FAQs Archive

  • newspaper

    How can I quickly find all the articles on House Divided from a specific newspaper?

    Look for “Title,” change “Contains any word” to “Contains,” and enter the newspaper title. (See a screenshot of the correct settings of a search for the New York Times)   As House Divided tries to include at least one document on every day, the project […]

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  • Where can I find Public Domain Civil War Era Music?

    Where can I find Public Domain Civil War Era Music?

    While music is an important part to any documentary, it can be difficult to find free (and legal) music to download. Listed below are a few sites and selected Civil War Era music from their collections. Also check out House Divided’s public domain music and […]

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  • Google Maps

    How can I create maps on Google Maps?

    Google Maps allows users to make their own maps, such as this collection from  House Divided. This FAQ will review the basic steps to create a map on Google Maps. You can always learn more about how to use Google Maps through their user guide. […]

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  • Image Collection

    How can I search House Divided for specific image types?

    Users can search House Divided’s Image Collection by one of the 12  image types. While on the image collection page, look for “Type” and select one of the image types from the drop down menu. Alternatively you can exclude a specific image type from a search. […]

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  • Horace Greeley

    Where can I find Images for Documentaries?

    Images are a critical part of any documentary. Listed below are several sites where you can find images to use in your documentaries. Selected Sites – Images for Documentaries Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog – Visitors can quickly search the entire catalog […]

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  • Cannon

    Does House Divided have any sound effects available? (Updated)

    A key part of any documentary is the audio component. The following files are some of the sound effects from House Divided’s music library. This post provides an overview of other sites where you can download public domain music and sound effects. House Divided’s Music Library […]

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    Does House Divided have any public domain music available?

    A key part of any documentary is the audio component. The following files are part of House Divided’s music library. This post provides an overview of other sites where you can download public domain music.   House Divided’s Music Library Right click on the link […]

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  • John Brown

    Where can I download music for Documentaries?

    While music is an important part to any documentary, it can be difficult to find free (and legal) music to download. Here are a few sites which have public domain music and sounds that you can download for free. Public Domain Music Musopen allows you to […]

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  • video3

    Where can I upload a Video?

    Documentaries can be uploaded and shared from a number of different sites. While YouTube is the most popular, several other options are listed below. Uploading Video   TeacherTubeallows users to upload videos, documents, and photos for free. A FAQ is available here. Vimeo is a video […]

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  • audio

    How can I edit the audio for Documentaries?

    A key part of any documentary is the audio component. While there are lots of free editing programs available , the House Divided project uses the two listed below. If you look for and download other free editing programs, be careful during the installation process to avoid […]

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