June 7, 2022

Finding Resources: Free to Use & Reuse Primary Source Sets

These primary source sets provide just a small sample of the Library's digital collections that are free to use and reuse. The digital collections comprise millions of items including books, newspapers, manuscripts, prints and photos, maps, musical scores, films, sound recordings and more. Click the topic link to access each Free to Use & Reuse set from the Library. Those sets that have related sets of images found on the Library's Flickr Photostream or sets of Library resources and/or … [Read more...]

Guided Primary Source Analysis: The Oologist

Oh, Oology! Inside Adams: Science, Technology & Business blog post, May 20, 2014 What did you learn about oology from reading the Inside Adams blog post? What else would you like to know? What area from biology or other branch of science would you like to see featured in a journal of its own? What is one topic that you would like to find out more about? What would be the title of an article you would like to read about this topic? What other observations, reflections or questions … [Read more...]

Today in History: Bird Day

Today in History–May 4–the Library of Congress features Bird Day, first celebrated on this day in 1894. Pennsylvania school superintendent Charles Almanzo Babcock initiated this celebration, in conjunction with Arbor Day, to help encourage conservation training, particularly among young people. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more resources related to birds. Bird Day: How To Prepare for It The First Bird Day America's … [Read more...]

Today in History: John James Audubon

Today in History–January 27–the Library of Congress features John James Audubon, who died on this date in 1851. Audubon was a naturalist and artist, earning fame for his drawings and paintings of North American birds. Learn more about the namesake of the National Audubon Society by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more related primary sources. John James Audubon Died from America's Library John James Audubon primary source set Select Audubon … [Read more...]