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Penn Libraries: Newspapers

Penn Libraries: Newspapers
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IPL2: Newspapers Government is defined as rules and principles governing a community and enforced by a political authority; matters having to do with the control and administration of public policy in a political unit; the study of the processes, principles, and structure of government and of political institutions Browse Law, Government & Political Science Government | History of Law, Government and Political Science | Law | Law Enforcement | Law, Government and Political Science Blogs | Political Science

WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 - University of Virginia Library In 2007, WSLS-TV of Roanoke, Va., gave news film and scripts from their mid-20th century broadcasts to the University of Virginia Library for preservation and use. The resulting collection spans 1951 to 1971 and comprises approximately 13,000 clips of 16mm film shown during news programs. It also contains roughly 18,000 pages of the accompanying scripts read on air by anchorpersons. In 2010, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a grant of $254,600 to the Library for the preservation and digitization of both the film and the paper scripts. The WSLS-TV news film collection is now available to the public in digitized form through the Library's online catalog, Virgo. Content of the news stories varies greatly from soapbox derbies to civil rights demonstrations. Each news story is searchable by both free-text keywords and controlled subject terms via Virgo.

History Project Roland Marchand developed documentary source problems for his students at the University of California Davis. The History Project gathers these lessons here and continues to build on Marchand's model. Outstanding teachers, graduate students, and staff from The History Project each have contributed lessons that add to the growing collection. Each assignment encourages students apply their analytical skills to a set of primary sources from which they can deduce and explain events from the past. Use the fields on the right to browse through our extensive list of lessons. Search and browse our lessons using the controls to the right: 15th-Century European Life - The Hours of Catherine of Cleves Analyzing Nineteenth Century Immigration Cartoons Aztec Life as Revealed in the Codex Telleriano-Remensis (Middle School) Bacon's Rebellion (High School) Bacon's Rebellion (University) FDR and Courtpacking (High School) FDR and Courtpacking (University) Ideology of the New Left Meaning of Suburbia

Royal Historical Society (RHS) The Royal Historical Society (and its predecessor body, the Camden Society) has since 1838 published editions of sources on British History. It is a very good collection of editions of sources and important unpublished texts for historians, with expert commentary, and many of the early volumes remain in regular use. The publication is on-going (two volumes per annum), and the volumes are currently published by Cambridge University Press. The series now comprises over 325 volumes. Availability of electronic text Over 325 volumes of the back list of Camden Society publications are now available on-line through Cambridge Journals Online, providing an extraordinarily rich conspectus of source material for British history as well as window on the development of historical scholarship in the English speaking world. A number of volumes are freely available through British History OnLine. Forthcoming Fifth Series volumes in 2013 - 2014 Recently published Fifth Series volumes Permissions

Escape Google With These 12 Search Engine Alternatives - SEW As concerns over the de facto monopoly status of Google continue to grow, I'm reminded of the great philosopher Herman Cain and his infamous line "blame yourself". As long as "Google" is a generic phrase for Internet search, their dominant position is assured. That said, you can do something about it. There are plenty of Google alternatives and many of these players offer a better search experience, depending on your needs. Step 1: Bing If you're a digital marketer using advanced search operators, then use Bing for these queries. LinkFromDomain: There are any number of tools that can give you inbound link data. Feed: Finds RSS or Atom feeds pertaining to the term you specify. Contains: Returns search results that have links to the file types that you specify. Near: Useful for spotting patterns. Step 2: Blekko If you hate spam and love slashtags, then use Blekko. Step 3: Boardreader If you're looking for a simple way to search forums and boards, then Boardreader is for you. Step 4: BuzzSumo 11.

BPL: Historical Newspaper Directories Online Collections Newspaper directories are typically annuals. They note what newspapers were published each year, with circulation figures, dimensions, frequency, and intended audience. Newspaper Directories were created for prospective advertisers to learn about media markets. They may give information about publication's circulation area such as population or industries. Frequently they include tables of the Sunday press, weekly press, foreign language press, religious press, and trade papers. Newspaper directories are one of the first places to look to discover which titles were published in a given year or for a geographical area. Geo. Hubbard's right hand record and newspaper directory Phillip's Newspaper Rate Book [Pettingill's] National Newspaper Directory and Gazetteer Remington Brothers' newspaper manual Nelson Chesman & Co.' [Benn's] Newspaper press directory and advertisers' guide (concentrates on the British Empire) McKim's Directory of Canadian Publications H.W.

Pullman Digital Collection (Newberry Library) : Home Collection Description Founded in 1867, the Chicago-based Pullman's Palace Car Company (later Pullman Company) manufactured, owned, and operated mainly sleeping cars, and also dining and lounge cars on the nation's railroads. By 1899 when Pullman absorbed its last competitor, the Wagner Palace Car Company, it operated as a virtual monopoly. This digital selection includes images of 1,299 Pullman car drawings, ca. 1870-1969, with the bulk of the drawings created for heavyweight and lightweight cars, ca. 1906-1969. If you have further questions, feel free to contact a Reference Librarian (reference@newberry.org) or call the Library's Reference Desk at (312) 255-3506.

Student Discovery Sets - For Teachers The new Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history to science to literature. Interactive tools let students zoom in, draw to highlight details, and conduct open-ended primary source analysis. Full teaching resources are available for each set. Children's Lives at the Turn of the Twentieth Century Children of a century past: How were their lives different from today's? The Constitution The drafts and debates that brought the Constitution and the Bill of Rights into being, including notes by the documents' framers. The Dust Bowl Songs, maps, and iconic photographs document the daily ordeals of rural migrant families during a disastrous decade. The Harlem Renaissance Discover some of the innovative thinkers and creative works that contributed to the cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. Immigration The Industrial Revolution The U.S.' Japanese American Internment The New Deal

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