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Try the Digital National Security Archive (through July 30)

Digital National Security Archive unlocks a trove of important declassified U.S. government documents, providing vital primary sourceDNSA material to advance research in twentieth and twenty-first century history, politics, and international relations. The digitized documents are made available in over 40 topic-based collections, with two new collections added each year.  The curation of each collection is overseen by Continue reading Try the Digital National Security Archive (through July 30)

Try Loeb Classical Library (until April 30)

Periodically the library makes information resources available for a trial period in order to assess the resource with students and faculty.  

The Loeb Classical Library was founded in 1911 by James Loeb making the work of classical authors accessible in high-quality editions to as many readers as possible.  Read Greek and Latin texts alongside English translations. The digital Loeb Classical Library now extends its founding mission with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.
Key features include:

  • Inclusion of every Loeb volume in print
  • Regular uploading of new and revised volumes
  • Single- and dual-language reading modes
  • Bookmarking and Annotation features
  • Tools for sharing Bookmarks and Annotations
  • Greek keyboard
  • User account and My Loeb content saved in perpetuity
  • Intuitive Search and Browse
    Screen shot of Loeb Interface

The Loeb Classical Library is available on a trial basis until April 30, 2015.  Let us know what you think about this resource!

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting Includes WUMB Programs

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between the Library of Congress, WGBH Boston and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, announced on April 7, 2015 that it has launched a new website at, providing the public with access to a collection of American public radio and television content dating back to the 1950s. These audio and video materials, created by more than 120 public broadcasting organizations across the country, have been digitally preserved, and will be a resource for scholars, researchers, educators, filmmakers and the general public to delve into the rich history of public broadcasting across America. Continue reading The American Archive of Public Broadcasting Includes WUMB Programs

News Sources through UMass Boston

At the beginning of every academic semester I think a lot of us receive emails advertising educational subscriptions to the NY Times; the Wall Street Journal, and other newspapers.   For many courses it is imperative to keep up on the daily events in the news, and it is often recommended that students subscribe to these newspapers for the semester. The NY TIMES now offers a digital subscription rate of $1.88 -$4.38 per week depending upon the device one uses to view it.

Two of the best deals for up to date news content are available to UMASS BOSTON affiliates and there is no need to pay the higher price of the educational subscription. Continue reading News Sources through UMass Boston