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Respect My Authority!: Behind the Curtain of Cataloging
Find out more about the Fordham University Libraries' cataloging department and how exactly we determine which John Smith is which.
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 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)
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
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
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.
Some Useful Library Resources about Ukraine
Library resources offer a wealth of information sources on Ukraine’s culture, literary, artistic, and religious traditions, geopolitics and history--including works illuminating this country’s long and often conflicted relationship with Russia.
Winter Break Reads: Part Three
The final installment of Winter Break Reads includes a range of books that would be great reads for any time of year.
Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022
Fordham University Libraries has a wide range of materials, from print books to electronic resources, to explore women’s history and activism. Whether you typically visit the library online or regularly visit our libraries in person, we hope the items curated below pique your interest.
Winter Break Reads: Part Two
Part Two of the Winter Break Reads series shares more of the books our library staff were able to read over the winter break. Perhaps you will find a book for your "TBR" stack for spring or summer break!