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New eResources at Harvard

The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk.

New resources at Harvard for August 2014

American Consumer Culture, 1935-1965

Atlas of the flora of New England

Historical Garden Design Online

Nineteenth Century Collection Online, PARTS 1-12

Oxford Bibliographies – American Literature

PLI Discover PLUS

ProQuest Executive Branch Documents 1789-1932

ProQuest U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection I: 1789-1969

Swiss Law Bibliography

Urban History Documentation Archive of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC)

The Virgil Encyclopedia

HOLLIS+: Research at Harvard just got more awesome!

HOLLIS+ is the scholarly alternative to Google. Search and grab books, articles & more.  Check out this user guide for quick ideas on getting started for optimum search!

Why use HOLLIS+?

Search for books and articles together. Access most of the Harvard Library’s resources in a single search.

 Interdisciplinary research. Search broadly find information on many, even esoteric, subjects.

 

 Search by citation. Just paste in the citation and click search.

Multilingual. Search in nearly 500 languages, including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. 

 

What else can I do with HOLLIS+?

  • Refine your search by library location, publication date, language, format, and more.
  • Search Tables of Contents of many books and journals.
  • Search a phrase.
  • Filter results to items that are “Not checked out” – updated three times per day.
  • Browse by call numbers, authors, titles or subjects with Virtual Browse.
  • And more! Ask your librarian if you would like to learn more!

 

 

852 RARE: Last Chance to View Summer Exhibits!

If you have not had a chance to view the exhibits in the Library’s Caspersen Room, now is the time! Our special copy of the Declaration of Independence, generously lent by Marc (HLS 1984) and Robin Wolpow and family, is on view through Friday August 15. And the last day of our summer exhibit, Spanning the Centuries: an Exhibit of Recent Acquisitions 1579-1868, is Friday August 22. The Caspersen Room is open weekdays 9 to 5. 

Watch this space for news of our fall exhibits, coming soon!

New eResources at Harvard

The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk.

Associated Press collections online. (Part 3, Washington, D.C. Bureau Collection)

Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World

British Newspapers IV, 1780-1950

Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants

CHANT 漢達文庫

Cold War Intelligence Online: The Secret War Between the U.S. and the USSR, 1945-1991

CSANA Bibliography

The Independent Digital Archive 1896-2012

Joseph Hooker Correspondence

National Palace Museum Collections Online

Proquest Historical Newspapers:  Cincinnati Enquirer

PUNCH, 1841-2002 

CALI Unconference

We are currently hosting the 2014 CALI Conference for Law School Computing here at Harvard Law School.  Before the official conference started, several attendees met on Wednesday, 6/18, for an “Unconference.”

The Unconference agenda was completely attendee-driven: the participants selected topics and then broke off into small groups to discuss them.  Topics included:

  • Is “Law Practice Technology” Worth Teaching as Part of an Advanced Legal Research Course?
  • Flipped Classrooms
  • Building Virtual Communities
  • Polling Tools
  • How Do We Train Faculty to Understand When Multimedia Tools Are Adding Value, When They’re Just Wanting to be “Cool”?
  • What Tool has Really Helped a Colleague Teach and Didn’t Demand a Lot of Time?

Check out http://bit.ly/PreCALI for notes from the sessions.

Thank you to the attendees for some great discussions!

The Beautiful Game: The Law of Soccer / Football

In honor of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, the law library has published a new research guide on soccer/football and the law.

The guide includes links to internet resources, a multi-lingual list of the Harvard Libraries’ related print holdings, information about finding journal and periodical articles, and a directory of recent soccer/football legal news.

 photo credit: Jason Bagley via photopin cc


photo credit: Jason Bagley via photopin cc

New eResources at Harvard

The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk.

