Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry trial

Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry is designed to be a one-stop reference for all poetry-related research and learning.  It features 450,000 poem citations, 250,000 of which are full text, users can browse by poem, poet, commentaries, and glossary terms.  Users can also search by era, school or movement of poetry,
nationality, language, cultural identity, and gender.

Please send comments to:

Jack Levine
777-7552
jack.levine@reed.edu

or

Rachel Bridgewater
788-6636
bridgewater@reed.edu

Give it a try!

http://www.columbiagrangers.org

Research in Dance Education trial

Reed College Library is offering trial access to the Research in Dance Education database through December 16th.  Research in Dance Education is an index to research and literature in dance education written from 1926 to the present.  If you try use it, do let us know what you think.  Provide feedback to:

Jack Levine
777-7552
jack.levine@reed.edu

or

Rachel Bridgewater
788-6636
bridgewater@reed.edu

Give it a try!

http://www.ndeo.org/library/

Passport GMID trial

Reed College Library is offering trial access to Passport GMID through the end of November.  Passport GMID provides access to business and economic statistics, market reports, consumer trend information from around the world.  If you try use it, do let us know what you think.  Provide feedback to:

Dena Hutto
Director of Reference & Instruction
777-7572
dena.hutto@reed.edu

or

Rachel Bridgewater
Electronic Resources Librarian
788-6636
bridgewater@reed.edu

Give it a try!

http://www.portal.euromonitor.com/passport/home.aspx

New digital image workstations in the library

Looking for digital images to view or use in papers and presentations? Looking for a scanner?

Come use the new digital image workstations in the library, located upstairs in the reference room and downstairs in the IMC. These dual-screen workstations are available for students to work with images and graphics, and contain software programs such as Photoshop, PowerPoint, Keynote, and Excel. In addition to using the stations to scan images, you’ll also find links to Reed digital image collections such as Reed Digital Collections (CONTENTdm) and ARTstor.

Brought to you by the library, Visual Resources Collection, and CIS. Contact contentdm@lists.reed.edu with questions!

Shakespeare Survey

Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of the previous year’s textual and critical studies and of major British performances. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production photographs.

Try the Shakespeare Survey now and let us know what you think!

Trial runs through Oct. 31, 2008. Contact Jack Levine with any questions or comments.

Another EndNote Workshop added

If you are just getting started organizing citations for your thesis or a paper, help is here! In this session we will look at EndNote and EndNote Web, two fabulous citation management options available for the Reed community. We will overview some of the programs’ capabilities and how well they play with others.

5 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 30th.  Meet in Library 17.

—Linda Maddux and Taylor Smith

Answers about the new Summit

Most of you have heard the news that in the next six months, the Summit catalog will be upgraded and improved.  We know you probably have questions and concerns about what this will mean for you and your research.    The Orbis Cascade Alliance has prepared answers to common questions about the transition to the new Summit.  We hope this FAQ will address any questions you may have but don’t hesitate to ask us if you need additional information.  We’re committed to making this transition as seamless as possible!

CONTENTdm back online!

Reed’s CONTENTdm Digital Collections are back online. You no longer need to log in from campus to search and browse Reed’s CONTENTdm Digital Collections. (Though advanced “My Workspace” features do require login.) For off campus access to restricted collections, please use the library’s remote access proxy (http://web.reed.edu/cis/help/proxy-overview.html). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact contentdm@lists.reed.edu