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The library has rolled out a new version of the learning management system (LMS) Blackboard, through which a substantial number of courses at Teachers College, both online and on site, are offered.  Blackboard 9.1 (also called Blackboard Learn) replaces the version of the LMS, Blackboard 8, that's been in place for some years. There are searchable...
Among the great pleasures of providing research and information services (what used to be called “doing reference”) is the continuing opportunity, and indeed necessity, to learn:  about disciplines, research approaches, technologies new to oneself.  I feel privileged to have been able to serve the research and information needs of members of the academic community in a variety of ways over the years, but from a personal growth standpoint, I feel more than grateful that this line of work has provided me with a continuous influx of
One of the most comprehensive databases covering journals in political science is Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, available as part of the ProQuest suite of resources.  This database provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in p...
On Tuesday, September 13, 2011, I attended a workshop at the headquarters of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) at 57 East 11th Street.  The event, subtitled "Novel Approaches to Assessment and Collaborative Instruction," presented the experience and findings of librarians at two New York City institutions, Hunter College and the Borough of Manhattan...
This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Hugh Cline's Fall 2014 course HUDK 5621, Technology and Society.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectiv...
This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in the Klingenstein Heads of Schools Program.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the program, i.e., to help independent school heads "to comm...
The American Economic Association’s database of the literature in economics, EconLit contains citations, abstracts, and full text for over 120 years worth of economics writing from around the world.  EconLit is a comprehensive index of journal articles, ...
During Fall 2011, the Research & Information Services team delivered a substantial number of in-person, telephone, and email reference exchanges, one-on-one research consultations, and course-specific library information sessions.  The following is a summary of reference and public services provided to the academic community during the Fall semester. As of the last week in December before the winter break, a total of 605 in-person and phone reference queries had been fielded.
This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in the  Communications, Computing, and Technology in Education Program.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the program, i.e., to move "toward two poles of understanding and
This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Professor Karen Dolins's course HBSV 5593, Seminar in Nutrition in Exercise and Sport.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the course, i.e., "to integrate the current knowledge of nutrition and