Eccles Centre Training Session: Researching in the North American Collections at the British Library
When: Friday 11 November, 11.30-15.00
Where: The British Library, Boston Spa (West Yorkshire)
Price: £12 (lunch and a coach pick up from York train station will be provided)
The British Library’s North American collections are the largest outside of the US, and hold huge research potential. For the same reasons, researchers new to the Library may find the experience daunting and not know how to best approach working with the collections. With such vast holdings, even more experienced users are liable to overlook key resources.
This interdisciplinary day will start with an illustrated overview of the Library’s North American collections, including tips on how best to navigate the Library’s catalogues and electronic databases and a digital ‘show & tell’. Participants can then select from a choice of talks on North American newspapers, working with US Federal Government documents, and researching North American literature.
The session is designed for postgraduate students, and third year undergraduates working on a dissertation topic. This is the first time the session will be delivered from the Boston Spa reading rooms, which we hope will make it more accessible to researchers at a geographical remove from St Pancras. Prior reservation of space is necessary, via the Eventbrite link.