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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:

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How to navigate the library of congress website
How to Navigate the Library of Congress Website



The basics four ways to get to loc 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:

a.The Library of Congress > American Memory Home

b.The Library of Congress | Legal

4. Use the Back Button/arrow.



Let s practice
Let’s Practice! Congress:

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.


Using ask a librarian resource
Using “Ask a Librarian” Resource Congress:

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.


Ask a librarian
“Ask a Librarian” Congress:

  • 1. What services does the LOC provide?

  • 2. What services does the LOC NOT provide?

  • 3. What are the four ways you can contact the LOC?

  • 4. When can you expect an email reply?


Ask a librarian1
“Ask a Librarian” Congress:

  • 1. What services does the LOC provide?

    a.Basic research assistance

    b.Answers about resources unique to LOC


Ask a librarian2
“Ask a Librarian” Congress:

  • 2. What services does the LOC

    NOT provide?

    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.


American memory
American Memory Congress:

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.



About american memory
About American Memory Congress:

  • Comprised of more than 9 million items that document U.S. history and culture.

  • Organized into more than 100 thematic collections based on their original format, subject matter, or who first created, assembled, or donated them to library.


About american memory1
About American Memory Congress:

Original formats include:

  • Manuscripts

  • Prints

  • Photographs

  • Posters

  • Maps

  • Sound Recordings

  • Motion Pictures

  • Books

  • Pamphlets

  • Sheet Music


Helpful tips for navigating american memory
Helpful Tips for Navigating American Memory Congress:

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.



It s time to browse
It’s time to Browse! Congress:

Complete Application Exercise for LOC’s American Memory:

Go to www.loc.gov and click on American Memory.

Click on Browse tab.

Begin exercise.


America s story
America’s Story Congress:

Have fun learning history!


How to navigate the library of congress website

How to locate America’s Story: Find Especially For…section LOC homepage and click on Kids & Families Link.



About america s story
About America’s Story to find America’s Story.

  • Purpose: to help students have fun with history while learning at the same time.

  • The site was designed especially with young people in mind, but there are great stories for people of all ages, and the LOC hopes children and their families will want to explore this site together.


Exploring america s story
Exploring America’s Story to find America’s Story.

Complete and Share Interactive Notes.


The wise guide
The Wise Guide to find America’s Story.

Your guide to keeping up with the LOC!


Purpose of the wise guide
Purpose of the Wise Guide to find America’s Story.

  • To introduce people to the many fascinating, educational and useful resources available from the LOC.

  • Organized as a monthly online magazine that offers links to the best of the Library's online materials. Each of these "articles" is based on items contained in a collection, database, reading room or other area of the Library's online offerings.


How to find wise guide gov
How to find Wise to find America’s Story.Guide.gov

  • Scroll down to bottom of Loc.gov homepage and look for it in Explore and Discover section.


How to find wise guide gov1
How to find to find America’s Story.Wise Guide.gov

  • From loc.gov go to Students and Families page.

  • Scroll all the way to the bottom of page where you will see:


Exhibitions
Exhibitions to find America’s Story.

Millions of items are waiting for you-explore, discover, and be inspired!


Definition purpose of exhibitions
Definition/Purpose of Exhibitions to find America’s Story.

  • Online exhibits that highlight a specific theme or topic.

  • Allow you and your students to take a virtual tour of the treasures housed at the LOC without having to leave your classroom!


Four main themes
Four Main Themes: to find America’s Story.

  • Presentation of great libraries and written traditions.

  • Exploration of America’s past and character.

  • Examination of world cultures and history.

  • Celebration of events, individuals, and works that shaped the 20th century and beyond.


How to navigate the library of congress website

Exhibitions to find America’s Story.


How find exhibitions
How find Exhibitions: to find America’s Story.

  • Hard to find! Scroll to bottom of LOC home page and look for:


Thomas
Thomas to find America’s Story.

In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress


Purpose
Purpose to find America’s Story.

  • Contains information on current and past legislation and current activity on the House and Senate floors.

  • Makes federal legislative information freely available.

  • Can search by word/phrase, bill number, or by specific legislator.


How to navigate the library of congress website

Search features to find America’s Story.

www.loc.gov


How to navigate the library of congress website

Where to find Thomas on LOC home page: to find America’s Story.


How to navigate the library of congress website

Search features to find America’s Story.

www.loc.gov


World digital library
World Digital Library to find America’s Story.

Provides significant primary sources from around the world free of charge


What is it
What is it? to find America’s Story.

  • Cooperative project of LOC, UNESCO, and partner libraries, archives, and educational and cultural institutions from U.S. and around the world.

  • The project brings together on a single website rare and unique documents-books, journals, manuscripts, maps, prints, etc. that tell the story of the world’s cultures.


Purpose of world digital library
Purpose of World Digital Library to find America’s Story.

  • To make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.

  • To promote international and intercultural understanding.

  • To expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet.

  • To provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences.


How to find wdl on loc homepage
How to find WDL on LOC Homepage to find America’s Story.

  • Located in Resources and Programs column on right side of the page.


How to search on wdl site
How to search on WDL site: to find America’s Story.

  • Can search by Place, Time, Topic, Type of Item, and Institution.

  • Click on number next to an area of the world to begin exploring.


Time to explore kids families some more
Time to Explore to find America’s Story.Kids & Families some more!


Veteran s history project
Veteran’s History Project to find America’s Story.

Collecting and preserving stories of wartime service on the front lines and on the home front.


Purpose1
Purpose: to find America’s Story.

  • To collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

  • Tip: click on Search the Veterans Collections to narrow search. Great search tool!


Today in history
Today in History to find America’s Story.

Travel back in time via the LOC’s rich collections


Everyday mysteries
Everyday Mysteries to find America’s Story.

Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress


Places in the news
Places in the News to find America’s Story.

Maps and facts from happening places around the world


Extra check out maps collection
Extra: Check out Maps Collection! to find America’s Story.


Music theater dance
Music, Theater, & Dance to find America’s Story.

The Library's collection of scores, sheet music, audio, films and more


Check out patriotic melodies
Check out Patriotic Melodies! to find America’s Story.


Darla mallein dmallein@emporia edu amanda schaefer aschaef3@emporia edu
Darla to find America’s Story.Malleindmallein@emporia.eduAmanda Schaeferaschaef3@emporia.edu


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