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University Libraries Newsletter #13 Fall 2006

Director of University Libraries: Carol H. Graney
Newsletter Editor: Sara J. MacDonald, Greenfield Library Public Services

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UArts Libraries now subscribe to JSTOR scholarly journal database

The University Libraries are happy to announce to the University community the availability of a digitized collection of periodicals through JSTOR. This full-text archive makes accessible backruns of many arts-related scholarly journals, including a significant number of titles for which the Libraries have incomplete print holdings. These include such core publications in their disciplines as Burlington Magazine, The Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, The Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Art Bulletin, Theatre Journal, Music & Letters, Film Quarterly, Dumbarton Oaks Papers, Latin American Music Review, Asian Music, and Poetics Today. In addition there are titles in the history of ideas, liberal arts, philosophy, and religious history--notably, Critical Inquiry, Signs, Comparative Literature, Folklore, Philosophy East & West, and many more. In most cases the runs stretch back over decades.

The database offers the option of searching across disciplines (its "basic" search) as well as advanced searching with various limits. Students, faculty, and staff are able to read (and, where feasible, print) from campus networked locations and from offsite locations with UArts Libraries authentication (your name and library barcode number). In the present configuration, you may access the JSTOR database through the Libraries' webpage by going to our home page and then selecting Research Tools and Resources. And of course you may call upon the librarians for assistance.

Submitted by Mary Louise Castaldi, Reference Librarian, and Dr. Mark Germer, Music Librarian

Announcing the Corbis Education image database

The University Libraries are excited to announce the addition of a new online collection of digital images, Corbis Education. Corbis contains a large collection of high-quality images, which are organized into 3 collections: the Design Collection, The Fine Art Collection, and the Historical Collection. (For other UArts image databases, click here.)

After creating an account, users may search and save images into a folder for downloading. The downloaded images may be used for educational and research purposes like class presentations and handouts. The images can be used in the ARTstor Offline Image Viewer, or in PowerPoint.

The link to Corbis Education can be reached through the library's electronic resources page, at, or via the UArts campus network directly at To set up an account, you will need a subscription code. The number of accounts are limited, so please do not sign up for an account if you do not intend to use it. To get a subscription number, please e-mail Laura Grutzeck at You must send the email from your UArts account ( Please put "Corbis" in the subject line.

Submitted by Laura Grutzeck, Visual Resources Librarian

Previous newsletters:
Fall 2003 #12
Fall 2002 #11
Spring 2002 #10
Fall 2001 #9
Spring 2001 #8
Fall 2000 #7
See also READING ROOM NOTES: The Music Library Newsletter

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