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  • Accessible Open Education

    Below is the fifth post in a series 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 in […]

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  • Languaging in the CUNY Academic Commons

    Below is the fourth 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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  • 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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  • On-Site Research Appointments and Print Options at NYPL are Expanded

    [Note: As of 11/25/2020, book requests from the Research Libraries and in-person appointments are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.] Starting today, it’s possible to schedule an appointment to visit any of The New York Public Library’s four Research Libraries – the nearby Stephen A. Schwarzman […]

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  • The Art of Open Pedagogy

    Below is the third 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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  • 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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