To celebrate National Library Week, Oxford University Press is providing free access to their online resources from April 13th through 19th:
Go here to see the full list (with links) of online resources you can access. A few highlights:
- Oxford English Dictionary
- Oxford Bibliographies Online
- Oxford Reference
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online
- American National Biography Online
- Grove Art Online
- Grove Music Online
- Berg Fashion Library
- Oxford African American Studies Online
- Electronic Enlightenment
Oxford University Press is celebrating National Library Week with free access through April 20th to two of their best online resources:
Both sites can be accessed this week by using the same username and password: libraryweek
See OUP’s post for more information. If your local public library system subscribes to these resources, you may already have free access to them from home through your library website with your library card number and PIN.
Thanks to ResearchBuzz for pointing out a cool new resource: SepiaTown, a site to search, view, and upload historic photographs by location. The site combines the historic images with modified Google Maps, so you can search or browse by location. Click on an image to see the old photograph and view the date and other details about it. The “image info” link brings up more information, such as the name of the photographer, the source of the photograph, and the source URL. The “then/now” link allows you to compare the historic image to the current Google street view of the same location or building. Many of the images have been uploaded from library digital collections and Flickr Commons (a site I blogged about last year).
Today the Library of Congress announced the launch of their new and improved Prints and Photographs Online Catalogue (PPOC), making it easier to browse, search, and share LOC’s 1.25 million digital images, including historic photographs, prints and drawings, posters, cartoons, baseball cards, and architectural drawings. Many of the digital images can be downloaded at no charge in different formats (jpegs and tiffs) and resolutions, and the new share/save tool allows you to save images, searches, or collections and post links to them on social networking sites.
The Prints and Photographs Online Catalogue can be found at http://www.loc.gov/pictures and a descriptive list of the digital collections is here. Go browse!
“Books are Weapons in the War of Ideas”: 1942 WWII poster from the U.S. Government Printing Office.