Workshops on Research Methods

Quantitative Methods WorkshopThe Library subscribes to Sage Research Methods Online, a database with over 1,000 videos, books, handbooks, and journal articles focusing on research design and methods in the social sciences. This Thursday, September 6th, a trainer from Sage will lead workshops in Library L17 on using the tool. Snacks will be provided!

1:30-2:30 pm: Quantitative Methods Workshop 

3:30-4:30pm: Ethnographic Methods WorkshopEthnographic Methods Workshop

Portland Muslim History Project archives collection now available in RDC!

We’re excited to announce our most recent addition to Reed Digital Collections: selections from the Portland Muslim History Project archive, recently donated to Special Collections and Archives by Reed College professor Dr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri.

View the Portland Muslim History Project archive in Reed Digital Collections

The 2004 Portland Muslim History Project narrated the history of Muslim built communities in Portland, Oregon. Its aim was to contribute to scholarship on Islam and American religions by exploring how Islam becomes rooted in a local American context.

Archiving the records of this project, as well as the digital collection, is a part of a larger effort led by Dr. GhaneaBassiri, local historian Johanna Ogden, and Multnomah County archivist Terry Baxter to archive the history of Muslims in Oregon. The Oregon Historical Society, Portland State University, and Oregon State University have all played roles in this larger project.

A finding aid for the entire archive donated to Special Collections and Archives will be available in the near future. The digital collection is open to the public.

The Portland Muslim History Project digital collection is the product of a collaboration between Dr. GhaneaBassiri and Special Collections and Archives. Reed College religion majors Tehniyat Naveed and Delainey Myers were indispensable in making this project a reality.

Questions about this collection, or about Reed Digital Collections? Please write to rdc@lists.reed.edu.

Add your thesis to the electronic archive

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Help build the digital thesis tower! After your thesis has been approved by the library you can add your thesis to the online archive.

Visit the etheses website and click on the submission button to start the process.

  • Once you’ve turned in your final thesis, you can upload a PDF to the electronic archive.
  • Participation is voluntary and you have control over who can see it online.
  • Consult with your advisor about your interest in submitting to the electronic archive, especially if your thesis contains ongoing research.

Please direct any questions to:etheses@groups.reed.edu.

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Quest newspaper digital collection now available

We’re excited to announce our most recent addition to Reed Digital Collections: digitized issues of The Quest newspaper, beginning with the first issue in 1913. The collection is open to current Reed students, faculty, and staff.

Check out a sampler of Quest mastheads below to get you started!

 

New Library Collections to Explore!

There are three new reasons to love your library!  We are thrilled to share the news that we now have access to the following collections:
Safari Ebooks: Safari is a collection containing thousands of high-quality ebooks and videos on web design, software development, graphic design, and software programs.  You can set up areas of interest and follow “learning paths”.  You can find all available ebooks in the catalog, but follow the link provided for directions on setting up an initial account.
Literary Print Culture: This collection includes materials from the Stationer’s Company Archive, including rare documents dating from 1554 to the 21st century. Explore primary resources on the workings of the early book trade, the printing and publishing community, and the history of copyright and bookbinding.
Black Abolitionist Papers:  This primary source collection details the extensive work of African Americans to abolish slavery in the United States prior to the Civil War. Covering the period 1830-1865, the collection presents the international impact of African American activism against slavery in the writings and publications of the activists themselves, and includes articles, documents, correspondence, proceedings, manuscripts, and literary works.
Please send any questions and feedback to Erin Gallagher, Director of Collection Services.  Enjoy!

New database trials! Ethnographic Video Online and Indian Claims Insight

We are pleased to offer trials of two new exciting databases:

Ethnographic Video Online: A resource for the study of human culture, behavior and society around the world. The collections contain over 1,300 hours of streaming video, including ethnographic films, documentaries, select feature films, and previously unpublished fieldwork. By placing examples of traditional ethnographic methodologies alongside indigenous-made films representing previously overlooked perspectives, scholars, teachers and students of anthropology can gain a sense of the discipline’s history and of its future direction.

Indian Claims Insight: This resource helps us understand and analyze Native American migration and resettlement throughout U.S. history, as well as U.S. Government Indian removal policies and subsequent actions to address Native American claims against the U.S. Government. The collection includes docket materials for all Indian Claims Commission cases, as well as cases that preceded and followed the existence of the commission.

Both trials are available through April 1st.  Please send questions and trial feedback to Erin Gallagher, Director of Collection Service.

Enjoy!

 

Trial of American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals

What’s old is new again!  We are pleased to offer a trial of the American Antiquarian Society’s Historical Periodicals, a comprehensive primary source collection of more than 500 American periodicals between 1684 and 1912.  The collection includes digitized images of the pages of magazines and journals not available from any other source and provides content detailing American history and culture. These specialized collections cover advertising, health, women’s issues, science, the history of slavery, industry and professions, religious issues, culture and the arts, and more.  Explore and enjoy!

Our trial is available through March 1st. Please send questions and trial feedback to Erin Gallagher, Director of Collection Services.

Trial of Black Abolitionist Papers

We are pleased to offer a trial of Black Abolitionist Papers, a primary source collection that comprehensively details the extensive work of African Americans to abolish slavery in the United States prior to the Civil War. Covering the period 1830-1865, the collection presents the  international impact of African American activism against slavery in the writings and publications of the activists themselves. The approximately 15,000 articles, documents, correspondence, proceedings, manuscripts, and literary works of almost 300 Black abolitionists show the full range of their activities in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Germany.

We are also conducting a trial of the Black Studies Center, a cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, reference books, and much more.

Our trial is available through December 14th. Please send questions and trial feedback to Erin Gallagher, Director of Collection Services.

Trial of Literary Print Culture: The Stationers’ Company Archive, 1554-2007

We are pleased to offer a trial of The Stationers’ Company Archive, an enlightening resource for understanding the workings of the early book trade, the printing and publishing community, the establishment of legal requirements for copyright provisions and the history of bookbinding. Explore extremely rare documents dating from 1554 to the 21st century in this resource of research material for historians and literary scholars.

Please note that PDF downloads are not available during the trial.

Our trial is available through November 8th. Please send questions and trial feedback to Erin Gallagher, Director of Collection Services.

Trial of Oxford Research Encyclopedias

We are pleased to offer a trial of exciting new content on Oxford Research Encyclopedias.

You may already know and love the Oxford Research Encyclopedias (OREs).  They offer overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. The OREs cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Take this opportunity to test drive OREs and to view the articles in these new subject areas:

American History
Religion
Latin American History
Communication
Politics

Our trial is available through October 28th.  If you have any questions, contact Erin Gallagher, Director of Collection Services.