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  • A Mid-Semester Update

    A Mid-Semester Update by Emily Drabinski, Interim Chief Librarian  Dear Graduate Center community, I want to share a brief mid-semester update on library operations during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Like you, we long to be back in our quiet scholarly oasis in midtown Manhattan. As we […]

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  • Why Open Access?

    Below is the second in a series of posts by participants in the Summer 2020 Open Pedagogy Fellowship, coordinated by the Mina Rees Library. Fellows will share insight to the process of converting a syllabus to openly-licensed and/or zero-cost resources, as well as their experiences […]

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  • Inclusive Education and Research in Astronomy

    Below is the first in a series of posts by participants in the Summer 2020 Open Pedagogy Fellowship, coordinated by the Mina Rees Library. Fellows will share insight to the process of converting a syllabus to openly-licensed and/or zero-cost resources, as well as their experiences […]

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  • LGBTQ Archives & Primary Source Collections

    Researching LGBTQ history can be complex, interdisciplinary, and involves primary source materials that are categorized in many different ways. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the archival collections that are available online. Using the search tool ArchiveGrid is a great way […]

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  • Spotlight on Primary Source Databases

    The Mina Rees Library offers access to scores of databases that contain primary sources.  Formats include manuscripts and archives, historical newspapers and magazines, comics, zines, government documents, maps, data, film and video, audio, images, artworks, literary texts, printed ephemera, and more. Using these databases, you […]

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    Fall Scholarly Communication Workshop Series

    How do scholars formally engage in conversation with each other? What kinds of works do scholars produce beyond books and articles? How can research impact be measured? What about journal quality? What are some easy ways to find open access versions of others’ works, and […]

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    CUNY Webinar Series: Funding Fridays

    CUNY’s Office of Library Services is collaborating with CUNY’s Office of Research and the Research Foundation’s Office of Award Pre-Proposal Support to offer Faculty Funding Fridays, a new webinar series for the CUNY community. The series, which features one webinar per month, kicks off this […]

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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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