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A guide to conducting research and using the resources of the Digital Public Library of America
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Hint: Put in a keyword to get started. Then limit your results by format, owning institution, date, etc. by clicking the tabs on the left.

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What is DPLA?

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is a platform for sharing unique resources amongst the nation's libraries. Most of these resources come from the Special Collections of the contributing institutions, meaning they are unpublished, one-of-a-kind, primary source materials (wondering what primary source is?).

You are welcome to use any and all of these resources, but DO pay attention to the RIGHTS information listed underneath each resource. The rights information will tell you WHAT you can do with the resource.


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Hack DPLA!

DPLA welcomes software developers, creative thinkers, and others to create apps to share data available in DPLA. There are some cool apps in their App Library!

Some of the coolest apps make DPLA resources into games with data, relate the resources to articles you are reading in Wikipedia, and help you view results as just a scrolling screen of images.

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