Visit Williamsburg’s Hidden Collections…ONLINE

Most people living in Virginia have visited Colonial Williamsburg. Some were dragged as fourth graders, others visited as amateur historians, others breezed through on the way to the outlet malls. But Williamsburg is not just the Governor's Mansion and Duke of Gloucester Street; the foundation also owns a large collection of antiques which are rarely on display. These 60,000 objects are the stars of Colonial Williamsburg's new eMuseum. The online collection includes ceramics, art, costumes, textiles, furniture, prints, maps and firearms from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Each item has a photo,…continue reading →

New Research Tool: JSTOR

JSTOR (Journal Storage) is an electronic archive of academic journals. JTCC subscribes to four of JSTOR's collections, which gives students and faculty to approximately 550 journals. The collections are particularly strong in the humanities, notably history, language, literature, political science, art, and philosophy. JSTOR journals work on a moving wall system; there is a time lag of (usually) 3 to 5 years from the most current issue of a publication and the full text available in JSTOR. Crucial facts: All full text, so no frustration with finding the perfect citation with no access…continue reading →