March 26, 2017

Finding Resources: Creating a Google Custom Search Engine

Do you have a class website or web page? If you do and you love Library of Congress primary sources as much as we do, here's a way you can provide your students with direct access to all the fantastic resources compiled on the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus teaching resource blog. Simply add a custom Google search engine to your website or web page. It's really quite easy and only takes a few steps as you will see when you watch this great, quick video tutorial by Richard Byrne of Free … [Read more...]

Finding Resources: TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus at a Glance

Need help navigating the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus? This brief guide will help you to quickly and easily find the teaching resources and Library of Congress primary sources highlighted on this website. Posts Categories You will find links to the content categories in the Browse Content Categories box in the middle column on the homepage or under the TPS-Barat Resources menu. Each post on this blog is assigned to one of five categories. Primary Source Picks highlights … [Read more...]

Today in History: Trent Affair

Today in History–November 8–the Library of Congress features the Trent Affair, which was sparked on this day in 1861 when U.S. Navy Captain Charles Wilkes commanded the crew of the U.S.S. San Jacinto to intercept the British mail steamer Trent and arrest Confederate commissioners James M. Mason and John Slidell. Find out more about this international incident and Charles Wilkes by visiting the  Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary source picks and teaching … [Read more...]