Archive | June 2012

The American Civil War Homepage

The American Civil War Homepage gathers together in one place hypertext links to the most useful identified electronic files about the American Civil War (1861-1865). The page opens a gateway to the Internet’s multi-formatted resources about what is arguably the seminal event in American history. “–From the websites.  This site is the winner of numerous awards and honors.


“The Ad*Access Project, funded by the Duke Endowment “Library 2000″ Fund, presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II …”–From the website.

Battle for the Internet

Interesting series of articles on the future of the Internet.

Older Adults and the Internet

From the website:  “As of April 2012, 53% of American adults age 65 and older use the internet or email. Though these adults are still less likely than all other age groups to use the internet, the latest data represent the first time that half of seniors are going online. After several years of very little growth among this group, these gains are significant. ”  This is from the Pew Internet Report.

Queen Victoria’s Journals

The private records of Queen Victoria have been digitized and made available to the public on this website.