The Ramp Gallery on the basement level of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library presents the student-curated exhibit of student work, Sensing Time: Videos from Introduction to Digital Media. This is a semester-long screening of experimental video artworks.
German Literature Collections brings together the complete portfolio of ProQuest German literature resources: Goethes Werke, Schillers Werke, Kafkas Werke, Brechts Werke, Die Deutsche Lyrik. Connect »
Search the world of women’s fashion and culture from 1867 in Harper’s Bazaar. (But it’s not just for women…) Connect »
Attend a workshop and learn how to:
- automatically create citations
- manage collections of research materials
- import citations directly from online resources
This exhibition explores how typography, illustration, printing, binding, and other physical aspects of the book bear witness to cultural, social and historical innovation. Second floor gallery, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. Online exhibit »
Join us on Thursday, September 7th, 3-4:30 pm, for a campus-wide event to celebrate the opening of the H-L Research Lab and the new home of Academic Technology & Consulting on the first floor of the library.
The Research Lab is an active and flexible space for formal and informal learning interactions among students, faculty, and research librarians. By reducing the barriers between scholars and librarians, the Research Lab provides enhanced opportunities for collaboration, consultation, support, and guidance throughout the research cycle. This re-envisioned and renovated space is adjacent to the research librarians’ offices so that scholars can easily move among independent, group, and consultative work environments.
In addition to facilitating enhanced research support, the Research Lab is also home to flexible furnishings for individual or group work, a small-group multimedia workstation, and comfortable reading chairs.
The relocation of Academic Technology & Consulting to a central location in H-L Library support’s the team’s efforts to engage actively with faculty and students. Their new “Innovation Lab” includes a common area for consultations, group discussions, hands-on workshops, and sharing innovative technologies to support teaching, learning, and research.
Librarian Liaisons work closely with students throughout the year, supporting both their coursework and research, including providing in-depth assistance with honors projects. Among the over 100 seniors who engaged in writing honors projects this year are Adam Glynn and William Doak, both students in the department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Carmen Greenlee, Humanities and Media Librarian, along with a number of her colleagues, supported Adam’s and Will’s projects by identifying and acquiring specialized material essential to their areas of study, providing assistance throughout all phases of the research and writing process, and offering instruction in the use of citation management software.
Adam Glynn’s project, Nessuna buona punizione resta indescritta: Il contrapasso dantesco nel cinema dell’orrore italiano ed americano / No good punishment goes undescribed: Dante’scontrapasso in Italian and American horror cinema, examines how the inventive sin/punishment structure shown in great detail in Dante’s Divine Comedy appears in modern horror films. In French and Italian Café Spaces and the Third Places They Create, Will Doak employs semiotic analysis to argue that café spaces in France and Italy create a sense of an important third place (home and work being the first two) through an examination of their historical development.
Adam and Will utilized a variety of primary sources in their work including films, digitized historical materials in the target languages of French and Italian, and print texts. The library’s existing collections were supplemented with new items that were purchased specifically to support their research. In addition, staff of the Interlibrary Loan Department fulfilled many requests for obscure and unusual resources held by other libraries that they needed to consult. Both students identified essential secondary materials using Hawthorne-Longfellow’s specialized bibliographies and the many online discovery tools and full-text databases licensed by the library for use by the Bowdoin community.
The great pleasure in our work is contributing to the development of our students’ research skills and witnessing their excitement as they make new discoveries. We look forward to adding Will’s and Adam’s honors projects to the library collections at the conclusion of the semester. Congratulations to these two fine Bowdoin scholars!
The Library is pleased to announce the launch of the CBB New Books and Media search tool, accessible from the library web site, and at: http://www.cbbnet.org/new-books-and-media/.
The CBB New Books and Media search tool is updated on a weekly basis. Use this service to generate a list of materials recently acquired by Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin libraries. You may:
- Search by format for books, e-books, DVDs, audio books, CDs, scores, and government documents.
- Search on a particular subject area (books, e-books, DVDs only).
- Limit results by language and library location (Colby, Bates, or Bowdoin).
- Choose a time frame: most recent 7, 30, or 90 days.
- View results as a web page (full-featured or printer-friendly), or send in an email.
The CBB libraries continue to consider ways to enhance access to our shared library collection, and we hope you will take advantage of the New Books and Media search tool to keep up to date with new acquisitions. If you have questions, or feedback you’d like to share, please contact Karl Fattig or your Librarian Liaison.
Over the past few years due to changes to library systems, the number of NExpress partners has dwindled. CBB and our two remaining partners, Middlebury and Wellesley, have jointly decided to retire the service.
What does this means for Bowdoin users?
- CBB and MaineCat self-requesting are unchanged.
- Requesting of materials beyond CBB and MaineCat will be streamlined through Interlibrary Loan.
- Benefits for Bowdoin users include:
- A single interface and login to request items, view in-process requests, renew checked-out items, and view electronically-delivered articles.
- No need to search for libraries that own items you need. We will locate the item and select the best lender from among our expanding group of partners that provide expedited service, including Middlebury and Wellesley.
- View request history. This feature was not available in NExpress.
The last day to request an item through NExpress is April 30th. All materials will be due before the end of May. Due dates may vary, so please check the banner on the item. If you have any questions about due dates or renewal options, please contact our ILL staff.
If you are one of our users who will miss discovering materials held at Middlebury and Wellesley, try WorldCat, which provides location information for libraries worldwide.
The Library’s ILL staff will be glad to answer any questions. Feel free to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jaime Jones at (207) 798-4109.