New in the Library

Limited Access to Archives and Special Collections in July

Due to a reshelving project, access to Archives and Special Collections material is extremely limited between July 1-August 6. Contact Elizabeth Scott ( for more information.

Spring 2019 

Global Eyes Award Ceremony

Global Eyes Photography Competition’s 20th year anniversary.
The reception/awards ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. in The Dailey Room of Durick Library.  
Guest speaker videographer Jonah Kessel ‘06 of The New York Times will speak.

NEW: The Wall Street Journal via

The Library is pleased to provide SMC students, staff & faculty with access to the Wall Street Journal. Use the WSJ's Partner URL to receive full access to the Wall Street Journal via

Women's History Trivia Night

Durick Library and the Center for Women and Gender invite you to a Women’s History Trivia Night on Friday, March 8th, starting at 7pm in the Library. Team up with your friends and test your knowledge for a chance to win one of our great prizes (gift cards to American Flatbread, Skinny Pancake, and Ben & Jerry’s).

***Contact Shea Ingham ( to register with your team name, team captain and contact info, and  the number of people on your team (3 –5). Open to all SMC students.

Beth Dietrich
Associate Director for Research & Instruction/Student Engagement Librarian
802.654.2410 /

Upcoming Events

  • Research Party - Thursday, March 7, 2–6pm, Library 246
  • Women’s History Trivia Night - Friday, March 8, 7-8:30pm
  • Pi Day - Thursday, March 14, 2:30–5pm, Library 246
  • Writer’s Workshop - Thursday, April 25, 6–10pm, Library 246

Douglass Day Celebration

Join us Thursday, February 14, from 12-4 in Library 246 to celebrate the life and work of Frederick Douglass with cake, coffee/tea, music, and a transcribe-a-thon.

Although Douglass was born into bondage and never knew his birthdate, he chose to celebrate every year on February 14. Our celebration of Frederick Douglass' birthday includes a transcribe-a-thon of Cornell University's Freedom on the Move collection. This collection of runaway ads constitutes a detailed, concise, and rare source of information about the experiences of enslaved people. Our transcription work will make this important collection more accessible to educators, researchers, and genealogists.

We hope you can drop by and join the festivities.

Sponsored by the American Studies Program, Durick Library, and the Center for Multicultural Affairs and Services


Fall 2018


5 - Are You Smarter than a Librarian? Trivia Night, 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Reservations Required
10 - Magic the Gathering Game Night - 6:00-7:30pm, Library 208
11 - Zotero Workshop, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Library 246
11 - Research Party, 4:00pm – 8:00pm, Library 246
17 - Magic the Gathering Game Night, 6:00-7:30pm, Library 208
20 - News Literacy Workshop, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Library 246
24 - Magic the Gathering Game Night, 6:00-7:30pm, Library 208
30 - Harry Potter Escape Room, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Library 209 – Reservations Required

1 - Harry Potter Escape Room, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Library 209 – Reservations Required
7 - Magic the Gathering Game Night, 6:00-7:30pm, Library 208
14 - Magic the Gathering Game Night, 6:00-7:30 pm, Library 208
28 - Magic the Gathering Game Night, 6:00-7:30pm, LIbrary 208
29 - Writers Workshop, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Library 246

5 - Magic the Gathering Game Night, 6:00-7:30pm, Library 208
9-13 - Extended library hours for study days and final exams

Archives Open House
Thursday, September 13, 2:00pm-5:00pm

The Archives at the Durick Library houses a collection that is nothing short of amazing.  Saints’ relics, medieval books, a hair shirt and a tomahawk reside alongside full runs of the college’s yearbooks and newspapers and box after box of historical documents.  As the repository for the legacy of the Society of Saint Edmund as well as the history of the college, the Archives has no shortage of treasures.

Would you like a chance to see them?  If so, come to the beautiful new Ready Archives Research Room in Library 119 on Thursday, September 13 between 2:00 and 5:00 for an open house hosted by College Archivist Liz Scott.

