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The Walsh25 Research Guide

The Walsh25 Research Guide

By now, you might have heard the exciting news about Walsh Library turning 25 years old this Fall 2022 semester. Now, you can learn even more about the anniversary in the new Walsh25 research guide!

Walsh25: Walsh Library Turns 25

Walsh25: Walsh Library Turns 25

This year marks a monumental milestone for the William D. Walsh Family Library, as it has been one quarter of a century since the building first opened its doors in the Fall of 1997. There is no better way to commemorate this historic birthday of our beloved building than by launching the library-wide campaign – Walsh25!

The University Libraries Survival Guide

The University Libraries Survival Guide

The Fall 2022 semester has officially begun! The University Libraries is thrilled to open its doors to the Fordham community. Whether you are a library novice or a seasoned veteran, you can use this blog post as a guide to the plethora of resources and services available to you.

Respect My Authority!: Behind the Curtain of Cataloging

Respect My Authority!: Behind the Curtain of Cataloging

Discover how catalogers use a process called authority control to provide proper indexing and consistency to the library catalog.

‘Netflix’ & Checkout: Leverage Redemption

‘Netflix’ & Checkout: Leverage Redemption

streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, IMBdTV, Disney+ and others. The series connects these shows to materials available through the Fordham University Libraries!

Fordham Libraries Join JSTOR Open Community Collections

Fordham Libraries Join JSTOR Open Community Collections

The Fordham University Libraries is thrilled to announce that three of our digital collections have been added to the web-accessible JSTOR Community Collections. Anyone and everyone with an internet connection will be able to view these collections, regardless of their affiliation with Fordham University. Inclusion in JSTOR will expand the impact of Fordham's digital resources well beyond our immediate community, as well as increase our standing as a research library!

Dorothy Day: Saint or Sinner?

Dorothy Day: Saint or Sinner?

Dorothy Day was a bohemian social activist and anarchist who did not abandon these liberal beliefs after she converted to Catholicism. Were her beliefs too radical to be considered for canonization? Read here to discover more and find out how Day's legacy has been intertwined with Fordham University.

Celebrating Women with Accessible Archives Database and Women and Social Movements in the U.S. Database (scholar’s edition)

Celebrating Women with Accessible Archives Database and Women and Social Movements in the U.S. Database (scholar’s edition)

As we celebrated Women’s History Month this past March and Preservation Week this final week of April, three of the collections in this database are perfect for studying women’s history during the 19th century. Find out more about these collections in this week's post!

Mystery Solved: There are Mystery and Science Fiction Books in the Library

Mystery Solved: There are Mystery and Science Fiction Books in the Library

Take a peak into some of the fictional reads the Libraries have to offer. Whether it's a puzzling mystery novel from the Maurer Mystery Collection or an outlandish science-fiction story, the Fordham University Libraries provides many options from these genres for those days when reading another textbook just isn't in the cards.

Discover the 1950 Census

Discover the 1950 Census

You can now explore the 1950 Decennial Census, which has been made accessible online and for free through the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. This blog post explains how to search these records.