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New Book Display: Trauma and its Care

Trauma is more common than we often think. Many, many individuals have had traumatic experiences of some kind. Trauma doesn’t only impact individuals; it can be felt on a much broader scale. Structural inequities and systemic oppression generate trauma for minoritized communities. Many professions are recognizing a need to incorporate understanding of, and support for, trauma in their practices. Everyone, not just those in caring professions like teachers and nurses, can benefit from understanding more about trauma and how it effects our lives and our society.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about trauma and trauma informed practice, we’ve got you covered. Last fall, Professor Marian Kurath and other faculty from the Castleton University Center for Social Justice and Trauma Informed Care curated a great selection of new books for our collections on exactly those topics. Come and check out the display outside the Vermont Room in the library to see some of them!

And if you’re interested in learning more about the Center or getting involved, contact Dr. Linda Olson at

Journal Subscription Suggestions and Changes

As with our databases earlier in the year, our journal subscriptions are being updated. Initial changes have been made based on cost and usage statistics. We are maintaining a current list of periodical changes that you are welcome to view. Please note that we also have full text access to many journals through our database subscriptions.

Still, there may be resources (journals or other subscriptions) that you would like to see us retain, or new ones you’d like to see added. We value your input and you can still make recommendations by filling out our Database and Journal Suggestion Form.

If you have any questions or comments, please always feel free to reach out to the library staff.

Database Suggestions and Changes

Note: Lists updated 7/26/2022 to reflect changes to new and continuing databases.

Updating our database collections is always an ongoing process, and we want your input! Please use the Database and Journal Suggestion Form to make recommendations about what databases (or journals) you’d like to see.

We do have a few changes to our existing subscriptions coming up for next year, most of which will be active July 1. Please see below for a list of what’s new, what’s leaving, and what’s staying the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us at the library with any questions, comments, or concerns.

NEW Databases

  • Kanopy

Discontinued Databases

  • BioOne
  • Environment Complete
  • Oxford Music Online
  • SocINDEX with Full Text

Continuing Databases

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Business Source Premier
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
  • CQ Researcher
  • Credo Reference
  • EBSCO eBooks
  • Education Research Complete
  • ERIC
  • Films on Demand
  • GreenFile
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  • HeinOnline
  • Health & Environmental Research Online (HERO)
  • JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, II & III
  • Learning Express Library
  • LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts)
  • Literary Reference Center Plus
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • NCJRS Abstracts Database
  • New York Times Historical
  • PLOS
  • ProQuest Central
    • Latin America and Iberia Database
    • ProQuest Arts & Humanities Database
    • ProQuest Education Database
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • PsycArticles
  • PsycINFO
  • Resources for College Libraries
  • Salem Reference Online
  • ScienceDirect: Health & Life Sciences Collection
  • SPORTDiscus
  • Statista
  • WorldCat
  • All databases in the Gale VOL:

5 Things You Need to Know About the Calvin Coolidge Library

  1. We absolutely love information literacy!

Helping students with their academic research and teaching them how to find, critically evaluate, and effectively use a variety of information resources is our main objective.

2. We provide access to a variety of wonderful library resources.

We hold more than 147,000 volumes and over 100 print subscriptions, and provide online access to the full text of over 41,000 periodicals. We also offer Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services! This means we can borrow materials from other libraries for you to use.

3. We can help you with your research.

Contact us or make an individual appointment to discuss your research needs.

4. We offer course reserves.

Your professors can place course materials (library books, personal books, DVDs, and copies of articles or readings) on reserve for student use in the library. Check with your professor or at the Circulation Desk!

5. We want your suggestions about resources.

While we can’t purchase every resource, we want to hear from you about your needs.

Contact us!

Checking out books? Call (802) 468-1256 or contact Stephanie Traverse at (802) 468-6061 or

Interlibrary loan? Contact Kim Bailey at (802) 468-6062 or

Help with research? Stop by the library or contact Miranda Axworthy at (802) 468-1359 or

Suggesting resources? Contact Billie Langlois at (802) 468-1471 or

Archives and special collections? Contact Michele Perry at (802) 468-1343 or

April is National Poetry Month!

Photo Credit: Ashley Haguewood

Continuing to highlight the topic of Mental Health Awareness we would like to introduce you to Ebony Stewart. She is a slam poet artist that tours internationally. In her work she illustrates her life experiences as a black woman. Spotlighting the topics of sexuality, race, gender and mental health. Ebony is also pursuing her license as a clinical therapist. She hopes people will relate to her poems and encourage dialog about these important subjects. 

Watch Ebony perform her poem “Mental Health Barz”

Watch Ebony perform her poem “Transparent”

Learn more about Ebony Stewart on her website.

