Online Primary Sourcesand Digital History Projectsfor Undergraduate ResearchAnnette PardeNebraska Wesleyan University
Or… So many sources,so little timehttp://www.slideshare.net/NhdNebraska/online-primary-sources-for-student-research
Local
Local• NebraskaStudies.org (NSHS, NET, NDE)• Designed for teachers• Heavy use of primary sources• UNL Archives and Special...
National
National• Connecting Presidential Collections• http://presidentialcollections.org/• American Memory from the Library of Co...
National - American Indian/Native American• National Museum of the American Indian• http://nmai.si.edu/explore/collections...
International
International• Hanover College Historical Texts Collection• http://history.hanover.edu/project.php• The National Archives ...
International• World Digital Library• http://www.wdl.org/en/• Perseus Digital Library• http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper...
Aggregators
National History Day Aggregators• http://www.nhd.org/researchcentral.htm• http://www.nhd.org/USHistoryPrimarySources.htm• ...
Centers for Digital Projects& Digital Libraries
Centers for Digital Projects& Digital Libraries• UNL Center for Digital Research in the Humanities• http://cdrh.unl.edu/• ...
Centers for Digital Projects& Digital Libraries• University of Michigan Library Digital Collections• http://quod.lib.umich...
Centers for Digital Projects& Digital Libraries• University of Central Florida Center for Humanities &Digital Research• ht...
How to Find More Sites• Search for…• Digital or Online• Archives• Libraries• Collections• Exhibits or Exhibitions• Educato...
Future of Digital History &Library Discovery• Discovery tools → one search from library site, manysources• Copy cataloging...
Questions?Annette Pardeaparde2@nebrwesleyan.edu
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Originally developed for a History Methods course, this presentation highlights the wide variety of respectable primary sources available to students for use in their research but rarely appear in federated searches. I will conclude with how to find these types of sites and thoughts on the future of integrating these sites into Discovery tools.

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Online Primary Sources for Student Research

  1. 1. Online Primary Sourcesand Digital History Projectsfor Undergraduate ResearchAnnette PardeNebraska Wesleyan University
  2. 2. Or… So many sources,so little timehttp://www.slideshare.net/NhdNebraska/online-primary-sources-for-student-research
  3. 3. Local
  4. 4. Local• NebraskaStudies.org (NSHS, NET, NDE)• Designed for teachers• Heavy use of primary sources• UNL Archives and Special Collections• http://libraries.unl.edu/spec• http://cather.unl.edu• Gallery of the Open Frontier• http://gallery.unl.edu/index.html• Missouri Digital Heritage• http://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh/• Truman Library Documents & Photos• http://www.trumanlibrary.org/• University of Missouri Digital Library Collections• http://mulibraries.missouri.edu/specialcollections/digital.htm
  5. 5. National
  6. 6. National• Connecting Presidential Collections• http://presidentialcollections.org/• American Memory from the Library of Congress• http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html• Chronicling America Newspaper Collection• http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/• National Archives• http://www.archives.gov/index.html• http://www.ourdocuments.gov/index.php?flash=true&• http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/• http://docsteach.org/documents
  7. 7. National - American Indian/Native American• National Museum of the American Indian• http://nmai.si.edu/explore/collections/• http://www.nmai.si.edu/searchcollections/home.aspx• Search online collections by place and culture• Native American Heritage Month• http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/index.html• http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/collections/index.html
  8. 8. International
  9. 9. International• Hanover College Historical Texts Collection• http://history.hanover.edu/project.php• The National Archives (UK)• http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/• Fordham University Sourcebooks• http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/sbook1.asp• http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/eastasia/eastasiasbook.asp
  10. 10. International• World Digital Library• http://www.wdl.org/en/• Perseus Digital Library• http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/collections• “Fostering Cultural Studies through Indian DigitalLibraries”• Presentation at Library 2.012 conference by Dr. RevathiViswanathan• https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.E16415C27CBCD1B41907975313E88E
  11. 11. Aggregators
  12. 12. National History Day Aggregators• http://www.nhd.org/researchcentral.htm• http://www.nhd.org/USHistoryPrimarySources.htm• http://www.nhd.org/WorldHistoryPrimarySources.htm• http://www.nhd.org/SongLyrics.htm• http://www.nhd.org/OrganizationsandInstitutions.htm• http://www.nhd.org/MuseumsandHistoricSites.htm• http://www.nhd.org/NationalLibrariesandArchives.htm• Missouri-specific• http://mo.nhd.org/images/uploads/Lesson%20Plan%20Two,%20Databases.pdf• http://mo.nhd.org/curriculum.htm
  13. 13. Centers for Digital Projects& Digital Libraries
  14. 14. Centers for Digital Projects& Digital Libraries• UNL Center for Digital Research in the Humanities• http://cdrh.unl.edu/• Use primary sources to create digital humanities projects• http://digitalhistory.unl.edu/p-reviews.php• Reviews of other digital history projects• Center for History and New Media (CHNM)• http://chnm.gmu.edu/collecting-and-exhibiting/• http://chnm.gmu.edu/teaching-and-learning/• http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/whmfinding.php• http://chnm.gmu.edu/wwh/sources.php• Columbia University Libraries Digital Collections• http://library.columbia.edu/digital/collections.html
  15. 15. Centers for Digital Projects& Digital Libraries• University of Michigan Library Digital Collections• http://quod.lib.umich.edu/lib/colllist/• Carolina Digital Library and Archives• http://cdla.unc.edu/index.html?page=portfolio• Iowa Digital Library• http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/browse/browse.php• http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cwd/• http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/jmrbr/• http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/leighhunt/
  16. 16. Centers for Digital Projects& Digital Libraries• University of Central Florida Center for Humanities &Digital Research• http://chdr.cah.ucf.edu/projects/• HathiTrust Digital Library• http://www.hathitrust.org/
  17. 17. How to Find More Sites• Search for…• Digital or Online• Archives• Libraries• Collections• Exhibits or Exhibitions• Educator or Teacher Resources• Try again• 10 Ways to Google-It Better by Kristy Steigerwalt, Librarian atUMKC; Presentation at 2012 Brick & Click Symposium• http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/brickandclick/Presentations2012/KristySteigerwalt.pptx• Evaluate!
  18. 18. Future of Digital History &Library Discovery• Discovery tools → one search from library site, manysources• Copy cataloging and/or semantic web
  19. 19. Questions?Annette Pardeaparde2@nebrwesleyan.edu

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