Trial of Jewish Studies Source

Jewish Studies Source (JSS) presents a multidisciplinary view into the study of Jewish civilization from its historical origins to the present. JSS contains the full-text of many academic journals, biographies of leading historical and contemporary Jews, and relevant coverage from major periodicals and newspapers – including the entire Jewish Telegraphic Agency database from 1922 to present.

Please send any feedback to Joanna Burgess.

Trial of Women and Social Movements International

The library is currently running a trial of Women and Social Movements International.  It is comprised of primary documents from women activists from 1840 – Present

Women and Social Movements International is a new database, meant to complement Women and Social Movements in the United States, to which Reed currently subscribes.

Our trial runs until March 3rd and should be available from any computer on campus.

If you have comments about the database, please contact Rachel Bridgewater.

Several new trials

The library is currently conducting trials of a number of new resources.  Trials give us the opportunity to try a resource out before we commit the funds to subscribing to or purchasing it.  Feedback from you – the Reed community – helps us make these decisions.  Go ahead and give these resources a try (from on campus) and let us know what you think!

Environment Complete

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center Plus

NBC Archives on Demand

If you try one of these and really like it (or if you don’t like it!), let us know.  You can mention it to your library liaison, to a librarian at the reference desk, or send feedback to Rachel Bridgewater.

AP Images Trial

The library is running a trial of AP Images through Nov. 5th. The database contains:

-photos, graphics (maps, charts/data, timelines, logos), audio, and text
-contemporary (up to 48 hours ago) and historical coverage; images dating back to 1800s, audio files to 1920s

Try it and let us know what you think! Please send comments or questions to

eBooks on ScienceDirect

Now through next summer Reed College has access to over 800 eBooks on the ScienceDirect platform from publishers such as Elsevier, Pergamon and Academic Press. The eBooks are currently available in many subject areas, including biological sciencesbiochemistrychemistrycomputer scienceenergyeconomicsphysics, and psychology.

Titles are accessible via the Reed library catalog or from the ScienceDirect platform. Remember, when using the ScienceDirect interface, Reed has access to titles and articles with either of these symbols:   or   . Contact your subject librarian if you have any questions.