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Today in History: William Shakespeare Marries Anne Hathaway 

Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove. O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wand'ring bark, Whose worth's unknown, although …

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Today in History: Edison Invents the Phonograph 

From smart machines to wizards, we move to inventors. Some consider Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847- October 18, 1931) to be one of the greatest inventors of all time, for he smartly and prolifically developed technology that greatly influenced our lives. Innovation and invention, research, development, and commercialization became the foundation of the industrial research …

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Today in History: Harry Potter Opens 

“Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts, Teach us something please, Whether we be old and bald, Or young with scabby knees, Our heads could do with filling With some interesting stuff, For now they're bare and full of air, Dead flies and bits of fluff, So teach us something worth knowing, Bring us back what we've …

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Cited Reference Searching 

A number of databases provide the means of determining where a particular work or author has been cited by other authors in other works, frequently allowing you to trace the influence of an idea or theory among scholars and thinkers responding to it over time. Citation Indexes Web of Science - Comprising the Arts & …

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Today in History: X Rays Are Discovered 

A human body is three dimensional, but an x-ray is two -- allowing us to see inside the human body, including the brain. Today is Election Day -- a day when we exercise our brains and civic duty -- but it is also the anniversary of a major scientific discovery by an eminent German mechanical …

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Spring 2016 Room Report 

Last Spring was a great time to visit the Library, construction notwithstanding. Once again we were able to provide space for a ton of events. In our twelve available classrooms, 1009 patrons booked 5,933 events with enough space for 41,528 participants to get their study on for 12,369 hours. Those hours were full of 1,460 …

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De-Mystifying the Literature Review 

A review of the literature is an important first step in the process of writing a thesis or dissertation, or any paper for publication.  It requires that you read and critique articles, books, and other sources that have already been written on your topic or related topics.  In the process, you are required to find sources …

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Today in History: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Is Published 

Why were magazines and newspapers so instrumental in the publication of detective stories? Does the book format elevate popular reading? What educational methods can we adapt from sleuthing? How does our work in libraries fit in? Ever consider the relevance of Sherlock Holmes on Halloween? Care to investigate the paranormal at Teachers College? On October 31, …

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Library Resources and Services for A&HG 4575, Master’s Seminar in Arts Administration 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Gemma Mangione's Fall 2016 course A&HG 4575, Master's Seminar in Arts Administration.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the course, i.e., "to<img class="alignright …

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Today in History: Erie Canal Opens 

I've got a mule and her name is Sal/Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal/She's a good ol' worker and a good ole' pal/Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal. -- Bruce Springsteen, "Erie Canal" The Boss certainly popularized our understanding of this significant waterway, where low bridges were common and locks were plenty. Men and mules …

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Today in History: Guggenheim Museum Opens in NYC 

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright to house the large contemporary art collection of mining tycoon Solomon Guggenheim, the Guggenheim Museum opened its doors to the awestruck public on October 21, 1959. It was itself considered a work of art, resembling in white concrete a sea shell with a long ramp spiraling up from a large rotunda. …

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Library Resources for ORLD 4050, Introduction to Adult and Continuing Education 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Jeanne Bitterman's Fall 2016 course ORLD 4050, Introduction to Adult and Continuing Education. These print and electronic resources have been selected to support research pertaining to "fields of practice (higher …

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Be a Detective: Art, Artifacts, and Artful Historical Research 

Practice-Teaching: Detail Of GL00-BB04-FF05-DR03-0053 (n/a, 1904-1922), by Unknown. Students of Arthur Wesley Dow Collection. Courtesy of Teachers College, Columbia University. If you are curious about the history of art education, anatomy of artifacts, and nature of historical research, then this guide will serve to illuminate. Think of yourself as a detective, with an insatiable desire …

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Today in History: King Wins Nobel Peace Prize 

On October 14, 1964, Georgian-born Baptist Minister Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent resistance to racial discrimination. Influenced by the philosophies and practices of Mohandas Ghandi, King organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the first of a series of peaceful protests aimed at ending racial segregation. He donated the …

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Library Resources and Services for MSTU 4016, The History of Communication 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Professor Ioana Literat's Fall 2016 course MSTU 4016, The History of Communication. The resources, primarily electronic but also some print, have been selected to support the objectives of the course, i.e., "to introduce students to<img class="alignright wp-image-22742" src="" alt="banner2" …

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Library Resources for A&HA 4281, Field Observations in Art Education 

This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Dr. Ami Kantawala's Fall 2016 course A&HA 4281, Field Observations in Art Education. The resources, primarily electronic but also some print, have been selected to support the objectives of the course, specifically to facilitate analysis of perceptual, artistic, …

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Library Resources and Services for History and Education 

This research guide is intended an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in the History and Education program at Teachers College.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the program, i.e., to "prepare people to teach in graduate schools …

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Today in History: Tribute to Steve Jobs 

Remember your first Apple product? Maybe it was a computer, device for playing and storing audio, touch screen, or phone? Sleek and sexy technology at the cutting edge. Intuitive, fun, delightful, addictive, always changing.  Or... when the library migrated over from the Dells, becoming beautifully populated with bright new Macs? Our fleet was under command …

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Library Resources and Services for HBSE 4015, Applied Behavior Analysis I 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Dr. Jennifer Lee's Fall 2016 course HBSE 4015, Applied Behavior Analysis I.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the course, i.e., student mastery of …

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Library Services, Summer 2016: Too Much to Know? 

A significant part of our work in library services involves helping users navigate the oceans of information they find themselves confronting in their academic lives.  Through in-person consultations, in-class instruction sessions, blog posts, and resource guides, our objective is to suggest ways that students can manage what is essentially the unmanageable proliferation of material potentially relevant to their research.  I …

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