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New Rice Subscription: The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is an American business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City.  The Wall Street Journal is the largest newspaper in the United States by circulation.

Available through your workstation, iPad, iPhone and Android for Rice NetID Holders. Rice subscription access requires a one-time Rice NetID authentication and WSJ account creation.

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TODAY: Cherry Reading Series: Sarah Sentilles

The Department of English hosts Sarah Sentilles for a special reading from her new book Draw Your Weapons.

Sarah Sentilles is a writer, critical theorist, scholar of religion, and author of many books, including Breaking Up with God: A Love Story. Her most recent book, Draw Your Weapons, was published by Random House in July 2017. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Yale and master’s and doctoral degrees at Harvard.

At the core of her scholarship, writing, and activism is a commitment to investigating the roles language, images, and practices play in oppression, violence, social transformation, and justice movements. She has taught at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland State University, California State University Channel Islands, and Willamette University, where she was the Mark and Melody Teppola Presidential Distinguished Visiting Professor.

October 2, 2017


RMC/Ley Student Center Chapel

Criterion Collection - Available on Kanopy - Roku, iOS & Android

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Watch the Criterion Collection (and so much more) through your home TV or mobile device, indulge in festival indie, world cinema and acclaimed documentaries sourced from award-winning filmmakers globally or learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS. Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service with an unrivaled collection of over 30,000 films. Watch on the big screen with Roku or download Kanopy’s mobile apps in iOS and Android. 


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NEW TRIAL: Literary Print Culture Database

The Stationers’ Company Archive is one of the most important resources for understanding the workings of the early book trade, the printing and publishing community, the establishment of legal requirements for copyright provisions and the history of bookbinding. Explore extremely rare documents dating from 1554 to the 21st century in this invaluable resource of research material for historians and literary scholars.

The collection includes the registers of entries of copies which were used to establish publishers', booksellers' and eventually authors' copyright until the introduction of automatic copyright in 1912. Mapping the origins of copyright, the registers are key sources for the study of publishing in early modern England, and include historic entries such as Shakespeare’s First Folio (included on p.69 of Liber D November 8th 1623). The Company’s records also document the life of one of the world’s longest running publishing companies, the English Stock (1603-1960), which held the monopoly for many years over a number of popular and frequently re-published works (Adam Matthew).

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NOTICE: Rescheduled to Sep. 4 - The Music of Turkey

Music of Turkey

NEW TRIAL: Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection

The Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection brings together global scholarly journals and other key resources, providing access to reliable information in this continuously evolving area of study. The collection helps researchers locate precise results from sources ranging from current news to professional and academic journal articles covering the trends and history influencing important accounting, tax, banking, and financial issues of the day.

Trial Ends August 31, 2017 - Please send comments about the database to

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Unlimited Access to The New York Times

Dear Rice faculty and staff,


The Student Association has been working with Dean Hutchinson, VP Kathy Collins, and University Librarian Sara Lowman to give Rice students direct electronic access to the New York Times. It turned out that the cost to extend the contract to employees as well as students was economical.  We are happy to announce that as a result of these efforts, a pilot is in place for the coming year to provide unlimited access to the NYT website to all current faculty, staff and students. We are also exploring the availability of similar opportunities with other newspapers.


Information on how to set up your access to the New York Times website may be found at


Please keep in mind that Fondren offers access to the articles from hundreds of newspapers and other news sources. Fondren provides a guide to both print and online newspapers made available through the library, which can be found at


If you have access issues or other questions, please contact Fondren Library at, which is monitored by our electronic resources team.

New Citation Report Formats from Web of Science

Web of Science ( is updating the format and functions of the citation reporting in June 2017.  Watch this brief video (  for the details of the upcoming change.

Winners of the Creative Writing Contest


Alison Liu, Jasmine Lin, Erica Cheung

Congratulations to the winners of the first annual Fondren Library Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards! Over 50 students competed for $1000 prizes in poetry, nonfiction and fiction.

The Susan Wood Prize in Poetry: Erica Cheung

Erica Cheung’s poetry demonstrates a skill with description that renders with great nuance the scenes from life and images born from the imagination. Not only are the contours of the lived-in world brought into focus, but the shapes a life takes as the result of family, culture, and history also are brought into sharp relief by her poems. Erica brings to her descriptions a gift for inventive phrasing and a powerful wit.

The Max Apple Prize in Nonfiction: Jasmine Lin

In this brief but powerful essay, Jasmine Lin combines keen lyricism with hard-won wisdom. Her prose soars, her observations sear, her grief becomes our own. In a world where love often feels like a scarcity, “Exiles” teaches us a lesson we all know but do not understand until it is too late: that those who love us best often teach us how to best love ourselves. This is a remarkable essay by a remarkable writer.

The Larry McMurtry Prize in Fiction: Alison Liu

There are many worthy submissions and all of the judges were deeply impressed by the breadth of voices and the spirit of innovation. In terms of narrative invention, Alison Liu's short short fiction soars off the page. Her lyricism, narrative ambition and emotional daring are breathtaking.


Distinguished Faculty Fellow Justin Cronin, Professor Paul Otremba,  Alison Liu, Jasmine Lin, Professor Amber Dermont, Erica Cheung,  Professor Lacy Johnson, Professor Ian Schimmel

Left to right: Distinguished Faculty Fellow Justin Cronin, Professor Paul Otremba, Alison Liu, Jasmine Lin, Professor Amber Dermont, Erica Cheung, Professor Lacy Johnson, Professor Ian Schimmel

Justin Cronin & Lacy Johnson - April 20, 4pm - Rice Chapel

Justin Cronin & Lacy Johnson - April 20, 4pm - Rice Chapel