New Free eCollection: Public Radio and TV

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 27th, 2015

The Library of Congress and WGBH (Boston) have launched their American Archive of Public Broadcasting site.

 

What is it?

From the About page: “The Library of Congress and WGBH in Boston have embarked on a project to preserve for posterity the most significant public television and radio programs of the past 60 years: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting.”

 

What is IN it?

Currently, about 72,000 digitized public radio and public television broadcasts.

From their Searching the AAPB Website page: “The AAPB website consists of nearly 2.5 million metadata records, 72,000 of which describe video and audio content that has been digitized by the AAPB.”

 

Can I get just the digitized content?  And just the radio broadcasts?

Yes!

After conducting a search, the limiter on the left will allow for filtering including source type and digital availability.

 

 

American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Search page: Alaska. Web. 9 Apr. 2015. <http://americanarchive.org/>.

 

Primary Source Infographic

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 7th, 2015

What is a Primary Source?

 

Image Citations

Images above taken with an iPhone 5, text added with Skitch app, inside of Ohrstrom Library by Lura Sanborn, except for those cited below.

 

Amazon Prime Music Logo. Amazon. Web. 27 Mar. 2015.
<http://www.amazon.com>.

Facebook page banner. The Pelican Facebook Page. The Pelican. Web. 27 Mar.
2015. <https://www.facebook.com/thespspelican>.

Glove. St. Paul’s School Bookstore. Follet. Web. 27 Mar. 2015.
<http://www.bkstr.com/stpaulsnhstore>.

WSPS Logo. WSPS Homepage. SPS. Web. 27 Mar. 2015.
<http://wsps.sps.edu/>.

Humanities Four: Research Paper

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 1st, 2014

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Welcome, fourth form research paper!  To accompany the project, here is the research guide (http://sps.libguides.com/humanities4) that collects and curates those library eCollections most helpful for this assignment.

Questions about any of the included sources?  Would you like a research consultation?  Please contact Lura Sanborn: lsanborn@sps.edu.

Good luck in your research!

Click HERE to watch the Fourth Form Guide Intro video.

 

Image Credit: Aitken, Robert. Future. 1935. National Archives, Washington, DC. Wikipedia. Web. Photo courtesy of AgnosticPreachersKid under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0  unported license.  Text emphasis & enhancement by Lisa Laughy. 22 March 2014.

New Reference Book: The 2000s in America

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 10th, 2013

2000s_americaThe 2000s in America edited by Craig Belanger, Salem Press, 2013.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 973.92 SA3 2000

Over 400 subject essays span this 3-volume set.  Essays focus on important people, ideas, and innovations of the 2000’s.  Volume three also contains several lists pertinent to the 2000’s including: Major films, Academy Awards, Broadway plays, TV Shows, Legislation, and Best-Selling Books.  Following this selection of  lists is a year-by-year breakdown of key events that occurred during this decade.

Read about: 9/11, Eminem, Flash Mobs, H1N1, Pixar, Tea Party Movement, Wikipedia .

Access the online version of this Reference set  (and other decades) by clicking  HERE and accessing the “Salem History” database.

Helpful for: Humanities, History, Popular Culture, Topic Finding

New Reference Book: The Twenties in America

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 15th, 2013

The Twenties in America edited by Carl Rollyson, Salem Press, 2012.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 973.92 SA3 1920

Almost 700 subject essays span this 3-volume set.  Essays focus on important people, ideas, and innovations of the 1920s.  Volume three also contains several lists pertinent to the 1920s including: Major films, Academy Awards, Broadway plays, TV Shows, Legislation, and Best-Selling Books.  Following this selection of  lists is a year-by-year breakdown of key events that occurred during this decade.

Read about: Airmail, Bathtub gin, Marathon dancing, Photography, Rural life, Thompson machine gun.

Access the online version of this Reference set  (and other decades) by clicking  HERE and accessing the “Salem History” database.

Helpful for: Humanities, History, Popular Culture, Topic Finding

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