Category Archives: Books

Tuesday Tips: Need something to read?

Try an ebook from the GSU Library. You can always search the library catalog by ebook title if you’ve have something in mind already. However, browsing is easier through an ebook database. Find out more in this video tutorial or … Continue reading

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Join Us for Open Education Week, March 1-5

Open Education Week is an annual event celebrated around the world to promote open sharing and other open practices. This week brings increased awareness to open content and issues surrounding education access, pedagogical effectiveness, and more. Each year, the corpus … Continue reading

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Course Materials for Students – Spring Semester

Since the spring semester will arrive before we know it, considering alternatives to common challenges can reduce frustration for both instructors and students. Reserves Health and safety measures currently preclude our ability to offer print reserves.  Small portions of a … Continue reading

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Access to Course Materials for Fall 2020

During the summer, the University has had access to the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service, which provided access to scanned copies of many of the print volumes in the library. Under the terms of this access, we will no longer … Continue reading

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HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service provides temporary access to 1 million volumes in USG libraries

HathiTrust opened up copyrighted material in their digital library to member institutions with copies of those items in their physical collections. This means that any books available through HathiTrust which are also in University System of Georgia’s physical collections will … Continue reading

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An Antiracism Reading List

Ibram X. Kendi, Professor & Director, Antiracist Research & Policy Center Department of History

On February 12, Ibram X. Kendi, professor and Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, published “A Reading List for Ralph Northam” in the Atlantic Monthly. Kendi wrote specifically in response to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s … Continue reading

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Is banning books a thing?

Banned Books Week 2018 banner image

This week (Sept. 23-29) is #BannedBooksWeek Now celebrated annually, Banned Books Week was started in 1982 “in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries,” and its purpose is to “bring … Continue reading

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UCL Press: An Open Access University Press

Book cover: Treasures from UCL

Reclaiming its license from commercial publishers, the University College London (UCL) Press, began operations under UCL’s Library Services in 2015 as “the first fully Open Access University Press in the UK”. The new vision and mission of the press includes … Continue reading

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June 2018 GLBT Book Month: Searching the Catalog for Books

GLBT Book Month, American Library Association, below a book with rainbow pages

Have you ever looked up a book in the library catalog and checked out the “Details” section for that book? Looking at a book’s “Details” will point you towards citation information for a book, but it will also point you … Continue reading

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Teaching with Primary Sources: Using Comic Books to Teach Social Commentary and Representation

Given the popularity of the new Black Panther film, Kevin Fleming, Popular Music and Culture Archivist, and Jill Anderson, History/African-American Studies/Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Librarian, are offering the workshop “Teaching with Primary Sources: Using Comic Books to Teach Social … Continue reading

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