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I cannot access a journal article I found (via Google Scholar). What do I do now?

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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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