Frequently Asked Questions

Content Issues:

Q. How do I cite material I find on the CD?

A. You should consult the style guide appropriate to your area of research. Style guides include the Chicago Manual of Style, MLA, and APA.

Here is an example of citations from the Chicago Manual of Style:


Jack Censer and Lynn Hunt, Liberty Equality, and Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution (University Park, PA: Penn State Press, 2001), includes CD-ROM.


Censer, Jack and Lynn Hunt, Liberty Equality, and Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution. University Park, PA: Penn State Press, 2001. Includes CD-ROM.

Q. Where can I find information on the images available on the CD-ROM?

A. Every attempt has been made to provide as much information as possible about the sources available on the CD. Unfortunately, very little information is available on some images. If you require further information than the CD provides, please contact the archive that hold the original image for more information. Below is a list of contact information for the archives:

Musée de la Révolutiôn Française (Museum of the French Revolution)
B.P. 1753
38220 Visille, France
(Abbreviated as MFR)

Cornell University
Rare and Manuscript Collections, University Library
Carl A. Krock Library
Ithaca, NY 14853-5302

Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20540
(Abbreviated as DCL)

Copyright Issues:

Q. I would like to use images available on the CD in an upcoming publication. Who should I contact for publication permissions and copyright information?

A. The Center for History and New Media does not own the copyrights to any of the images or songs available; you should contact the individual archives that possess the images, which are usually indicated below the images.

Q. Do you have any guidelines for use of the CD's materials in class lectures or public presentations?

A. In our opinion, presenting images and texts from the CD in a class lecture or scholarly presentation falls under "educational fair use" and does not require our permission. We would appreciate that you acknowledge our site or our CD-ROM as the source of the material. You would, however, need permission from the individual archivesthat hold the original images if you plan to use those images in a public website or publication, and you need to contact the appropriate groups who own the right to the songs (see question below).

Q. Who owns the copyrights to the songs on the CD?

A. We only have the rights to songs for the purpose of our website and our CD-ROM. The copyrights are owned by the groups who performed and recorded the songs for our use. Those groups should be contacted directly regarding rights to the songs:

Technical Issues:

Q. I'm unable to installed the TK3 Reader from the CD-ROM. Can I get the reader somewhere else?

A. Yes, you can download the TK3 Reader from Night Kitchen.

Q. I am having poor sound quality with the CD. I can hear the sounds, but they are shaky and broken. What should I do?

A. You should download the newest version of Quicktime, available at www.apple.com/quicktime/download/.

Q. I would like to use some images on the CD in a Powerpoint presentation. Could you recommend a way of doing this?

A. The CD is not set up for Powerpoint export, but you can use the same images by downloading them from our website, http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/. You can easily locate the images through the search feature.

Purchasing the CD ROM:

Q. I want to purchase the CD and book but I do not want to use my credit card over the internet. Are there other ways to make the purchase?

A. Contact the publisher, Penn State Press by phone at 1-800-326-9180 to discuss other methods of purchasing the book and CD.

Q. I bought the CD and book, but there seems to be problems with the CD. How can I get a replacement?

A. First, confirm that the CD is faulty by trying it on several different computers. If it still does not work, contact the publisher, Penn State Press, for a replacement CD.

Q. Can I purchase the CD alone?

A. Yes, you can purchase the CD without the book by going to http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/book.html.