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January 2004
Updated July 2009

The Wise Guide
The online guide to the Library of Congress.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced

The Wise Guide is a portal that makes access to the vast resources of the Nation's library a little easier to navigate. Each month some of the best resources are featured.
This well designed site uses Flash technology for interactivity. Great graphics and color enhance the pages.
The site can be easily navigated by rolling the mouse over the graphics or by following the links in the top menu bar.

The Library of Congress and the Ad Council created this site "to introduce you to the many fascinating, educational and useful resources available from the nation's library". Each month a new selection of resources ranging from prints, photographs, films, audio recordings, maps, manuscripts, music and digital materials to books from federal government sponsored sites are featured. The monthly articles describe the resource and offer links to more information. Archived issues of the Wise Guide are available along with the most current edition. A wide variety of topics from American Women to Dynamite Presidents to Becoming a Dancing Fool have been featured. This is a great way to get your students interested in exploring the millions of items that are available at the Library of Congress website.


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