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Aug 14 2015

Dance in Video

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The Dance in Video database includes over five hundred hours of dance productions and documentaries of dance styles ranging from ballet, tap and jazz to contemporary, experimental and improvisational.

Featured performers include Agnes de Mille, Mark Morris, Lestor Horton, Anna Sokolow, Anthony Tudor, Jose Limon, Paul Draper, and Chuck Green. Featured dance companies include the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, DV8 Physical Theatre, American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

This database includes rare and hard-to-find archival material, including footage from the George Balanchine Interpreters Archive and Archive of Lost Choreography, and historical footage from Creative Arts Television, featuring dance performances from 1950s and 1960s CBS television productions.

Other features of the database include the ability to search and browse by performer, dance company, technique, genre and choreographer. Users can also queue video for in-class or assigned watching, with an unlimited number of simultaneous viewers.

Jan 07 2015

Films on Demand

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Belk Library now has access to the Films on Demand database through NCLive.

Films on Demand provides online access to high-quality academic video and multimedia. Collections contain over 21,000 videos, organized into 248,000 video segments, which cover subjects ranging from anthropology to world languages.

Set up a free user account to create and share video playlists, create custom clips from videos, embed video clips, and save a list of favorite videos.

To use Films on Demand

  1. On- and off-campus, go directly to
  2. You may also access Films on Demand on our Databases by Title page under F

Apr 30 2014

Early English Books Online

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Belk Library now provides access to the Early English Books Online (EEBO) database.

EEBO contains more than 125,000 titles published in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America from 1473 to 1700. Subject areas include English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science. The collection comprehensively documents the English Renaissance – an era that witnessed the rebirth of classical humanism, the broadening of the known world, and the rapid spread of printing and education.

To use EEBO

  1. On- and off-campus, go directly to
  2. You may also access Early English Books Online on our Databases by Title page under E

Dec 02 2013

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Elon University now has access to the BuildingGreen Suite — the leading, authoritative online resource for reliable content on sustainable design strategies, green building materials, and case studies of high performance buildings.

The mission of BuildingGreen is to

“facilitate transformation of the North American building industry into a force for local, regional and global environmental protection; for preservation and restoration of the natural environment; and for creation of healthy indoor environments—while promoting the well-being of the company and its employees, owners, and associates.”

BuildingGreen contains articles, webcasts, and special reports on a variety of topics, including green building policy, design and construction processes, water and energy efficiency, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

Users can also find resources on

* LEED credits
* Green products, including a searchable database of green building products
* Case studies, searchable by project name/owner/location, by building type and size, and more


To get started

  1. On-campus, go directly to
  2. Off-campus, login to Elon’s Off-campus access service (, then go to
  3. You can also access BuildingGreen on our Databases by Title page under B


Feb 21 2013

Introducing Mintel Oxygen

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Introducing Mintel Oxygen, Belk’s latest resource for consumer market reports.

Mintel Oxygen provides consumer market reports for markets in the U.S., the UK, Europe and internationally.  While you will find market reports for major product areas like food, beverages, apparel and travel, you’ll also find information on green living and online shopping.


Market data includes market size and forecast, market drivers, segment performance, brand share, and retail channel data.

Mintel Oxygen does a great job supplying information on small niche markets like coffeehouses, nail care and products, air treatment appliances, cooking enthusiasts and volunteer holidays.

Some recent reports concentrate on attitudes toward sodium, back to school shopping, consumer cloud computing, beverage packaging trends, hybrid and electric cars, dieting trends, and online investing.

You’ll need to create your own login and password and you can access Mintel from your off-campus location just like all Belk Library databases.

Contact Betty Garrison for more information on Mintel Oxygen.

Sep 03 2012

Learn a language at Belk

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Going on a trip abroad? Don’t have time to take a formal language class? Interested in a language that Elon doesn’t offer? Belk Library has resources to help you learn languages on your own, at your own pace. 60 languages from Arabic to Yiddish – even Pirate!

Follow these three easy steps:

  1. Access Mango Languages on our Databases by Title list
  2. Create a profile by entering your email address and a password
  3. Click the link to Mango Languages on the Databases by Title list and login with your email address and password – this works whether you’re on campus or off campus

Here are a few FAQs:

How do I start using Mango Languages?
Please make sure that you access Mango Languages through the link on Belk Library’s website. You’ll need to log in this way each time you use Mango to verify that you are authorized. Go to our Databases by Title page at and select the “M & N” tab. Click on the Mango Languages link. You’ll have the option to start learning right away as an anonymous user or to create a profile, which will let you track your progress and time spent learning each language. If you create a profile, you’ll receive an email with a link to activate your account. Every subsequent log in should be through the link on our website. After you complete these simple steps, you should be all set to start language learning with Mango!

Is there a Mobile Application for iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, etc.?
Yes! There is both an iPhone and Android app.

Do I have to be in the library to track my progress?
No. In order to access Mango Languages, you must click the Mango Languages link from our website each time. But, this doesn’t require you to be in the library. You can access Mango remotely from anywhere either on or off campus. Just access the Mango link on our website and log in using the account you created with your email and password and you’re able to track your progress and continue right where you left off each and every time!

More Mango FAQs are at

Available languages

May 17 2012

Learn a New Language this Summer

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Are you going on an international vacation this summer?  Planning to study abroad this fall or winter term?  Why not get a jump on learning the language?  Belk Library offers you access to the Mango program for Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish.  You can do it on your computer, or there’s now an app for your Android or iPhone.  Click here first to create an account and get started today!

We also have language CDs and software.  Both can be used on any MP3 player or iPod.  Visit our Language Learning Resources page for the complete selection.

Mar 19 2009

Create custom maps with SimplyMap

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Belk’s new database SimplyMap allows you to create thematic maps and custom datasets for multiple uses:  for class or conference presentations, for your website, for posters, and many other uses.

SimplyMap’s variables include demographics data, historical and current census data, business and marketing variables, and data from Mediamark Research’s Survey of the American Consumer.

SimplyMap is easy to learn and simple to use.  Liven up your next presentation with custom created maps. Call Betty Garrison at ext. 6581 or email for a demo.

Jun 12 2008

Artstor Images for Academic Publishing

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In 2007, ARTstor and The Metropolitan Museum of Art began a new collaborative service, Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) that allows scholars to download and use, free of charge, high-resolution digital images for academic publications. This release adds 1,700 more images to IAP which now offers over 3,300 images representative of the renowned Metropolitan Museum’s encyclopedic collection.

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Apr 25 2008

New functionality added to ScienceDirect

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ScienceDirect has added new features that make articles easier to evaluate, reference details more visible and results easier to refine. For more information go to