Women Working, 1870 – 1930

Women Working, 1870 – 1930 provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard’s library and museum collections. This collection explores women’s roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression. Working conditions, conditions in the home, costs of living, recreation, health and hygiene, conduct of life, policies and regulations governing the workplace, and social issues are all well documented. The collection currently contains 2,317 books and pamphlets, 1,000 photographs, and 5,000 pages from manuscript collections.

Asia Quake Disaster

Asia Quake Disaster: News, background, videos, analysis, eyewitness accounts, death tolls, survivors’ accounts, and more about the Southeast Asia earthquake and tsunami of December 2004. Includes information on individual countries with links to related news, message boards, and video clips. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). (foud via LII.org)

The Hajj Ending in Eid-ul-Adha

The Hajj Ending in Eid-ul-Adha: Background information about “Eid-ul-Adha (‘Celebration of Sacrifice’), also known as the Greater Eid, [which] is the second most important festival in the Muslim calendar. It marks the end of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Makkah (Mecca).” Includesclassroom activities and related links about the holiday, which is celebrated in January. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). (found via LII.org)

Citizen King

Citizen King: Companion site to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) American Experience program about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that “explores the last five years in King’s life by drawing on the personal recollections and eyewitness accounts of friends, movement
associates, journalists, law enforcement officers, and historians, to illuminate this little-known chapter in the story of America’s most important and influential moral leader.” Includes interview, an opinion poll, links to timelines, maps, and a teacher’s guide. (from LII.org)

New Library Database: CQ Researcher

The library has added CQ Researcher to its database holdings.

From the CQ Researcher About section: “Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, The CQ Researcher is the choice of researchers seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Published in print and online 44 times a year, the single-themed CQ Researcher report offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

Each 12,000-word CQ Researcher report is a unique work, investigated and written by a seasoned journalist. It can be read in its entirety or by section, which include a background and chronology; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.

Published by CQ Press, a division of Congressional Quarterly Inc., The CQ Researcher is used by librarians and researchers at thousands of university, public, and school libraries as well as by many leading media organizations.The CQ Researcher was recipient of the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Journalism Excellence in 1999 for a 10-part series on health care and the American Bar Association’s 2002 Silver Gavel Award for a nine-part series on liberty and justice issues.”