To celebrate libraries and the ways you help communities thrive – ProQuest offers free, open access to many popular resources. Access is available from April 12 through April 18, 2010.
History & Genealogy
ProQuest® African American Heritage (try it out | learn more) is a groundbreaking resource that brings together records critical to African American family history research and connects users to a community of research experts.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ – Black Newspapers (try it out | learn more) for eye-witness accounts of history being made, start here. Search and browse continuous runs of the following full-image Historical Newspapers:
* The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)
* Chicago Defender (1910-1975)
* Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005)
* New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)
General Reference & Homework Help
CultureGrams™ (try it out | learn more) explore the world’s cultures with local experts that document the history, customs, government, and daily life in multimedia reports on over 200 countries – from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
eLibrary® (try it out | learn more) this easy to use resource brings together content about in-demand subjects from millions of multimedia-rich, global resources.
SIRS Discoverer® (try it out | learn more) a safe, kid-friendly online research and discovery environment for young researchers from elementary to middle school.
SIRS® Issues Researcher (try it out | learn more) learn the origins, pros and cons, global perspectives and the essential questions under debate for more than 300 of today’s social issues.
Our celebration of National Library Week is rooted in our strong advocacy and support of libraries and librarianship.
“We believe that libraries are vital in helping their communities find and use information, and are essential to supporting student achievement. That belief is at the core of what we do every day. During National Library Week, we’re especially pleased to celebrate the libraries and librarians. And encourage everyone to take advantage of the tremendous public service they provide.”
—Marty Kahn, CEO of ProQuest