a. Release 3 of Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment from Alexander Street Press (Jane Faulkner, UC Santa Barbara)

Alexander Street Press has just announced Release 3 of Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment at <http://alexanderstreet2.com/eenalive/>.

Nearly 1,000 new, fully indexed images are included in the database.  Also included are more than 9,000 Audubon prints from “The Birds of America” as well as the complete contents of the three-volume “The Quadrupeds of North America,” all of which have connections to the theme of explorers, expeditions, the environment, and their relationships to Native American peoples.

Newcomers to Early Encounters will find it easy to browse and search more than 80,000 pages of primary source materials that have until now been difficult to find outside the rare book room.  At any point in a search, users can click on the title of a work and see the entire table of contents, with links to every chapter.  Users can download chapters, sections, or even the entire book.

MARC records will soon be available, free of charge, for every book and manuscript in this new release.  To learn how to download the records, please email Jane Faulkner, the Resource Liaison for Early Encounters, at faulkner@library.ucsb.edu.