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This month’s book display features the literature and poetry of indigenous authors such as Karen Vermette, Richard Wagamese, Lee Maracle, Drew Hayden Taylor and more. Stop by, take a look and borrow.
Find the display next to the Ask Us Desk in the Learning Commons.
Do you have a theme you would like to suggest for future displays? Contact your Liaison Librarian or email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Resource: The John Johnson Collection
Dive into a rich collection of documents that illustrate everyday life in Britain during the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Over a period of several decades, John de Monins Johnson, Printer to the University of Oxford, collected and preserved a wealth of documents that were transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1968. His collection included:
- posters & handbills for theatrical and nontheatrical entertainment
- broadsides relating to murders & executions
- book & journal prospectuses
- Popular topographical prints
- A wealth of advertising materials
From this collection, nearly 70,000 documents have been digitized, providing researchers with insight into the culture and interests of Great Britain over a period of two centuries.
Questions? Please contact your Liaison Librarian.
Dim the lights and enjoy a live theatre experience! The Brock Library is excited to provide access to Digital Theatre Plus, a resource that provides streaming access to over 300 live theatre productions from companies such as The Old Vic and The Royal Shakespeare Company, with new content added each month.
In addition to productions, Digital Theatre Plus includes the following:
- Study Guides written by practicing actors and theatre faculty (e.g. A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
- Documentaries such as the BBC Shakespeare Uncovered – David Tennant on Hamlet and Christopher Plummer King Lear
- Audio recordings from LA Theatre Work
- Interviews with costume and set designers, directors, and actors
For more information please contact your Liaison Librarian.
Drama Online is a collection of more than 1,300 plays from Methuen Drama, Faber and Faber, as well as the Arden Shakespeare. Features of the Core Collection to which Brock subscribes include:
- The ability to find a play or monologue based on the # of roles, setting, playwright, etc. (great for planning a production or choosing a monologue for an audition)
- Images from the Victoria and Albert Museum Performance Archive
- Play tools that visually indicate how many lines and in what scenes each character appear
For more information, please contact your Liaison Librarian.
The Vogue Archive offers access to the complete digital run of the iconic American magazine, from 1894 to the current year. Each issue, in its entirety (including covers, advertisements and fold-outs) is available in beautiful, high-quality colour and has been extensively indexed, providing unique search features such as garment type, designer name, person pictured, and more.
From intimate photographs of the Kennedys at home at Hyannis Port in the early 1960s to an interview with poet Robert Frost, the Archive offers a glimpse into the society and culture of the United States for more than 100 years.
For more information, please contact your Liaison Librarian.
For research on the history of women’s organizations, the development of feminist thought, and the struggle for women’s rights, we have a fantastic new resource: the Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs.
Aletta Jacobs was a Dutch physician and feminist who, along with her husband C.V. Gerritsen, began collecting information on women’s issues in the late 1800s. Those works have now been digitized, allowing instant access to this unique collection of rare books, periodicals, and other primary sources. Overall, the collection contains more than 4,500 publications from the U.S., the U.K., Canada, New Zealand, and continental Europe.
Widely considered the definitive cross-cultural resource for information on women’s history, the Gerritsen Collection spans more than four centuries and 15 languages and includes over two million scanned pages. Trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of that country’s feminist movement on other countries and their movements.
Springer Nature is the publisher of some of the world’s most influential, cutting-edge research and highly cited science, technology, and medicine journals. The Library is happy to announce enhanced access to Springer Nature journals with the inclusion of eight additional titles.
Browse the Nature database now or, access the journals by title:
Nature Reviews Cancer
Nature Reviews Genetics
Nature Reviews Immunology
Nature Reviews Microbiology
Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology
Nature Reviews Neuroscience
Oxford Clinical Psychology: a collection of over 300 essential titles covering a range of specialties, disorders, and treatments in the field of clinical psychology, is now available to Brock University researchers.The extensively vetted collection is made up of key reference works, seminal scholarly and research titles, and renowned therapist guides and workbooks. Available through an annual subscription, Brock researchers have unlimited online access to these titles in ebook format and also have the option to download chapters to their own personal devices for permanent long term retrieval.
This online collection of books will appeal to Brock faculty and students in Psychology, Applied Disability Studies, Child and Youth Studies, Education, and Applied Health Sciences.
Browse the collection today!
Open Book Publishers offers more than 100 freely accessible scholarly e-books covering multiple disciplines including Humanities (art, music, classics, history), Social Sciences (economics, sociology, education) and Science (environmental studies, mathematics, history of science). Users can read PDF/HTML versions online on an easy-to-navigate platform. Some titles permit free PDF downloads; readers can also pay to order a print copy.
Based in the UK, this non-profit publisher has a collaborative business model based on libraries paying a modest annual membership fee. Brock Library has chosen to invest in this innovative project to reflect our commitment to improving access to knowledge for all and transforming a dysfunctional scholarly publishing system.
Questions? Contact Liaison & Scholarly Communication Librarian Elizabeth Yates: email@example.com