New database: BTL & TLL Online

  Now added to the complement of Classics resources is the online Teubneriana and Thesaurus Linguae Latinae. The new digital online versions of the Thesaurus linguae Latinae (TLL) and the Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina (BTL)  replace the former CD-Rom versions of BTL 4 and TLL 5. They offer a fundamentally remodelled user interface, which allows users to search both […]

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How to Find City Histories, 1910-1940

Reference Librarian Mary Cargill suggests: 1.  NHGIS (http://www.nhgis.org/)  This is a free service from the University of Minnesota.  Though I can’t find it on their website, the Map Division has the software, and has experience using it.  It will map and create detailed information based on the historical census statistics, and the students were finding […]

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New Database: Arab-Israeli Relations, 1917-1970: Middle East Online I

 Arab Israeli Relations, 1917-1970: Middle East Online Series I is a dual-language (English and Arabic) online archive of documents  from British government files on the politics, administration, wars, and diplomacy of the Palestine Mandate and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Arab-Israeli Relations 1917-1970 offers a wide range of "original source material from the Foreign Office, Colonial Office, […]

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Summer Listening: E-Audiobooks from the New York Public Library

If you have a New York Public Library card, you can easily download e-Audiobooks to your ipod touch, iphone, or other mobile device. First, search the catalog for the type of audiobook you wish to download. The easiest e-audiobooks to download are MP3 audiobooks, which can be downloaded directly to your ipod touch, iphone, or […]

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MLA Bibliography Database Trials

The MLA Bibliography is moving from the FirstSearch platform at the end of June, and we need to select a new interface.   We have trials with each of the different database vendors.   Please let us know which interface you prefer. MLA Bibliography from Ebsco MLA Bibliography from Gale/Infotrac MLA Bibliography from ProQuest/CSA MLA Bibliography […]

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Presidential Libraries

Separate presidential libraries are a generally a 20th century phenomenon–previously presidential papers were usually kept by the National Archives or in historical societies.  The privately funded museum/library/shrine of modern presidents has many advantages, and some drawbacks.  The advantages are that there is a focused, dedicated staff collecting and arranging material, and the drawbacks are that each library […]

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New Database: Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels

Debuting this week is a brand new database devoted to the history of alternative comics: Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels, the first ever scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels. This collection includes original material from the 1950s to today along with interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism […]

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Military History Institute

The website of the Military History Institute at Carlisle PA (official name: U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center) http://www.ahco.army.mil/site/index.jsp is a gold mine of useful information, both bibliographic and full text, for an area in which Columbia traditionally hasn’t been strong.   There are two basic catalogs listed on this link, the Research Catalog, which is […]

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