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The Fabric of Cultures: Objects, Memory, Technology, May 4, 2017

  The Conference is one of several steps in a research and pedagogical project, in part digital — http://fabricofcultures.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu — that explores in theory and practice how fibers, fabrics, and clothing, as well as texts, tell the stories of people and communities across cultures, class, gender and space. The Conference’s presentations will investigate the power of the materiality of tex
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Wiki-Women’s Edit-a-thon, March 29

version 1 by Nohat (concept by Paullusmagnus); Wikimedia. (CC BY-SA 3.0)   This Women’s History Month, please join us for the Wiki-Women’s Edit-a-thon! We will be editing and creating articles on women, especially women of color, and particularly women in dance, literature, film, music, and the visual arts. Beginners are welcome! We will provide: An introduction to editing Wikipedia Suggested information resourc
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The Fabric of Cultures: Objects, Memory, Technology – May 18

A research and pedagogical lab that aims to further understanding of fashion and local and global clothing as powerful manifestations of human and aesthetic expressions and as barometers of economic, social and technological transformations.
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Citation Managers: a boring topic that will save you a LOT of time.

Kelly Blanchat, Electronic Resources Librarian and Instructor at Rosenthal Library, describes some resources that will save you a lot of time when doing research.
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Oral History

Are you contemplating adding an oral history component to a course or research project? Learning about the past through the memories of those who experienced it firsthand can be a rewarding experience for students; it also has the potential to add previously unknown or marginalized perspectives to the historic record. With this tip we introduce the collaboration between Queens Library and Queens College
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E-Resource Updates from QC Libraries

New Databases PBS Video Collection (Alexander Street Press), a digital collection of over 245 streaming videos from the history of PBS; relevant to academic curricula, the collection includes American Experience, Frontline, History Detectives, NOVA, and films by Ken Burns and Michael Wood. As with all Alexander Street Press video collections, each video is fully transcribed and indexed, and users can create & sha
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Guide to Creating Effective Research Assignments

The Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library's Teaching and Learning Committee has produced a Guide to Creating Effective Research Assignments for instructors looking to incorporate the latest library resources into their courses.
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Linking to Queens College Libraries from Blackboard

Did you know you can link directly to most of the libraries' electronic resources from Blackboard or other class management sites? This tech tip, a guest post by Kelly M. Blanchat (E-Resources Librarian at Rosenthal Library), will guide you through constructing permanent links to the library's databases, so that students will be able to access resources whether they are on or off campus.
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