Library Staff News

Anthony Bassignani (BA, Saint Michael's College; MSLIS, Syracuse University) has been promoted to Research and Instruction/Circulation Librarian.  He now serves as head of the circulation department and library liaison to Classical and Modern Languages, English, Fine Arts, and Philosophy.

Naomi King is now the Senior Specialist for Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and Reserves.  Contact Naomi for any questions regarding reserve materials for your classes.

Pembroke King is our new Evening Circulation Supervisor.  Pembroke has a BA in International Studies from Endicott College and comes to us from the O’Neill Library at Boston College.  She previously worked at the Topsfield Town Library and the Andover Historical Society.

Spring 2018

New: Mass Observation Online (1937-1967)
Original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass Observation organization, as well as printed publications, photographs and interactive features. A pioneering social research organization, Mass Observation was founded in 1937 by anthropologist Tom Harrisson, film-maker Humphrey Jennings and poet Charles Madge. Their aim was to create an 'anthropology of ourselves', and by recruiting a team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers they studied the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. This resource covers the original Mass Observation project, the bulk of which was carried out from 1937 until the mid-1950s, offering an unparalleled insight into everyday life in Britain during these transformative years.


Writers Workshop

Thursday, April 26, 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Library 246

We know writing is hard, that's why we've arranged a night to help you tackle your final papers. Librarians will be available to help you improve your research. Writing coaches will be available to strengthen your writing. Pizza will be available to keep you sane.


Global Eyes 2018 Exhibit Now Open in the Library 
Haven't had a chance to see the new Global Eyes exhibit yet? Today would be a great day to stroll over to the library and enjoy photos taken by SMC students who studied abroad in 2017. While you're there, cast your vote for the People's Choice Award. Voting ends Tuesday, April 3, 5:00pm. Also, mark your calendar for the Awards Ceremony and Reception on Thursday, April 5, 5:00pm - 6:00pm. Join us for refreshments and good company! 

ECTP Dance 1960sDurick Library 50th Anniversary Events:

  • Open Reading - Thursday, February 1, 7:00pm-8:00pm - Special Collections Room

    Everyone is invited to come read aloud—a poem or two, a brief piece of prose, a dramatic sketch, either an original composition or a favorite by some other writer to help celebrate the library’s 50th anniversary. Readings related to a library theme are especially invited—but as always, we welcome writing of all sorts.

  • Back to the 60's Mixer - Friday, February 2, 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Students, faculty, staff and alumni are all invited to the celebration! Please join us at the Back to the Sixties Library Mixer on Friday, February 2, 6-8 pm. Our friend Jerome Allen from IT (dressed in 60’s attire) will be dj for the event. There will be space for dancing and space for mingling and talking. 60’s garb encouraged!
  • Are You Smarter Than a Librarian? - Friday, February 16, 7:00pm-9:00pm.
    The Librarians of Durick challenge you to compete at the "Are You Smarter Than a Librarian?" Trivia Night. Team up with your friends and try to beat our team of librarians for a chance to win one of three great prizes.

  • National Library Week / International Coffee Hour
    Wednesday, April 11, 3:15pm-4:15pm - St. Edmund's Hall study lounge

    Durick Library staff invites students, faculty, and staff members to celebrate libraries and spring sunshine.

  • Tie Dye Party - Friday, April 13, 1:00pm-4:00pm - Library Lawn

    Release your inner hippie!  Make a righteous tie dye with your favorite groovy librarians.  The first 100 students will get a free tee shirt or bring your own white cotton item to dye.

  • Bill Ellis Performs Folk and Protest Songs of the 60's - Friday, April 13, 6:00pm-7:00pm - Main Floor
    Roots performer William Lee Ellis presents “Woke Up This Morning: An Evening of Praise and Protest,” featuring music of the 1960s’ folk and blues revival as well as newly composed songs in the tradition. Songs to include: “Freedom Highway,” “Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind on Freedom),” and “If I Had My Way.

  • Ron Jacobs: Two Stories about Libraries - Friday, April 20, 12:30pm-1:30pm - Special Collections Room
    In his last Durick Library appearance as a storyteller, Ron Jacobs will read, appropriately enough, two stories that are about his favorite place to work—libraries.


