A new database entitled The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1960-1974 is now accessible from any Amherst-networked computer.
It's a still-growing, searchable collection of hundreds of diaries, memoirs, letters, oral histories, and government documents, along with some critical sources, many with fabulous illustrations, published by the Alexander Street Press, and purchased for the Library with funds from the Marshall Bloom '66 endowment for alternative publications.
From 4-5 pm on Sunday, March 1, in the Lane Room of Frost Library, the Academic Peer Mentors will present a workshop -- all about those final papers -- targeted at First Years. Come hear from a reference librarian and the Mentors how to use library resources and organize your research. Learn to unlock the secrets of library research -- and enjoy snacks with friends and classmates. For a preview, take a look at the Do's and Don'ts: Research Tips from the Peer Mentors. Sign up for the workshop in advance or take your chances and drop in on Sunday afternoon.
Did you know that the Library has Oxford Language Dictionaries Online? You can look up words in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, or Spanish and translate them into English. Or translate English words into those languages. The Dictionaries website also includes useful phrases, notes on grammar, and more.
This weekend Frost Library welcomes participants in the North American Debate Championships, hosted this year by the Amherst Debating Society. Debaters and judges will be using rooms throughout Frost Library on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. (01/23/09)
Do you have a research paper due at the end of the semester? Are you having trouble finding good sources for your paper? Make an appointment for a research consultation with a librarian. Librarians can help you narrow your topic, uncover new resources, and use older ones more efficiently. Talk with a library expert -- many of your classmates already have!
The library's Digital Image Collections (DigiTool) will be down during a software upgrade early Sunday 12/07/08. If you need further assistance please let us know. (12/07/08)
A detailed guide to the Robert Frost Collection at Amherst College is now available online.
The collection, comprising more than 26 linear feet plus approximately 800 catalogued volumes, is one of the largest and most important primary resources for Frost scholarship anywhere. It encompasses all periods of the life of this world-famous American poet, who lived and taught at Amherst College, on and off, for more than 40 years. The collection includes literary manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, audio and video recordings, publications and ephemera. To see Frost manuscripts on display or for more information on using the collection, visit Archives & Special Collections on Frost level A.