News from Mardigian Library: Check out a Kindle, e-book updates and more
The Mardigian Library received a trial offer for the following items:
National Geographic Magazine Archive
Available through June, 2012
This archive offers the full-color, reproduced pages of the magazines from its launch in 1888 through 1994. It includes full-text searching as well as very detailed indexing at the article and image level.
If you are interested in this resource, please go to the library’s website, click on the “Faculty Services” link, click on the “Trial Databases” link at the bottom of the left-hand column (or go directly to http://library.umd.umich.edu/secure/facstaff/trials.php), and sign in with your User name and UM-D password.
Dates available: Available until May 23, 2012.
Defined STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), from Defined Learning, gives educators a solution for providing real world relevance to students from Kindergarten to grade 12. Defined STEM is a web-based application designed to promote effective and relevant connections between 21st century learning skills and how those skills are used across all subjects and curricula.
If you are interested in this resource, please go to the library’s website, click on the “Faculty Services” link, click on the “Trial Databases” link at the bottom of the left hand column (or go directly to: http://library.umd.umich.edu/secure/facstaff/trials.php), and sign in with your User name and UMD password.
We encourage you to try National Geographic Magazine Archive and Defined STEM and give us some feedback. A positive review does not guarantee that we will have funds to acquire the database, but it could help us determine whether we should pursue the database when funds are available. You may send your feedback to: Library-Selectors@umd.umich.edu.
Summer reading made easy…check out a Kindle!
Looking for some good summer-time reading? Now may be the perfect time to check out one of the Kindles from the Mardigian Library. The e-reader collection keeps growing, with new selections recently added to both the fiction and nonfiction Kindles.
Some of the titles on the fiction Kindle include:
- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
- The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
- Throne of the Crescent Moon, a fantasy novel by alumnus author Saladin Ahmed
If non-fiction is your reading preference, titles include:
- Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.
- Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
- The Power of Thinking Differently: an Imaginative Guide to Creativity, Change, & the Discovery of New Ideas by Javy W. Galindo
- The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan
If you are new to e-readers, test one out for free this summer. Ask for a Kindle at the library’s Circulation Desk.
The Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing database is a digital archive of many of the major works of psychoanalysis written between 1871 and 2008. The complete full text of 70 classic psychoanalytic texts and 46 premier psychoanalytic journals are included.
Gutenberg-e is a program of the American Historical Association and Columbia University Press. The collection includes prizewinning history books published electronically. Topics include the history of North America before 1900, women’s history, history of gender, Africa, colonial Latin America, South Asia, Europe before 1800, military history, the history of foreign relations, and more.
digitalculturebooks is an imprint of the University of Michigan Press dedicated to publishing innovative work in new media studies and digital humanities. The organization seeks to encourage new publishing models in the humanities and social sciences. Full text of published works may be read online for free. Non-commercial reproduction of materials is allowed in accordance with Creative Commons copyright licensing.
The CIA World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, and other aspects of over 250 countries and world regions. It also includes flags of the world, along with political, physical, and time zone maps.
This database is a comprehensive resource for literature on research, policy, and practice in the fields of family science, human ecology and development, and social welfare. It provides abstracts and bibliographic records from over 2,000 journals, books, reports, and other sources.
Jewish Life in America contains original manuscript collections from the holdings of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) in New York. Collections include personal letters, scrapbooks, autobiographies, notebooks, and other materials from the late 17th century through the mid-20th century. Papers and documents from a variety of Jewish organizations are also included, along with rare printed books and pamphlets from the Soble and Rosenbach collections at the AJHS.
New Journals in Film Studies
A new package of film studies journals is now available. Titles include: Film International, Film Matters, Journal of African Cinemas, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, Journal of Screenwriting, New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook, Short Film Studies, The Soundtrack, Studies in Australasian Cinema, Studies in Documentary Film, Studies in Eastern European Cinema, Studies in European Cinema, Studies in French Cinema, Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema, Studies in South Asian Film and Media, and Transnational Cinemas. To access any of these titles, use the Find a Specific Journal feature of the library website.