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Books & Reviews

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Search all Five College libraries at once, or limit to Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire, or UMass/Amherst.

1983 to present

Reviews of English-language fiction and nonfiction books from U. S., Canadian, and British periodicals.

Smith College is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), which acquires and preserves "unique and little-known documents." The collections, which number about five million items, are international in scope and made available to researchers at member institutions through interlibrary loan, electronic delivery, and on-site use at CRL in Chicago. Read more....

Indexes the full text of a growing number of books. For some books complete text is online; for others only a small portion. No printing or downloading.

Full-text books & journals digitized by HathiTrust partner libraries, Google, the Internet Archive, etc. Includes searchable access to over 10 million volumes total; 3.5 million public domain volumes are fully viewable online. Since Smith College is a member institution, Smith students, faculty and staff may download entire full texts as PDFs. Complements Google Books.

Streaming educational & feature films across all disciplines, with films from the BBC, California Newsreel, Criterion, PBS & many others.

Over 200 plays by 48 playwrights, more than half are previously unpublished or hard-to-find.

1902 - 2006

Full text searching of every page of every issue of the TLS from 1902 to 2005; book reviews, film reviews, play reviews and more.

1994 to present

Complete coverage of the TLS from 1994. (New issues added 1 week after publication). Request username and password at Reference desk.

all dates

Extensive catalog (OCLC) of books, serials, media, web resources, and more worldwide.

Streaming Media

Streaming video; BBC production of every Shakespeare play.

Streaming audio for literature, poetry, abridged versions of classic texts and non-fiction.

Growing collection of high-quality videos of full-length performances by some of today’s most provocative artists working in dance, theater, music, and other forms that defy categorization.

Classic & contemporary plays & documentaries; greater focus on contemporary & international productions than Theater in Video I. Trials ends 4/10/16.

Streaming video of definitive performances of the world's leading plays, and film documentaries. Users can bookmark specific scenes, monologues and staging.