Summer Listening: E-Audiobooks from the New York Public Library

If you have a New York Public Library card, you can easily download e-Audiobooks to your ipod touch, iphone, or other mobile device. First, search the catalog for the type of audiobook you wish to download. The easiest e-audiobooks to download are MP3 audiobooks, which can be downloaded directly to your ipod touch, iphone, or […]

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MLA Bibliography Database Trials

The MLA Bibliography is moving from the FirstSearch platform at the end of June, and we need to select a new interface.   We have trials with each of the different database vendors.   Please let us know which interface you prefer. MLA Bibliography from Ebsco MLA Bibliography from Gale/Infotrac MLA Bibliography from ProQuest/CSA MLA Bibliography […]

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Finding Articles 1900-1983

Looking for twentieth-century articles published before 1984?  Try the Wilson Retrospective Indexes: Applied Science & Business Retrospective (1913-83) Art Retrospective (1929-84) Education Index Retrospective (1929-83) Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective (1907-84) Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective (1908-81) Readers’ Guide Retrospective (1890-1982) They can be searched individually or together: […]

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Add the Oxford English Dictionary to Your Browser

With the Oxford English Dictionary on your browser, checking a definition can be as easy as highlighting and clicking. Installation instructions for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Netscape are available here: http://www.oed.com/services/browser-button.html See the Libraries’ Tools & Widgets page for more resources to streamline your research. […]

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Personal Writing: Letters and Diaries

Letters and diaries provide a unique perspective on public and private events.  These database collections also offer extensive indexing (use the advanced search to see the many options available). The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries, from 1500-1900 North American Women’s Letters and Diaries (1700-1950) North American Immigrant […]

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Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

With Oxford Language Dictionaries Online, standard authoritative Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish dictionaries are only a click away. Features include sound recordings for each word, the ability to search in  English or in the original language,  a virtual keyboard for entering accents and non-roman characters (though this is not necessary for look-ups) and […]

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