Research

Commemorating Juneteenth

Juneteenth originated in Galveston, Texas on June 19th, 1865 when Union Army General Granger issued General Order No. 3, relaying the news of the Emancipation Proclamation. This announcement came more than a month after the official end of the Civil War and over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

To commemorate Juneteenth, this post features a selection of resources highlighting music, first-person accounts from former enslaved individuals, and the gradual abolition of slavery in New York State.

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Open Data 101

Open Data, as a concept, is the idea that some data should be available to everyone, and should be free to use without restrictions. In this post, we cover what qualifies as open data and where you can find it.

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Database Highlight: Artfilms

Artfilms is a streaming video database that includes thousands of masterclasses, documentaries, shorts, and interviews from around the world. A new collection of documentaries and dramas produced in Rwanda were recently added to the Artfilms catalog and are available to stream now.

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Day of DH 2021: Multilingual Tools & Projects

April 29th is the Day of DH 2021, where digital humanities (DH) practitioners share their work with a global community through social media and blog posts. This year’s theme is “multilingual DH.” In this post, we highlight the library’s Italian Pamphlet Digital Collection and share a selection of tools to help with multilingual DH projects.

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A Guide to Researching Poetry

This is the 25th year we’ve been graced with National Poetry Month. If you regularly recognize National Poetry Month, it might be a welcome reminder of normalcy. And if you’ve never celebrated this month but want to dip your toe into the waters of the poetry pond, you’ve chosen a great time to explore.

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