For the last week of #NationalPoetryMonth we would like to highlight the topic of mental health since we are approaching May which is #MentalHealthAwarnessMonth. The first poet We would like to present is Neil Hilborn. He is a College National Poetry Slam champion. He got his degree in creative writing at Macalester College and is also the co-founder of a Macalester literary magazine called Thistle. In a lot of his work, he illustrates what his life is like living with his mental illnesses. Neil became noticed online when a video of him at a poetry slam reciting his poem “OCD” became viral. 

Watch this TEDTalk to hear Neil talk a little bit about his story and read his most famous poem:

Listen to Neil read his poem “You Can’t Be Depressed”:

Learn more about Neil by visiting his website.

Poet Laureate of the United States Joy Harjo, June 6, 2019. Harjo is the first Native American to serve as poet laureate and is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. Photo by Shawn Miller/Library of Congress. Note: Privacy and publicity rights for individuals depicted may apply.

Continuing our week of highlighting Indigenous poets this #NationalPoetryMonth, allow us to present Joy Harjo, the current U.S. Poet Laureate and the first Native American appointed to the role.

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harjo is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and belongs to the Oce Vpofv (Hickory Ground). Her award-winning work includes nine books of poetry, two children’s books, two memoirs, and seven music albums. Her most recent book of poetry, American Sunrise, was published in 2019. Her Poet Laureate Project, entitled “Living Nations, Living Words,” is an interactive Story Map and a Library of Congress audio collection of work by Native American poets.

Learn more about Joy Harjo and her work on her website.

Explore “Living Nations, Living Words.”

Listen to Joy read and discuss her poetry during the virtual National Book Festival 2020:

For more information, contact your library!

Black and white photo of Cheryl Savageau.
Photo Credit: Cheryl Savageau

This week for #NationalPoetryMonth, we are exploring Indigenous poets.  To start this week, we are acknowledging that our institutions are on the traditional territory of the Abenaki Nation. 

Cheryl Savageau is an Abenaki and French poet.  Cheryl’s poetry frequently retells Abenaki stories, and she also describes her bipolar disorder.  Joseph Bruchac of the Abenaki Nation is a poet from the Adirondack region of New York; he is involved in environmental education and some of his poems, such as “Transplanting Trees” and “Sun Moves” reflect his interest in nature.  Stay tuned for more Indigenous poets later this week!

Listen to Cheryl Savageau speak and read some of her poetry here.

Listen to Joseph Bruchac speak and demonstrate the significance of drums to Native American culture; you can also hear him read selected poems on his website.

For more information on any of these poets, contact your library!

Color photo of Tina Chang

Photo Credit: Poetry Society

Another Asian American poet that we would like to celebrate this week for #NationalPoetryMonth is Tina Chang. She is an editor, a professor and the first woman to be named Poet Laureate of Brooklyn. Tina earned her BA at Binghamton University, and MFA at Columbia University. She is currently the Director of Creative Writing at Binghamton. Tina is the author of three poetry collections: Hybrida (W. W. Norton, May 2019), Of Gods & Strangers (Four Way Books, 2011), and Half-Lit Houses (Four Way Books, 2004). If you would like to find more information about Tina Chang and her Poetry, check out her website.

Feel free to watch this video of her reading “My Father. A Tree.”

Tina Chang reads from “The Revolutionary Kiss,” a poem featured in her latest collection, Hybrida.

For more information, contact your library!

Black and white photo of Janice Mirikitani
Photo “Janice Mirikitani” by Nancy Wong, CC BY-SA.

This week for #NationalPoetryMonth we are celebrating Asian American poets!  With so many to choose from, a good place to start is with Janice Mirikitani and Marilyn Chin.  Janice Mirikitani (1941–) was born in California.  She was interned in a camp in Arkansas during World War II and uses poetry to advocate for women and poor people, as well as addressing war, institutional racism, and more.  Marilyn Chin (1955–) was born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland.  Not only does she write poetry, she also translates poems by Ai Qing, a modern Chinese poet, and co-translates poems by Gozo Yoshimasu, a Japanese poet. 

Listen to Janice Mirikitani read “Bad Women”

Listen to Marilyn Chin read “How I Got That Name”

For more information on any of these poets, contact your library!

Note: Register to virtually attend the free event, “Remembering Robert Frost,” on April 25th at 4PM!  Find more information and register here.

Listen to Maya Angelou in “Try to Be a Rainbow in Somebody Else’s Cloud” for #NationalPoetryMonth.  Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was known for her rhythmic poetry and wrote poems such as “Still I Rise.”  She was born in Missouri and lived in North Carolina at the time of her death.  You can find many books, eBooks and other resources to learn more about Maya Angelou, her poetry, and autobiographies through the libraries at the Vermont State Colleges.  If you want help locating more information about Maya Angelou, contact your library!

VT Tech & CCV – Hartness Library

NVU – Samuel Read Hall Library & Willey Library

Castleton – Calvin Coolidge Library