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Finding resources

  1. 1. Follett Destiny (KAS Library Catalog) • 42% of responders hadn’t ever used our library catalog • https://kas.follettdestiny.com/ • Your “Library Barcode” is your Student ID# • Renew & hold books from anywhere • Access library databases • Get & send book recommendations • Write book reviews
  2. 2. Google Newspaper Archive 61% have never heard of it Access Newspapers from all over the world View primary source documents
  3. 3. Project Gutenberg 42,000 free ebooks Mostly classics Can be read on Kindle, online, and epub http://www.gutenberg.org/
  4. 4. Hathi Trust Over 11 million books, articles and journals Academic Institutions open their digital collections for search or for full-view www.hathitrust.org
  5. 5. Open Access Journal Search Engline (OAJSE) 93% of respondents had never heard of it Search all Open Access Journals Browse a particular journal http://www.oajse.com/
  6. 6. Google Scholar Search Open Access and Proprietary resources Read abstracts Save articles to “My Library” Cite directly from the page http://www.scholar.google.com /
  7. 7. World Digital Library Thousands of items viewable by topic, year, region or type of item Books, films, newspapers, prints are available http://www.wdl.org/
  8. 8. Digital Public Library of America 5.7 million digital items Photographs, primary source documents, maps, letters and more! Explore by place, by time period or view an online exhibition http://dp.la/
  9. 9. American Journeys Eyewitness accounts of American exploration Over 18,000 pages Read Lewis & Clark’s original journals http://www.americanjourneys.org/
  10. 10. American Memory Project Managed by the Library of Congress Part of the National Digital library, it organizes some of the 5 million digital items into thematic units Holds video, audio, images and text http://memory.loc.gov/
  11. 11. Digital Archive of American Architecture Organized by Boston College Holds images of architecture from 17th-20th century America Browse by building type, architect or style http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp /cas/fnart/fa267/ Boston library, 1818
  12. 12. Ryhiner Digital Map Collection Browse 16,000+ historical maps from around the globe In German, but still easy to browse http://www.stub.unibe.c h/stub/ryhiner/ry- arch1.htmlMap of Asia, 1573
  13. 13. VADS (Visual Arts Database Service) 120,000 art images free to use in education Browse or search by artist, location, material, te chnique and more! Holds fine art, political cartoons, advertisements and more http://www.vads.ac.uk/
  14. 14. Oxford Text Archive Holds academic primary source documents, especially those pertient to the humanities, including linguistics, poetry, plays, philosophy and classics. http://www.ota.ox.ac.uk/cat alogue/index.html

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