Saturday, November 22, 2008

APA Style Guide to Electronic Reference

The APA Style Guide to Electronic References is now available on the Library Web site via the Databases (A-Z) page and the Find Articles & More > Reference Sources page, it is also available under Citing Sources. The Guide (an e-book in pdf format) updates and expands upon the Electronic Resources section of the Publication Manual of the APA (5th ed.)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Slavery & Abolition in the US: Select Publications of the 1800s

Slavery and Abolition in the US: Select Publications of the 1800s is a digital collection of books and pamphlets that demonstrate the varying ideas and beliefs about slavery in the United States as expressed by Americans throughout the nineteenth century. The works in this collection reflect arguments on both sides of the slavery debate and include first person narratives, legal proceedings and decisions, anti-slavery tracts, religious sermons, and early secondary works. The publications are all drawn from the holdings of the Millersville University Library and the Dickinson College Library, as well as each of their respective Special Collections Departments. The collection includes more than 15,000 individual pages of printed text and corresponding searchable transcriptions. This online resource is made freely available to the public, and we hope that providing these rare and important research materials will enhance teaching and learning, at all levels of instruction, about this complex issue.

The collection is located at