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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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Google Scholar Citations: Impact Made Easy

Having a Google Scholar Citations profile gives you the following benefits: Check who is citing your publications, Choose to have your list of articles updated automatically or review the updates yourself, or to manually update your articles Make your profile … 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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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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Ruim 8.000 tijdschriften maken wetenschap zichtbaarder dan ooit

Nieuwe mogelijkheden voor open access publiceren In steeds meer tijdschriften van grote uitgeverijen kunnen onderzoekers zonder aanvullende kosten open access publiceren. Publicaties vrij beschikbaar maken en een groot bereik geven wordt daarmee steeds eenvoudiger.  ‘Open up to open access’ luidt … Continue reading

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