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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, October 21, 2009--

SUMMARY
1. Services
        A. Electronic Reserves Tutorial (Screencast)
 
2. Collections
        A. Encyclopedia of United States Indian Policy and Law
        B. Cohen Papers Compliment Lecture Series
 
2. Databases
        A. British Periodicals database
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1.   SERVICES
        A. ELECTRONIC RESERVES TUTORIAL
For help on accessing course E-Reserves through Fogler Library, view this new E-Reserves tutorial screencast.  This short, 2 1/2 minute tutorial takes you step-by-step through the E-Reserve process, starting from the library's homepage and ending with displaying online E-Reserve material.  http://library.umaine.edu/social/screencasts/ereserves/ereserves.htm
 
2. COLLECTIONS
        A. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF UNITED STATES INDIAN POLICY AND LAW
With alphabetical and thematic tables of contents this 2-volume encyclopedia is a good source of information for those interested in US policies involving Native Americans. The essays begin with the Indian policy of the Continental Congress of 1775 in Philadelphia. The entries cover a wide of Native American issues. For more information contact Joe Fernandez at 581-3611 or <joe.fernandez@umit.maine.edu> .
 
         B. COHEN PAPERS COMPLIMENT LECTURE SERIES
With the fast approach of the 2009 Cohen Lecture hosted by the William S. Cohen Center for International Policy and Commerce, we would like to offer a reminder that Fogler Libraryís Special Collections Department houses the William S. Cohen Papers.  The papers, which also include a wide array of photographs and memorabilia from Cohenís twenty-eight year career in the United States House of Representatives, Senate, and Department of Defense, serve as a rich collection of primary source material that can facilitate research in a number of areas, including this yearís lecture topic, global terrorism.  As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holderís lecture on Friday, 23 October may spark interest in this, remember that the collection can be accessed by contacting Desiree Butterfield-Nagy at 581-2665 or
<desiree.butterfield@umit.maine.edu> or visiting <http://www.library.umaine.edu/cohen>
 
3.   DATABASES
        A. THE BRITISH PERIODICALS DATABASE
The British Periodicals database is accessible through the library's web site at <http://www.library.umaine.edu/indexesdb/Indexes.asp>. British Periodicals traces the development and growth of the periodical press in Britain from its origins in the seventeenth century through to the Victorian 'age of periodicals' and beyond. Among the periodicals included in British Periodicals are titles founded, edited or regularly contributed to by a host of important figures - Walter Bagehot, Aubrey Beardsley, Annie Besant, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Frances Power Cobbe, William Cobbett, Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Henry Fielding, Ford Madox Ford, Oliver Goldsmith, Leigh Hunt, Jerome K. Jerome, Samuel Johnson, Sir Roger L'Estrange, G. H. Lewes, Harriet Martineau, Edward Moore, John Morley, John Henry Newman, Margaret Oliphant, W. M. Rossetti, Sir Richard Steele and Tobias Smollett to name but a few. In addition to providing access to the original periodical versions of landmark texts like De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Carlyle's Sartor Resartus, Cobbett's Rural Rides, Bagehot's The English Constitution, Gaskell's North and South and Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, the collection offers new ways of exploring the inaccessible, neglected or forgotten writings that formed their original contexts. A wide array of different types of periodical are represented, from magisterial quarterlies and scholarly and professional organs through to coterie art periodicals, penny weeklies and illustrated family magazines.
For assistance, please contact Mel Johnson <mel.johnson@umit.maine.edu> or 581-3614, or Reference at 581-1673.        
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