Teaching With Digital Collections
Teach. Learn. Use Digitized Primary Sources.
Providing access to digitized primary source materials for instruction and research is one of the primary missions of Duke University Libraries’ digital collections program. Many items in the digital collections are part of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. They include historic advertisements, oral histories, Duke University construction photographs and other items concerned with University history, North Carolina history, documentary photography, and more! Digital collections are excellent instructional tools, because they make Duke’s rare and unique items accessible from any classroom around the world.
A few examples of how instructors at Duke and beyond have successfully integrated digital resources into their classes are listed below. We encourage you to do the same. If you have questions, ideas or want to learn more about using Duke Digital Collections, visit our site or contact the Digital Collections Program Manager directly (molly.bragg at duke.edu).