7 Primary Source Documents to Read this Thanksgiving

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In the article “Thanksgiving — Our American Festival” from the November 1895 issue of American Kitchen Magazine you can get tips on how to prepare the day before Thanksgiving, instructions for cooking dinner, and even includes some recipes and dish suggestions.     If you’re in the mood for some fiction you can read the harrowing short story “Muriel’s … Read more…

China from Empire to Republic is a “Preferred Tool”

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Provide researchers with unique, firsthand accounts of the cultural interactions and conflicts that gave rise to today’s modern China with China from Empire to Republic:  Missionary, Sinology and Literary Periodicals 1817-1949 Archive. These periodicals illuminate the thoughts of Chinese intellectuals and Westerners, mainly missionaries, about China – and, more importantly, their efforts to understand and study Chinese history, culture, language, and literature.

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Earn An Accredited High School Diploma At The Library

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Originally posted on NorthEscambia.com, November 10, 2016 Escambia County residents have a new opportunity to earn their high school diploma through Career Online High School at West Florida Public Libraries. Career Online High School, a program brought to public libraries by Gale, A Cengage Company and the state of Florida, offers an accredited high school diploma and … Read more…

Philosophy: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies “Inspires Curiosity”

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Looking to support researchers’ knowledge in philosophy? Philosophy: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies, a valuable primer in the study of philosophy, provides the philosophical information students need. By employing literature, film, art, history, and other disciplines, the twenty-seven thematic chapters identify areas of critical thought and practice in the philosophical study.

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Librarianship and Democracy: Creating an Informed Citizenry – Information Space

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Democracy is one of the core values of the American Library Association[1], and, as such, is one of the major values that underlies the contemporary practice of librarianship. I have had issues with democracy being included as one of the core values of the library profession. Not because I don’t believe or support democracy—I do. … Read more…

Literary Reflections on Thanksgiving

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Readers who seek insight into the meaning of Thanksgiving can find a generous serving of literary criticism on the topic in the digital pages of Literature Criticism Online. Perhaps unsurprisingly, authors have found in the holiday a fruitful setting for explorations of family dysfunction and ruminations on the American national character. 

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In Secret Kept, In Silence Sealed: revealing the hidden texts in Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library

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By: Elinor Hawkes As an archivist, I firmly believe that preservation and access are two sides of the same coin; one cannot happen without the other. This is particularly true during digitization projects, and on collections such as Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library where a large body of material is being made … Read more…

The “Excellent Content” of British Library Newspapers, Part V

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Sourced from the extensive holdings of the British Library, British Library Newspapers delivers a wide range of irreplaceable local and regional voices to reflect the social, political, and cultural events of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. These newspapers, emerging during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as a crucial channel of information in towns and major cities, provide researchers with a unique, first-hand perspective on history. Support researchers with “excellent content” on United Kingdom history with more than 750,000 pages from 36 newspapers from 1746-1950.

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Energy: In Context: “Useful Across the Curriculum”

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Provide middle school students with more on a subject that impacts lives and economies across the globe: energy! Energy: In Context fosters the understanding of energy science, while also exploring the social, political, economic, and cultural factors that impact how we find, use, store, and waste energy. With 50 primary source documents, along with 270 color images, illustrations, and other graphics, Energy: In Context will be your one-stop source for all things energy.

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Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the Man Who Brought China from Empire to Republic

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By Yang Liping Sun Yat-sen (孫逸仙aka. 孫中山 or 孫文; 1866–1925) is a Chinese revolutionary and the leader of a series of armed uprisings that led to the downfall of China’s last imperial dynasty (Qing) in 1911 and the founding of the Republic of China in 1912.   November 12 this year marks his 150th birthday. A … Read more…