New Gifted Resources

The Washington and Lee University Library recently acquired online access to the electronic book forms of two valuable reference works for the study of giftedness:

  • Handbook of Giftedness in Children
    This 2008 volume contains 20 signed essays “combining theory and applied empirical research on such crucial topics as conceptualization, types of intelligence, developmental considerations, and ethical and legal concerns. Particular attention is given to social and family contexts, and evidence-based strategies and interventions offer solid guidelines on assessment, curriculum design, and encouraging and nurturing talent – from preschool through adolescence.”
    Links will be available from various locations in our Web site, including this subject collection.
  • International Handbook on Giftedness
    Two-volume set published in 2009 contains 79 signed scholarly essays which authoritatively “analyze the multifaceted nature of giftedness, its types, its specificity in various domains and contexts, societal demands on it, its relationship to economy, recent advances and innovations in gifted education, and future trends.”
    Links will be available from various locations in our Web site, including this subject collection.

W&L researchers may use these two ebooks from any location — on-campus or elsewhere — which has access to the W&L computing network.

Historical Wall Street Journal

Thanks to a subscription initiated by the Washington and Lee Law Library, all W&L students, faculty, staff, and on-campus researchers have online access to the historical archive (1889-1993) of the Wall Street Journal.
Here is the access page in the library’s Web site.

The searchable database provides full-text “article images” (PDF’s) of the many thousands of articles in the WSJ, some as old as the first issue in 1889.

This product is very similar to two others to which the University Library subscribes, the Historical New York Times and the Historical Washington Post.

All three of these research tools are accessible from the Newspapers — Historical collection in the library’s Web site.