New Database: History of Mass Tourism

The History of Mass Tourism provides a look at the evolution of British and American working class tourism from c.1850 to 1980. This collection includes material from the world’s oldest travel agency, the Thomas Cook Archives.

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Every document has been indexed by themes allowing for investigation into diverse subjects, such as:

  • The evolution of educational travel, particularly in relation to the Polytechnic Touring Association (later Lunn Poly)
  • The popularity of outdoor activities, wilderness travel and the environmental impacts of tourism
  • The role of travel agencies, including Thomas Cook, Raymond Whitcomb Travel and the Anspach Travel Bureau
  • Portrayals of race, particularly within the American south
  • The technological advances which played an integral part in the growth of the tourism industry.

Key locations for American and British leisure travel during this period have been highlighted. Important collections on the White Mountains and Yosemite National Park discuss wilderness travel, whilst comprehensive studies of Florida, Coney Island and Blackpool trace the development of crucial seaside resorts. Guidebooks, scrapbooks and travel journals also present the evolution of New Orleans as a key southern vacation city.

This collection is available via networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server at . Please direct questions or comments to Kirsten Ostergaard, Electronic Resources & Discovery Services Librarian, kirsten.ostergaard (at) montana.edu.

New Database: Naxos Music Library

naxos_logo_300Naxos Music Library is a comprehensive classical music library available online. In conjunction with hundreds of top music labels, it contains titles spanning medieval music to modern, jazz, electronic, world music, pop, rock, and more, making it an unrivaled streaming music library. Subscription access allows for up to 3 simultaneous users at a time.

Noteworthy Features:

  • Over 1.6 million tracks from more than 112,000 albums and over 750 labels, with hundreds of new CDs added weekly.
  • Customizable playlists: Professors can create and edit playlists of exam pieces and extracurricular listening for their students. Students can create their own private playlists as well.
  • Search by keyword, composer, genre, label, artist, duration, period, and more using the Advanced Search feature.
  • Opera libretti and synopses in up to 5 languages
  • Music glossary and pronunciation guide
  • Analyses of major classical works by Naxos’ team of musicologists

This resource is available via networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server at http://www.lib.montana.edu/resources/item/687. Please direct questions or comments to Kirsten Ostergaard, Electronic Resources & Discovery Services Librarian, kirsten.ostergaard (at) montana.edu.

New Databases: Defining Gender, Everyday Life and Women in America, and Victorian Popular Culture

VictorianPopularCultureThe MSU Library now has three new Adam Matthew Digital Collections:

Defining Gender- explores the study and analysis of gender, leisure and consumer culture. This collection contains original primary source material from British archives including ephemera, pamphlets, college records and exam papers, commonplace books, diaries, periodicals, letters, ledgers, account books, educational practice and pedagogy, government papers from the Home Office and Metropolitan police, illustrated writings on anatomy, midwifery, art and fashion, manuscript journals, poetry, novels, ballads, drama, receipt books, literary manuscripts, travel writing, and conduct and advice literature. 

Everyday Life and Women in America- ​The Everyday Life collection features texts of rare books, periodicals, pamphlets, tracts, and broadsides. These documents cover a variety of themes including popular culture, social history, family life, education, race, class, and employment. There is also an emphasis on advice literature, and on both women and men’s issues. 

Victorian Popular Culture- contains a wide range of source material relating to popular entertainment in America, Britain and Europe in the period from 1779 to 1930. http://www.lib.montana.edu/resources/item/686

This collection is composed of four modules:
1. Spritualism, sensation and magic
2. Circuses, sideshows and freaks
3. Music hall, theatre and popular entertainment
4. Moving pictures, optical entertainments and the advent of cinema

​These databases are available to unlimited users via networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server. Please direct questions or comments to Kirsten Ostergaard, Electronic Resources & Discovery Services Librarian, kirsten.ostergaard (at) montana.edu.

New Resource: SAGE Business Cases

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SAGE Business Cases is provides access to authoritative cases in global business. Cases are designed to suit a range of academic uses from short vignettes to narrative long form, written using both field research and publicly available sources. Topics include: Marketing, Operations Management, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, International Business, Human Resource Management, and more.

Use SAGE Business Cases to:

  • Quickly and easily find authoritative cases for independent study, in-class lecture, or assigned reading
  • Explore real-life examples of successes and failures in the global business world
  • Develop and foster practical business decision-making and analytical skills

​This resource is available to unlimited users via networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server at . Please direct questions or comments to Kirsten Ostergaard, Electronic Resources & Discovery Services Librarian, kirsten.ostergaard (at) montana.edu.

Library Closed May 13th

The MSU Library will be closed Friday, May 13, 2016, for staff development.

Visit our Hours Page for additional hours information.

We’re open:
May 9-12th, 7 am – 5 pm
We’re closed:
Fri. May 13th– Sun. May 15th
We’ll reopen:
Monday, May 16th at 7am.

Have end-of-the-semester materials to return?

BookBooks & videos may be returned when the library is closed using the book drop.

TechTechnology check-outs may be returned during normal building hours.

 

New Database: Art and Architecture in Video

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The Alexander Street Press collection, Art and Architecture in Video, delivers 500+ hours of documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and providing the context necessary for critical analysis. Ideal for both undergraduate and graduate courses, the works within this collection offer a dynamic tool to enhance understanding of visual media.
This collection is available to unlimited users via networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server: . Please direct questions or comments to Kirsten Ostergaard, Electronic Resources & Discovery Services Librarian, kirsten.ostergaard (at) montana.edu.

New Database: Montana Newspapers

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Montana Newspapers is a freely accessible, full-text searchable database and website provided by the Montana Historical Society. This collection  includes more than 352,000 pages from 44 Montana newspapers dated 1885-2014.​ The content in Montana Newspapers was previously available on the Montana Memory Project. The new site, designed specifically for digitized newspapers, offers more effective search, browse, and display of content.

Montana Newspapers is freely available at montananewspapers.org and on the MSU Library website at http://www.lib.montana.edu/resources/item/680.