Journals, Newspapers, and References

ibiblio’s archive contains a variety of historic and current publications. If you’re looking to do archival research, stay up to date on a range of topics, or even learn a new skill, you can check out some of the sites below. To explore more websites, visit the Journals and Reference tags in the ibiblio catalog!

The Linux Gazette

The Linux Gazette was created in 1995 to report on all things related to the Linux operating system. Issues of the publication frequently offered tips, answered questions submitted by readers, and provided coding tutorials. Interviews and reviews of software programs were also occasionally featured in the Linux Gazette. Visit the home page to view the archive!

Open Humanities Press

Open Humanities Press publishes academic journals and books with the goal of making critical publications available worldwide. Each proposal is peer-reviewed by a collection of scholars from a range of disciplines. You can check out book series and journals or view the most recent publications on the home page.

The Code4Lib Journal

Code4Lib’s goal is to share information about libraries, technology, and communication. The journal publishes articles about AI, data, coding, library-related topics, and more. Articles are selected and peer-reviewed by an editorial committee; each issue features a wide variety of authors and subjects. Click here to read the most recent issue!

The Prism

The Prism was a newspaper based out of the Triangle area in North Carolina that sought to provide information about local, national, and international events. Articles often focused on activism, politics, and policy. Through the efforts of volunteers, issues were published monthly from 1990 to 2000. You can view all past issues here or read the final issue.

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month in the United States! Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8th) celebrate the achievements and experiences of women in America and around the world.

Women in Literature

Project Gutenberg provides thousands of free ebooks, including many written by female authors! Here are some of the most well-loved and studied classics by women in literature:

ibiblio Alumni

These sites are no longer hosted by ibiblio but are still notable organizations showcasing women’s artistry and talent!

Women’s Voices Chorus

Women’s Voices Chorus is an all-female choir based in North Carolina. The organization was founded in 1993 and has grown tremendously since then. WVC has performed across the United States, and group members are of all ages and experience levels. They also prioritize learning material composed by women and promoting sisterhood between chorus members.

New York Women Composers

This organization, founded in 1984, highlights and promotes concert music created by women composers in New York. NYWC has supported projects such as radio streaming, international concerts, and recordings for women pursuing music. The organization also offers grants to women hoping to perform in concerts or record their compositions. The webpage also provides a catalog containing music created by NYWC members.

Other Resources

To learn more about women’s history in the United States, you can explore this research guide from the Library of Congress. You can also read about the history of International Women’s Day on the United Nations website.

The Sounds of ibiblio

Want to explore different genres of music? The Music tag in the ibiblio catalog is home to sites highlighting everything from electronic to the blues! You can listen to traditional music from countries all over the globe, explore records archives, and even download sheet music.

ibiblio also offers several live radio broadcasts. You can listen to these radio stations directly from your browser or through a streaming media client (like iTunes). Here are a few of the stations you can access through ibiblio’s services:

You can find more radio stations here.

Explore Music

Here are a few music-related websites you can find on ibiblio. To find more genres and resources, visit the Music tag!

Bluegrass Discography

This site provides a thorough catalog of bluegrass music and has been indexing discographies for over 20 years! Users can sort by format, performer, label or album and view extensive details about each song. There are also sources for purchasing current and historical recordings.

Asian Classical Music

Here you can find music from countries all over Asia such as Laos, Vietnam, Burma, and India. Asian Classical Music features MP3 files for Cantonese opera, Central Thai classical suites, funeral music, Cantonese Mahori instrumentals, and more. Profiles also include historical background for the musical style and an explanation of terminology.

Music Nepal

Music Nepal contains a small collection of songs from all regions of Nepal. You can choose from everything from festival music to fishing songs, and each song is offered in multiple file formats.

Roger McGuinn’s Folkden

If you’re interested in any type of folk music, look no further than Roger McGuinn’s Folkden. Every month you can find a new interpretation of a folk song from a wide range of traditions. You can listen to Irish fiddle tunes, traditional spiritual music, or songs from the Southern United States. Visit the website to explore more categories and browse the archive!