Archive | October, 2010

Impressions from the Grave by Judith Trainor

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October 22, 2010

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Tressa Santillo

Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Gordon Library Class of ’41 Gallery will feature an exhibit for the Halloween season on New England gravestones. On display will be gravestone rubbings created with foil and on paper by Judith Trainor. In her work, Trainor captures the imagery of death including skulls, skeletons, hourglasses, winged cherubs, birds and flowers. […]

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Celebrate Open Access Week @ WPI: Oct. 18-24

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October 18, 2010

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Celebrate Open Access Week @ WPI: Oct. 18-24






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Databases A-Z: WPI, Massachusetts-funded, or Open Access?

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October 14, 2010

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To better understand who’s providing a database or ejournal, check the icons within our databases and ejournals search. WPI subscriptions are indicated by our logo. Other databases are funded by the state for all within Massachusetts to use. Look for the MLS logo which indicates the Massachusetts Library System or Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners are providing the resource. Both WPI and MLS require the WPI Proxy from off campus.

If you see an little globe icon, this is an open access resource. Note that often open access resources link to subscribed sources, PubMed is a good example. So it’s still useful to use the WPI Proxy especially from off campus in order to ensure you connect to the full text of articles and other retreival options for articles.






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New databases: Ranging from Company & Industry Information to Literature provided by Massachusetts Library System

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October 4, 2010

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Massachusetts Library System is now providing additional online content for Massachusetts Libraries. You will now find more databases listed within our Electronic Resources & Databases. A few highlights: Business & Company Resource Center, RDS Bizsuite, Literature Resource Center, Opposing Viewpoints In Context, and Science In Context.






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A Well-Documented Life : The Theo Brown Diaries

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October 2, 2010

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Tressa Santillo

Theophilus Brown (Theo), born in Worcester in 1879, began his diary-keeping in 1893 when he was beginning high school. Entries reflect some themes that continue through the rest of his long lifethe weather, drawing, family, and designing. Although his first diary efforts were sporadic, in 1911, he began making nearly daily entries, which he would […]

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