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Library & Information Technology Services Blog

  • Bye-bye Summon, Hello LibrarySearch

    | by Carrie Macfarlane

    The Library has hundreds of databases, indexes and catalogs, providing access to millions of articles, books, films, musical recordings and primary sources.  That sounds promising… until it sounds overwhelming. Where should you start your research? We used to recommend Summon, but over the summer, we replaced Summon with LibrarySearch.   Like its predecessor Summon, LibrarySearch is […]

  • Deaccessioning Project Formally Begins

    | by Michael Roy

    This fall, the Library will be starting a multi-year review of our circulating monograph collection in Davis Family Library that will identify titles we can safely remove from our collection. The project was discussed with department heads and chairs last spring. A web guide is available with much more information, including definition of the materials […]

  • Before and After Stonewall: Queer Stories Throughout American History

    | by Rebekah Irwin

    This fall in the Library Atrium, view Special Collections’ new exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, an event that sparked the movement for equal rights for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Curated by Suria Vanrajah ’22, the exhibit presents a timeline illustrating the increased visibility and acceptance of queer literature in America. […]

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History of the Bible, published in Cooperstown, New York, in 1836

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