Thursday, March 24, 2011

Literature Criticism Online

The literary criticism database Literature Criticism Online is now available on the Library's site.  This database brings together modern and historical views of authors and their works that used to be available only in six print series: Children's Literature Review, Contemporary Literature Criticism, Drama Criticism, Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, and Twentieth Century Criticism.

To access the database from the library's site, go to Find Articles & More > Databases A-Z > Literature Criticism Online.  

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New York Times

The library has been receiving questions about subscriptions to the "New York Times" now that the "Times" will start charging for access to its online content on March 28.  Currently, the "Times" is not offering any sort of institutional pricing, so the library can't subscribe to the online content for the campus. 

Instead, you can access articles through the library databases.  Articles are available the same day that they are published in the print edition.  To see how to read "Times" articles through our databases, see this 3-minute video.

It is also possible to set up email alerts and other updates through the databases.  Please contact Katie Yelinek with additional questions.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tax Forms

Andruss Library doesn't have paper forms but you can access and print the forms (including instructions) online. 

Federal forms--
Pennsylvania state forms-- (click on the tab for Forms & Publications)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) database trial

The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports from 1941 to 1996, is now available as a trial on the Library's web page. To access, go to Databases A - Z > Trials.

The original purpose of FBIS was to "was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories." FBIS is the United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence, and the database contains some very interesting and unique primary documents.

Available only on campus. Trial ends April 15, 2011. Please leave a comment if you use the database. We'd love to hear your feedback.