Google Books & WashU Libraries

By Micah Zeller on November 23, 2015

On October 16, a U.S. federal appeals court concluded that creation of the world’s most comprehensive index of full-text books constituted fair use.  Commentaries abound, and it’s been several news cycles since the opinion’s release. But I wanted to share what I think the Google Books decision me...

New Effort Provides Access to Numismatic Materials

By Leonard Augsburger, Project Coordinator, Newman Numismatic Portal on November 19, 2015

The Newman Numismatic Portal and the American Numismatic Society (ANS) are pleased to announce a joint project that will greatly increase access to research materials in the field of American numismatics. The Newman  Portal, an online numismatic research resource administered through Washington U...

New Books (Germanic Studies), October 2015

By Brian Vetruba on November 17, 2015

A selected list of new books relevant to Germanistik/German Studies listed by call number. For Comparative Literature/Literature (General) and Translation Studies titles or books on European Literature in general, see Library News for Comparative Literature: New Print . Click on links f...

Jewish Studies New Books (July – October 2015)

By Deborah Katz on November 11, 2015

Your suggestions and comments are welcome regarding the new books that are coming into the collection. Presently, the Hebrew book approval plan is on hold and under review. B5802.U65 M46 2015   Menachem Kellner  Jewish universalism / edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Aaron W. Hughes.Leiden ; Bo...

Exhibition “Round Trip: Bicycling Asia Minor, 1891” opens Nov. 10 in Olin Library

By Sonya Rooney on November 9, 2015

The exhibition “Round Trip: Bicycling Asia Minor, 1891” features circular, black-and-white photographs taken by WU alums William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen, Jr. on their bicycle trip through Greece, Turkey, Persia (Iran), and the Russian Empire in 1891. On display in Olin Library’s Ginkgo Readin...

Gale Databases and Archives–NEW ACQUISITIONS

By Brian Vetruba on November 9, 2015

The Libraries have recently negotiated a purchase of nearly all of the Gale’s databases and digital archives. Many of these include primary source documents. See the list below. Gale is still in the process of turning these on for us but many are already available here. More information wil...

Purchase of all Gale Digitized Collections by Olin Libraries

By Deborah Katz on November 5, 2015

The library just completed purchase of all of the Gale digital collections commonly known as “Archives Unbound, British State papers (1509 – 1714) , newspapers,  book collections, and journals + . Below are document highlights from a select number of collections.    Early Arabic Print...

Two New Reference ebooks from Oxford University Press

By Deborah Katz on November 5, 2015

    The Oxford encyclopedia of the Bible and theology / Samuel E. Balentine, editor in chief. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015] The Oxford encyclopedia of the Bible and law / Brent A. Strawn, editor in chief. New York, NY : Oxford University Press,|c[2015]