• Databases,  General Works,  Geography,  History,  Humanities,  Research,  Web Resources

    WWI Elective

      Looking for content to support the Treaty of Versailles cosplay? A few recommendations, first, some eCollections purchased by the library: For international primary sources the First World War digital archive. For biographical research, the Biography Database  : Over 435,000 biographies compiled from a variety of reference texts. For newspaper research from the time period: Illustrated London News, London Times, U.S. Newspapers 1851 -2004. Free on the web:  This German-based (with 50 international contributors) WWI database just launched last month (it got some good reviews in the library media): http://www.1914-1918-online.net/ Europe’s digital library (digitized content from Europe’s libraries, museums and archives) : http://www.europeana.eu/ Includes a WWI specific portal this past Spring (includes contributed content from DPLA, below): http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en…

  • Geography,  History,  Humanities,  Research

    First World War Archive: extracting everyman poetry

    Below is a 3-minute video describing how to pull the everyman/amateur poetry from the library’s First World War Archive.   Looking for biography/analysis of well-known WWI poets?  Highly recommended are 2 of the library’s eRef collections: Salem Literature and Gale Virtual Reference Library.   Questions?  Thought?  Do be in touch!  😉  Ms. Sanborn  

  • Archives,  History,  Humanities,  Literature,  Research

    The First World War: Propaganda and Recruitment

    The Ohrstrom Library is very happy to announce its purchase of the database. This archive has been created by Adam Matthew digital with content provided from several international libraries. The First World War: Propaganda and Recruitment contains digitized international content related to WWI including: diaries, trench literature, cartoon, propaganda, posters and maps.   The images and documents have been rights cleared for educational use, meaning students and faculty are free to use this content in the SPS educational setting.