Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Database Added to BadgerLink - European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

BadgerLink now has access to EBSCO’s European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750.

This new bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750, the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery. The original bibliography was co-developed by John Alden and Dennis Landis, Curator of European Books at The John Carter Brown Library. The John Carter Brown Library, founded in 1846 is a foremost repository of rare books and materials and is a center for advanced research in history and the humanities.

EBSCO has created a detailed FAQ to answer your questions about this fascinating new, free database, available here.

For any questions or concerns, please contact BadgerLink Technical Support at http://dpi.wi.gov/rll/bl_sup.asp.

Kara Ripley, Reference and Instruction Librarian
Department of Public Instruction

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