BookWise for August 31- Featuring resources for history students August 31, 2007Posted by mplibrary in weekly BookWise.
For your spare time:
Librarian Sarah Roy has assembled some excellent lists of enticing reads in the “Good Reads” portion of the BookWise Blog. You’ll find categories such as SciFi/Fantasy, Mystery/Crime, Comics/Graphic Novels, Award Winners, cool magazines, and more
Essential resources for you History students:
What databases and reference sources do history scholars need? Use the History Research guide on the web site to find article indexes such as America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts, primary source materials such as Evans Early American Imprints and American Civil War Letters and Diaries , key reference books, and academic web sites. Some great primary source projects on the web include Documenting the American South and The Making of America, a digital library of books and magazines in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
Thanks to Blake McCaslin and Nicole Gibbs for the new graphics for our blog and bookmarks.
Quotation of the Week:
“Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education.” -Alfred Whitney Griswold. Thanks to Brenda Jaquish for this quotation!