Fall 2017

mittensSaint Michael’s Community Mitten Drive
Please help decorate our tree with hats, mittens, socks or scarves and keep someone warm this winter.
Location: Main floor entrance
Sponsored by Durick Library, M.O.V.E, and the Knitting Club


Writer’s Workshop
Thursday, Nov 30, 6pm - 10pm, Library 246

We know writing is hard, that’s why we’ve arranged a night to help you tackle your final papers. Librarians will be available to help you improve your research. Writing coaches will be available to strengthen your writing. Pizza will be available to keep you sane.


Dia de los Muertos Escape Room  

Wednesday November 1, 6pm—10pm Library Special Collections

Explore Special Collections with a team of friends and solve a series of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) themed puzzles using clues, strategy and the occasional hint. Each team will have only a short amount of time to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the room.  To participate please contact Beth Dietrich ( by Friday October 27th with your team name and members. Teams limited to 5 members.

New Library Database:
Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

Brings together all known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world.


Logo Design Contest
In the Spring of 2018, Durick Library will be celebrating it's 50th anniversary. We are looking for a student-designed logo to be used to promote a semester full of celebrat
ory events. Along with the pride of seeing their logo in use across campus, the winner will receive $50 giftcard to the Campus Store. If you have a knack for design, please consider entering. Entries accepted until October 13th.  See contest rules.


Blind Date with a Book: Banned Books Edition

These books haven’t been judged by their cover, but have been challenged for their content. Check out one of our ‘masked’ books  during the week of 9/25 – 9/29 and determine for yourself if it deserved to be banned.  (See display near reference desk.)


Library Careers Panel

If you are curious about a career in Library and Information Science this is for you!  A Library Careers Panel will take place on Wednesday, September 27 in Library 246 from 5:15-6:30.  All majors can lead to professional positions in this field.  Meet and talk with four librarians who chose different paths to their library careers.


Book in a Jar Contest

The library is once again running a Book in a Jar contest!! The first four Mondays in October we will be filling a jar with lines from a classic.  Correctly guess the title of each book to be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Campus Store!  The grand prize drawing will be on October 30th.


Story Hour

Once again, the ghosts of Durick Library will join St. Mike’s students, faculty and staff in listening to storyteller Ron Jacobs read classic and new tales for All Hallow’s Eve.  Coming in October.


Community Puzzle & Community Sudoku

A puzzle was just completed and a new one will be out there soon. Stop by the tables near the KnightCard machine to help out! And while you are over there, check out our new community Sudoku board.

New Library Database:
Alexander Street Video
Over 14,000 films, including Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners. Users can browse in a wide range of subject areas. Subject areas include: religion, anthropology, media studies, psychology, history, science, gender, race, class studies, global studies, education, LGBT, disability studies and more. Videos in this database can also be accessed from the library catalog.


Spring 2017

New Library Database:

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals: 1866-1912Photo of the American Antiquarian Society building
Digital access to American periodicals from 1866 to 1912. Provides coverage of broad subject areas that reach into many facets of American life.




Writer’s Workshop

After the success of last semester, the Library will be partnering with the Writing Center to offer another Writer’s Workshop. Librarians will be available to help you improve your research. Writing coaches will be available to strengthen your writing. Pizza will be available to keep you sane. The Writer’s Workshop will be the evening of Thursday, April 27th, 6pm—10pm, Library 246.


National Poetry Month
April is National Poetry Month and Durick Library is joining the literary fun!  Come participate by creating your own poems on our magnetic poetry board and tag it on Instagram #smcvtlibrary #nationalpoetrymonth.  If you are more of a reader than a writer, you can take a Poem in Your Pocket from the dish near the Reference Desk (new poems every Monday in April).  We are seeking student poem contributions for the 4th week of Poem in Your Pocket.  Contact Beth Dietrich for more information.


Celebrate National Library Week at the International Coffee Hour
The International Coffee Hour on Wednesday, April 12 will be co-sponsored by Durick Library to help celebrate National Library Week!  Our timely book display theme is “Celebrating Humanity—Countries and Cultures of the World”.  Please join us for great breads from Great Harvest and great books from the SMC library between 3:15-4:15 in the St. Edmund’s Hall lobby.


