Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/11/2008 - 11:26.
I would like a pictorial history of American society from 1947-1963 to assist with researching media coverage and public perception of John F. Kennedy.
Life magazine is a good source--here's the Searchworks record (Green south stacks, call # 051 .L723). For public opinion resources, check the links on the Databases page, such as IPoll.
Submitted by jrjacobs@stanfo... on Mon, 08/11/2008 - 10:51.
The records in Socrates for certain Congressional hearings say they are in Green Library Federal Documents, but I can’t find them in the Green West Basement. Where are they?
They are probably in SAL-3 and need to be paged. Here is the drill for finding these (the staff at the Information Center in Green can help with this process):
To page them from SAL-3, you must find their Series entry. So:
- If you have a Y4 (Hearing or Print) that gives Green Fed Docs as its location, first make sure it's not on microfiche. (Those are housed in the microfiche drawers just to the left inside the Gov Docs Stacks doors, Bing Wing, first floor.)
- If it isn't in the fiche collection, do a combined Socrates search. Set Format to “Serials,” Library to “SAL-3,” put the committee name in the Author field, and "hearing" or "hearings" in the Everything box.
- Match the call number on the analytic record with the call number on the series. You can then page the item from SAL-3. Many hearings and prints are bound together, so the call number may contain several items.
Here's an example of how to locate a Socrates record listed in Fed Docs, but which is not on microfiche in Green:
- Socrates record (excerpt):
Report number: H.A.S.C. no. 99-2
Organization: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services.
Title: Defense Department authorization and oversight: hearings on H.R. 1872, Department of Defense authorization of appropriations for fiscal year 1986 and oversight of previously authorized programs before the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, first session.
Imprint: Washington : U.S. G.P.O., 1985.
Physical Description: 7 v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note: Distributed to some depository libraries in microfiche.
GREEN CALL NUMBER COPY LOCATION
Y 4.AR 5/2 A:985-86/2/PT.1-7 1 FED-DOCS
- Here's how you'd do a combined search on Socrates:
EVERYTHING box: hearing or hearings
AUTHOR box: armed services
This search yields two series records, one for 1999 and later, one for before 1999, and those numbers in the call number, 985-86, indicate the year: 1985-1986.
- Here's the Socrates record of the correct series:
Title: Hearings before and special reports made by Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on subjects affecting the naval
and military establishments.
Continued by: United States. Congress. House. Committee on National
Security. H.N.S.C. (OCoLC)32612207 (DLC)sn 95020131
Location: STACKS copy 1
Library has: [951-52/56-53 - 993-94/52-59]
SAL3 CALL NUMBER COPY LOCATION
1)Y 4.AR 5/2 A:951-52/26-53 1 STACKS
2)Y 4.AR 5/2 A:951-52/54,56-77 1 STACKS
[Etc. for many, many volumes, until you come to:]
284)Y 4.AR 5/2 A:985-86/2/PT.1 1 STACKS
[And so on, until:]
290)Y 4.AR 5/2 A:985-86/3 1 STACKS
- Then, matching the call number on the "analytic" to the call numbers on the "series," you can page items 284 through 289. For such Committee Series, there will be hundreds of volumes on the record, so note the particular call number carefully.
There are two digital avenues to access Congressional hearings: LexisNexis Congressional and the University of Michigan's library catalog (under the advanced search option, select format = "electronic resources").