Archive for May, 2017

Full Text of President Trump’s 2018 Budget

His proposed budget, entitled A New Foundation for American Greatness, along with “major savings and reforms” can be found here. Thousands of news reports are already online; The New York Times has an analysis.

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ABC Books

Books developed to allow children to learn their alphabet have existed for years. This site from Princeton –  ABC Books – reproduces fifty-four of these primers, ranging from 1805 to 1987. “Far from simply ‘A is for Apple,’ these rare texts cover a diverse scope of subject matters and approaches such as a ‘fisherman’s’ alphabet from 1823 or a sign-language alphabet from 1974.” Of interest to many disciplines.

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Explaining Primary Sources

The ability to recognize a primary source and exploit it correctly form the basis for the second draft of Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy from the Association of College and Research Libraries and the Society of American Archivists. This text is aimed at all knowledge workers, whether they are teachers, librarians or archivists; a worthwhile annotated bibliography adds to the usefulness of this document.

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Online Primary Sources for American History: Japanese Internment Camp Newspapers

Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers, 1942 to 1946 contains thousands of pages of locally printed newspapers from a variety of internment camps. For example, you can read about the establishment of schools from the June 2, 1942 issue of the Manzanar Free Press or the recruiting efforts for combat volunteers found in various publications. There are multiple ways of searching this unique collection, and it reminds us of what prejudice and fear can do to a country and its peoples.

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Jersey City Ranked Among the Best Places for Millennials to Live

Jersey City has placed 23rd in a list of the top 100 best places for millennials to live as formulated by Niche. The methodology employed is here.

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Who Is Robert Mueller, Special Counsel to the FBI?

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Library Closure on Friday, May 19, 2017

Due to upgrade work, the Library will be closed on Friday, May 19. In addition, there will be no access to the Library’s databases from 6pm, Thursday, May 18 until 6pm, Friday, May 19.  We are regret the inconvenience.

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