Race in America Reading Series
Durick Library and the Center for Multicultural Affairs and Services invite you to participate in a reading series to promote discussion of the issues of racial identity, racial violence, and black perspectives on U.S. culture. Over the course of the semester we will read and discuss: Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye on Monday, February 6th, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me on Monday, March 6th, and selections from The Fire This Time, edited by Jesmyn Ward on Monday, April 3rd.  All discussions will be held in Library 246 and facilitated by Lorrie Smith.  We hope to provide a safe and informal environment for faculty, staff, and students to come together and discuss these difficult topics. We would love people to attend the entire series, but if you can only do part of it, that’s fine, too. All are welcome. Copies of each book will be available at the Circulation Desk on reserve for students.

Story Hour
Ron Jacobs will continue to share his baritone voice this semester with readings lined up for February 17th, March 24th, and April 21st . Watch for more details in the weeks leading up to each event.


Women’s History Trivia Night

Durick Library and the Center for Women and Gender invite you to a Women’s History Trivia Night on Friday, March 3rd, starting at 6:30pm in the Dailey Room of the Library. Team up with your friends and test your knowledge for a chance to win one of our great prizes (gift cards to American Flatbread, Skinny Pancake, and Ben & Jerry’s).

Contact Beth Dietrich ( or Micalee Sullivan ( to register with your team name, team captain and contact info, and  the number of people on your team (3 - 5). Please register by Monday 2/27. Open to all SMC students.


Book Bingo

There is still time for you to join the Book Bingo fun! You have through Spring Break to complete a Book Bingo card and be entered to win a $50 gift card to the SMC Campus Bookstore. Pick up your bingo card at the Circulation Desk today.


Blind Date with a Book

Our popular Blind Date with a Book program will be returning in February. We will select a variety of great books, wrap them with love and let you have fun selecting the right one. Return the Rate Your Date questionnaire for a chance to win Lake Champlain chocolates! Watch for the display to appear in the first few weeks of February.


Annual Book Sale February 15 - 18, 2017.  Alliot Lobby
Co-Sponsored with M.O.V.E.

Booksale 2014

Wednesday, February 15:  10 am to 5 pm 
Thursday, February 16:  10 am to 5 pm
Friday February 17:  10 am to 5 pm
Saturday, February 18:  11 am to 2 pm

Proceeds support M.O.V.E. international service projects.


Fall 2016

mittensSaint Michael’s Community Mitten Drive
Please help decorate our tree with hats, mittens, socks or scarves and keep someone warm this winter.
Location: Main floor entrance
Sponsored by Durick Library, M.O.V.E, and the Knitting Club


Adult Story Hour

Friday, Dec 2


Library 209 (Special Collections)

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.  Christmas stories that you know.  Dr. Seuss, O’Henry and sugarplums nestled in their beds.  You get the picture.  Come enjoy a trio of holiday tales before exams begin in the second installment of Durick Library Story Time for Adults. 


Writer’s Workshop

Thursday, Dec 1


Library 246

We know writing is hard, that’s why we’ve arranged a night to help you tackle your final papers. Librarians will be available to help you improve your research. Writing coaches will be available to strengthen your writing. Pizza will be available to keep you sane.


Library Book Club

Ready Player One

   September book:Ready Player Oneby Ernest Cline

   Meeting: Thursday, September 29th5pm, Library 246

   Next book reading and meeting





Spring 2016

National Poetry Month
April is National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. This year Durick Library is joining the literary fun!  Come check out our Poetree or dabble with our magnetic poetry board.  You can write your own book spine poem and tag it on Instagram #shelfie #smcvtlibrary.  If you are more of a reader than a writer, you can take a Poem in Your Pocket from the dish near the Reference Desk (new poems every Monday in April).

We hope National Poetry Month’s events and activities will inspire you to keep celebrating poetry all year long!


Library Book Club 
Night CircusAre you tired of only reading for course assignments? Do you miss reading for fun? Durick Library is starting a book club designed to connect campus readers!

