FAQs Archive

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    How can I create Documentaries?

    Documentaries can be a great multimedia project on a variety of subjects. There are a number of free programs available that make it relatively easy to put a video together, several of which are listed below. House Divided has created several documentaries that are online at […]

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    How Can I Use Internet Text Archives (Internet Archive)?

    The Texts section of the Internet Archive is a great resource for primary sources as they provide free access to books in the public domain that would not be in most library collections. This non-profit organization has partnered with a number of institutions, including Duke […]

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    How Can I Use Internet Text Archives (Google Books)?

    Google Books is a great resource for primary sources as they provide free access to books in the public domain that would not be in most library collections. Google has partnered with a number of university libraries, including Columbia, Harvard, and Oxford, to scan books […]

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    What are Clippings in Nineteenth-Century Newspapers?

    Few Nineteenth Century newspaper editors, particularly in the decades before the Civil War, had the resources to hire lots of reporters to cover stories in their own cities or other states. While newspapers included editorials and reports written by their own staff in every issue, […]

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    Any Suggestions for Reading Nineteenth-Century Newspapers?

    Today the New York Times states that “[their] goal is to cover the news impartially and to treat readers, news sources, advertisers and all parts of our society fairly and openly.” Newspapers in the 19th Century, however, had far different objectives. As one reads newspaper articles posted […]

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    Are larger versions of Images available on House Divided?

    Are larger versions of Images available on House Divided? Most images in House Divided’s collection have larger versions available. To check if a larger version exists, go to an image record and scroll to the bottom of the page. Look for the word “Original” and click on […]

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    How can I find all of the Zoomify Images on House Divided?

    How can I find all of the Zoomify Images on House Divided?Zoomify is a software program that allows online users to pan and zoom digital images. House Divided currently has over 160 free zoomable images in our Image Collection. These include zoomable photographs, city and state […]

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    I found a mistake on House Divided. Who should I contact?

    From June 2008 until April 2011, we plan to label our work for the House Divided website as a Draft Edition. This means that you should use with this site some caution and plenty of patience because what you see is a work in progress. […]

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