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New Resources: Oxford Bibliographies

October 10th, 2012 by Adam Siegel

The library has licensed subscriptions to the following Oxford Bibliographies.

In OUP’s words: “Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.”

The library currently licenses the following bibliographies:

Atlantic History


Latin American Studies

Medieval Studies


Renaissance and Reformation

British Library Sound Archive

December 23rd, 2010 by Michael Winter

Dan Goldstein just let me know about a remarkable new archive of recorded sound, music, and other materials recently made available by the British Library.  At the very least it should be of interest to scholars in anthropology, history,  the performing arts, and performance studies.  Its breadth is quite impressive.

New Library Subject Guide for Performance Studies

March 29th, 2010 by Michael Winter

The new library subject guide can be found on library’s subject guide page under Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences/Interdisciplinary Humanities & Social Sciences. See

Or, go directly to tne new page at

RESOURCE: Monterey Jazz Festival Digital Collection

May 29th, 2009 by Roberto C. Delgadillo


Summer brings thoughts of outdoor jazz festivals, and fans of the genre flock to places like Newport and Monterey each year to take in a variety of performances. Since 1958, the pleasant seaside town of Monterey has hosted the Monterey Jazz Festival and their vast archives of performances, ephemera, and other materials are housed at Stanford University’s Archive of Recorded Sound. With substantial funding from the Grammy Foundation, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and Save America’s Treasures, the Archive of Recorded Sound continues to add to this digital collection. First-time visitors will want to click on the “About the Collection” to learn a bit more about the Festival’s history and how to best use the online collection. Next up is the “Collection Highlights”, where visitors can view some excellent clips from such masters as Thelonious Monk, Bobby McFerrin, Charles Mingus, and Dianne Reeves. Scholars of the genre will want to use the search feature to look for more details on the over 9,000 performances contained within the archive. Additionally, visitors can create their own user account to bookmark performances of note and save them for future reference.