How it works: Twice a semester the club will choose a popular read, then meet to discuss it and enjoy each other’s company. We provide access to the book and questions to get the conversation started. You provide thoughtful insight and witty banter. And yes, there will be free food. Next book reading and meeting

Annual Book Sale February 10 - 13, 2016.  Alliot Lobby
Co-Sponsored with M.O.V.E International

Booksale 2014Hours
Wednesday, February 10:  10 am to 5 pm
Thursday, February 11:  10 am to 5 pm
Friday February 12:  10 am to 5 pm
Saturday, February 13:  12pm to 2 pm

Proceeds support M.O.V.E. International projects.


Fall 2015

mittensSaint Michael’s Community Mitten Drive
Please help decorate our tree with hats, mittens, socks or scarves and keep someone warm this winter.
Location: Durick Library Dailey Room
Sponsored by Durick Library, M.O.V.E, and the Knitting Club

Christian-Muslim Relations Online I (600-1500) and Christian-Muslim Relations Online II (1500-1900)
Christian-Muslim Relations Online I (600-1500)Christian-Muslim Relations Online I

The online version of the first five volumes of the series Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History covering the period 600 to 1500 CE. As a bibliographical history, this resource addresses the encounters that took place throughout the extended Mediterranean basin between the two faiths via texts recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin and other languages.  Included are introductory essays on the treatment of Christians in the Qur’an, Qur’an commentaries, biographies of the Prophet, Hadith and Sunni law, and of Muslims in canon law, and the main body of more than two hundred detailed entries on all the works recorded, whether surviving or lost. The result of collaboration between leading scholars, CMR Online is intended as a basic tool for research in Christian-Muslim relations.

Christian-Muslim Relations Online II (1500-1900)

Christian-Muslim Relations Online 2 is a bibliographical history of relations between the two faiths as they are reflected in works written by Christians and Muslims about the other and against the other.  CMRO2 allows for full-text, cross searching and browsing of the volumes appearing in the series Christian-Muslim Relations:  A Bibliographical History beginning with volume 6 (Western Europe 1500-1600).  Once complete, it will cover all parts of the world from the year 1500 to 1914.

EasyBib Pro
EasyBib is a citation and research management tool that allows users to generate citations, create bibliographies, take organized notes and create outlines on a web-based platform.  EasyBib Pro is free for Saint Michael's College faculty, staff, and students and provides many more features and citation styles than the free version of EasyBib.  To access EasyBib Pro you must first register for a free EasyBib Pro account while connected to SMC wifi or using an SMC lab or library computer.  Once you have set up your account, you may log in from anywhere to access the EasyBib Pro features. EasyBib supports citations for over 7,000 citation formats:  APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, AMA, ASA, Harvard, Chicago Author-Date, CSE, and more.

A comprehensive source of data and statistics that provides results in the form of bar charts and tables. Many different subject areas are covered including: economics, industries, consumers and countries. The data is gathered from a wide variety of government and commercial sources and can be exported to Excel or input directly into PowerPoint. Statista also includes market research reports on selected topics.

Summer 2015

Construction Projects
There will be multiple construction projects going on in the library over the summer to enhance academic services for students.  A large area on the third floor is being remodeled into the new Academic Enrichment Commons, which will provide academic support services such as peer tutoring and accessibility services.  On the ground floor existing rooms are being turned into a new Writing Center and Math Center.  Two rooms are becoming classrooms, and a new computer lab is being added.  Summer projects also include the addition of three new group study rooms upstairs.  We regret any inconvenience this summer, but all of these new facilities will be ready for students this fall.

Spring 2015

Global Eyes Photo Contest – New Exhibit/Awards Ceremony
The 16th Annual Global Eyes Photography Competition Exhibit is now open. Come to the Durick Library, Dailey Room, 2nd floor and see all 174 photos entries (in the photo albums on the coffee table) and the framed category finalists. All photos were taken by SMC students who studied abroad in 2014. While you are enjoying the exhibit, cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award (your favorite photo). Look for the ballots and ballot box in the Dailey Room. And please, join us for the Awards Ceremony and Reception on Thursday, April 9, 4:30pm-5:30pm. Join us for food and festivities. All are welcome!
16th Annual Global Eyes Competition.pdf


Got-Collections? Contest
Got Collections? Contest for Students
Collectors and collections will be celebrated at a RECEPTION 4pm, Thursday, April 16th in the Library's Dailey Room. All are welcome!

