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How to use UvA library sources without VPN

During the current crisis it is good idea to use VPN as little as possible, so that the whole of the UvA community is better able to work online. This is particularly important for library sources, because in most cases, … Continue reading

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Corona implications for the library

Although the UvA buildings are open, our libraries on these locations are closed until at least the 6th of April. Only our central library location at the Singel is open from Mon-Fri, 9 AM – 5 PM for returning or … Continue reading

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How to debunk fake news: some resources

Whether it’s about eating garlic to cure coronavirus, or about arsonists and not climate change being mainly responsible for the Australian bushfires, the ever increasing upsurge of fake news – or rather, and may be even preferably, of information disorders … Continue reading

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Women murdered by (ex)partners: some figures

Last week, Zeit Online made available an extended report by the title Frauenmorde: Von ihren Männern getötet (Murdered women: killed by their men). While addressing the situation in Germany – yet not without some international comparisons – the article, and … Continue reading

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Fake news in historical perspective: an article by Marc Bloch

Last week, while reading Francesco Filippi’s Mussolini ha fatto anche cose buone: le idiozie che continuano a circolare sul fascismo (Mussolini also did some good things: the idiocies that keep going around about fascism), I came across a reference to … Continue reading

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No land for love: IHLIA photo exhibition about LGBTQ+ asylum seekers

Open from April 19th to June 8th at IHLIA’s (International Homo/Lesbian Information center and Archive) – on the third floor of Amsterdam Central Library – No land for love features black and white portraits by French photographer Jean-Christophe Husson, who … Continue reading

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How to deal with Anglo Saxon Author Bias in your search results?

I recently did a workshop with social science master students, and one of the attendants posed an excellent question; How do you deal with the bias in the literature of Anglo-Saxon authors? The short answer is; this takes effort. The … Continue reading

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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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