• History,  Library News

    Twenty Years After the Fall

    Lisa Laughy – Library Web Services Today marks twenty years since the Berlin wall began to come down. To commemorate this significant event, Ohrstrom has two displays in the Library. Come in and see the selection of books on the Berlin wall on display in the Baker Reading Room. On the lower level in the lobby you can see the ongoing Berlin Wall display put together by ASP teacher Richard Schade, ’62. You can read more about that display in an earlier Ohrstrom Blog post HERE. Online you can see a slide show of images from the Google Life Image Archives HERE.

  • Databases,  History,  Humanities,  Periodicals,  Research,  Web Resources

    Primary Source Round-up: Something for Everyone

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian Gathering primary sources for your Fifth Form paper?  Ohrstrom Library offers the following sources and suggestions: Online Databases: These databases, available through the Library’s website, are those most commonly used by Fifth Formers looking for primary source periodical material. London Times – Provides the full-text of this newspaper from 1785-1985. Historical Newspaper Collection – Provides the full-text of 6 major U.S. newspapers from 1851 through the early 2000s. JSTOR – features a collection of 750+ journals, most dating from at least the 1800s forward.  (Note, be sure to watch the date.  A recent article on your topic represents current research, not a likely primary source.)…

  • 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,…