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Gannett Newsstand Covers Regional Newspapers

September 3, 2013

Local news has gotten even easier to find!  New Database, Gannett Newsstand, covers over 85 local and regional U.S. newspapers published by Gannett.

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Opposing Viewpoints, New Database.

September 3, 2013

Explore controversial issues from all perspectives. Opposing Viewpoints, available from GaleGroup, includes background reports covering current social and political issues, from immigration to climate change to the politics of the Middle East.

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Reception to Honor Diderot

August 28, 2013

Please join us in the Burke Library Commons at 4:15 on Thursday, September 26 for a reception featuring shared insights on Diderot and his Encyclopédie by Professors Philip Stewart and John O'Neal. As an added enticement we will be serving French-stylesucré and salé (sweet and salty) treats.

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Apple & Quill Features Naomi Guttman and Nick Geisler

August 28, 2013

This semester’s Apple & Quill programming begins on Wednesday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Burke Library Commons.  Our first event features professor of English, Naomi Guttman and Nick Geisler ’14.  A limited number of open mic slots will be available. Join us!

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Ezra Pound and the Troubadours: The Hamilton College Connection

August 23, 2013

Save the date! Renowned performer and scholar of medieval music Anne Azéma, Director of The Boston Camerata and AZIMAN,  in conjunction with Director of Special Collections Christian Goodwillie, will present an illustrated performance and lecture examining Pound's work with the troubadour repertoire, his relationship with Professor Shephard, and the current state of performance practice of this 800-year-old repertoire. Azéma will perform some of the troubadour songs that were translated by Pound, and discuss what has been learned since his pioneering work. Join us Saturday, February 15 at 1:00 p.m. in the Burke Library Commons for this special event.  

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What's New In the Library?

August 23, 2013

As the fall semester begins, Burke Library would like to extend a warm welcome to the Hamilton College community.  The library was a very busy place over the summer, and we’re excited to share all of the changes with you!  Here are a few updates that you might want to know about...

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The Papers of Alexander Hamilton [digital edition]

August 22, 2013

The Papers of Alexander Hamilton [digital edition] contains all twenty-seven volumes of the print edition--including all the personal and public writings by and to Hamilton known to exist, equaling approximately 12,500 documents.  

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Snow Hill Cloister Manuscripts Acquired

August 21, 2013

Special Collections has acquired five manuscripts from the Snow Hill Cloister in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Snow Hill was a "daughter" of the Ephrata Cloister, an eighteenth century Pietist community in Lancaster County.  The four account books and one manuscript hymnal will be of value to scholars in understanding life at the commune. 

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Burke Library Open House!

August 19, 2013

Stop by and see what we during your summer vacation! The recarpeting of the first and second floors is just the tip of the iceberg to what we accomplished this summer.

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Try It Out: SocINDEX with Full Text

August 18, 2013

Burke Library has subscribed to a 60 day trial of the SocINDEX with Full Text database.  SocINDEX contains abstracts for more than 1,300 core journals dating as far back as 1895. An additional 3,350 priority and secondary journals are indexed, along with books/monographs, conference papers, and other non-periodical sources.

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