• Databases,  History,  Research,  Web Resources

    Spotlight On: Historical Newspaper Collection Timelines

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian Looking for a quick collection of newspaper articles related to significant events in U.S. history?  Try using the Timeline feature in the Historical Newspaper Collection database. First, access the Historical Newspaper Collection database through the Ohrstrom Library website by clicking HERE. Once at the Historical Newspaper Collection website select the “Timeline” tab near the top of the screen: Choose your time and topic: Select the subtopic of your choice: And behold, a list of newspaper articles about that particular subject: Fantastic!

  • Databases,  History,  Research,  Web Resources

    Spotlight On: Biography Resource Center

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian Ohrstrom Blog is celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama as our 44th President with the following database search tip: Interested in comparing the legacies of past presidents?  Check out the reference articles available in Biography Resource Center, one of Ohrstrom Library’s online database resources. Simply visit the Library’s website and select Biography Resource from the database menu: Now, conduct a biographical facts search by clicking on the link: Click on: Category Browse Now choose: American Presidents Select & Compare!

  • Databases,  Literature,  Web Resources

    Recreational Reading: Spotlight on EBSCO NoveList

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian Are you looking for a great recreational read over the break but have already devoured everything by your favorite author?  Would you like to find books of a similar nature written by different authors?  If so, try searching NoveList through EBSCO and you may discover new favorites. 1) Click HERE to visit Ohrstrom Library’s website and select EBSCO from the database menu. 2) Then select NoveList (over to the right, see below). This database will allow you to find author “read-alikes” specific to your subject criteria. 3) Conduct a search of your favorite author. 4) Select a title retrieved from your search.  Then, click on…

  • Databases,  Research,  Web Resources

    Reading up on Current Events: Spotlight on CQ Researcher

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian Interested in spending some of your time during the break to catch up on current events?  This news database accessible through the Ohrstrom Library website is a valuable source of information about current events. CQ Researcher – Use this database to read reports covering the hottest social issues in the U.S.  Considered an unbiased source of reporting, these topical essays provide overviews, time-lines, in-depth news and often, expert pro/con opinions.  Recent topics include: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint, Declining Birthrate and Financial Bailout.  You can access CQ Researcher HERE (remember to log in to the VPN first if you are off grounds). Tip:  After selecting a…

  • History,  Humanities,  Research

    Reference Book Spotlight: The Greenwood Library of American War Reporting

    Lura Sanborn– Reference Librarian The Greenwood Library of American War Reporting – David A. Copeland, General Editor, Greenwood Press, 2005. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 973 C79 Check out volume three of this set while working on your Civil War project.  Volume three provides mini-collections of newspaper articles about particular Civil War events (i.e. Dred Scott, John Brown, Battle of Gettysburg).  All articles were originally published during the Civil War – so, primary sources! Browse the table of contents in the front of volume 3 for the topic of your choice, and/or, use the index in the back of volume 5 to pinpoint additional articles. HELPFUL FOR: Humanities IV,…