Potential Additions to the Principal Collections

Syracuse University Libraries welcomes feedback about the following resources for which we currently have trial access during February 2018. Faculty, staff, and student feedback is an important part of our evaluation process and we welcome your comments, particularly about how a specific resource would support your research and/or the curriculum of your school or college. Send feedback to the collections team at colls@syr.edu. Please be aware that we are exploring these resources for future consideration, and there is no guarantee that we will be able to subscribe, especially within a specific timeframe.

American Politics in the Early Cold War: Truman and Eisenhower Administrations, 1945-1961 is available from the ProQuest History Vault through February 23 and includes documents from the Eisenhower and Truman administrations, including White House files, Cabinet meeting minutes, as well as Eisenhower and Truman diaries and more.

American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate (1960-1975) is available from the ProQuest History Vault through February 23. It includes documents from the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, Aeronautics and Space Reports, 1958-1984; White House files on the citizen’s Advisory Council on the Status of Women, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights documents, EPA records, FBI Files on the American Indian Movement and Wounded Knee, and more.

Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960-1975 is available from the ProQuest History Vault through February 23. To explore, connect via the trial link and select International Relations and Military Conflicts. This resource includes items from the Records of the Military Assistance Command Vietnam, U.S Armed Forces in Vietnam, Records of the U.S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam War, and the Vietnam Documents and Research Notes Series.

Confederate Military Manuscripts and Records of Union Generals and the Union Army is available from the ProQuest History Vault through March 2. To explore, connect via trial link and select Southern Life, Slavery, and the Civil War. Includes Confederate Military Manuscripts from the Virginia Historical Society and records from the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, Louisiana State University; the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin; and the University of Virginia. The documents included range from administrative to personal.

American Jewish Newspapers is available from ProQuest through March 2. This resource provides page image access to American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857-1922), Jewish Advocate (1905-1990), American Israelite (1854-2000), Jewish Exponent (1887-1990).

Religious Magazine Archive is available from ProQuest through March 2. It includes citations and articles from eight religious magazines from the 19th-21st centuries The titles are The Advent, America, American Theosophist, BR, Catholic World, Islamic Horizons, Plain Truth, and Quest.

You may view the complete list of trials available from ProQuest.

Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration & Cultural Exchange by Adam Matthew is available through March 1. This resource provides access to primary source manuscripts, maps, and visual resources covering  advertising, production, commerce and other topics in relation to key commodities such as chocolate, coffee, cotton, silver, timber, wheat, and more.

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers is available through March 2. It contains biographical information about key figures in history of thought and philosophy from Britain, Ireland, the Middle East and North America.

Music:)Ally is available through February 28. It provides access to news and analysis about the online music industry – technology, marketing, trends, and more.

China Comprehensive Gazetteers from East View is available through February 28. Produced in conjunction with the National Library of China, this database presents a vast collection of Chinese local gazetteers spanning eight centuries 1229-1949.

Please note: Limited on-campus access to these resources are provided by the vendors for the purpose of evaluating their usefulness and potential value to the SU community. Please see the SU Libraries policy on access to licensed resources.

Mendeley workshops on Wednesday, February 21

Do you want to learn more about organizing your citations and PDFs in the research process? Please join the Syracuse University Libraries on Wednesday, February 21 for a Mendeley workshop. Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. Both workshops will cover the same material and will be an introduction to new users but there will also be some advance tips and tricks for those of you who may already use the tool.

More help on the tool can be found on the Mendeley Research Guide.

Session 1:
Wednesday, February 21
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Bird Library 046 (ETC)

Session 2:
Wednesday, February 21
2:30 to 4 p.m.
Bird Library 046 (ETC)

Please register in advance of the workshop. Email Anne Rauh with questions.

In the Biblio Gallery: Abigail Latham

An oil on canvas exhibit entitled Catastrophes in Motion by Abigail Latham is currently on display in the Biblio Gallery on the 4th floor of Bird Library. Latham is a senior in the Painting program at the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

In describing the exhibition, Latham says:

Within my work I want to fight my fears with recklessness. This reckless abandon is seen through the perspective of the female. Girls are taught to be cautious and avoid danger, adventure, and impulsive behavior. Fear and recklessness are underlying theme seen through this body of work, specifically acrophobia (fear of heights), claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces), and xenophobia (fear of the unknown). I explore these fears and the fear of expanding horizons through the chaotic abstraction. My subject matter focuses on that of transient states and a rising sense of chaos. Physically and emotionally overwhelming, “Forces” specifically evokes the sense of standing in a storm. The rapid movement of the brushstrokes and layered paint quality bring out the intense psychological state of catharsis and disarray.

The exhibit will be on display through March 2, 2018.

For more information about exhibiting in the Biblio Gallery, contact Ann Skiold at saskiold@syr.edu or see the Biblio Gallery website.

Speed dating the research experts

Need help navigating the research process for your proposal, article, thesis, or dissertation? Come speed date with the research experts on Thursday, February 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the Inn Complete.

Get to know a variety of “research experts” specializing in library resources, research funding, copyright and author’s rights, data services, and more who can help guide you through the research process, from idea to publication.

Spots are available for the first 50 graduate students who register. Reserve your spot today at tinyurl.com/SU-Research-Experts.

This event is part of a graduate student series sponsored by ECS-GSO, SU Libraries, and ASEE.

Directing “Next to Normal” with Bob Hupp

Join Syracuse Stage Artistic Director Bob Hupp on Tuesday, January 30 at 5 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons in Bird Library to explore how he’s directing the current production of the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical drama “Next to Normal.”

At the center of this musical is a family at once familiar and recognizable, but also coping with its own particular dysfunction. Intimately told, Next to Normal “is a hard-hitting drama with amazing rock music,” says Hupp. Often funny and always poignant, it’s a work of grace and power that goes right to the human heart. The New York Times calls Next to Normal a “brave, breathtaking musical….”

This unique lecture and reception, which is open to the public, is co-produced by the College of Visual and Performing Arts and sponsored by the Library Associates of the Syracuse University Libraries.

Prior to joining Syracuse Stage, Hupp was the producing artistic director of the Arkansas Repertory Theater in Little Rock for 16 seasons. From 1989-1999, he was artistic director of the acclaimed Jean Cocteau Repertory in New York. Hupp also served on the board of the Theatre Communications Group, a nonprofit theatrical organization in New York, and has served as a panelist and on-site evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts. He graduated from Dickinson College and completed a two-year certificate program at the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York.

If you need an accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Bianca Caiella Breed at bcaiella@syr.edu by January 23.

Next to Normal runs from January 24 to February 11, 2018 at Syracuse Stage. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit syracusestage.org or call the Box Office at 315.443.3275.