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Academic freedom has always been a tenuous thing, especially in wartime and cold wartime.

"...So, in one way, it's the same old same old: academic freedom has always been a tenuous thing, especially in wartime and cold wartime. Whenever liberalism is under attack, it's a fair bet that academic freedom will be under attack too." --Michael Bérubé, Jan. 2006 talk

Check out the new Academic Freedom guide compiled by Professor Jane Devine. - A great starting point for your research on a timely and critical topic.

Need help with your citations?  Drop by the MLA/APA Help-A-Thon!


WHAT: Get help with your works cited list. Bring in your questions or problem citations. Meet one-on-one with a librarian for how-to advice. No appointment necessary!

WHEN: Drop in anytime during these 2 hour sessions:

  • Thursday, May 21 2-4 pm
  • Thursday, May 28, 3-5pm
  • Monday, June 1, 12-2pm

WHERE: Library Conference Room (E101-E)

MLA style has recently made some significant changes to how sources are cited. Whether you are new to MLA or if you have used it in the past you may want to take advantage of one of these drop-in sessions to get help with the new version of MLA style.

APA style is used in allied health, psychology, and the social sciences. It is very different from MLA and you may want to get some one-on-one assistance completing your APA bibliography. We're here to help!

For more information:

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Namei, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), x 6019 or Catherine Stern, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), x 6021 or Alexandra Rojas, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

It’s 18,000 jazz recordings, it’s a festival, it’s online—and you’re invited!

Check out this free trial to the Jazz Music Library database!

Come listen to more than 18,000 jazz recordings in streaming audio. There are free music downloads, interviews with jazz muscians, jazz videos from Concord Records, quizzes that test your jazz knowledge, discount coupons from Concord Jazz and Jazzology Records, contests, and prizes you can win, including CDs of your favorite artists and a one-year subscription to Jazz Music Library for your public or university library.

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*Tuesday, May 12 through Thursday, May 14*

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