Submitted by email@example.com on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 14:56.
Finding particular volumes of the Congressional Serial Set can be confusing. What are my options for access?
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 14:31.
Where can I find speeches given by Rosalynn Carter and Nancy Reagan while they were First Ladies?
This Guide to Finding Speeches lists many resources at Stanford. Additional possibilities include National First Ladies' Library, Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, and Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library.
For books on Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Reagan's years as First Ladies, try a Searchworks search by "Carter, Rosalynn," "Reagan, Nancy," or "First Ladies United States." You can narrow the search by adding in other keywords. Finally, since Mrs. Carter advocated for mental health and Mrs. Reagan called for the nation to “just say no” to illegal drug use, you might want to search these causes separately to find more interviews and speeches.
Submitted by email@example.com on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 13:20.
I am looking for documents about the CIA's plot to poison Fidel Castro by putting thallium salts into his shoes. The plot is included in declassified CIA documents that I think Stanford might have in microfiche form.
The best place to start is the Digital National Security Archive. You'll find many documents on this topic under Catro Assassination Plots and Operation Mongoose. It's difficult to find a specific document without reading it, because the materials are not full text searchable. Stanford has the archive in microfiche format. Finally, you might look at the CIA Inspector General's 1967 Report on Plots to Assassinate Fidel Castro.
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 13:08.
I am writing a paper on the female image in the U.S. during World War II (especially propaganda). I was wondering which databases would be useful.
Useful databases include America History and Life, Women's Resource International, and Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000. In Searchworks, search for subject terms such as World War, women, and propaganda. When you find relevant books, look at the Library of Congress (LC) subject headings, and click on them for related sources. Additionally, Stanford's Hoover Library has a collection of war posters. Some websites have digitized posters as well (e.g., Recruiting Posters for Women from World War II and Women Veterans Historical Collection).