|The Wise Guide was designed to offer visitors to loc.gov an introduction to the millions of entertaining, educational and useful materials that the Library of Congress offers on its various Web sites. Articles for the Wise Guide's monthly editions are drawn from materials in the following areas, all of which can be reached through links at www.loc.gov or through the particular URLs cited below:
|More than 7.5 million items drawn from the American historical collections of the Library and other repositories. These items are offered in more than 100 collections, from papers of the U.S. presidents, Civil War photographs and early films of Thomas Edison to papers documenting the women's suffrage and civil rights movements, Jazz Age photographs and the first baseball cards.
|Interpreted presentations of materials from the Library and other institutions. This site offers those who cannot visit the Library in Washington a chance to view major exhibitions online.
|Offers collections from around the world, especially Spain and Latin America, and Russia. Initiatives with other nations are being planned. These online collections complement the international collections of the Library of Congress.
|A web site designed especially for kids. The site encourages kids and their families to learn about history in a fun -- yet educational -- way.
|THE LIBRARY TODAY|
|Introduces viewers to the latest news, events, public programs, exhibitions, policies, etc. of the Library. Offers Cybercasts of Library events, a Calendar of Events, and news releases.
|Information from the U.S. Copyright Office, part of the Library of Congress. Provides details on copyright law, how to copyright an item, copyright records and the latest news in the world of copyright.
|A legislative database. Thomas provides users with the ability to track legislation in the U.S. Congress; see voting records; read the Congressional Record and committee reports; and learn how laws are made.
|RESEARCH CENTERS & LIBRARY CATALOGS|
|The Library has 22 reading rooms, each with a different area of coverage and its own Web pages. The online catalogs allow users to search remotely the collections of the Library.
|ABOUT THE LIBRARY|
|To learn more about the history of the largest library in the world, its mission, finances, frequently asked questions, organizational chart, selected publications, event facilities and doing business with the Library, go to About the Library.
|THE LEARNING PAGE|
|More than 100 American Memory collections specifically for teachers, providing lessons, features, activities, and tips and tricks for using these collections in a classroom.
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