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zoteroGet organized for digital research with Zotero
Sign up for a Zotero workshop, with several sessions still available in January. All one-hour sessions are held in the Lane room in Frost Library. Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free Firefox add-on that collects, manages, and formats citations and bibliographies. Zotero also helps organize your research by allowing you to attach PDFs, notes, and images to your references. Arrange your sources into collections for different projects and tag them for easy searching, and use Zotero to format references in your paper using Microsoft Word or OpenOffice. Just download the plug-in and you're on your way. Our how to cite sources guide provides more information on how and when to reference sources in your work.


Writing Center at Frost Library Tuesdays and Thursdays during Interterm
The Writing Center will be holding drop-in hours at the Library from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 10 through 19. Writing Associates can help you work through your ideas, develop your argument, improve your style, get or stay motivated, and much more! They can also share helpful writing sourcebooks and provide information about the services offered at the Writing Center. No appointment is necessary.

Alumni now have access to Project MUSE
The Library is happy to announce alumni access to Project MUSE, which provides full text to current content from almost 500 scholarly journal titles representing nearly 100 not-for-profit publishers in the humanities and social sciences. Most articles are available in both HTML and PDF formats, and there are no embargoes on journal content. This complements our recent alumni access to JSTOR, a database of complete digitized archives of leading journals across all disciplines. Problems logging in? Change or create your password. Questions about research? See our library alumni page or ask a librarian.

No ILL or Five College Deliveries for Holidays

Due to Five College Library closures for the holidays and Frost Library office renovations there will be no deliveries of Five College books or Interlibrary Loan activity from December 23 - January 3. Five College book requests made through the online catalog will be processed when the other colleges re-open on January 3rd. Please submit your ILL requests after January 3 for materials available beyond the Five Colleges. ILLiad login is available to retrieve electronically delivered requests. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Scan to e-mail from library copiers -- new free service in Frost, Music, and Science

The new library copiers (2 on the main level of Frost, 1 in Music, and 1 in Science) have been configured to provide scanning to e-mail.  Instructions are posted near each of the copiers and here.  The scanning works best for print materials no larger than 11" x 17".  For scanning transparencies or creating OCR'd files, we recommend you use the Frost A level scanner. 

Future of the Humanities in the Age of Technics: Is There a Future for Humanities Publishing?

Please join us on Thursday, December 1st @ 12PM as Bryn Geffert, Librarian of the College, will survey the current state of academic publishing in the humanities, discuss various attempts to reform and restructure that system, and reflect on efforts to align the interests of faculty, presses, libraries, administrators, and the public in whose interest we conduct research. Thoughts on commerce, scholarship, the information divide, and the threats and opportunities posed by digital environments. Periodicals Area. Lunch will be served.

This event is sponsored by the Copeland Colloquium and the Frost Library.

Fall book party for faculty in the humanities, part 2

Join us on Tuesday, November 29th @ 4 pm for the second of two events to celebrate recently published works by faculty members in the humanities: Jeffrey Saletnik, John Drabinski, Jane Degenhardt and Librarian of the College Bryn Geffert. Each work will be introduced by a colleague of the author, who will speak to its importance, and then each author will give a short reading. Periodicals Area. Refreshments will be served.

The Future of the Humanities from Where I Sit: Thoughts from the Copeland Fellows

Please join us on Tuesday, November 15th @ 3:30 for reflections by four of this year's Copeland Fellows on the future of the humanities from each of their disciplinary, geographical and institutional perspectives. Claire Katz, Premesh Lalu, Ruth Miller and Anne-Lise Francois will share observations about the evolution of their disciplines and perceptions of their work within the academy, among policymakers and beyond the ivory tower. Periodicals Area. Refreshments will be served.

This event is sponsored by the Copeland Colloquium and the Frost Library.

Fall book party for faculty in the humanities

Join us on Tuesday, November 8th @ 4 p.m. for the first of two events to celebrate recently published works by faculty members in the humanities: Allen Guttmann, Jason Robinson, Andy Parker and Donald White (emeritus). Each work will be introduced by a colleague of the author or composer who will speak to its importance, and then each author will give a short reading. Books and CDs will be available for purchase (by check only). Followed by a reception.

Research your options: Take a Mellon seminar

Information session on Wednesday, October 26, 7:30 p.m. in the Periodicals Area

Attend an information session about the Mellon Seminars: a three-year pilot project supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. These small-group experimental tutorials involve students in original research with a faculty mentor. This information session will feature a conversation between faculty and students who worked together in last spring's colloquia: America's Death Penalty, Advanced Topics in Latin America's Political Economy, and Cities, Schools and Space. The new spring 2012 seminars will be announced. Come for pizza and conversation.

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