• 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.)…

  • Literature

    There’s nothing like a short story!

    Kevin Barry – Library Director Nothing relaxes and quenches the thirsty mind like a quick read before dozing off at night.  There are plenty of yarns numbering only four and five pages long.  Some pack a wallop and some sooth the soul.  Reading something short just for fun before bedtime is both healthy and habit-forming! Get addicted quickly by going to the Ohrstrom Library Catalog.  Type in Short Stories, American and hit “Subject”. Need a specific recommendation?  Begin with 60 Stories by Donald Barthelme (Fiction B28) and turn directly to his short story, The School (pp. 309-312).  It is not only hilarious, but forces the reader to ask, “What’s grammar…