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Big Sites

  • New Perspectives On The West-People
    Interactive biographical dictionary provides concise profiles of the men and women featured in the PBS series, THE WEST, as well as information about many individuals who are mentioned only in passing.
  • New Perspectives On The West-Places
    Provides information about historic sites in the West as well as natural features of the region that have helped shape Western history. The section features archival maps from the 1860's and 1880's, the later showing the network of railroads that spurred growth in the region following the Civil War.
  • Read West Online Magazine
    Offers book reviews for fiction and nonfiction, author interviews, news and more.
  • True West Magazine
    History, reviews, preservation of western artifacts, art and lots more.
  • A Few Thoughts on the Western Genre
    William C. Robinson, School of Information Science at University of Tennessee, offers his thoughts on the western's background and history, links, sub-genre definitions, and more.

Books in MVLS Libraries

  • MVLS/SALS Catalog
    Connect to your library catalog and select your library.
    Select Keywords in Subjects search and search for: Western Stories, Frontier and Pioneer Life, Ranch Life.
  • Limit by date: When you search, select a date to get books from a particular year.
  • Request a title: To reserve a book, click on the "Place Request" link of a specific book. A library card and PIN number (last 4 digits of your phone number) are needed.

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Booktalk: Updated: May 2, 2011