Monday, August 08, 2011

Some Government money is not wasted: Primary Sources and Worthwhile Reference Guides

The Library of Congress is constantly adding resources such as wonderful newly digitized primary source materials.  One recent discovery is the Herblock! cartoon collection celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Herb Block (1909–2001) with 82 digitized original cartoons spanning his seventy-two-year career (1929–2001).

Another amazing resource librarians should pay attention to and add to web reference online resources are the Reference Guides from Library of Congress.
See:  Science Reference Guides

see also: Subject guides produced by the Science Reference Section of the Library of Congress.

The Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress has eight alcoves. This ninth "virtual alcove" is a collection of websites selected and annotated by Humanities and Social Sciences Division subject specialists.

Alcove 9: An Annotated List of Reference Websites--All of these websites have components that are free and available to the public; some might require user registration, or may have links to fee-based services. 


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