May the Fourth Be With You…Using Magazine Archives in Research

Posted May 4, 2017 in Content

Tags: Archives | EBSCO |

Academic research can be enhanced with magazine archives including Time, Life, People and others. The cultural influence of certain historical phenomena can be researched using the articles from snapshots of time as primary source documents chronicling an era. Read on to see how the phenomena of "Star Wars" and its lasting influence can be researched in Time magazine articles from 1977. Read More »

The Original Land to Table Foodie Movement: Thanksgivings Before the Puritans Arrived

Posted November 21, 2016 in Content

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When the Pilgrims arrived in the New World, they received significant support from the local indigenous tribes, particularly the Wampanoag tribe. Sherry Pocknett, member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe and Executive Chef at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, shares some details of the thanksgivings that took place before colonists arrived. Read More »

Taking the Mystery Out of Writing Mysteries

Posted October 31, 2016 in Insights & Research

Tags: Archives | Library |

Amy M. Reade, the USA Today best-selling author of such mysteries as House of the Hanging Jade and The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor, is known for her vivid descriptions and fascinating locations. See how research in libraries and historical archives has affected her writing, and some of her tips for authors in using them effectively. Read More »

Fashion Week, 1817: Fashion in the Time of Frankenstein

Posted June 1, 2016 in Content

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When we think of "goth" culture today, we think of pale, black-wearing, emotional teens. However, it was in the early 1800's that the darkness of the Gothic aesthetic in literature grew in popularity. Books such as Frankenstein sparked a love of Gothic literature and fashion that continues to this day. The EBSCO Digital Archives team looks at the influence of Frankenstein on fashion through the fashion plates featured in the popular periodicals of the 1800s. Read More »

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