October 21, 2018

Finding Resources: Everyday Mysteries

If you're looking for some fun science facts to intrigue and delight your elementary students, head over to the Everyday Mysteries section of LOC.gov. This part of the Library of Congress website gives answers to many of life's most interesting scientific questions, all of which were asked by researchers and answered by librarians from the Library's Science Reference Services.You can search for topics on the homepage or browse archived questions and answers by … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Astronomy

Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond Library collectionUnderstanding the Cosmos primary source iBookAstronomy mapsAstronomy imagesAstronomy books and articlesHistorical newspaper coverage: astronomyAstronomy and other "Onomies" sheet musicThe old country fiddler on astronomy audio recordingAstronomy webcastsEveryday Mysteries: AstronomyU.S. legislation related to astronomyAstronomy: Selected Internet resourcesWomen in … [Read more...]

Finding Resources: What’s Available When LOC.gov Is Offline

Sometimes LOC.gov and some of its associated sites are not available. Whether that's because of maintenance or a government shutdown, don't despair. Here are some ways to access great Library resources.Congress.govlegislative information on Congress.gov availableWorld Digital Libraryprimary sources from numerous partner institutions, including the Library of Congress, availableLibrary of Congress Flickr accountimage sets available, including access to larger images and … [Read more...]