The New York Times Paywall

On Monday, The New York Times instituted a new digital subscription policy for content available on

Here are a brief breakdown:
– Readers will have free access to 20 online articles each month (including slideshows, videos, etc.)
– Home delivery subscribers will have free access to all content
– Viewing the homepage and all sections fronts will remain free
– Links to NYT articles from search engines, blogs, and social media (Facebook, Twitter) will remain readable even if you’ve reached your monthly limit [though you may run into daily limits when accessing articles through search engines)
– More information available at the Digital Subscriptions FAQ:

At this time, institutional subscriptions to are not available, and the print subscription that library has does not qualify as a home delivery subscription.

The library still provides full text access to the NYT via our database subscriptions (LexisNexis and Academic OneFile). Unfortunately, articles are text only; can be a little confusing to find; and do not contain images.

If you’d like to learn more about reading NYT articles through the library databases, just ask a librarian.

News & resources for Japan disasters

Sharon Domier, East Asian Studies Librarian at UMass Amherst, has assembled an invaluable and practical guide with information about the disasters that have occurred and are unfolding in Japan. 

Info on Earthquake in Japan

The guide includes links to Japanese and English news sources (newspapers, streaming TV, and radio) as well as official government information, alarms and warning information, links to various efforts to find and reunite people, and background information on some of the science involved.

Spring Break hours @ the library

Here are library building and service hours for Spring Break 2011:

Friday, March 11: Library closes at 4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday, March 12-13: CLOSED
Monday-Friday, March 14-18: Library open 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (building and services)
Saturday & Sunday, March 19-20: CLOSED
Monday-Friday, March 21-25: Library open 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (building and services)
Saturday, March 26: CLOSED
Sunday, March 27: Library reopens at 12:30 pm 

Have a wonderful break!

Emily Alling
Library Director

PsycINFO trial extended through March

Exciting news — the Vermont Consortium of Academic Libraries has arranged for our trial of PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, and PsycBOOKS to be extended through March 2011. These are are truly gold standard resources for research in psychology. If you’d like an overview on how and why to use them, feel free to stop by the library or contact us.

earlier announcement:

This month, the library has trial access to three important psychology resources. If your research involves psychology, behavior science, or mental health in any way, shape, or form, you will want to check these out. They are active through March 3.

PsycINFO (through March 31, 2011)
The American Psychological Association’s renowned resource for scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations. The largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.

PsycARTICLES (through March 31, 2011)
Full text of nearly 80 journals published by the APA. All journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor and errata from each journal. Coverage from 1894 to the present

PsycBOOKS (through March 31, 2011)
Full text of over 2,000 books, including some 1,500 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology, plus more than 1,500 authored entries from the Encyclopedia of Psychology.

This trial has been set up by the Vermont Consortium of Academic Libraries. We welcome your feedback on these resources–stop by to let us know what you think, or email

Happy researching,