How to Navigate the Library of Congress Website . The Basics: Library of Congress Homepage. The Basics: Four ways to get to LOC Homepage. Use URL Address: www.loc.gov 2. Click on LOC Logo: 3. Click on LOC link at top or bottom of page:
Use URL Address: www.loc.gov
2. Click on LOC Logo:
3. Click on LOC link at top or bottom of page:
a. The Library of Congress > American Memory Home
b. The Library of Congress | Legal
4. Use the Back Button/arrow.
Directions: Click on Ask a Librarian to practice each method for returning to homepage below.
Click on Library of Congress Logo:
Click on Library of Congress link: The Library of Congress > Ask a Librarian
Use Back Button/arrow.
Directions: Click on Ask a Librarian tab and then take a few minutes to explore the site to discover the services that the LOC does and does NOT provide.
Hint: Click on a couple of links under General Collections.
a. Basic research assistance
b. Answers about resources unique to LOC
a. Answers to student assignments
b. Answers to contests, puzzles, or games.
c. Prices of old stock certificates, books, etc.
d. Copies of scientific books, etc.
A digital record of American
History and creativity.
Note to Audience: Please follow along with Power point slides and interactive notes for this segment. You do not need to access LOC website at this time.
Original formats include:
Home Tab is for American Memory not LOC!
Browse Tab will take you to page with four ways to search collections in American Memory.
About Tab takes you to page with Mission and History of American Memory.
Help Tab takes you to page that provides tips for how to view items and search for items in the collections. The page also has FAQ.
Complete Application Exercise for LOC’s American Memory:
Go to www.loc.gov and click on American Memory.
Click on Browse tab.
Have fun learning history!
How to locate America’s Story: Find Especially For…section LOC homepage and click on Kids & Families Link.
On Kids and Families page, click on America’s Library link to find America’s Story.
Complete and Share Interactive Notes.
Your guide to keeping up with the LOC!
Millions of items are waiting for you-explore, discover, and be inspired!
Exhibitions to find America’s Story.
In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress
Where to find Thomas on LOC home page: to find America’s Story.
Provides significant primary sources from around the world free of charge
Collecting and preserving stories of wartime service on the front lines and on the home front.
Travel back in time via the LOC’s rich collections
Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress
Maps and facts from happening places around the world
The Library's collection of scores, sheet music, audio, films and more