2. The Public Library of Science has been sharing full-text open access scientific and medical articles since 2001...
3. The First Days Project collects and shares stories of immigrants and refugees from when they first came to the United States. Consider adding your story if you moved here from another country!
4. The OED is turning 90, and we are the ones getting a present! We have been granted a full year of access to the Oxford English Dictionary, for free! Click here to get our login details.
5. You’ve heard of mail being delivered late, but not THIS late! “The Prize Papers” is a recently-discovered and publicized “archive of 160,000 undelivered personal letters from all over the world, seized from ships captured during Britain’s naval wars over three centuries, and are to be digitized in a project offering an intimate glimpse into people’s lives.” Read all about the project here. Talk about primary sources!
6. JSTOR helps you teach your students about the fine points of researching with their “Research Basics” curriculum.
7. Sign up today for the Academy of American Poets’ “Teach this Poem”, the winner of the 2018 Innovations in Reading Prize given by the National Book Foundation.
8. Please note I have updated the following pages on the Library website with more resources: Chemistry, Literature, and Watch, Listen & Learn!
9. Download free e-books and textbooks from Bookboon!
10. Just a few of the websites that the AASL chose as the best of the best this year: All Sides for Schools, Biointeractive, EarSketch, edWeb, The Global Goals, Loom (Chrome extension), NewseumEd, PencilCode, Science Friday, Stanford History Education Group, and Time.Graphics.
11. UC Berkeley’s Bancroft Library has just created and shared their new digital archive: The Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement.
12. The European Planetary Science Congress has just released a catalog of over 2,200 planetary maps produced worldwide from between 1600 and 2018.
13. The Library of Congress has expanded its reach! They now house a collection called the National Screening Room that “showcases the riches of the Library’s vast moving image collection, designed to make otherwise unavailable movies, both copyrighted and in the public domain, freely accessible to the viewers worldwide.”
14. Open Sources continue to be our new currency! Search for them here, via a new portal created by the SUNY Geneseo Library.
15. This has nothing to do with books, but has everything to do with what books are made of! Did you know that all of NYC’s trees are mapped, and that you can get all kinds of info about each one of those 678,619 trees?
16. The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has created Open Bookshelf, “a digital library collection of popular books free to download, formatted for modern devices, and handpicked by a Curation Corps of librarians from across the US.”
17. Humanities & ELA teachers: Last month the Library of Congress launched DBQuest and Case Maker, two new web and mobile apps that join a suite of digital resources introduced back in 2016. These new interactive opportunities for middle and high school students will engage learners in interactive civics, asking them to weigh evidence and build arguments.