Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
"Rule Britannia!" with 9,5000 New Images Added to Empire Online...
Enter another era and place, via Empire Online, The Visible Empire Section III). View the world (and ourselves) through the eye of the British Empire and the contents of this rich resource.
Over 60,000 original manuscripts and various printed materials are offered in this database, with leading scholars contributing essays to each section. The Visible Empire section has been compiled by professors in Classics, History, English, and by curators of prints and drawings in U.S. and international institutions.
The database essays and images of Britannia offer insight into gender, history, politics, economics, religion, race, culture and art, and more. Three essays feature introductions, hyperlinked text, conclusions, and endnotes and complete this third section of Empire Online:
â€¢ The Visible Empire and the Empire at Home
â€¢Â The Imperial Canvas: Art and Empire
â€¢ Exhibitions and Empire
Read about imperial expansion to understand the spread of British global commerce and how it shaped the birth of Imperial art, how the maps were political records and how the art linked British citizens around the globe. See how the great exhibitions of 1851-1924 demonstrated growth in industry as well as empire. View the Crystal Palace, the Illustrated Catalogue of the Paris International Exhibition 1878, historic documents, and more, through new smart Adobe Picture Tasks. Use the images in new ways, with help screen tips on how to export & save, edit images, and print locally or order online.
Angela Woollacott, formerly of Case, authored an essay in Section II: Empire Writing & the Literature of Empire. (Section I is Cultural Contacts 1492-1969.) If you've missed this resource before, take a look at the easy and advanced searching through Essays, Documents, and Biographies. Use the Chronology and get a glimpse of the world from the other side ( #765. The young Mozart visits London with his father. They visit the British Museum. Stamp Act. Followed by widespread riots in North American colonies.)
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Lexis Nexis Launches a New Free News Source — U.S. Politics & World News
Stay on top of news from a respected source, using the Lexis Nexis new free news resource with specialized areas for U.S. and international news. Over 4,000 international and U.S. sources result in news for people and topics in 7 major categories:
â€¢ Bush Administration: key individuals in the news
â€¢ Press Briefings: currently from the White House, State Department, Defense Department
â€¢ TV Transcripts: find the text you might have heard about (but missed), from prime stations to cable stations
â€¢ U.S. Congress: individuals in the news
â€¢ Country & Regional: news from areas around the world
â€¢ Global News & Issues: 9/11 to Healthcare, to Terrorism
â€¢ People & Groups: Al-Qeuada, tony Blair, Viktor Yushchenko, and other news makers around the world
Special coverage currently highlights the Tsunami Disaster, with sections on Death Toll, Relief Effort, Countries most affected, news coverage from several points of view--All, International, or U.S. coverage, to compare or read from a favorite press.
Links provide headline, citation, and brief headline-style introductory text. Click on the news item to see more complete citations on paper, edition, section/page number, and photo credits, and in many cases, click-throughs to complete text, if desired.
Bookmark this new Lexis Nexis product, U.S. News & World Report to supplement your knowledge and research.
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New York Public Library's Images Go Online
NYPL comes to you, if you can't get to the Big Apple! Explore 275,000 images (soon to be 500,000) from the new NYPL Digital Image Gallery. Browse rare books and check out the "Curators Choice" link. Find posters, photographs, sheet music covers, dust jacket art, menus, cigarette cards, prints, maps, architectural blueprints, illuminated manuscripts, and more.
Categories: One of the best ways to begin is to mouse over any of the left-side "Explore" categories, to see sample images appear (mouse over them to reveal their details), and the brief category descriptions â€” then click on each of the six categories to reveal the rich collections within:
â€¢ Arts & Literature
â€¢ Cities & Buildings
â€¢ Culture & Society
â€¢ History & Geography
â€¢ Industry & Technology
â€¢ Nature & Science
â€¢ Printing & Graphics
"Browse" Names A-Z, Subjects (23,000 subject terms), or Libraries. Advanced Search let you limit by date (beginning with 800 A.D.), Boolean terms, captions, notes, author, artist, and within the Centers or Divisions of the Research Libraries.
Get lost in the galleries, and then use "Search History" to find your way again. You can save up to 50 selections at a time, for return browsing. Enjoy the best of libraries and technology, in this New York Public Library Digital Gallery Collection.
Conditions of Use section has further information on saving selections, using Pan & Zoom, etc., and the statement of use "for individual private study, scholarship and research only." Also find: Users's Guide, FAQ, Reproductions & Permissions information.
Recent news articles:
â€¢ Cleveland Plain Dealer 3/3/05, A7. Select appropriate "time frame" box and "new york public library"
â€¢ New York Times 3/3/05, B1, The Arts. Search author "Sarah Boxer" or "Public Library Opens a Web Gallery of Images"
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22 New Electronic Reference Books...
Looking for a quick way to get an overview of a subject, or look up illustrations for your paper or presentation? Take a look at ebooks in one of our newest resources.
Find over 400 electronic reference handbooks, biographical collections, encyclopedias, guides, and much more, in the OhioLINK Electronic Reference Book Collection. Browse the list of titles or search by book title, chapter title, author, or full text. Use Boolean searching, or proximity, word index, or advanced bibliographic searching. Your Search History is also available to you.
The 22 newest books span religion, war, freedom of the press, human evolution, weapons of mass destruction, women in science, and much more:
â€¢ Ancient Canaan and Israel: New Perspectives
â€¢ Antisemitism: A Reference Handbook
â€¢ Conservative Christians and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook
â€¢ Cruisers and Battle Cruisers: An Illustrated History of Their Impact
â€¢ Eastern Europe: An Introduction to the People, Lands, and Culture
â€¢ Encyclopedia of World War II: A Political, Social, and Military History
â€¢ Freedom of the Press: Rights and Liberties Under the Law
â€¢ Global AIDS Crisis: A Reference Handbook
â€¢ Handbook of Inca Mythology
â€¢ Holy People of the World: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia
â€¢ Human Evolution: A Guide to the Debates
â€¢ Latino Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook
â€¢ Machine Guns: An Illustrated History of Their Impact
â€¢ Pistols: An Illustrated History of Their Impact
â€¢ Pop Culture Arab World! Media, Arts, and Lifestyle
â€¢ Science in the Ancient World: An Encyclopedia
â€¢ Shamanism: An Encyclopedia of World Beliefs, Practices, and Culture
â€¢ Tanks: An Illustrated History of Their Impact
â€¢ Weapons of Mass Destruction: An Encyclopedia of Worldwide Policy, Technology, and History
â€¢ Women and Science: Social Impact and Interactivism
â€¢ Women in Early America: Struggle, Survival, and Freedom in a New World
â€¢ Poverty: A Reference Handbook
Ebooks are also available in other collections such as Safari Tech Books Online, netLibrary, and the Oxford Reference Premium Online. Search any of these collections as a title search in the the OhioLINK Central Catalog.
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