Contest Entries Closed Calling all collectors: Dust off those shelves! Clear out those closets! Share your flair for creative groupings and compelling assemblages! Saint Michael’s College is hosting two collections (book and “other-than-book”) contests to celebrate reading and the pleasures of collecting. More information about our very first GOT COLLECTIONS? CONTEST for students.


Booksale 2014BOOKSALE

Location:  Alliott Lobby

Wednesday, February 11 - Friday, February 13:  10 am - 6pm Saturday, February 14:  10 am – 2 pm

Proceeds benefit M.O.V.E. international service partnerships in  the Dominican Republic and Kolkata, India.  Co-sponsored by the Library and M.O.V.E.

Loeb Classical Library

New database:  the major collection of Greek & Latin texts, continuously updated.  Over a century ago, James Loeb announced the founding of the Loeb Classical Library and his intention to bring the written treasures of the ancient Greek and Roman world “within the reach of all who care for the finer things in life.” Within the digital Loeb Classical Library more than 520 volumes are classified by language, form, genre, subject, and date.


Kanopy logo

Kanopy - streaming documentary films
Saint Michael's provides over 4600 streaming films, documentaries and training videos from the Kanopy catalog. The films can be viewed from anywhere, anytime, by all Saint Michael's faculty, staff and students.
Featured producers in Kanopy's collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, California Newsreel, HBO, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, BBC, Documentary Educational Resources, Roland Collection, MVD, Seventh Art,, Symptom Media, and many more.


Fall 2014

New York Times

The library is pleased to offer access to The New York Times at  
Saint Michael's College users can register for a group pass at while on campus.  Once activated, users can access articles on The New York Times website from any location.

New Research Databases:

Access World News
Offers access to more than 500 million news articles from 8,000-plus sources worldwide.  Vermont newspapers include Rutland Herald and the Times Argus.

Digital Theatre Plus

Streamed videos of leading British theatre productions.  Includes new drama as well as Shakespearean and classic plays.  

JSTOR collections added:  JSTOR XII, XIII and JSTOR Life Sciences.

Spring 2014

Are you on Instagram? 

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Follow the Saint Michael's Library @smcvtlibrary
We’ll be sharing behind-the-scenes looks at library life, news, events and Throwback Thursday photos from the Archives.   Share your Durick Library photos: #smcvtlibrary

Annual Book sale
to support M.O.V.E.'s international programs in the Dominican Republic and Kolkata, India.Booksale 2014
Wednesday, February 12:  10 am to 5 pm
Thursday, February 13:  10 am to 5 pm
Friday, February 14:  10 am to 5 pm
And Saturday, February 15:  10 am to 2 pm
In Alliot Student Center


Hundreds of gently used books, including popular titles, academic publications, children’s books, and more will fill long tables in the student center lobby.  The public is invited to come and buy.


ARTFL - French textsThe ARTFL Project
ARTFL (American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language) contains the complete text of works used to create the dictionary Tresor de la Langue Francaise.  Ability to search words across thousands of French language texts.  Includes novels, articles, essays, letters and verse from the Middle Ages to the present.  Subjects covered: literary criticism, philosophy, economics, history and biology.  Additional materials in ARTFL include French Women Writers, Provencal PoetryOpera del Vocabolario ItalianoTextes de Français Ancien, ARTFL Encyclopédie and various dictionaries.


Fall 2013

Careers in Library Science
Come learn about Careers in Library Science by attending a panel discussion featuring specialists from Saint Michael’s College, Champlain College, and the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library in Williston.
Thursday, 11/7/2013, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Room 246, Durick Library
Coordinated by Chris Clary & Michele McCaffrey


Books on Demand
Access to current scholarly literature is now easier and faster than ever via our new books on demand program.  We will list a wide variety of newly published scholarly titles in the library catalog and Discovery.  Upon finding the record for any given book, any student, faculty or staff member can just click on Request this Book and it will be on hold at the circulation desk three working days later.  When the book is returned, it goes on the shelf as part of the library collection.  This program will provide students and faculty with access to more scholarly titles more quickly, while keeping costs down by purchasing volumes only at the point of need.


