08 May 2014

Jamboree - Take a Test Drive in the Tech Zone

One of the special activities at Jamboree is the Tech Zone. "Take a Test Drive in the Tech Zone" is the place for you to try out a number of paid databases - for free. Maybe you've been thinking about paying for a subscription but didn't want to buy it until you tried it. Or maybe a speaker mentioned one of these during a presentation and you want to use it to look up something for yourself.

Thanks to Jay Holladay, SCGS first vice president, Jamboree Committee member and IT team leader, for arranging for these outstanding resources to be available to the paid registrants of Jamboree.

Tech Zone stations are first come, first served. Each user will be limited to 30 minutes. No food or drink is permitted in the Tech Zone. Volunteers will be on duty to assist you in using these valuable resources.

Here is this year's list of free databases, which features an outstanding selection of newspaper databases:

Ancestry Library Edition
American Ancestors (NEHGS)
VitalSearch California

- ProQuest Obituaries
- African American Biographical
- African American Heritage
- Heritage Quest
- ProQuest Historic Map Works
- ProQuest Civil War Era
- Dissertation Abstracts

And just check out this list of ProQuest Historical Newspapers:

- The Arizona Republican-1890-1922
- Atlanta Constitution-1868-1945
- Austin American Statesman-1871-1975
- The Baltimore Sun-1837-1988
- The Boston Globe-1872-1982
- The Chicago Tribune-1849-1990
- The Christian Science Monitor-1908-2000
- Cincinnati Enquirer-1841-1922
- Detroit Free Press-1831-1922
- Hartford Courant-1764-1988
- Indianapolis Star-1903-1922
- Los Angeles Times-1881-1990
- The Louisville Courier-Journal-1830-1922
- Nashville Tennessean-1812-1922
- The New York Times (1851-2010) with Index-(1851-1993)
- New York Tribune / Herald Tribune-1841-1962
- Newsday-1940-1985
- San Francisco Chronicle-1865-1922
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch-1874-1922
- Wall Street Journal-1889-1996
- Washington Post-1877-1997

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