March 30, 2017

Finding Resources: Searching Across LOC.gov

Searching Across LOC.gov The 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 Options Use 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: Exploring & Searching Individual American Memory Collections

Each American Memory collection provides unique resources and options for searching and browsing the primary source collection items. These options can help you find primary source items more efficiently. The collection shown above presents digital scans of both Adams's 242 original negatives and his 209 photographic prints. When he offered the collection to the Library in 1965, Adams wrote, "The purpose of my work was to show how these people, suffering under a great injustice, and loss of … [Read more...]

Finding Resources: Searching Across the American Memory Collections

Exploring American Memory American Memory is the online gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. This section of the Library of Congress offers millions of digital items from nearly 150 historical collections. Tips for Searching the Collections You can locate items in the American Memory collections by using the Browse or Search functions. Browse Function You can browse collections by topic, time period, source … [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...]