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Google Scholar Citations

Google has added a new free feature to its Google Scholar database that may be of interest.  Google Scholar Citations allows you to build a profile of your scholarly work.  That profile can be either public or private.  (My profile is here; Google is using Richard Feynman’s profile as an example.) Once your profile is […]

EBSCOhost databases and RefWorks

Many important historical databases, including Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life, are offered through the EBSCOhost platform. Virginia Cole, the medieval and Commonwealth history selector and reference librarian extraordinaire, has some useful tips on getting citations from these databases into the RefWorks citation manager program that is licensed by Cornell: In any Ebsco database, […]

ICPSR webinar features “New Orleans Slave Sample 1804-1862”

The ICPSR Social Sciences Data Fair is coming in November. As part of the activities, it is featuring a number of free webinars that are open to all faculty and students. One, offered by Jim Oberly of the Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, may be of particular interest. On Thursday, 11 November, from […]

Historians and Digital Scholarship

A recent news article in the Chronicle of Higher Education reports on a survey of the attitudes of 4,000 historians to digital scholarship. The survey “found that most are willing to try digital scholarship—such as interactive maps or online databases—but that the number of journals interested in publishing such online scholarship is tiny.” The journals […]

CUL PassKey: A great off-campus time-saver

If you know about CUL Passkey, you can stop reading now. If you don’t, read on for a tip on how to get easier access off-campus to licensed library electronic resources. A little while ago, while working at home, I came across links to the current issue of Historically Speaking and its roundtable on “How […]


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