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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...
A question and answer (Q&A) format with Library Associate Patti! Continue reading to join the conversation.Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying?Yes I am! I’m a second year student in the School Psychology Ph.D. program.
This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources of particular relevance for students in Professor Carmen Martínez-Roldán's Spring 2022 course A&HB 4140, Latina Narratives. The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objective of the course, i.e., to "examine h...
It brings me great pleasure to announce the opening of the staff picks theme – Arabian Nights. My inspiration for the theme came from Grace Lin’s TEDx talk on Windows and Mirrors. Grace Lin speaks about the importance of having windows, seeing a perspective outside your own, and mirrors, seeing a reflection of yourself, in books. Growing up, I found many windows in the books I read, but not many mirrors. I big part of my identity is my Palestinian culture. My father emphasizes the importance of our culture when we were younger an...
On March 11th, 2020 the World Health Organization declared a severe respiratory illness, known as COVID-19, which was caused by a novel coronavirus, to be a pandemic. The virus first appeared in Wuhan, China in December 2019 with symptoms that included fever, cough, headache, fatigue, breathing diff...