Trial for Caribbean Literature

Caribbean Literature from Alexander Street Press brings together poetry and fiction from the 19th and 20th centuries written by hundreds of authors from the Caribbean or writing about it. Texts are presented in the original English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and various Creole languages. You can browse the collection by author, place or genre, or search language, publisher, date, keyword, race, gender and more.

The trial continues through December 30th, 2014. Purchase price is $29,000 or an annual subscription is $4,106. Please give us your feedback on this resource.

East German Films from UMass Amherst’s DEFA Film Library Now Available

The Libraries have purchased the streaming video collection of East German films curated by the Professor Barton Byg of the UMass Amherst Languages, Literatures & Cultures department. The DEFA Collection on the Kanopy platform contains over 100 films (and growing) made by East German filmmakers or about East Germany since 1946.

Please Ask Us if you have questions about using this collection.

More Comics!

The Libraries have added the second volume of Underground and Independent Comics from Alexander Street Press. Included in our two volumes are over 420 adult comic and graphic novel series and 1,900 books with interviews and critical essay. You can browse by characters, genres, publishers, series and subjects or search the extensive indexing of the content.

If you have questions about this new resource, Ask Us!


Trials for 3 Resources on the Ukraine

The Libraries have on trial from East View Information Services three databases covering the Ukraine:

All trials will continue through April 17th, 2014. If you have questions about using any of these resources, please ask us.

New Directory: Grants and Awards Available to American Writers

The PEN America association of writers produces a directory of approximately 1,500 domestic and foreign literary grants, awards, fellowships and residencies. You can search the Grants & Awards database by keyword, genre (e.g. children’s literature, poetry, journalism, etc.), type of listing or deadline. This database is accessible by username and password. If you have questions about using it, please contact reference staff.

New! Underground and Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels

Over 350 primary source adult comic series and graphic novels and literary criticism about them are now available in Underground and Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels. You can search by keywords, subjects or title, and browse by character, genre, series and title, subjects and more.

If you have questions about using this new resource, contact a librarian at 413-545-0150.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts now available online

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts covers literature about the study of language and linguistics, providing abstracts and citations of articles, book reviews, books, dissertations and working papers from over 1,500 titles published internationally.

If you’d like specialist assistance with this new online resource, contact Jim Kelly, Linguistics Liaison Librarian, at 413-545-3981.

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection on Trial

Arte Público includes 60,000 historical articles, hundreds of political and religious pamphlets and broadsides, complete texts of over 1,100 historical books of Hispanic literature, political commentary and culture, memoirs, correspondences, hand-written speeches, sermons, etc. Content is 80% Spanish & 20% English (both are indexed).

The trial runs through March 1st, 2011. Contact Peter Stern, Romance Languages, Fine Arts and Area Studies Bibliographer at 413-545-3967 with questions or comments.