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Is banning books a thing?

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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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New Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 15, 2018)

image of Martin Luther King Jr. made up of smaller photos of service activities

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday designated by Congress in 1994 as a day of service. The holiday falls on the third Monday of January, and will be observed on January 15 this year. Because King’s birthday … Continue reading

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Leisure Reading in the GSU Libraries

Looking for a good book to read unrelated to your research or coursework? In response to requests from students and a renewed interest in recreational reading, the GSU libraries have introduced a leisure reading section, called the Browsing Collection. What … Continue reading

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Hurricane Research at the GSU Library

Workers fix a broken traffic light in Savannah, GA after Hurricane David in 1979.

Hurricanes destroy property and take lives, but they also inspire many research topics. Storm related questions include: Does climate change mean more and stronger storms? Is the Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity accurate? What is the human cost of living … Continue reading

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Introducing Ebook Central

Ebook Central is a new ebook platform that has replaced ebrary and EBL (Ebook Library). This platform has an improved user interface with easy-to-use tools for taking notes and making citations. The login process works like it did for EBL … Continue reading

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Upcoming 2017 Dale Somers Memorial Lecture, Department of History

photo, Deborah E. Harkness, from University of Southern California history department page

The History department’s annual Dale Somers Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Deborah Harkness, professor of History at the University of Southern California, at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 7, in 25 Park Place, Room 830. Prof. Harkness is a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Lecture: “Becoming Coalitional: The Perverse Encounter of Queer to the Left and the Jesus People USA”

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The Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies announces its Anne L. Harper Annual Lecture, “Becoming Coalitional: The Perverse Encounter of Queer to the Left and the Jesus People USA,” by Deborah Gould, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University … Continue reading

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