The Library provides access to a fabulous selection of online primary and secondary resources for research on African American history– take a look!
The library has access to several collections of historical newspapers and archival collections that could be just the thing for your summer research needs!
17th & 18th Century Burney Collection of Newspapers, which we have long had on microfilm, is now available online — very exciting. Click here for a list of newspapers included in the collection.
19th Century U.S. Newspapers expands our coverage of news from that era. Click here for a list of newspapers included in the collection.
And NCCO, Nineteenth Century Collections Online, follows in the footsteps of ECCO, with 3 collections released for your research: European Literature 1790-1840: the Corvey Collection; British Politics and Society; and Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange.
Artist's book printed with copper etchings and letterpress by Lindsey Horowitz, '12
Main Floor, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library
May 9 – May 29, 2012
Eighteen printmaking students are exhibiting their handmade artists’ books on the first floor of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library from May 9 – 28, 2012. The books contain original etchings, linocuts, and text within stitched, accordion fold, and flag-bound structures. They feature invented narratives, embellished how-to manuals, an elegant monster bestiary, and a multitude of other original creations. They are the capstone projects of Carrie Scanga’s Printmaking I class, made in collaboration with the renowned Portland book artist, Rebecca Goodale. The books were inspired by artists’ books from the Library’s Special Collections. Also featured in the exhibition are artists’ books by Lindsey Horowitz ‘12, an English major and printmaking teaching assistant.
Looking for a film clip to enhance a presentation?
Check out Films on Demand, a streaming video database of nonfiction films from the BBC, Nova, Frontline, Scientific American, History Channel, and many more high-quality producers. When viewing a video, click on “Embed this Video” for a link to insert into your presentation.
For more music and dance videos, see also Naxos Video Library.
Please see Linking to Online Videos for further help with embedding into your project.
The long-renowned collections of archaeological and cross-cultural studies known as the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) have now been digitized (eHRAF). The Library has access to both the archaeological and cross-cultural databases, eHRAF Archaeology and eHRAF World Cultures.
Find out why the Abkhasians live so long or how moms rule in the Zuni tribe. And who really had the first tattoo?
Caveat: It’s a bit clunky to use, but you are richly rewarded for your efforts!
On your Apple device or through Safari, use ArtStor’s Mobile site to search 1,000,000+ images by keyword, browse the collection, and more.
The Library now provides online access to the mother of all Latin dictionaries, the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae. Still a work in progress, the TLL covers the letters A-M, O and part of P (Not bad for a dictionary that began in 1894!).
Note that we also have online access to the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)).
Bowdoin now has unlimited user access to Oxford University Press’s Social Explorer (we previously had a maximum of 3 simultaneous users). And they have begun adding the 2010 Census data and more. Here’s their press release:
Social Explorer is bringing in the New Year with new data, including 2010 Census Data, making Social Explorer the current and authoritative resource for all US demographic needs.
Social Explorer, an online research tool containing quick and easy access to demographic information from 1790 to the present, updated on a rolling basis, now includes the below data.
- 2010 Census Data – all Summary File 1 data is now available in Social Explorer. This means that users have data for all US states and territories, for all summary levels and all variables. Data from the Census includes information such as age, sex, and race.
- 2010, 2008-2010, and 2006-2010 American Community Survey Data – all new releases of the American Community Survey (ACS) conform to the 2010 Census boundaries and estimates and offer data down to the block group level. The ACS is the replacement of the Census long form, offering data on education, income, immigrations, ethnicity, language disability, home heating fuel, health care coverage, and more.
- Redistricting Data from the 2010 Census – you can explore the PL-94 census file through our maps and reports. Social Explorer’s customized reports present an extract of these 2010 data along with the 2000 figures to give users a side-by-side comparison of change.