November 23, 2017

News from the Library: Moving on from Thomas & myLOC

THOMAS.gov Will Redirect to Congress.gov Beginning Nov. 19 The free legislative information website, Congress.gov, is transitioning into its permanent role as the official site for federal legislative information from the U.S. Congress and related agencies.The site, which launched in beta form last fall and features platform mobility, comprehensive information retrieval and user-friendly presentation, is replacing the nearly 20-year-old THOMAS.gov. Beginning Nov. 19, typing Thomas.gov into a … [Read more...]

Analyzing Primary Sources: Learning from Maps

Oh, the wonderful worlds we discover when we look at maps! The original infographics, maps help us visualize places, features, activities, distributions, routes, and more. The Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS) consider maps a type of informational text for grades K-5 and the analysis of primary source maps is particularly emphasized in CCSS Reading Anchor Standard 7—Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as … [Read more...]

Today in History: Thornton Wilder

Today in History–April 17–the Library of Congress features writer Thornton Wilder, born on this day in 1897. This lauded American writer produced award-winning (3 Pulitzer Prizes and 1 National Book Award) plays, novels, essays, and more. Find out more about this literary master by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access primary sources about Wilder and the theater. Thornton Wilder image set Exhibition items: Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer-prize winning … [Read more...]

Today in History: Library of Congress Building Opens

Today in History–November 1–the Library of Congress features the opening of the Library of Congress building, now known as the Jefferson building, on this day in 1897. Find out more about this spectacular place by visiting the Today in History section, then read this In Custodia Legis blog post: The Library of Congress and its Librarians. Don't miss these other PSN posts about the fabulous Library of Congress! Tech Tips & Tutorials Finding Resources America’s Library Ask … [Read more...]

Today in History: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Today in History–August 8–the Library of Congress features journalist, short-story writer and novelist Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, born on this day in 1896. Rawlings received a Pulitzer prize for her novel The Yearling in 1938. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then take a look at this Rawlings image set. After, click the links below to access resources related to more women writers. Louisa May Alcott Nellie Bly Zora Neale Hurston Gertrude Stein Phyllis … [Read more...]