Classics Reimagined

Have you ever enjoyed a classic so much you’ve continued to re-read it over the years? Perhaps this was because after finishing it, you wished you could stay in that world with those characters, to learn more about their story or what could’ve happened next. Continue reading to discover books based on some popular classics that you may enjoy.

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New Year, New You

Welcome back, Rams! Now that you’re recharged and ready to slide into 2024 with ease, it’s time to hit the books, and focus on some of those New Year’s resolutions. Whatever your goals for 2024 may be, the Fordham University Libraries has a plethora of material that can help guide you in seeing through those resolutions, and setting your sights on becoming the best version of you.

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The Kennedy Assassination – Six Decades of Questions

Nearly 60 years ago, on November 22nd, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Though Lee Harvey Oswald was determined as the lone gunman, a number of conspiracy theories have come forth since that fateful day in Dallas. Fortunately, the Fordham University Libraries has a large collection of books on the subject and is a federal depository library, allowing its patrons to research the matter for themselves and delve into all sides of the debate. Continue reading to find out more.

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Introducing… The Loud Librarians Podcast

The Fordham University Libraries proudly presents its very first podcast- Loud Librarians. Read all about how hosts Hannah and Amber take listeners on a journey as they talk about, ponder, and discuss in great detail all the library things. Come along for the laughs but stay for the facts as Season One dives into the bewildering and magical world of copyright. Learn more about it in this blog post!

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A Very Merry Open Access Week to You

Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of open access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research. Find out more about Open Access in this post.

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Constitution Day 2023

It’s Constitution Day again, the day we celebrate the approval of the United States Constitution by the delegates to the constitutional convention in 1787. While we all know the basics that we learned in school, how well do we know the details of this historic document? To mark this Constitution Day, let’s try a little quiz!

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Hidden Gems of the Library- The Maps in the Reference Room

It’s no secret that the University Libraries has a vibrant and diverse collection. But what else lurks within the illusive library walls? In this series, “Hidden Gems of the Library,” we’ll take you behind the scenes and beyond the stacks, revealing the University Libraries’ most clandestine attributes, and highlight its often overlooked treasures.

To start, let’s take a look at the maps along the walls of the Walsh Library Reference Room.

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Public Domain 2023

When works go into the public domain, they can legally be shared, without obtaining permissions or paying fees. This means that we can all discover and enjoy works that might otherwise be lost into obscurity. Continue reading to learn more about what works published in the United States before 1927 have been ushered into the public domain this year.

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The Future of Libraries: AI and Machine Learning

Once upon a time librarians and researchers alike, relied on tools and methods of yore to retrieve information. Nowadays, it seems as though all we must do is wave the magic wand of AI technology and *poof* –the answers to all of our questions and research needs appear right before our eyes. Is using ChatGPT and other AI technologies truly this simple? Are we cursed to forever endure the monotonous string of machine-generated narratives? Fear not, dear user, and join the Fordham University Libraries team as we explore these new technologies as tools to supplement–not supplant–the very important work that we all do.

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Second Chance Month

April is Second Chance Month, a time dedicated to supporting the safe and successful reentry of millions of people returning from incarceration each year. Read on to discover the many benefits of prison libraries and why it’s important to raise awareness about Second Chance Month.

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Musings of a Reference Librarian…

The library has many arts databases that are easily searched by theme or subject, and yet they are often only used by our arts students and faculty. In reality, most of us crave engagement with music, theater, film, and art that resonates with us in ways that data analysis and scholarly discourse do not. Read on to discover how the Digital Theatre+ database can benefit you, no matter your research queries.

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Credo Reference Database – Academic Core

Librarians are always available to help you locate reputable sources once you know what you want to write about, but figuring out how to narrow your topic so that it is more manageable can be overwhelming. The Credo Reference – Academic Core database is an ideal starting point for academic research because with it you can explore a topic, related topics, and subtopics to help you figure out how to focus your research.

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The January 6th Report- History as it Happens

This week, the Government Publishing Office is releasing the Final Report of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol in both print and electronic formats, and Fordham, as a proud participant in the Federal Depository Library Program will have this important document available to our patrons.

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Game & Checkout

This series connects video games to materials available through the Fordham University Libraries! Since this is the final week before Winter Break, there is no better time to discover what book to read next based on what video game you like to play.

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Staying Calm During Finals

Finals can be a stressful time for many of us. Fortunately, the library offers a breadth of wellness resources for those much-needed breaks between examinations and term papers. Read on to discover how the library can help you manage stress and remain calm throughout these final study sessions.

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Walsh25: Walsh Library Turns 25

This year marks a monumental milestone for the William D. Walsh Family Library, as it has been one quarter of a century since the building first opened its doors in the Fall of 1997. There is no better way to commemorate this historic birthday of our beloved building than by launching the library-wide campaign – Walsh25!

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