When: Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Time: 9:30 AM or 1:30 PM
Where: Library of Congress, Adams Bldg., 2nd and Independence Ave,     SE,  FLICC / FEDLINK Training Room, 2nd Floor, RM 216
Registration: Please e-mail Jim Oliver, [log in to unmask], to register for either session.
The Middle East Series Online is comprised of:

 (Series 1) Arab-Israeli Relations: 1917 - 1970 - With over 200,000 pages of primary source documents that chronicle the politics, wars,
administration and diplomacy surrounding the Palestine Mandate and the Arab-Israeli conflict, this product is an essential research tool for
Middle East scholars. The fully searchable database has been sourced
from the British Foreign Office, Prime Minister's Office and the War
Office amongst others. These critically important government documents from the British government files, now housed at the British National Archives, are now available online in this fully searchable, image-based product.

(Series 2) Iraq: 1914 - 1974 -- British government and diplomatic
documents -- dispatches, monthly and annual reports, minutes, official
correspondence and other primary source documents -- covering the
political and administrative history of the modern state which has
emerged from the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia.  Chosen
substantially from the Foreign Office files in the National Archives,
London, this collection provides essential support to historical
research and education on the Middle East and will also appeal to those
with an interest in economics, politics and peace studies.

 The Times Digital Archive -- With The Times Digital Archive, researchers now have an unparalleled opportunity to search and view the best-known and most cited newspaper in the world online in its original published context. Every complete page of every issue of The Times (London) from 1785 to 1985. Every headline, article and image. Every front page, editorial, birth and death notice, advertisement and classified ad that appeared within the pages of The Times (London) will be easily accessible from what promises to be a complete virtual chronicle of history for this period.
Light snacks and coffee, provided by Thomson Gale, will be served at each session.

See you there!!

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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