New database trials: 19th Century US Newspapers & Early American Newspapers, 1620-1922

We have set up trials to two databases of historical American newspapers and are inviting feedback. The databases are 19th Century US Newspapers (Cengage) and Early American Newspapers, 1620-1922 (Readex), and can be accessed via the Latest database acquisitions and trials section on OxLIP. The trials will run until 31st May, so please take advantage of this access and let us know what you think! Please send any feedback to the History Librarian, Isabel Holowaty (

WISER sessions coming up

WISER: Maps and mapping – online resources and digital mapping
Wednesday, 7th May 2008 (week 3), 12.30 – 1.30, OUCS, Banbury Road.
Many areas of research use spatial data and digital mapping is an ideal way to present it. This presentation will cover both web based resources (online map collections etc.) and the digital mapping facilities available in the Bodleian.
Nigel James.
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WISER: Digitizing the Bodleian John Johnson collection
Friday, 9th May 2008 (week 3), 12.30 – 1.30, OUCS, Banbury Road.
This collection includes rare primary source materials and evidence of our cultural, social, industrial, and technological histories. It is particularly valuable to anyone interested in the everyday lives of ordinary citizens. For more information see Michael Popham and David Tomkins.
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