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A quote for the new year: Thomas Mann on ‘the people’

Thomas Mann, Doktor Faustus. Das Leben des deutschen Tonsetzers Adrian Leverkühn, erzählt von einem Freunde, Stockholm: Bermann-Fischer Verlag, 1947. «To a friend of enlightenment the word and conception “the folk” has always something anachronistic and alarming about it; he knows … Continue reading

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Handbooks of Communication Science available at the UvA Library

Edited by Peter J. Schulz (Università della Svizzera Italiana) and Paul Cobley (Middlesex University London), De Grutyer Moutons’s Handbooks of Communication Science is a 31-volumes series aimed “to present a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the field [… and] at meeting … Continue reading

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Subscription to WARC extended

The subscription to WARC, started in 2014 as a joint inititative of the Department of Communication and the University Library, has been extended for the coming academic year. The database, widely used by both staff and students at the MA-programme … Continue reading

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“Education finance and policy” accessible via the UvA Library

Upon request from the Department of Sociology, the UvA Library has arranged a subscription to Education finance and policy. The journal, published by the MIT Press for the Association for Education Finance and Policy, aims to promote «understanding of the … Continue reading

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I can’t access a journal article via Scholar. What do I do now?

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How to spot fake news: the IFLA infographic

A couple of months ago I was asked by UvA Associate professor of Political science Imke Harbers whether it would be possible to give the students of her course Cooperation and conflict in Latin America a short presentation on Wikipedia … Continue reading

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Print and download Ebsco e-books (update 2017)

The following demo aims to help readers print and download (save/mail) the e-books that the UvA-Library purchases at supplier Ebsco (see for example Dreams and nightmares: Immigration policy, youth, and families, or The Corporate criminal: Why corporations must be abolished). … Continue reading

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