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  • 1. Library of Congress& American Memory<br />Finding Primary Sources Using the Library of Congress and the American Memory Collection.<br />History 373: The History of the American West<br />
  • 2. Useful collections accessible from loc.gov<br />-American Memory<br />-Prints & Photographs<br />-Historic Newspapers<br />-Maps<br />Advantages<br />-Ability to browse & search collection<br />-A large portion of the material is public domain because it was published prior to 1923 or by the government (important to consider for Wiki assignment)<br />
  • 3. 8/30/2011<br />For example, the American Memory collection allows a specific search of the material as well as browsing by topic or time period<br />
  • 4. Example of one of the collections within American Memory<br />
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  • 6. Item record links to similar material and provides important bibliographic and copyright information<br />
  • 7. Another feature—many of the documents are available in digital format<br />
  • 8. Another useful collection within American Memory that can be searched or browsed <br />

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