You may be familiar with the Very Short Introduction series from Oxford University Press. The Gordon Library has access to a number of the titles in ebook form and has had a small number of them in print. We’ve acquired 60 additional “very short introductions”, all with recent publication dates and all in print format. They cover topics from coral reefs to theology.
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics and its publications including monographs, field guides, and tutorial texts are all part of the SPIE Digital Library. The library has purchased perpetual access to SPIE ebooks published from 1989 to 2016.
To add to the streaming videos already available from Films on Demand and VAST from Alexander Street Press, the library is subscribing to Docuseek2 which includes films from Icarus Films, Bullfrog Films, the National Film Board of Canada, and other distributors of acclaimed documentaries.
We hope you find these collections useful. If you have any questions about them or any other library resource, let us know!