May 19, 2022

Primary Sources: Three New (Free) Interactive Ebooks Available For iPad from the Library of Congress

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Pore over the first periodic table of chemical elements. Highlight interesting entries in Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten record of temperatures of Monticello. Hear the stories of people struggling to survive the Great Depression.

The Library of Congress is once again providing students everywhere with a chance to touch, draw on, and explore treasures from its vast collections with the release of its three newest free interactive ebooks for iPads: Scientific Data, Weather Forecasting, and the New Deal.

These Student Discovery Sets gather unique documents and artifacts related to landmark moments in the nation’s history. Interactive tools let students zoom in on, illustrate, and make notes about what they discover.

The sets are designed for students, providing easy access to open-ended exploration. A Teacher’s Guide for each set, with background information, teaching ideas and additional resources, is one click away on the Library’s website for teachers.

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All interactive ebooks (free) are available via iTunes.

Direct to New Interactive E-Books

Direct to 12 Previously Released Interactive E-Books in the Series

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.