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On April 22nd, 2016 the signing of the Paris Agreement marked the pledge of 175 countries to address climate change. Key was the opportunity to "strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius." A special
This research guide is intended to present useful resources (websites, online tutorials, training videos, key writings) on various aspects of conducting a scoping review, a type of knowledge synthesis among others (systematic reviews, network meta-analyses, overviews of reviews, rapid reviews, diagnostic reviews, prognostic reviews, and economic reviews) associated primarily with ev...
This guide covers the ABC's of copyright and fair usage, most specifically in educational settings. We will discuss the meaning and importance of copyright protection; look at resources that highlight the basic do's and don'ts; and point to advisory offices at Teachers College and Columbia University that can advise on the law's complexity.With growing scholarly open source and public domain materials in an unprecedented time of remote learning, we also will explore options for using and leveraging such freely available resources in coursework and research.
On April 15th, 2019, Notre Dame de Paris, arguably the most famous of the Gothic Cathedrals of the Middle Ages, caught fire. Located on Île de la Cité, and a designated World Heritage Site, Notre Dame was built on the ruins of two earlier churches and suffered damage from wars and other serious effects through the centuries. The cathedral was saved during the French Revolution by Napoleon Bonapart who crowned hims...
Part Two: The RecordTwo sets of heavy rolling shelves, one aisle, and about 450 years apart from Doctrinale Puerorum, an intrepid searcher would find 20 or so archival boxes of vertical files. We briefly discussed the role of these files in our last blog post, The Rare and the Record, and we could likely write a host of dissertations on the role—both past and present—of these files. To briefly recap, a vertical file consists of often non-traditional, loose-leaf research material compiled by librarians and archivists that were stored i...
Part One: The Rare Within the closed stacks of Gottesman Libraries' collection, nestled between Margarita Philosophica by Gregor Reisch on one-side and Plurima Opuscula by Saint Augustine of Hippo on the other, sits the oldest manuscript of Teachers College manuscript co...
Are you ready to go beyond simple keyword searching and maximize your success in research? This guide accompanies the Advanced Searching Workshop held on April 12th, 2022 and focuses on how to utilize different tools to get the most out of your search.We will go over using Boolean logic to construct a search strategy, learning search punctuation common to many discovery tools and search engines, filtering results, and using ad...
This research guide is intended to present useful resources (websites, online tutorials, training videos, key writings) on various aspects of conducting a systematic review, a type of knowledge synthesis among others (meta-analyses, scoping reviews, overviews of reviews, rapid reviews, diagnostic reviews, prognostic reviews, and economic reviews) associated primarily...
Seventeen years ago, April 1st, 2004 marks the day when Google launched a limited beta release a new free e-mail service. Google engineer Paul Buchheit created and developed Gmail, initially known under the code name Caribou
Born March 25th, 1900, the eighth and youngest child of the Reverend and Mrs. William James Howard of Washington, D.C., Ruth Winifred Howard was the first African American woman to complete a doctorate in psychology, having researched the development of 229 sets of triplets from their early infancy to 79 years of age. She received her Ph.D, entitled "A Study of the Development of Tr...