This session will take a different approach. Using history as a topic, we will explore various databases from multiple vendors for U.S., World, and Wyoming history.
- Select History Reference Center.
- Scroll to Timeline. Notice that there are U.S. and world events. Choose one and click on search. Look at the key players of that time.
- Use the More tab at the top and go into the Video/Image file. Search: Roosevelt or Nixon, baseball, or volcano.
- Compare History Reference Center and U.S. History in Context.
- Select 19th Century U. S. Newspapers. Search: cookery + entire article. Check out the fun variety of results. Go to pg. 2. Select an article and then select it in PDF portrait to see the entire newspaper page.
- Open the Wyoming Newspaper Project. What was going on in Cody in 1901? (Hint: click on Browse by County and then click on Search).
- Click on the picture of the antelope. Click on Browse by City. Take a look at the towns-are there some new to you? Select one and explore their newspaper.
- Open the Wyoming Place Names Wiki. Search your county or community. Are there folks in your community who would be good sources of stories for this database?
- Search: Point of Rocks (select Sweetwater County). Notice History and Stories below the name entry.
- Select features on the right-hand menu and check out a few. For example: Trails, Post Offices or Bars (no, not that kind of bar!)
- Select World History in Context. Search for images of Pablo Picasso’s paintings. Go into Events, Periods & Cultural Trends. Select a topic and look at the topic/portal page. Scroll to the magazines (don’t forget View All).
- Select 18th Century Collections Online.
- Search: cookery. Limit results to Medicine and Science (either on search page, or on the left on your results page).
- Browse through Chronology or Contextual Essays.
- Click on Key Documents and select a subject area. Choose one of the bibliographic citations.
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