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  • Why Digitize This  But Not That ?

    A common misconception about library collections is that everything is online. Actually, however, although there are millions of digitized primary sources online and more content is added every day, the vast majority of unpublished archival material that exists in libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies […]

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    Fair Use of Copyrighted Works during COVID-19

    No matter your field, you almost certainly use copyrighted works in your teaching and research. Perhaps you’ve wondered how much of a book you can share with students. Or how much of a poem you can excerpt in an article you’re writing. Or whether you […]

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  • Finding Demographic Data: Women’s & Gender Studies

    Finding demographic information can be tricky – luckily, there are a few projects that make it a little easier. When looking for data about women and gender (broad topics!), let’s take a look at some of the options for how to search.¬† International Data & […]

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  • What’s in a name? Adding a preferred name in CUNYFirst

    As the semester begins, it’s a good time to update our accounts – triple-check that we have all the correct CUNY logins, and that we can easily log into the Library’s numerous databases from off-campus. We can also take a moment to update our name […]

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  • The Library is Open Online

    Welcome to the 2020 Fall semester! We encourage you to reach out to the Library for your research needs, and contact us anytime. You can access our core services remotely – access to over 300 databases, InterLibrary Loan, workshops, events, and so much more. Subscribe […]

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    Welcome back to Fall 2020

    Dear Graduate Center community, As the fall semester begins, your library faculty and staff are excited to welcome you back to (virtual, for now) campus. We have been working hard since March to facilitate teaching, learning, and research even as we all continue to work […]

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  • Due and Don’t (Due Date Notice? Don’t Worry)

    Have you gotten an email lately about the upcoming due date on a GC book you checked out in February? Or a John Jay book, or a Brooklyn College book, or some other CUNY’s book? But you were sure that we’d told you that books […]

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  • Creating Class-worthy E-resources with Your Phone

    The fall semester is looming. All those documents and articles and book chapters that you would scan at the GC library are sitting on your desk, but with no desktop scanner, you can’t make the PDFs that you’re used to. Except … actually, you can. […]

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    3, 2, 1…Liftoff!

    The final countdown begins: CUNY libraries are launching a major new catalog system on Monday, August 3! Most of the big changes are behind the scenes — the new system will transform how the library handles circulation, cataloging, e-resources, and more. But there are some […]

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  • A Spotlight on LGBT Studies in Video

    Among our various streaming video services, The Graduate Center Library provides access to LGBT Studies in Video, which includes a wide array of documentary and independent films. Because LGTBQ Studies is such an interdisciplinary field, and intertwined with many other fields of study, there are […]

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