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ACLS Humanities E-Book Over 1,700 scholarly books, searchable full text
African Writers Series Complete texts of the Heinemann's African Writers Series
Cambridge Companions Complete Collection Surveys of authors, literary history, culture, and philosophy, all written by scholars
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ebrary Multidisciplinary e-book collection from leading university presses and academic publishers
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Gale Virtual Reference Library 70 reference e-books, including multivolume works like the Encyclopedia of Religion, American Decades, and more
Oxford Reference Online 100+ reference books from Oxford Univ. Press plus key titles from Oxford Companions series
Springer eBook Collection Multidisciplinary e-book collection providing access to most titles published since 2005
Hathi Trust Digital library with 2 million books in the public domain, plus search of restricted titles
Jones Library (Amherst public library)
There are film viewing stations near the media collection on A Level of Frost.
Have a film from a different region (international)?
Region codes are used to control the international distribution of material. DVD players are often region-locked, meaning they can only play DVDs encoded with certain regions. Region 1 is Canada, the United States, and Puerto Rico. International films are often not playable on DVD players in the United States.
Note: All stations are controlled by identical remotes. It is possible that using one remote at one station will interact with equipment at other stations. Hold the remote within 4” of the word “Sony” at the bottom of the screen to minimize interference.
For Station 3: Use the “Input” button on the remote to select source of either Blu-ray or World Wide video (WW VCR) for videotapes.