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The current Virginia Tech PPTP Virtual Private Network (VPN) service will be decommissioned soon. Configure your devices to use the new remote access - VPN now, because the PPTP service will not be available once the PPTP service is decommissioned.
Virginia Tech's remote access - VPN service allows you to access university services as though you were on the Virginia Tech network, such as our subscription databases, ebooks, and ejournals. A VPN connection to the campus network is an alternative to Off Campus Sign In, and can give you access to additional resources, like Network Software's downloadable packages. You can use a VPN connection to the campus network on desktop/laptop computers and mobile devices like iOS and Android.
Fighting broke out on July 28, 1914 in what would quickly become World War 1. Researchers seeking contemporary reports and views of the war, politics, international relations, and historical figures of this conflict can access numerous historical American newspapers through this America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922 from Newsbank Readex . Entire papers have been digitized, including not only articles, but photos, advertising, letters to the editor and other editorials, and other features often left out of other scholarly databases. Additional primary source databases can provide and international perspective.
The University Libraries are accepting applications for one Graduate Assistant position (GA) for the academic term 2014-2015. The GA position ( GA job description (PDF | 224KB) ) will be scheduled to work at the second floor Reference Assistance desk. GA positions work an average of 20 hours per week. GA positions include tuition waiver. Stipend and hours will be determined upon hire. Successful applicants are expected to work weekends and weeknights (until 12:00 midnight). All applications must include a current resume, cover letter, and the following application ( GA application form (DOC | 33KB) ), submitted to Lori Lee.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) from Gale indexes the full text of books, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, maps, diaries, photographs, statistics, literature, government reports, treaties, and other kinds of documents in both Western and non-Western languages as HTML and PDF, plus some image formats. Now includes 12 topical areas from literature to science, politics to religion, and maps to photography. 1789-1925.
BrowZine makes accessing the library's journal subscriptions on your tablet device (iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire) easy. You can add journals to your bookshelf and then get notified when a new issue is published. From that issue's table of contents, you can read and save a PDF of an article. You can also open that PDF in an app that allows annotating it, or you can save the article to a bibliographic manager like Zotero or Mendeley.
Making of the Modern World from Gale provides digital facsimile images of unique primary sources that track the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth. Full-text searching across millions of pages of works from the period 1450-1914 provides researchers unparalleled access to this vast collection of material for research in the areas of history, political science, social conditions, technology and industry, economics, area studies, and more.
Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia consists of the diaries, journals, and narratives of explorers, emigrants, military men, Native Americans, and travelers. There are accounts on farming and mining communities, family histories, and folklore, providing a view of the region between Lexington, Kentucky and Winchester, Virginia, and from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Birmingham, Alabama, and the social, political, economic, scientific, religious, and agricultural characteristics of the region. 1700-1950.
Based on Joseph Sabin's landmark bibliography, Sabin Americana 1500-1926 from Gale contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900's. Included are books, pamphlets, serials, and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions, and much more.
Beginning in mid to late June, the second floor Alumni Mall entrance will be closed while the Drillfield Drive entrance remains open. Later into the construction project, the Drillfield Drive entrance will be closed while the Alumni Mall entrance will be reopened. Patrons should look for signage to indicate which entrance to use, or may use the first floor café entrance.
Portions of the second floor will also be disrupted during this time. The Writing Center has temporarily relocated to 101A on the first floor of Newman, but other offices along the back curve of the second floor will remain open.
Thompson Reuters is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Science Citation Index (SCI), the print predecessor to Web of Science: Citation Databases from Thomson that now offers indexing of article, book, and data citations in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Introduced in 1964, the Science Citation Index radically changed the literature review process.
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