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Please join Thomson Gale for a Fedlink Demo / Training showcasing their latest Gale Digital Collections database, 19th Century US Newspapers,  and then try it out for yourself...absolutely free! 

Time: Thursday, November 16, 2006. Two sessions from which to choose:
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Or 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Place: FEDLINK Training Room, Library of Congress, Adams Bldg. Room 216
Registration: Please reply to [log in to unmask] to register for either session.

Historical newspapers are a key source of information on national as
well as local affairs, events and people. They offer incomparable
insight into all areas of life, often capturing the political and
philosophical viewpoints of the time. These resources provide countless
opportunities for researchers and scholars at any level and are
essential for an accurate understanding of the vitality and diversity of
life in any given time period -- especially important for genealogical
research. This compelling and comprehensive new database provides access to approximately 1.7 million pages of primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from nearly 500 newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. 
The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life among other subjects.

Thanks.
Jim
James W. Oliver
FEDLINK Vendor Services Coordinator
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4935
V-(202)707-4960, F-(202)707-4955
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http://www.loc.gov/flicc