New Primary Source Databases

Albertsons Library recently purchased and made available to the campus several databases funded by the Mobile Learning Initiative. These databases are mobile friendly, and all-around incredible resources that add to the value of the library's offerings.

Each resource was purchased in support of the Masters of Applied Historical Research (MAHR) program, which is the chosen Mobile Learning Program for 2012-2014. All students in this program will be required to purchase an iPad as part of their studies. Each faculty member that is listed as part of the program is learning how to incorporate the mobile technology into their classroom and assignments.

Though these collections were purchased in support of the MAHR program, they have broad uses for many other subject areas.

Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries from the American Antiquarian Society: Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries from the American Antiquarian Society brings together 105,000 pages of the personal writings of women of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, displayed as high-quality images of the original manuscripts, Semantically Indexed and online for the first time. The collection is drawn entirely from the extensive holdings of the American Antiquarian Society. It currently contains over 103,000 pages

Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960 - 1974: Wow!! What a resource!! The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960–1974 brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary. With 150,000 pages of material at completion, this searchable collection is the definitive electronic resource for students and scholars researching this important period in American history, culture, and politics. Please visit What's New to learn about new archives and other great content additions for 2012! The database currently has over 100,000 pages. We also welcome your suggestions about additional material for this collection.

Social Explorer: Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information. The easy-to-use web interface lets users create maps and reports to better illustrate, analyze and understand demography and social change. In addition to being a comprehensive data resource, Social Explorer also offers features and tools to meet the needs of both demography experts and novices.

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