Queen VictoriaQueen Victoria's Journals
Born in 1819, Queen Victoria came to the throne at the age of seventeen and was the longest reigning monarch in British history.  Queen Victoria's Journals reproduces as high-resolution, color images every page of the surviving volumes of her journals, from her first diary entry in 1832 to shortly before her death in 1901, along with separate photographs of the many illustrations and inserts within the pages.


Abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources in the fields of Medicine, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences. The database also provides information on citation analysis for specific articles, authors, and journal metrics.


Oxford Music Online Oxford Music Online
Introductions to and overviews of musicians, compositions, styles and other topics in music.  Includes:  Grove Music Online; The Oxford Companion to Music; The Oxford Dictionary of Music


Early Republic:  Critical Editions on the Founding of the United States
Early Republic
This primary source database documents the actions, debates, and thoughts of the First Federal Congress (1789-1791) and its members, collected by the First Federal Congress Project and published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.




Early American Newspapers:  1690-1876
Early American Newspapers
Full text historical American newspaper titles from 23 states and the District of Columbia.  Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries, this online collection is based on Clarence S. Brigham’s “History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820”.


Archives Unbound
Topically-focused digital collections of historical documents: 


Summer 2013

Library Catalog Down, May 15-16


The Library Catalog will be down Wednesday and Thursday, May
15-16 for an upgrade. If you need to search the library catalog during this time, you can use WorldCat instead which will indicate if the library owns a book by displaying the message "SAINT MICHAEL’S COL LIBR" next to it.


Spring 2013

Market Research Monitor
More than 10,000 market reports covering the consumer marketplace in 80 countries.
Research Monitor
Naxos Music Library
The Naxos Music Library is an on-line library of more than 75,000 tracks of music from the catalog of Naxos, a leading classical music label, and selected additional labels.  Streaming audios of classical, world/folk, jazz/contemporary, and new age music, including national anthems. Text resources include opera synopses, opera libretti, histories, and glossaries/dictionaries.


Fall 2012

Encyclopaedia of Islam
   Encyclopaedia of Islam
   Extensive reference database on topics in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies.


Emily Dickinson's CorrespondencesEmily Dickinson's Correspondences  This web-based archive brings together seventy-three poems and letters from Dickinson’s correspondence with her sister-in-law Susan Dickinson.

Picture Book DatabasePicture Book Database
Combines data from many online and print sources, picture books, publisher,  author, and illustrator websites, to catalog picture books by author/illustrator, subjects, artistic styles, characters, genres, age ranges, etc.




View, track, compare and download U.S. Census of Governments data showing revenue, spending, employment and payroll information for 39,000 state and local governments and spending and revenue for 15,000 school districts nationwide.


Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition

Contains coverage of the U.S. and the U.K., including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. Includes U.S. federal census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930, Map Center; American Genealogical Biographical Index, Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England,1620-1630, Social Security Death Index, WWI Draft Registration Cards, Federal Slave Narratives, and a Civil War collection.


Local Market Audience Analyst
Find general demographic and market/lifestyle characteristics of a Demographic Market Area (DMA) or county.


Longer Hours on Weekends
The library will now be open until 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights.  Why the change?  Last year the number of students using the library on weekends increased by 30%, so hours are being added to meet increased demand.


PsycTESTSPsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.


CREDO Reference Religion Collection
Thirty-two additional reference book titles were added to the CREDO Reference Religion Collection. 


London Low Life
London Low Life is a full text searchable resource containing color digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London.


ATLA Historical Monographs
More than 29,000 titles focusing on religion and theology from the 13th century to 1923.  These titles are also available through the library catalog.


