August 20, 2018

Finding Resources: America’s Library

America's Library is filled with stories about the history and culture of the United States, richly embellished with all types of primary sources. The website is a great way to introduce younger students and lower level readers to the Library of Congress and primary sources.You can access America's Library by clicking the Kids & Families link, found in the main, center section—Collection Highlights—of the Library website homepage under the Especially for header.On the Kids … [Read more...]

Finding Resources: Searching the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

Overview The Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) provides access to over a million digitized images, including photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings. While there are collections with an international scope, the 70 collections are particularly rich in materials produced in and about the history and people of the United States. PPOC HomepageFrom the PPOC homepage you can search across all … [Read more...]

Finding Resources: Chronicling America Historic Newspapers Advanced Search Tips

Overview Chronicling America Historic Newspapers is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress, as a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with coverage from 1836-1922. As of March, 2013, the Chronicling American digitized database contained more than 700 publications that were published in 26 states; the NDNP eventually plans to … [Read more...]

Finding Resources: Searching Across LOC.gov

Searching Across LOC.govThe Library of Congress is continually making improvements to the search functions of the online Library. Although the Library is vast and contains many sections, fruitful searches across LOC.gov are now possible.Keyword search: “child labor” (quote marks used to indicate exact phrase)Search OptionsUse quote marks to search for an exact phrase. Use - (minus symbol) to eliminate keywords (refine a search). Sort By: Relevance (default), Title, … [Read more...]

Finding Resources: Chronicling America Historic Newspaper Topic Guides

The Teaching with Library of Congress blog provides some great tips for finding articles in the Chronicling America Historic Newspaper Collections and provides some teaching ideas as well. Be sure to check out, too, the following learning activity: Comparing Reports: Battle of Little Bighorn.Below is a list of topic guides by subject, each of which includes a list of important dates, search strategies, and sample articles. You can also scroll through these topics by date range or by … [Read more...]