In the depths of winter, the Division of Archives and Research Collections (Mills - Lower Level) is pleased to announce our latest exhibition, assembled with discriminating taste by Renu Barrett and Alex Erasmi. It's entitled Medieval Melodies to Mop Top Musings. You may wonder what exactly that might mean, and we hope that your puzzlement will initiate a visit to our lobby area. Our subject is music in print, manuscript, tape, and disc. You can't hear the music aloud, but if you let your ears and imagination run riot, the glorious music of the spheres from different genres and times will play inwardly for you, from the strains of choral music in medieval churches to the catchy, vibrant rock tunes of John Lennon or the wistful, poetical songs of Canada's own Leonard Cohen. One of the items on display is a large reproduction of a photograph of Franz Liszt in the circle of his pupils on the occasion of his seventy-third birthday in Weimar on 22 October 1884. The photograph was recently donated to the Library by Dr. Alan Walker. The exhibition will be on view until the end of April. We look forward to seeing you in this area of the Library.
A trial of World Development Indicators Online and Global Development Finance Online has been arranged.
WDI Online offers the World Bank's comprehensive database on development data, covering 593 indicators, 208 economies, and 18 regional and income groups.
GDF Online offers external debt and financial flow data for the 136 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System.
The World Bank e-library is one of the most comprehensive collections in the area of social and economic development. An essential information resource which includes:
- All current and recent World Bank titles, documents and papers in PDF and other user-friendly formats
- Titles available as soon as they appear in print
- You can also access and download (in Excel) a complete World Bank Publications for over 1400 publications in the e-Library.
- Over 2000 Policy Research Working Papers
The library has arranged a trial for two United Nations databases:
UN Comtrade contains more than 700 million records covering over 40 years of detailed trade information that until now has been accessible only to economists and statisticians of international organizations
United Nations Treaty Collection - this collection includes six categories of treaty-related data: Status of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General; The United Nations Treaty Series; Texts of Recently Deposited Multilateral Treaties; Photographs of Treaty Signature Ceremonies; Titles of the Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General in the UN official languages; and Summary of Practice of the Secretary-General as Depositary of Multilateral Treaties.
The Columbia Gazetteer of the World , a comprehensive encyclopedia of geographical places and features, is now available as a trial.
Entries include information on many of the following: demography; physical geography; political boundaries; industry, trade, and service activities; agriculture; cultural, historical, and archeological points of interest; transportation lines; longitude, latitude, and elevations; distance to relevant places; pronunciations; official local government place-names and changed or variant names and spellings.Their length varies from a brief notation on a small village to an essay on a country or region.
AnthroSource , the premier online resource serving the research, teaching, and professional needs of anthropologists is now on trial. Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource brings 100 years of anthropological material online to scholars and the public, including:
- a complete electronic archive of all AAA journals through 2003
- seamless access to archival content housed at JSTOR for key AAA publications including American Anthropologist (for AAA members and subscribing institutions)
- current issues for 11 of the AAA's most critical peer-reviewed publications
Business products on trial - Business Monitor Online (trial extended) & Corporate Retriever (new trial)
The trial for Business Monitor Online has been extended to March 31, 2005. In addition, a trial has been set up for the Corporate Retriever offered by MicroMedia/ProQuest. Click here to find more information about all e-resources currently on trial.
In 1998 Routledge published the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, which is held in MILLS Reference (Call No.: B 51 .R68 1998 v.1-v.10). The first multi-volume Encyclopedia to be published in the discipline in over thirty years, REP is now regarded as the definitive resource in the field. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy editorial team then began work on a fully searchable and extensively cross-referenced dynamic Web version, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online .
REP Online expands this acclaimed Encyclopedia well beyond print reference boundaries. The full content of the classic 10-volume set remains at its core, but REP Online is also a living, growing resource designed to grow along with the discipline itself. Taking full advantage of the flexibility of the Web format, each year the REP editorial team brings a diverse range of new material, including newly commissioned entries by leading scholars, making REP Online the essential philosophy reference for faculty and students in a wide range of disciplines.
As well as regular additions of new articles, REP Online also provides editorially reviewed links to other sites and resources on the web, revisions and updates of key entries, and periodic upgrades of the user environment. In keeping with the 1998 print set's tradition of first class editorial work and unparalleled breadth of subject matter, all new and revised entries are carefully integrated into the REP style and format and are connected to earlier material by the same kind and level of cross-referencing.