Friday, February 26, 2010

New: Chicago Manual of Style Online

The Chicago Manual of Style Online is now active. It's available on the History subject guide, the Citation and Style page, and Databases A-Z.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Islamic Heritage Project

Islamic Heritage Project includes digital copies of over 260 manuscripts, 270 printed texts, and 50 maps, totaling over 145,000 pages—with more items to be added in coming months. Users can search or browse online materials that date from the 13th to the 20th centuries CE and represent many regions, languages, and subjects (religious texts and commentaries; Sufism; history, geography, law, and the sciences; poetry and literature; rhetoric, logic, and philosophy; calligraphy, dictionaries and grammar, as well as biographies and autobiographical works). This collection is also featured on the Digital Collections section of the Library's Middle Eastern Studies Research Guide.

Image caption and link: Mehmet Zihni, 1845-1913. Meşahir ün-nisa. [Istanbul]: Dar ut-Tıbaat il-Amire, 1294-95 [1877-79]. 2 v. in 1. Widener OL 34428.35..

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Teaching with Primary Sources Across Tennessee

Teaching with Primary Sources Across Tennessee offers numerous resources for integrating primary sources into the curriculum: lesson ideas, primary source sets, tools for analyzing primary soruces, and teacher workshops.

Check out the February issue of the Teaching with Primary Sources Newsletter. This issue includes ideas for using the Olympics to teach history, contemporary issues, science, and geography, plus lots of images from Olympics past.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Choice Reviews Online (February)

Check out the February issue of Choice Reviews Online for concise reviews of new books and electronic sources, a list of recent and forthcoming titles in African American Studies, and links to the full text of selected titles that have been reviewed in Choice.

Monday, February 8, 2010

New Database: Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice brings together documents and collections from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. It includes high quality images of many thousands of original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images not available elsewhere. Links to this collection are also available on the following subject guides to databases: African American Studies and History.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

History Journals, Here and Elsewhere

If you know a specific journal, check "Journal Locator" to determine if Walker Library offers online access and/or if the Library has the printed copy. Journal Locator, also available as a tab on the Library's homepage, also lets you browse journals by category. For instance, there are numerous subcategories under History & Archaeology.

The Directory of History Journals (American Historical Association) is another good source for finding information about journals in numerous history specialties.

New Database Trials

We now have trial access to nine digital collections of primary sources from Adam Matthew Digital.

See the Database Trials page for more information and links to the collections.