JSTOR Arts & Sciences X and XI added to JSTOR holdings
JSTOR X is strong in business and the social sciences, including sociology, education, public policy & administration, and the history of science, technology, and medicine.  JSTOR XI expands coverage in the humanities, with scholarship in core fields of Language & Literature, History, and Art & Art History.


JSTOR Plant Science
Botanical resources from around the world including:  database of plant type specimens; links to scientific research articles; foundational reference works such as The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa, Flowering Plants of South Africa, and illustrations from Curtis's Botanical Magazine; more than 20,000 paintings, photographs, drawings, and other images.


The Collier Classification System for Very Small Objects
The Collier Classification System for Very Small Objects The library is pleased to exhibit The Collier Classification System for Very Small Objects, a work by Brian Collier, Assistant Professor of Art, through October 15. Our intimate daily landscape is filled with a vast universe of disorganized, unnamed and often overlooked very small objects. Hidden within this chaotic muddle are objects of wonder and beauty that, when noticed, can deepen our experience of the spaces we inhabit. The Collier Classification System for Very Small Objects provides tools to intimately explore and apply order to the micro-detritus of this intimate landscape. You are invited to join the quest to acquire a deeper understanding of the world of the very small by visiting the exhibition and participate by collecting and naming your own Very Small Objects using the Collier System.




Summer 2012

Joyce Stowell Receives Distinguished Service Awardcommunity service day winners
Joyce Stowell, Senior Acquisitions Specialist, won the college's Unsung Hero Award at the Distinguished Service Award ceremony on May 17.  In her 35 years at Saint Michael's, Joyce has led her department through many directors and reorganizations.  She was lauded for "getting people the resources they need with uncanny speed and good humor at the best possible price."  She serves students and faculty in a complex job of "identifying, ordering, receiving and paying for thousands of unique items each year with amazing efficiency."  She received rave reviews for "moving seamlessly from the days of LPs and audiocassettes to streaming virtual formats and electronic ordering."  She was said to have an enormous fan base that credited her outstanding "love of literature and film, her ability to apply new technologies and train others in their use, her easy laugh, her leadership, her wisdom and her kindness."


Saint Michael's Hosts Vermont Library Conference
Saint Michael's College hosted the 118th annual Vermont Library Conference, attended by over 270 librarians from Vermont, Maine, and New York.  Stacey Knight, Associate Director for Systems and Metadata, gave a presentation called "Going Mobile in Six Minutes" at an Academic Show and Tell session organized by Laura Crain, Associate Director for Collection Services.


Spring 2012

Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible


The Durick Library at Saint Michael’s College is pleased to host Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible, a traveling exhibition for libraries organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., and the American Library Association Public Programs Office.  The exhibit will be on display from April 11-May 11.  It is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, with assistance from the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas. The traveling exhibition was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 


On April 19th at 4:30 pm, Dr. Ellie Bagley, Associate Professor of Religion at Middlebury College will be speaking on “Catholics and the King James Bible:  Stories from England, Ireland, and America” at the Farrell Room on the Saint Michael’s campus.  Her talk will be followed by a reception.  On April 23 at 12:00 Jon Sweeney, Vermont author of Verily, Verily: The KJV–400 Years of Influence and Beauty will be speaking on “The Tale of Two Kings: The Creation of the King James Bible from Henry VIII to James I” in the Hall of Fame Room in the Tarrant Center on the Saint Michael’s campus.   Please contact archivist Liz Scott at 802.654.2540 or if you have questions.


Annual Book Sale February 9-12


Co-Sponsored with M.O.V.E International.


Thursday, February 9:  10 am to 6 pm (open to Saint Michael's community only)
Friday, February 10:  10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, February 11 &  Sunday, February 12:  10 am – 2 pm


Proceeds support M.O.V.E. International projects.


Edmundite Southern Missions Photo Archive Now Online


Thousands of images from the Edmundite Southern Missions Photo Archive, spanning from the 1930's to the 21st Century, are now available online.  The photos chronicle the work of the Society of Saint Edmund in promoting civil rights, education, and health care for the poor in Selma, Alabama and elsewhere in the South.  This project was made possible by a generous gift from the Edmundite Missions.

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