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  • Teaching (and Reforming) the Next Generation of Pirates and Copyright Violators

    This is the first in our current series of short essays by participants in the Spring 2024 Open Knowledge Fellowship, coordinated by the Mina Rees Library. Fellows will share insight into the process of converting a syllabus to openly-licensed and/or zero-cost resources, as well as […]

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  • New Longer CUNY Library Loan Period

    You may have noticed the loan period for CUNY Library books has increased recently. In conjunction with the new CUNY/SUNY Resource Sharing partnership, loan periods for CUNY books have increased to 16 weeks. This also raised the maximum loan period to 48 weeks (about 11 months). […]

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  • We’re Hiring a Critical Pedagogy Librarian!

    We’re delighted to be hiring a tenure-track Critical Pedagogy Librarian at the Instructor or Assistant Professor rank. Please share far and wide, and consider applying! Review of applications begins on April 19, 2024. Critical Pedagogy Librarian, Instructor or Assistant Professor The Graduate Center, CUNY is […]

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  • SUNY books are Now Available through OneSearch

    On January 18, 2024, CUNY libraries went live with a new way to share books between CUNY and SUNY libraries. Through our online catalog, OneSearch, we can now request books from SUNY libraries, as well as other CUNY libraries — increasing the total number of […]

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  • Quick Troubleshooting Tips

    Are you encountering error messages or problems when trying to access articles, book chapters, or other materials via library databases? One quick and easy troubleshooting trick you can try is switching browsers. Alternatively, you can try clearing your browser’s cache/cookies, and here are some instructions: […]

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  • Project Muse Unavailable

    Project Muse Unavailable

    2/26/2024 update – Project Muse access is restored.   The Project Muse database is currently unavailable. We are so sorry for the inconvenience and are working to restore access as soon as possible. Meanwhile, New York Public Library access to Project Muse may be an […]

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  • Google Scholar

    Google Scholar Changes

    The library has removed proxy support for Google Scholar, because Google blocks these requests assuming that each search request is a robot. This change means that Google will not automatically understand a patron’s institutional affiliation, so users will now need to point to Mina Rees’ […]

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  • Graphic of the publication cycle, showing a loop from creation to evaluation to publication to dissemination to preservation to citation and reuse. Banner at the top says Scholarly Publishing Workshop Series.

    Spring Scholarly Publishing Workshops: Contracts, Copyright, and More!

    This spring, the Graduate Center’s Mina Rees Library is offering four online workshops about publication contracts, copyright, and related topics. All members of the CUNY community are welcome, regardless of campus. The workshops are especially well suited to graduate students, faculty, administrators, and others who […]

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  • Exploring the Carpenter Collection

    The Mina Rees Library enjoys the support of an ongoing endowment from Ivor Kraft, a long-time member of CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies (founded in 1991 as the nation’s first university-based LGBTQ research center in the United States, located at The Graduate Center). Donated […]

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  • A New Way to Log In to Interlibrary Loan

    On January 17th, CUNY Login ( username and associated password) was added as the new default option to log in to Graduate Center Library interlibrary loan (ILL) accounts. The login screen will look like this: If you have a CUNY login, click on the first […]

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