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University of Iowa News Release

Aug. 20, 2004

UI Libraries Offers Historical Research Seminars

The University of Iowa Libraries will offer three seminars on conducting historical research during the upcoming fall semester. The seminars are open to all researchers, particularly those with an interest in primary historical sources.

--"Tools for Accessing Primary Historical Sources." Sept. 10, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Information Arcade classroom, Main Library. Focuses on tools for identifying and locating distant or local primary sources of particular interest to the researcher, mostly in paper or microformat.

--"Electronic Resources for Historical Research." Oct. 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Information Arcade classroom, Main Library. Offers an overview of all electronic resources, with an emphasis on web-accessible, full-text primary sources.

--"Historical Collections in the Iowa City Area." Nov. 12, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Second Floor Conference Room, Main Library. Introduces the wealth of materials available at the University of Iowa Libraries, the State Historical Society of Iowa in Iowa City, and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch.

All seminars are free, but registration is required. Registration forms are available by calling Marsha Forys at 319-335-5301, via email at Forms can also be downloaded from the Internet at

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