E-Resources Archive

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  • Inside the Ebook Detective Agency

    You may have heard about the Ebook Detective Agency – a team of librarians who are eager to help connect you with the title you’re seeking. They’ll navigate the often complex landscape of available resources to find exactly what you need. How it works: – […]

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  • The State of the Search: Finding & Accessing E-books, Eight Months In

    It’s now been almost eight months since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the shuttering of our library space and made us all overnight into digital researchers. The initial outpouring of expanded access to materials that came from publishers and database providers was enormously important as we […]

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  • Planned service outage

    Library Website and Blog Scheduled Service Outage Sunday, July 12th, 2020, 8am – 6pm

      Due to scheduled IT maintenance, the library website, proxy and blog will not be available on Sunday, July 12th, 2020 between 8am and 6pm. There will be no off-campus access to GC library databases, however some databases will still be  available via the CUNY-wide […]

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  • End of an Emergency Library

    In late March the library world was excited to see the Internet Archive throw open its collection of scanned books to create the National Emergency Library (NEL), a response to the COVID-19 epidemic’s shuttering the nation’s brick-and-mortar libraries. The Archive holds more than 20 million […]

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  • The E-Book Detective Agency: Anatomy of an Ebook Search 

    Now Presenting: The E-Book Detective Agency Ebook, oh Ebook, where could you be? As our library spaces are currently closed, here at the Graduate Center Library we’ve turned our focus to providing seamless, lightning-quick access to electronic resources. Whether through InterLibrary Loan (request a book […]

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  • Tips & Tricks for Finding E-books

    Now that research has moved online for the foreseeable future, we’re all looking for electronic texts.  In normal times, the GC library provides access to thousands of e-books though assorted databases. But now, because of the COVID-19 crisis, many publishers have temporarily opened access to […]

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  • Now Open: The Mina Rees E-book Detective Agency

    Working from home — including teaching, writing, and studying from home — only works if you have the tools to do it. For many of us in the GC community, the tools are books, some of them printed on paper and tantalizingly close (right there […]

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  • Online Library Workshops

    Have webcam, will teach! Learning and thinking goes on despite social distancing and closed public spaces. We’re simply moving our f2f workshops onto the web. Coming up soon: Monday, March 23, 2pm Basic Research, Online Edition: Using the Library’s Virtual Resources If you’ve been putting […]

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  • The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) will be inaccessible July 14 through July 15 at noon

    The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), the home of Hathi Analytics,  will be inaccessible July 14 through July 15 at noon during the monthly maintenance period.  The next maintenance period will be August 11-12, 2019.   Capsule users should make sure any data they imported or […]

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  • e-resource summary

    Summer 2019 Electronic Resources Summary

    It’s been a bit of time since we had a post here about our collections. Yet a few things have been in the works. We’ve started this new guide that documents changes to our collections over time. You can see the most recent additions in […]

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