Making the Most Out of Free Historical Resources

Wednesday, 3/1/2023
  • 1:00 PM-2:30 PM (Eastern)
  • 12:00 PM-1:30 PM (Central)
  • 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Mountain)
  • 10:00 AM-11:30 AM (Pacific)

Due to budget restrictions, purchasing an Adams Matthews or other historical databases may no longer be possible.

This webinar will allow the participant to discover a plethora of primary sources to be provided within an instructional service, reference service desk, or personal consultation with a researcher. The webinar will look at each area of history (America, European and the World) to locate and the usability of resources for those perfect resources to either complete a research paper or ensure faculty success within a future publication. 

The webinar will provide a digital whiteboard for participants to rank and place their thoughts about the accessibility , usability and findability of each expressed resources. Each whiteboard will give a space for the participant to put their ideas in real-time while the presenter is providing the information. Each participant will have shown a link to a research guide with the listed resources and the whiteboard to further their thoughts on implementing these resources to keep the conversation going after the webinar has concluded. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Each participant will identify, formulate, and solve problems by using appropriate information and approaches to locate free historical resources
  • Demonstrate an understanding through a digital quiz distributed in real-time using a QR code during the simultaneous presentation
  • Each participant will synthesize knowledge and use insight and creativity through the digital whiteboard space to better understand how to incorporate free historical resources 

Who Should Attend

This webinar would be relevant to anyone wanting to locate free historical resources for incorporation within the referene and instructional services for faculty, students, and staff. 


Amy Dye-Reeves, is an Associate Education and History Librarian at Texas Tech University



Individual registration rates are as follows:

  • RUSA members: $46.61
  • ALA members: $71.10
  • ALA student members: $37.12
  • Non-members: $79.00

How to Register


Tech Requirements

This webinar will be offered using Zoom. Speakers or a headset for listening to the presentation are required. Closed captioning is available in the Zoom platform. You may interact with the presenter and ask questions through text-based chat. The webinar will be recorded and the link to the recording shared with registrants shortly after the live event. 

For questions or additional information, pleas contact Ninah Moore at


Questions about your registration should be directed to

Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Ninah Moore, RUSA Program Officer-Continuing Education, at

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!