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Peter Parley Explains the Moon to Children, Part 1

Today’s guest post is by Jacqueline Coleburn and Anthony Mullan. Jackie is a rare book cataloger at the Library of Congress and is cataloging the Library’s rare children’s books.  Peter Parley books are a particular interest of hers. These books, which were very popular in the 1830s, 40s, and 50s, offer insight into the evolution […]

In Search of Unicorns?

This post was written by Business Reference librarian Natalie Burclaff. In the business world, unicorns are private startups valued at over one billion dollars. However, if you search for books with the subject of unicorns in our collections, you’re more likely to find titles like Unicorns: The Myths, Legends and Lore or Unicorns and Other […]

Thoreau’s View of the Railroad: Thoreau, the Railroad, and the Cost of Industrialization

Today’s guest post is by Michael Sconzo, an intern from the University of Virginia in the Science, Technology, and Business Division.  It is part 2 of his post on THOREAU’S VIEW OF THE RAILROAD.  Using inspiration and access to the extensive collections of the Library of Congress, Michael was asked to write blog posts on […]

Thoreau’s View of the Railroad

Today’s guest post is by Michael Sconzo, an intern from the University of Virginia in the Science, Technology, and Business Division.  Using inspiration and access to the extensive collections of the Library Congress, Michael was asked to write blog posts on the theme of transportation.  After reflection, he chose to write on the impact of […]

Are you Researching Companies? Industries? M&A Transactions?

We wanted to do a series of short posts about happenings on the Business Reference web page, specifically about our research guides. First, I wanted to mention that we recently published a new guide LGBTQ+ Resources in Business and the Workplace that includes materials on the issues that affect the economic circumstances of the LGBTQ+ […]

Cosmic Explosions and Cosmic Accelerators: NASA Lecture with Dr. Regina Caputo on August 8

This post was authored by Stephanie Marcus, Science Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. In the past, our understanding of the universe came from studying visible light. Over the last 90 years, astronomers have extended this view to other forms of light, from radio waves to gamma rays. However, light isn’t the […]

America’s Compounding Debt: The Freedman’s Bank

This post was authored by Lynn Weinstein, Business Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. In 1865, the American Civil War ended and the Reconstruction era began. On March 3rd of that year, an act to incorporate the first black savings bank, Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company (The Freedman’s Bank), was approved. The […]