截至9月7日, 2021, 图书馆以预约方式开放*, and the Reader Services staff is in the building to assist with your questions.
Here at our remote reference desk you will find a growing list of resources available digitally in a single, unified list. You can also find ways to contact the Reader Services staff if you need additional assistance or cannot find what you are looking for here.
The MHS library staff who can usually be found behind the reference desk at 1154 Boylston are available remotely to assist you with your research! Please don't hesitate to reach out for individualized assistance.
- If you would like a member of the reference team to assist you by telephone please call 617-646-0532 and leave a voicemail. 参考图书管理员会给你回电话.
- If you would like a member of the reference team to assist you by email please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 参考图书管理员将通过电子邮件回复.
- If you would prefer to use social media, you can reach a member of our reference team on Twitter @MHS1791_Ref 或者通过 MHS Facebook页面.
- 或者，利用我们的 虚拟参考和聊天服务 to participate in a live chat with a reference librarian or learn about requesting a face-to-face appointment via Zoom.
The MHS provides digital access to our collections in a variety of ways through thematic resources, 数字出版项目, 链接到收藏指南的数字内容, 数字化的公共领域资料, 订阅数据库. We will be updating this section regularly as we work to make resources available during the MHS closure period.
Many catalog records for single items contain links to digital versions of those items. A 在我们的在线目录阿比盖尔搜索 for the phrase "Click here to view this item" in quotation marks using the Keyword Anywhere search option will return over 950 items that have digital versions linked to their catalog entries.
近年来, the MHS has piloted full or partial digitization of manuscript and visual material collections using the online 收集指南 作为一种传递系统. Look for the blue digital content indicator next to the collection guide link and/or collection guide subsection as you browse in order to locate digital facsimiles.
The MHS has been publishing since 1791 and many of its pre-1930 (public domain) publications are available full-text online.
- 《利记APP官网手机版》. Available through JSTOR free 1791-1924 (no login required). 可通过JSTOR 1925-1997获得 individual 或者机构登录. 续1998年至今 马萨诸塞州历史评论.
- 马萨诸塞州历史学会收藏. The MHS Collections， I-VII系列(卷). 1-70), vols. 71-78的全文可通过互联网档案馆获取.
- 1930年以前的MHS刊物已数码化. A number of early MHS publications have been digitized and made available through HathiTrust and the 互联网档案馆. The above link is to a Google Documents spreadsheet with hyperlinks.
- 珍本书籍及小册子. The Massachusetts Historical Society holds copies of many rare print items that are in the public domain and have been digitized by other institutions. Library staff are currently working to provide links to as many of these print items as possible. 同时，我们建议进行搜索 互联网档案馆 and HathiTrust 在我们的目录中任何1930年以前的印刷品.
Visit our 数字利记手机官网 portal to find a full slate of thematic resources ranging in type from interactive displays of entire collections to digital companion sites for past exhibitions.
The MHS offers digital editions of several documentary publication projects:
The MHS collections can be found in subscription databases that may be available through other research libraries. Catalog records in ABIGAIL indicate whether a specific collection has been included in a subscription database. Evans and Shaw-Shoemaker call numbers indicate whether a print item may be found in Early American Imprints series I and II. Below is a list of the subscription databases that contain MHS materials.
For an itemized list of all MHS collections represented in these databases (with the exception of Early American Imprints) click here.
- 探索时代 (Adam Matthew Digital).
- China, America, and the Pacific: Trade and Cultural Exchange (Adam Matthew Digital).
- 早期美国印记，系列一:埃文斯，1639-1800 (Readex)
- Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819 (Readex)
- Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement, and Colonial Encounters (Adam Matthew Digital).
- 历史宝库:独立战争和早期美国 (ProQuest)
- 休闲、旅游与大众文化:旅游史 (Adam Matthew Digital).
- Life at Sea: Seafaring in the Anglo-American Maritime World, 1600-1900 (Adam Matthew Digital).
- Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Religion, Spirituality, Reform and Society (盖尔/ Cengage).
The MHS holds over 800 titles on microfilm and the commercial vendor ProQuest 出售65个缩微电影版本的MHS收藏. 你可以浏览 所有可用的MHS利记手机官网列表 on the ProQuest website (use search bar and enter Massachusetts Historical Society collections). To order copies, contact ProQuest directly at 800-521-0600 or via its webform (按右上角“联络我们”按钮). Materials from MHS collections sold by ProQuest may be purchased by individual reel.