Note: Your favorite library probably has access to Ex Libris Primo or a similar system.
These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…
Reference work A reference work is a compendium of information, usually of a specific type, compiled in a book for ease of reference.Reference work. — Wikipedia
Ready reference are reference materials used in answering reference questions that can be answered by a reference librarian in one or two minutes by providing a fact or piece of information found in a single source shelved for convenience in a separate location near the reference desk rather than in the reference stacks Reference work. — Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science
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Latest News: 'The Slowdown' Launches on Public...
on January 17, 2019 at 1:35 pm
A new radio edition of the celebrated poetry podcast “The Slowdown,” hosted by U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, is now available to public radio listeners in several regions across the country. Click here for more information. […]
Latest News: Rare Muslim American Slave Narrative...
on January 15, 2019 at 7:26 pm
The Library of Congress has acquired and made available online the Omar Ibn Said Collection, which includes the only known surviving slave narrative written in Arabic in the United States. In 1831, Omar Ibn Said, a wealthy and highly educated man who was captured in West Africa and brought to the United States as a slave, wrote a 15-page autobiography describing his experiences. Read more about the extraordinary Omar Ibn Said Collection. &nbs […]
Library Explores America's Change Makers
on January 10, 2019 at 8:53 pm
The Library of Congress will launch a yearlong initiative in 2019 inviting visitors to Explore America’s Change Makers with a series of exhibitions, events and programs. Major exhibitions drawing from the Library’s collections will be focused on important figures in women’s history and the fight for suffrage, Rosa Parks’ groundbreaking role in the civil rights movement and artists’ responses to major issues of the day. Click here for more information. […]
Latest News: Apply for 2019 Literacy Awards
on January 9, 2019 at 3:05 pm
Applications will be accepted for the 2019 Library of Congress Literacy Awards beginning Jan. 14, and the deadline for applications is March 8. The Literacy Awards, which were created by the Library of Congress and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, were first conferred in 2013 to honor and support organizations working to promote literacy both in the United States and abroad. Click here for more information. […]
Still Time for Last-Minute Giving
on December 31, 2018 at 1:15 pm
The Library’s resolution for 2019 is to offer more opportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasures and programs. Make your gift before we close the books on 2018! Your gift supports FREE exhibitions, events, programs, and activities that connect millions of people across the nation and around the world with our unique collections, experts, and services. The Library of Congress is your library, your gateway to understanding the world. There is so much to […]