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Burke Library Food Policy

Please remember that the Burke Library Food Policy informs what can and cannot be brought into the building. Dry snacks, such as crackers, pretzels, candy, cookies, are allowed, as well as drinks in covered containers.  Food provided for special events is also allowable, when approved by LITS staff.  You may also be asked by a staff member to take certain foods to a designated location.     More ...

Spring 2016 Burke-Shops!

Burke-Shops are workshops, often peer-led, designed to teach the Hamilton community useful skills in both research and educational technology. Current topics include, but not limited to, creating bibliographies and organizing your research using RefWorks, organizing your email, locating primary sources for history assignments, and using InDesign to create eye catching layouts.  Later in the semester, we will offer workshops on topics such as creating maps using ArcGIS Online, using Microsoft Excel, and advanced research skills for neuroscience, psychology and biochemistry majors. More ...

Group Collaborative Illumination/Print Projects by Art History/Literature 220

In groups of 2-3 each, students in Nhora Serrano’s Visual Narratives: Images With(In) Books course were responsible for a collaborative illumination and/or print that ‘considered’ the tenets of “visual textuality,” i.e. images with(in) books.  This interdisciplinary assignment provided the opportunity for students to interrogate the genres of illumination manuscripts and print culture within a visual studies critical lens and in a hands-on manner.  More ...

Prints Now on Display

The prints now hanging on the third floor were produced by students for the poet Lucas de Lima's visit to Hamilton College on April 1, 2016.  Excerpts from de Lima's book of poems, WET LAND, were typeset and printed letterpress on torn-paper collages made from a de-accessioned edition of Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical sketches.  In an edition of 75, no two prints are the same.    More ...

Digital Commons Showcase

Join us on Thursday, April 7, at noon in the Burke Library All Night Reading Room for a demonstration of Digital Commons, a web platform that provides faculty with a place to archive and share their scholarship. The event is part of the Library and Information Technology Services’ (LITS) ongoing initiative to help faculty make their scholarly work more widely available to other scholars, students, and the general public. More ...

Paradise Lost Reading Marathon

On Sunday, April 3 starting at 12pm, Burke Library will once again play host for the Paradise Lost Reading Marathon. Started by Professor Margaret Thickstun several years ago in conjunction with ENG226, this annual event takes place in the Burke Library Commons, with the entire community invited to read out loud sections Milton's book. More ...

Students Create Hamilton App

“It’s a Google and two clicks to get to the [Bon Appétit] menu,” Chris Lee ’16 noted, “and that’s just annoying.” Lee, a computer science major, isn’t being lazy; he understands that in the age of smartphones, convenience often determines usefulness. With this in mind, Hamilton App, available on both the App Store and the Play Store, aims to “centralize information to one useful app for the benefit of students, alumni, faculty and staff.” More ...

Couper Press Publishes New Book

Introducing a new book published by the Couper Press:  Seeking Robert White:  Quaker, Shaker, Husband, Father, by Sandra A. Soule.   More ...

New Adam Matthew Database Trials: Primary Sources for Teaching and Research

We are pleased to announce the trial of two Adam Matthew databases: African American Communities and  World's Fairs. Trials end 13 April 2016. More ...

Trial of Online Publication “World Politics Review” Now Available

A database trial is now available for World Politics Review.   World Politics Review A daily, online publication and resource for foreign policy professionals and readers with a serious interest in international politics and foreign affairs. Its original articles are written by a network of more than 400 contributors from around the world, including subject-matter experts from journalism, research organizations, academia, government, and elsewhere. This database currently has thousands of articles in its archives, and produces more than 75,000 words of original content per month.     More ...

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