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On April 13th, 1743, Thomas Jefferson, American statesman, lawyer, architect, Founding Father, First Secretary of State, and 3rd President of the United States, was born in Shadwell, Virginia, and some 200 years later, a memorial was dedicated his honor by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Situated on the south bank of the Tidal Basin among cherry trees, the
Did you know that National Library Week began on Sunday, April 4th, 2021? A time to celebrate all libraries -- school/academic, special, and public -- and the work of their contributors, National Library Week promotes usage and encourages thinking about the evolving role of libraries, particularly given the impact of the global pandemic. This year's theme, Welcome To Your Library, embraces a multitude of users, as it high...
This guide covers the ABC's of copyright and fair usage, most specifically in educational settings. We will discuss the meaning and importance of copyright protection; look at resources that highlight the basic do's and don'ts; and point to advisory offices at Teachers College and Columbia University that can advise on the law's complexity.With growing scholarly open source and public domain materials in an unprecedented time of remote learning, we also will explore options for using and leveraging such freely available resources in coursework and research.
Did you know that World Autism Awareness Day takes place on April 2nd every year, thanks to the initiatives of the United Nations which began encouraging Member States to raise awareness of persons with autism spectrum disorders and Asperger's syndrome? In 2008 the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabil...
Considering herself an abstract expressionist, but called a "minimalist" by many, legendary Agnes Bernice Martin was born on March 22, 1912 in Macklin, Canada to Scottish Presbyterian farmers. She grew up in Vancouver, but emigrated to the United States in 1932 to care for her pregnant sister and also become an art teacher. Martin studied at Western Washingto...
On March 15th, 1896 Marion Vera Cuthbert was born in St Paul, Minnesota. After receiving her BA from Boston University in 1920, Cuthbert served as Principal of Burrell Normal School and then Dean of Women at Talladega College, Alabama's oldest private and historically black liberal arts college. She pursued a Masters a...
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On March 12th, 1930, Mohandas Gandhi began a 241 mile trek from Sabmarti, India to the town of Dandi on the Arabian Sea. He and his supporters were protesting the British Salt Act which forbade Indians from collecting or selling salt, as well as the heavy tax that ensued when Indians were forced to buy salt from the British. The legendary act of civil disobedience drew thousands of followers who joined the m...
Mendeley is a free reference management software that enables users to organize, annotate, and share citations and data. Users can store conventional bibliographic information - titles, authors, publishing dates, etc. - as well as metadata, personal notes, links, and PDFs. References stored in other citation management software can be imported into Mendeley, and it can even recommend relevant papers based on users’ stored research. There are desktop and web applications to help users integrate their resources between a number of ...
Below you will find tips for accessing ebooks on the EBSCOhost and JSTOR platforms. EbscoHost Accessibility Features EBSCO Accessibility Statement EBSCO is committed to providing accessible experiences for all users, regardless of ability or impairments. As part of this commitment, EBSCO allocates significant...