Author Archives: stefano giani

“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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Digitization Dutch Sociological journals

Thanks to an initiative of the Nederlandse Sociologische Vereniging (Dutch Sociological Association), the archives of all major Dutch sociological journals have been digitized by the University of Groningen Library: the digitization has been completed in september. The online archives of … Continue reading

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Keywords: migrants, fear, wages. A quote from John Steinbeck

A couple of weeks ago I read John Steinbeck‘s The grapes of wrath. In the very same days I was engrossed in the American writer’s masterpiece while at home, I gave several library instructions at work: one of the issues … Continue reading

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World Press Trends database accessible via the UvA Library

At the request of several members of the Department of Communication, the Library has purchased a subscription to the World Press Trends database: published by WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, the database is a major source … Continue reading

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