European Views of the Americas 1493 – 1750

EBSCO, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, is proud to offer European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750, a free 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

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.

Take a look at this unique historical resource available to the UAA/APU Consortium Library Community today!

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‘Integrating Community Engagement and Service Learning Into Course Syllabi: A Faculty Workshop’- Jan 23

‘Integrating Community Engagement and Service Learning Into Course Syllabi: A Faculty Workshop’

Friday, Jan. 23, 1:30–4 p.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

Are you interested in integrating community engagement and/or service learning into your academic course? More and more as educators we are called to engage the community through our disciplines. UAA has received the Carnegie designation as an engaged university since 2006; we’ve now adopted a course designation process, effective fall 2015. This workshop will address the designation of community engaged and service learning courses and demonstrate how to integrate this high-impact practice into an academic course. Facilitators will share their experiences with community engagement and/or service learning, and serve as an additional resource for those interested in course implementation.

By the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to:

Distinguish the difference between a community engaged course and/or service learning course at UAA;
Implement community engagement and/or service learning into their existing academic course at UAA; and
Revise a syllabus to effectively implement community engagement and/or service learning at UAA.
Each participant will receive a variety of community engagement and/or service learning resources.

Additional note:
Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of a course syllabus of which they would like to integrate community engagement and/or service learning.

Please register here.

For questions, please contact the Center for Community Engagement & Learning (CCEL) at or (907) 786-4062.

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Keesing’s: The Monthly Global News Summary

Whether you want to keep up with current events or you are looking for an historical perspective on past developments, Keesing’s World News Archive is the database to use! Since 1931, its monthly summaries have objectively presented the world’s important political, social, and economic events in each country, for major international organizations, and within selected topics.

Coverage includes elections and changes of government; wars, treaties, appointments, and diplomacy; terrorism and issues of internal security; legislation, budgets, economic developments and international agreements; actions by the UN and other international organizations; natural disasters; environmental issues; and scientific discoveries.

Where else could you easily find the 1958 tally of federal votes for Alaska’s statehood?

Jul 1958 – Alaska becomes the 49th State of the Union.

An Administration Bill making Alaska the 49th State of the Union was signed by President Eisenhower on July 7 after it had been passed by the House of Representatives on May 28 by 208 votes to 166, and by the Senate on June 30 by 64 votes to 20. In signing the Bill, the President expressed his pleasure at the Congressional action but also his regret that no similar action had been taken to admit Hawaii to the Union.

The 208 affirmative votes in the House of Representatives comprised 117 Democrats and 91 Republicans, while the 166 opposing votes comprised 81 Democrats and 85 Republicans.

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