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February 21, 2012

Gale NewsVault

The NewsVault is a new Gale interface which searches a several large collections of archival newspapers shared with UMC by the University Libraries. This site searches the a very large number of newspapers and has an improved display of the results of the search which makes evaluation of the results much easier..

Collections include:
17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part 1
19th Century U.S. Newspapers
Economist Historical Archive
Illustrated London News Historical Archive
Times Digital Archive


February 15, 2012

New KindleFire readers & more titles

We acquired a few Kindle Fire readers to go with our five basic Kindles. To check out a Kindle request one at the Circulation Desk. Your suggestions are welcome.

Each kindle has more than 60 books, the most recent purchases are listed below:

Steve Jobs Isaacson, Walter
The Inn at Eagle Point Woods, Sherryl
Running with Scissors: A Memoir Burroughs, Augusten
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Wilkerson, Isabel
What the Night Knows: A Novel Koontz, Dean
Port Mortuary (Kay Scarpetta) Cornwell, Patricia
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine Lewis, Michael
Bossypants Fey, Tina
Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) Collins, Suzanne
Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) Collins, Suzanne
The Hunger Games Collins, Suzanne
Water for Elephants Gruen, Sara
Schaum's Outline of College Chemistry, Ninth Edition
The New Oxford American Dictionary
Second Glance Picoult, Jodi