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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...
Are you looking for historical or current newspaper articles or legal information, including cases, statutes and court rules, regulations, administrative decisions and guidance, secondary sources, briefs, or proposed and enacted legislation?Whether you are interested in databases that pertain to journalism or looking int...
“The forgetting of the history of marginalized groups is both a cause and effect of their marginalization.”-- Susan JacobyThis guide presents select archival resources for students in the class, Histories of Art Education, A&HA 4085 001, taught by Dr. Ami Kantawala, with a focus on archival research of marginalized or
On the steps of the Student Union at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbore, then presidential candidate John F. Kennedy addressed thousands of students on October 14, 1960 to present a novel idea that reflected public service on an international scale. He simply asked,"How many of you who are g...
Why find highly cited articles and authors? Is it helpful to see who has cited you or is writing on the same topic? Or are you just curious about the most cited scholarly journals with a view to publishing your own?A number of databases provide the means of determining where a particular work or author has been cit...
Did you know that the first ever Winter Olympic games were held January 25th through February 4th, 1924 in Chamonix, France where 258 athletes from sixteen countries participated in sixteen contested events for bobsled, curling, figure skating, hockey, military patrol, skiing (cross-country, and jumping), and speed skating? The countries represented were: Austria, Belgium, Canad...
Catalog to cat pun, book to room booking, music to mushroom, we enjoyed a rich and rewarding return to life at the Gottesman Libraries this Fall. Staff came onsite as we, eager to greet new students and welcome back members of Teachers College, resumed full opening hours in early September. We provided a robust program of services to our patrons, poised...
On January 10th, 1776, English-born American political philosopher and activist Thomas Paine (1737-1809) anonymously published a short pamphlet entitled Common Sense -- an argument against the monarchy and inherited privileges of the noble classes. This sensational document was printed with twenty-five editions in its first year, and it influenced the start of the American Revolution (1765-1783) by igniti...
“In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms."-Franklin Roosevelt, Annual Message to Congress, January 6, 1941On January 6th, 1941, President Franklin Delano...
Did you know that on December 21st, 1913 the first modern crossword puzzle was published in the Sunday Supplement to New York World as just one of a set of "mental exercises"? Consisting of a diagram in the shape of gridded diamond, "Fun's Word Cross Puzzle" presented thirty-one questions which readers were invited to answer by filling in squares to form words that with shared letters. The inventor was Liverpudlian