Proquest Databases Down for Maintenance — Aug 18th-Aug 19th

Proquest databases will be unavailable for use for maintenance. This will occur from  Saturday, August 18th from 9 PM to Sunday, August 19th concluding at 6 AM.

This will affect the following databases:

  • SIRS
  • History Study Center
  • US Major Dailies –  New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal
  • Historical New York Times, Historical Chicago Tribune
  • Criminal Justice Database

128 Editorial Boards Fighting the War on the Press

128 editorial boards are taking a stand on Thursday (August 16) against the “war on the press.” This is a fascinating struggle for credibility for these papers. Here’s some coverage:

Globe rallies newspapers to protect free press from Trump attacks

‘‘We are not the enemy of the people,’’ said Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor for the editorial page of The Boston Globe, referring to a characterization of journalists that Trump has used in the past. The president, who contends he has largely been covered unfairly by the press, also employs the term ‘‘fake news’’ often when describing the media.

The Globe has reached out to editorial boards nationwide to write and publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing what the newspaper called a ‘‘dirty war against the free press.’’

You can read more here: “More than 100 newspapers will publish editorials decrying Trump’s anti-press rhetoric

Racer

The MVCC Library now subscribes to Racer. Racer magazine has news and feature articles on the world’s major auto racing series (NASCAR, Formula One, Indycar, etc..). In addition, Racer includes extensive photography on race vehicles. Please find it on the Cherrywood display as you enter the library.

History vs. Augustus: Power Hungry Politicians

“His reign marked the beginning of one of history’s greatest empires … and the end of one of its first republics. Was Rome’s first emperor a visionary leader who guaranteed his civilization’s place in history, or a tyrant who destroyed its core values? Peta Greenfield and Alex Gendler put this controversial figure on trial in History vs. Augustus.” (From TED Ed Website)

History vs. Augustus – Peta Greenfield & Alex Gendler