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View Resource Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

North America's Great Lakes region has been an important shipping and transportation route for centuries. With the archival resource Historical Collections of the Great Lakes (HCGL), Bowling Green State University Libraries provides access to a number of primary source documents relating to the Great Lakes. Here, interested readers will find databases for Great Lakes vessels, ports, and people,...

View Resource A Liberian Journey

For 64 years, one of the world's largest rubber plantations was operated in Liberia by the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. In 1926, just after Firestone had gained permission for their plantation, the company sent a team of Harvard scientists and medical doctors on a four-month survey of the West African country's interior. A Liberian Journey is a public history resource intended to "inform,...

View Resource MediaNOLA

New Orleans aficionados, visitors, and residents may enjoy MediaNOLA - a digital humanities project directed by Vicki Mayer, Professor of Communication at Tulane University. The centerpiece of MediaNOLA is the interactive map on its homepage, where viewers can narrow the map's results by searching via keyword or by selecting a number of parameters from various cultural history and geography...

View Resource Immigration Since 1840

For researchers, instructors, and others interested in the history of U.S. immigration, the Digital Public Library of America offers this rich collection of digitized resources (including photographs, documents, letters, newspaper clippings, and much more) related to the topic. This collection was curated by Andrea Ledesma and includes dozens of items from heritage and memory institutions,...

View Resource Tracking Cuckoos to Africa... and Back Again

Tracking Cuckoos to Africa... and Back Again is a project by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) dedicated to tracking the migration patterns of cuckoos with the aid of satellite tags. Phil Atkinson, head of International Research at the BTO, notes that the cuckoo population of the United Kingdom has been cut in half over the past twenty-five years. In order to gain more information about why...