A Primary Source for Black History

Newspapers can be powerful agents of social change and newspapers can contain powerful primary sources for historical research. The Chicago Defender is powerful in both these ways, and is a great resource to check out when celebrating Black History Month. Under the direction of its founder, Robert S. Abbott, and his successor, John H. Sengstacke, The Defender brought focus to … Continue reading A Primary Source for Black History

中文: The World’s Most Widely-Spoken Language

How much do you know about Mandarin Chinese, the world’s most widely-spoken language? Oxford Dictionaries‘ infographic (below) offers an overview to the Chinese language family, introducing you to key elements such as the number of native speakers worldwide, where different Chinese-speaking populations are located, the names of the major dialects, and the different types of … Continue reading 中文: The World’s Most Widely-Spoken Language

The Hidden Web

Suppose you have to write a paper for school and you’re ready to start doing your research. The obvious place to start is Google, right? But here’s a question for you: When you use a search engine like Google, Yahoo, or Bing, are you searching the entire web? If not, then, are you at least searching … Continue reading The Hidden Web