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New research database:  The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries knits together more than 1,000 sources of diaries, letters, and memoirs to provide fast access to thousands of views on almost every aspect of the war, including what was happening at home. The writings of politicians, generals, slaves, landowners, farmers, seaman, wives, and even spies are included. The letters and diaries are by the famous and the unknown, giving not only both the Northern and Southern perspectives, but those of foreign observers also. The materials originate from all regions of the country and are from people who played a variety of roles. The collection includes approximately 100,000 pages of published memoirs, letters and diaries from individuals plus 4,000 pages of previously unpublished materials. Drawn from more than 1,000 sources, the collection provides in-depth coverage of all aspects of the war. More than 1,000 biographies will enhance the use of the database. Contact Trina Brown, Librarian at the National Museum of American History Library, at BrownKM@si.edu with questions and comments about this resource.

New research database:  North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories provides a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada. Our goal is to include more than 100,000 pages of personal narratives including letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories, providing a rich source for scholars in a wide range of disciplines. Much of the material is previously unpublished. Several thousand pages of Ellis Island Oral History interviews, indexed and searchable for the first time, are included. The materials begin around 1840 and extend to the present, focusing heavily on the period from 1920 to 1980. People from many countries are represented, including more recent waves of immigrants from Latin America and Asia. Contact Trina Brown, Librarian at the National Museum of American History Library, at BrownKM@si.edu with questions and comments about this resource.

New research database:  North American Women's Letters and Diaries
North American Women's Letters and Diaries is the largest collection of women's diaries and correspondence ever assembled. Spanning more than 300 years, it brings the personal experiences of some 1,325 women to researchers, students, and general readers. The collection includes some 150,000 pages of published letters and diaries from individuals writing from Colonial times to 1950, including more than 6,000 pages of previously unpublished materials. Drawn from more than 600 sources, including journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings, much of the material is in copyright. Represented are all age groups and life stages, all ethnicities, many geographical regions, the famous and the not so famous. It includes some 300 biographies to enhance the use of the database. Contact Trina Brown, Librarian at the National Museum of American History Library, at BrownKM@si.edu with questions and comments about this resource.

New eBook collection:  Museum & Heritage Studies
This collection of 220+ eBooks is a rich resource offering a comprehensive overview of the field of museum and heritage studies. It covers topics such as Conservation, Security, History and Archaeology, Media, and Security and Culture. These eBooks are findable by searching in OneSearch or the Smithsonian Libraries catalog SIRIS, or you can browse available titles in the collection. You can download a PDF copy of an eBook and transfer it to any device, including a tablet or eReader. Contact your branch librarian or AskaLibrarian@si.edu with any questions.

New eBook collection:  VETnetBASE
VETnetBASE offers convenient access to over 120 authoritative eBooks. Topics range from anatomy, radiology, and cardiovascular disease to dermatology, urological disorders, wildlife medicine and beyond. These eBooks are findable by searching in OneSearch or the Smithsonian Libraries catalog SIRIS, or you can browse available titles in the collection. You can download a PDF copy of individual chapters and transfer them to any device, including a tablet or eReader. Contact your branch librarian or AskaLibrarian@si.edu with any questions.

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