February is Black History Month

Black History and Literature Trial Databases

In honor of Black History month, the library is offering free trial access through February to the following databases.

African American Song: (Access Name: Otterbein, password: song) is a brand new online listening service. It includes 50,000 tracks of music that you listen to over the Internet, through speakers or headphones, covering jazz, blues, gospel, and other forms of African American musical expression. (Ma Rainey, Lead Belly, Mahalia Jackson, Duke Ellington, Sophie Tucker…thousands of performances.) (After you have successfully accessed your trial for the first time, you should not need to provide these details again.)

Black Thought and Culture: (User ID: reviewer. Password: 73surprisingly4) contains more than 100,000 pages of monographs, speeches, essays articles, and interviews written by leaders within the black community from earliest times to 1975, illustrating the evolution of what it means to "be black" in America. It includes the only full run of The Black Panther - the party's newspaper - and 2,500 pages of exclusive (here only!) oral history interviews recorded by the former Black Panther leader, David Hilliard. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by Choice.

Black Drama: (User ID: reviewer. Password: 73surprisingly4) brings together 1,200 plays by 300 playwrights from North America, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia, and other locations, including the great names in drama (Zora Neale Hurston, August Wilson, Ossie Davis, Sonia Sanchez, Langston Hughes…more than 325 writers). Nearly 300 of the works are previously unpublished. A Choice “Outstanding Academic Title.”

Black Short Fiction: (User ID: reviewer. Password: 73surprisingly4) brings together 8,000 works by writers from the earliest times to the present. Drawn from early literary magazines, archives, and the personal collections of the authors, much of the collection is rare or previously unpublished. A BEST REFERENCE DATABASE of the year – Library Journal.


Fourteen Electronic Reference Books Added

OhioLINK has added 14 new e-books to the Electronic Reference Books Collection.

The Electronic Reference Books Collection is a great resource for when you need a quick fact, illustration or overview of a topic. The collection now contains 471 reference books, including encyclopedias, handbooks, biographical collections and guides.

Looking for more e-books? OhioLINK has several other e-book collections including the History E-Book Project, netLibrary, Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection and the Safari Tech Books Online Collection. For more information and to access these collections, please go to the E-Book page on the library's web site.

New materials added to the library in the past month. More...


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