March 25, 2017

Using Sources: Viewing, Saving & Printing Maps

Overview The Library of Congress cartographic collection is the largest in the world and contains millions of maps, thousands of which are available online from the LOC.gov website. The Library interface allows you to zoom into these digitized maps in incredible detail simply through your web browser, save the maps in a variety of sizes for offline viewing, and even print the maps out. Viewing maps online Click on an item from a search result to view the map's bibliographic record and a … [Read more...]

Using Sources: Viewing & Saving Primary Sources from American Memory

Overview American Memory is a collection of nearly 150 collections containing millions of primary sources related to American culture and history. Below you will find tips for accessing and saving primary source items from the American Memory collections. Viewing & saving prints, photographs, images of text documents The Library of Congress American Memory collections contain hundreds of thousands of of prints, photographs, and images of text documents. While you will find some of these … [Read more...]

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...]