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Elephind Newsletter - April 2017
Dear Subscribers and Elephind users,

How are you? Hope you all had a great Easter holiday break. April has been a relatively short month here at New Zealand; other than the Easter Friday and Sunday, we also had our annual Anzac memorial day on the 25th. Even though it has been a short month, we did manage to get a few exciting new updates on
Elephind Updates
It has been a while since we added a new data source to Elephind. This month, we introduce the new content from the Digital Michigan Newspapers collection of the Central Michigan University. By adding this collection, Elephind extends its geographical coverage to the State of Michigan. This collection was launched earlier this year and people at CMU are working hard on growing the user community. Please help to spread the word and introduce this collection to people who might find it useful! Website Update
With the recent push from Google and other big companies on "HTTPS everywhere", we have applied a SSL certificate for this month and so all communication is now encrypted. Thanks to one of our users who reminded us about this.
New Source Update
Digital Michigan Newspapers (Central Michigan University)
About the Digital Michigan Newspapers collection
For nearly 50 years, the Clarke Historical Library has been actively preserving Michigan’s historic newspapers through microfilm. Over the last decade, it has begun to convert the treasure trove of historical newspapers found on microfilm both here and around the state into digital formats that can be accessed on-line. Thousands of pages of local newspapers recording Michigan history as it happened are found here. This collection contains 23,427 issues comprising 239,665 pages.
Chronological Coverage: February 18th, 1871 to April 3rd, 2014,
Publication Coverage: 26 publications,
Geographical Coverage: 8 counties,

Elephind Editorial Note: Other than the newspaper collection, CMU has also set up three more affiliate sites that contain useful information: theses and dissertations (Scholarly & Creative Works Collection), student newspapers (CMU History Collection) and the historic material of Michigan (Clarke Digital Collection).

Central Michigan University Scholarly & Creative Works
The faculty, staff, and students of Central Michigan University regularly create significant contributions to scholarship. Many of these works, including theses and dissertations written at CMU, are found here. This collection contains 1,099 documents comprising 86,491 pages.

Central Michigan University History
Documentation about the history of CMU is found here. The documentation includes a large number of records created by the University and the University’s leadership, such as the minutes of the CMU Board of Trustees and the various Bulletins published annually that describe programs and classes offered at CMU. In addition to these official records, found here are also valuable, but less formal historical information such as records from the Student Government Association, the pages of CM Life and the student published newspaper’s which preceded it, the annual CMU yearbook, the Chippewa, alumni publications, and similar documents. This collection contains 5,739 documents comprising 118,891 pages.

Clarke Digital Collections
The Clarke Historical Library holds a large body of material documenting the history of Michigan as well as a substantial collection of children’s books. Selected items digitized from the holdings of the Clarke Historical Library are found here. This collection contains 73 documents comprising 6,812 pages.
Upcoming Updates
May 2017
Elephind Search Tip of the Month:
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Add a minus sign before words to exclude.
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