• Fine Arts,  History,  Library Tech,  Research,  Web Resources

    Google for LIFE

    Lisa Laughy – Archives Assistant A few months ago Google began offering access to an unprecedented collection of photographs available as part of the Google Image search.  Google has partnered with LIFE Magazine to offer the LIFE Photo Archive, a fully searchable database of images from the extensive collection amassed over the years by LIFE Magazine. According to the Official Google Blog: “This collection of newly-digitized images includes photos and etchings produced and owned by LIFE dating all the way back to the 1750s. Only a very small percentage of these images have ever been published. The rest have been sitting in dusty archives in the form of negatives, slides,…

  • Databases,  History,  Library News,  Periodicals,  Research,  Web Resources

    Desperately Seeking Primary Sources: The 4th Form Paper Research Guide

    Lisa Laughy – Archives Assistant Just in time for the Fourth Form research paper assignments, Ohrstrom Library staff members have prepared an online research guide to help you through the process.  The Fourth Form Paper Research Guide has been added to the Ohrstrom Blog and contains key information, such as: A list of reference books in the library that are chocked full of primary source materials A list of reference books in the library that feature chronologies and timelines Search strategies for finding other books on your topic Tips on finding periodical articles in magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, reports, and more A list of librarian approved web resources for accessing…