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?


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. <>.


News as Historical Record

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 14th, 2015

Need news coverage of your historical topic, from the time it occurred?

Consider using any of the library’s news collections, including: NBC LearnNewspapers 1851 -2004Newspapers 1690 -2000.

A quick overview:


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.

Facebook page banner. The Pelican Facebook Page. The Pelican. Web. 27 Mar.
2015. <>.

Glove. St. Paul’s School Bookstore. Follet. Web. 27 Mar. 2015.

WSPS Logo. WSPS Homepage. SPS. Web. 27 Mar. 2015.

New eCollection: U.S. History in Context

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 2nd, 2015

Last week, the library purchased a new eCollection: U.S. History in Context.


Consider using this source to locate sources by and from U.S. History, including: background articles from reference books; magazine, newspaper and academic journal articles; primary sources, images and radio broadcasts.


Home page. U.S. History in Context. Gale Cengage Learning. Web. 23 March 2015.



19th Century US Newspapers

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 19th, 2015

The library recently added a collection of 19th Century US Newspapers to its digital holdings.

This eCollection includes 500 U.S. newspapers, from the time period 1800-1900.

This product can be consecutively searched with other library-purchased products from this company (Gale), including the Times of London, via the Newsvault search page.


Gale Newsvault. Gale. Web. 20 Nov. 2014.



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