Try

We’ve arranged trials of two databases. We’d like to hear your opinion:

  • Policy Map, an online data and mapping application that gives access to over 15,000 indicators related to housing, crime, mortgages, health, jobs, demographics and education. Through PolicyMap, you can access all data in maps, tables, charts, and reports. Data may be viewed by block group, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, MSA, school districts and political boundaries.  Many of the public files are available for download, proprietary data sets are not. You may also upload your own address level data and share your data and interactive maps with others.
  • Press Reader. An online platform for a variety of newspapers and magazines. Press Reader is mainly being tested as a way to provide timely access to international news. You may find the interface works better if you download the free app and access content on a device such as the iPhone, iPad or Android device.

Please try these databases and let us know if you think the library should consider a purchase by sending email to kbauer@trincoll.edu.

 

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Accessing Library E-resources

As was announced in our Information Services Fall 2015 Update, we are changing our authentication method for library e-resources to eliminate the need for our off campus users to download a VPN client.  This initiative takes advantage of Trinity’s new Shibboleth authentication server, a product called EZProxy, and a rewrite of our local web links to provide a smoother transition from our library discovery systems to the e-resource.

The most noticeable change is that many of our web links now have “ezproxy.trincoll.edu” in their address.  The first time you click on one of these resources you will be asked to login to the College’s new Shibboleth authentication server and then passed onto the resource.    If you allow your web browser to store cookies, you will only need to login once per session.

 Further details are at http://www.trincoll.edu/LITC/Library/servicesinfo/spacestech/Pages/network.aspx

 

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Library Systems Updates – Jan 7-9th

The Library has two systems updates scheduled between January 7-9th that may affect user access:

The Library catalog will be down Wednesday January 7th, but should be back up by mid-day Thursday, January 8th.

ILLiad interlibrary loan access will be down Thursday January 8th, but should be fully restored by the afternoon of Friday, January 9th.

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New Streaming Videos

The Library is expanding its access to online videos with over 2,000 feature and educational films from major producers including California Newsreel, Criterion Collection, Green Planet Films, Kino Lorber, and others.

The service is provided by Kanopy Streaming, a company specialized in bringing digitized films to colleges and universities.  To explore what the Library now makes available with this new service, please go to:   http://trincoll.kanopystreaming.com.  Records for titles in Kanopy have also been added to the Library’s catalog, with direct access to the video.

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E-book Trials in April

HUPAPA

 

The Library is running two e-book trials through April, from Harvard University Press and the American Psychological Association.

The Harvard University Press e-books collection offers access to 2014 HUP imprints online: Trial Access until April 28th

PyscBOOKS offers access to the entire collection of e-books from the APA: Trial Access until April 30th

Please explore these resources and send your feedback to library.feedback@trincoll.edu.

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Cambridge Database Trials

CUP

The Library has three Cambridge databases on trial for the Trinity community until April 30, 2014:

All three trials can be accessed on the “Reference Tools” page, through the Digital Collections tab on the Library home page.

Further information about each is below. Please explore these resources and send your feedback to library.feedback@trincoll.edu. We want to know what you think!

Cambridge Companions Online: Subject or theme based collections of content, covering literature, philosophy, religion, classical civilization, music, and art history.

Cambridge Histories Online: Historical reference compendium allows instant access to the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series. Access to the most up to date and authoritative scholarly content.

Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson: Complete reappraisal of this major Renaissance writer, complementing and extending the seven-volume print edition of Jonson’s works published in 2012.

 

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Research Highlight: Web of Science!

WoS

The Library now subscribes to Web of Science, the best known database for cited reference searching.  It includes Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.  The library has just purchased the complete backfiles, so dates of coverage are from 1900-present (SCI, SSCI) and 1975-present (A&HCI).  In addition, our subscription to BIOSIS now runs on this platform.

To find out more about WoS, see this link or contact Jennifer van Sickle, Serials Librarian and Sciences Coordinator (Jennifer.vanSickle@trincoll.edu).

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Credits: Thomson Corporation. Cited Reference Searching: An Introduction. The Thomson Corporation, 2004. Web. 6 February 2014.

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Library systems maintenance wrap-up 1/9

Note that yesterday’s Library systems maintenance is continuing for a few hours into this morning.  Our Library Catalog is back up (http://ctwweb.wesleyan.edu:7002/vwebv/searchBasic ) but our local screen customizations (including the screens to do a CTW search) will take a little more time to reload.  Everything should be back to normal later today.

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