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March 2007

New York Times Select archive free to students and faculty

The New York Times is now offering free TimesSelect access to students or faculty members with a valid college or university email address (any address that ends in .edu). TimesSelect was previously available only with a paid subscription. Content includes news and op-ed columns, multimedia, previews, and (this is the important part) access to up to 100 articles per month from the New York Times archives. The archives date back to 1851.

If you are looking for local news, the library subscribes to NewsBank, which provides access to archives from the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, the Springfield Republican, and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. We also have a list of current events and news databases.

Library closing at 5 on Friday, March 16

The Library will be closing at 5 today due to inclement weather. We will be open our regular Saturday hours (9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.) tomorrow, March 17.

Spring Break is here

Will you be here during Spring Break? We will be, too! The Library will be open Monday, March 5, through Friday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, providing all our regular resources and services. Need help researching a topic for a long paper? The Reference staff will be happy to assist. Behind on your course reading? Stop by the Circulation Desk to check out the binders and books your professors have placed on reserve. Want to watch movies while the prime time shows are in repeats? Search our new video and DVD list for some old favorites as well as newer films like last year’s Oscar winner for Best Picture, Crash. Finally have time to visit area attractions? Check out a museum pass for free or discounted admission.

Going home for Spring Break? Many of our resources and services are available online no matter where you are.
Databases and Virtual Reference titles are always at your fingertips. Use your Wheelock login and password to access these resources from any computer. You can also consult with the Reference staff by phone, email or IM.

But we realize that if you’re spending your break relaxing on a beach or skiing in the mountains, using Library resources during the week is out of the question. Not to worry. The Library will return to its regular semester hours Sunday, March 11, from 1 to 10:45 p.m., so you’ll still have a chance to catch up before classes resume March 12.