New eResources at Harvard

World’s largest collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals.  Get full text articles from journal homepages.
Academic journals, dissertations, and conference proceedings published in Taiwan and Mainland China.
Dissertations and master’s theses from prestigious institutions in Taiwan and Mainland China.
Chinese E-books database with nearly half a million fullimage/full-text e-book titles.
  • CADAL 中国高校数字化图书馆
China Academic Digital Associative Library
Extensive range of archival material connected to the trading and cultural relationships that emerged between China, America and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries.
Database of populated places and historical administrative units for the period of Chinese history between 221 BCE and 1911 CE.
La première édition numérique de la collection complète des Classiques Garnier, les célèbres Classiques Jaunes. Cette collection d’eBooks donne accès aux grandes œuvres des littératures française et étrangère.
Databases on pre-modern, modern and contemporary Korea (post-1945) dealing with a wide range of topics including Korean Language and Literature, North Korean Law, History, Arts and culture,  and Medicine.
Over 1,200 Chinese rare book titles selected and digitized by Harvard-Yenching, Princeton, Library of Congress, and the Fu Ssu-nien Library of Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
Full text database of Korean scholarly journals, maintained by Haksul Kyoyugwon.
Offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day.
 Authoritative media of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), with military news and comprehensive military-related information and is the official newspaper of the Central Military Commission.
Online digital archive of the McGill-Harvard-Yenching Library Ming-Qing Women’s Writings Digitization Project contains digitally scanned images of 90+ titles of collections of writings by women that are in the holdings of the Harvard-Yenching Library.
Devoted to the discussion of Asian art and culture; attempts to represent the intersection of scholarship, criticism, and the market.
Full text database of Korean scholarly journals, maintained by Hakchisa, and with a focus on scholarly journal in the Social Sciences.
Biographical materials of Qing historical figures.
Full-text search/retrieval of all 14 core Sinica journals and an archive extending back to as early as 1928 (varies by title).
Chinese journals, dissertations, conference reporting and policies for the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science & Technology from 1997 on.

Summer Access to Legal Research and Other Databases

Got questions about using your Bloomberg, Lexis, or Westlaw accounts over the summer?  Here’s what you need to know about using each of the legal research databases.

BLOOMBERG LAW
If your workplace has a Bloomberg Law account, you are expected to use that, but there are no restrictions on your HLS Bloomberg accounts over the summer. Need an account? Just sign up with your HLS email address.

LEXIS 
No registration for summer access is required if you already have a registered Lexis Advance ID.

Students will have unlimited access to be used for academic, as well as Summer Associate, Internship and Clerkship purposes. If you aren’t registered on Lexis Advance yet, you will need to be in order to access Lexis.com as well as Lexis Advance to conduct legal research. Graduating 3Ls will have the same unlimited access to Lexis Advance through July 31st, 2013.

For questions and assistance, please contact our Lexis rep, Karen Gray.

WESTLAW
Current students (rising 1Ls and 2Ls) may extend the access on their student Westlaw passwords for the summer if you are:

  • taking summer law school classes, study abroad, or finishing a paper
  • currently a member of a law review/journal and working on law review projects during the summer
  • working for a law school professor
  • working on moot court projects
  • doing an unpaid private non-profit (non-government) intern/externship or pro bono work required for graduation

Law school student passwords may not be used for government offices or agencies, law firms, corporations or other purposes unrelated to law school academic work.

To extend your password for summer access, click on the “Request a Password Extension” link after signing in on the lawschool.westlaw.com page. If you have any questions on the summer access extension, please contact our Westlaw rep, Kimberly Kenneally.

QUESTIONS?
If you have questions about summer access, or any research-related questions over the summer, you can always contact the library. Our full contact details are available at Ask a Librarian.

And of course you also have full access over the summer to most other library resources at Harvard simply using your HUID and PIN. So if you need JSTOR, HeinOnline, Academic Search Premier or the like, you’re all set!

Our German Law Research Guide is all new!

GermanFlag_LargeAs of this week, the law library’s research guide for German law has a brand new look, as well as lots of new content.

The guide includes information about using print and electronic materials to research German legislation, case law, and legal secondary sources, such as statutory commentaries and journals.

In addition, illustrated research examples (with English-language explanations) are provided for the law school’s major German law subscription databases, Beck-Online and Juris.

Check it out at http://guides.library.harvard.edu/GermanLaw.

New eResources at Harvard

The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk.

New resources at Harvard

American Indian Histories and Cultures

Manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers; with treaties, speeches and diaries, andd travel journals.

Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online 

Jonson’s complete writings;  and comprehensive body of essays and archives necessary for full study of Jonson’s life.

Digital Innovation South Africa

Scholarly resource focusing on the socio-political history of South Africa, particularly the struggle for freedom during the period  from 1950 to the first democratic elections in 1994.

Gallup Analytics     

Data from countries representing 98% of the world’s population; access Gallup’s U.S. Daily tracking and World Poll data to compare residents’ responses on topics such as economic conditions and education.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

Authoritative information on theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe; covers dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance.

Oxford Handbooks Online / Music 

Scholarly books (online) contain essays written by the foremost scholars in music.

Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management 

Strategic management is an emerging field with loosely defined concepts and boundaries; this encyclopedia seeks to give the field some definition.

Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing Archive [PEP]

An archive of the entire psychoanalytic literature in English, along with foreign and international journals.

SRDS (Kantar Media)

Circulation data and advertising rates for U.S. publications; market demographics and lifestyle market analysis – with info on attitudes toward sports, travel and leisure.