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Outstanding new collection acquired by Library is a U.S. ‘national treasure’

The United States Capitol, the home of Congress, in the 1840s.

The Library is delighted to announce the acquisition of two prestigious primary sources from Readex which combined provide comprehensive, digitised access to documents on people, issues and events in American history, politics, law and culture since 1817.

Often described as a “national treasure” the United States . . . → Read More: Outstanding new collection acquired by Library is a U.S. ‘national treasure’

Personal experiences from World War 1

The First World War personal experiences is a digital resource for students and researchers of history that brings to life the reality of the First World War for the men and women who experienced it first-hand.  The database includes a wide range of original documents, including diaries, letters, personal narratives, trench journals, scrapbooks, objects, and a wealth of . . . → Read More: Personal experiences from World War 1

Ten thousand new video teaching resources available

Monash teaching staff and students are able to access more than ten thousand new streamed videos during 2014, under a trial with the publisher Alexander Street Press. At the end of the year, items that are heavily used will be purchased by the Library for permanent future access.

These video collections have been chosen in part because they will allow . . . → Read More: Ten thousand new video teaching resources available

Nineteenth-century research now easier

A new online resource is available to assist Monash researchers who are trying to discover which books or other primary source materials were available in the nineteenth century and before the end of the First World War.

The Nineteenth-Century Short title Catalogue (NSTC) aims to define the printed record of the English-speaking world from 1801 and 1919. . . . → Read More: Nineteenth-century research now easier

New Electronic Resources – the Illustrated London News Historical Archive

The Illustrated London News Historical Archive includes its first publication on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003. Full colour reproduction and full-text searchable articles with links to corresponding illustrations make this an interesting browse, even . . . → Read More: New Electronic Resources – the Illustrated London News Historical Archive