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A Selection of Web-Accessible Collections at Harvard University

A Selection of Web-Accessible Collections at Harvard University
Images in this collection document Roosevelt's career, family, homes, and memorials, including childhood, Harvard years, ranching in Dakota, the Spanish-American war, hunting trips and speech-making tours during the presidency (including a visit to the Panama Canal), his African safari and subsequent European tour of 1909-1910, the Progressive campaign of 1912, the Brazilian expedition of 1913-1914 and war-time speeches. There are formal portraits, newsreel stills, family and souvenir albums, cartes de visite, cabinet cards, panoramic views and lantern slides. Cataloging and imaging funded by the Ratus Lee Kelly Fund for Houghton Library.

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The Online Books Page: Search Examples: Entering austen, jane in the Author field finds books by Jane Austen. Entering Baum in the Author field and and oz in the Title field finds L. Frank Baum's Oz books. Entering dosto in the Author field, choosing the Exact start of name option, and entering underground in the Title field finds Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Notes from the Underground, even if you don't remember how to spell more than the start of the author's name! (Hey, we've changed the spelling in our own database at least once.)

Digital Collections and Services: Access to print, pictorial and audio-visual collections and other digital services (Library of Congress) Historic Newspapers Enhanced access to America's historic newspapers through the Chronicling America project. Historic Sound Recordings The National Jukebox features over 10,000 78rpm disc sides issued by the Victor Talking Machine Co. between 1900 and 1925. Performing Arts Collections, articles and special presentations on music, theater and dance materials from the Performing Arts Encyclopedia. Prints and Photographs Catalog of about half of the Library's pictorial holdings with over 1 million digital images. 40 Ways to Let Go and Feel Less Pain “If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.” ~Ajahn Chah

12 Apps for Students of Any Age It’s that time of year again that every student dreads, no matter what age. So what could make returning back to school a little more fun? Some great iPhone and iPod apps that actually are helpful and fun to use. We have compiled a list of twelve super helpful iPhone and iPod apps for every student from elementary school all the way to college. Take a look at these great apps and download some of them to get your student excited about school this year and on the path to a successful educational career. (Really) Stunning Pictures and Photos Photography is a very powerful medium and a very difficult craft. Excellent photos don’t only display some facts — they tell stories, awake feelings and manage to share with the audience the emotions a photographer experienced when clicking the shot button. Taking excellent pictures is damn hard as you need to find a perfect perspective and consider the perfect timing. To achieve brilliant photography you need practice and patience. However, it is worth it: the results can be truly stunning. Below you’ll find 50 brilliant photos and stunning pictures — some pictures tell stories, some are incredibly beautiful, some are funny and some are very sad.

O'Reilly Open Books Project O'Reilly has published a number of Open Books--books with various forms of "open" copyright--over the years. The reasons for "opening" copyright, as well as the specific license agreements under which they are opened, are as varied as our authors. Perhaps a book was outdated enough to be put out of print, yet some people still needed the information it covered. Or the author or subject of a book felt strongly that it should be published under a particular open copyright.

Digital collection BAnQ has adopted a wide-ranging digitization program that would cover the entire published and archival documentary heritage produced in Québec since the 17th century, or of foreign origin and related to Québec. All categories of materials are included: printed and handwritten material, photographs, sound recordings and so on. BAnQ's digital collection is developing on an ongoing basis and all these resources are available free of charge. The digitization and on-lining of these resources have been carried out in compliance with copyright law. BAnQ ensures that it has obtained the required authorizations from the rightful owners for all the works protected under the terms of the current legislation. NEW!

10 Life-Enhancing Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less It usually takes us much longer to change our moods than we’d like it to take. Here are ten things you can do in ten minutes or less that will have a positive emotional effect on you and those you love. . See it online at Oprah.com . This is a deeply moving segment that may be the best ten minutes you've ever invested in front of a computer.

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