There will be a brief period of network downtime on Friday morning between 9am and 10am while the Institute’s firewall is upgraded. This will likely involve a few brief outages of network connectivity over about half an hour, and will affect library PCs, the PCAS machine, and all wifi networks. Apologies for any inconvenience!
We’re delighted that once again thanks to a generous donation, we now have access to another new eresource collection: The War of 1812: Diplomacy on the High Seas.
Part of the Cengage Archives Unbound platform, this collection contains records and papers from the US National Archives and US State Department. The bulk of these date from 1812-1814 and include letters of marque to private vessels engaged in the conflict, passenger lists, passport records, and correspondence relating to prisoners of war.
Happy Fourth of July! As an Independence Day present, we are delighted to announce that thanks to generous donations, the Bodleian Libraries now have access to the following new eresources for American history:
The American Revolution from a British Perspective, 1763-1783
A collection of pamphlets published in Britain between 1763 and 1783 relating to American affairs and providing a British perspective on the American Revolution.
Congressional Hearings, 1824-1979 (ProQuest Congressional)
Includes the full text of published committee hearings from the US Congress from 1824-1979. Published hearings are the official record of committee hearings proceedings held to enable committees to gather opinions and information to help Members make decisions regarding proposed legislation or to help them fulfill their oversight and investigation responsibilities. Official hearings publications may include: written and oral statements of witnesses, transcripts of question-and-answer sessions, reports and other materials submitted for the record, and correspondence and other materials submitted by interested parties.