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DATABASE TRIAL: New-York Historical Society Digital Archives

EBSCO has released two new Digital Archive Databases from Collections at the New-York Historical Society. Trials of the two databases are available through June 9, 2013. Gateway to North America: People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York Collection of

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Database Trials, Digital Collections, Economics, History, Journalism, Literature, Music, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theatre

DATABASE TRIAL: Early American Imprints

Early American Imprints contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in the United States from 1639-1819. The collection includes two parts: Series I: Evans, 1639-1800, based on Charles Evans’ renowned “American Bibliography” and Roger Bristol’s supplement. Including more than

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Business, Database Trials, Digital Collections, Economics, Education, History, Journalism, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Theatre, Women's Studies

Macbeth Goes Digital: Folger Shakespeare Library Launches Digital Texts

Folger Shakespeare Library announces the release of its new Digital Texts, a free, online resource that offers twelve of Shakespeare’s most popular plays from Folger Editions. Try Folger Digital Texts. From the Folger press release: Folger Digital Texts offers meticulously edited,

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Comparative Studies, Literature, MFA Theatre & Film, MFA Writing & Literature, Research, Theatre

South Asian Women’s Creative Collective’s literary festival

November 30-December 1, 2012 in New York City. Storytelling and creative processes have undergone a revolution in the digital age. We dip in and out of different forms of media, borrow from each other every day, and create completely new

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Literature, MFA Writing & Literature, South Asian Studies, Writing and Rhetoric

Mo Yan, Chinese Author, Wins Nobel Prize

The Swedish Academy announced on Oct. 11 that it had awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature to Mo Yan, a Chinese author.  Read more …. Melville Library holds many books by Mo Yan.   Please check on the library

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Chinese Studies, Literature

DATABASE TRIAL: British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900

British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900 focuses on the two centuries of Britain’s colonial, missionary, commercial and literary relations with Africa and the Americas. The database contains 14 collections of rare primary source documents, with the total number of

Posted in Africana Studies, Arts & Humanities, Business, China Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Database Trials, Education, History, Literature, Political Science, Sociology

NEW! American Periodicals Series Online

Over 1,100 American magazines spanning 200 years and covering nearly every aspect of American culture.

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Databases, History, Journalism, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Theatre, Writing and Literature

New Electronic Collections Available: EEBO

Over the past two years, the University Libraries has been able to purchase some key research collections of primary resources. One such resource is Early English Books Online (EEBO). It includes digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Databases, Digital Collections, eBooks, Electronic Resources, History, Literature, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social Sciences

Book Award Winners

Association for Asian American Studies announces book award winners.

Posted in Asian American Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, Chinese Studies, Comparative Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Literature, South Asian Studies

Reader’s Advisory

Stony Brook University Libraries offers a helpful tool to assist you in researching a number of popular books and films found in our collection. Throughout the Main Stacks, patrons may find small signs posted on random aisles providing a title that can be located in

Posted in Books, Classics, Comparative Studies, Film Studies, Literature, Melville Library, Reader Advisory, Research, Writing and Literature