Category: Information Literacy

Increasingly aggressive sales tactics among vendors that cater to higher education sometimes directly target faculty members and department heads, by phone, by email, or by unsolicited visits. If you, as a faculty member discover a potentially interesting product, don’t initiate a discussion with the vendor. It is likely that someone on staff either is familiar […]

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December 12, 2019

A few weeks ago, the McGraw Center hosted a faculty panel entitled Teaching with the Archives. This session highlighted several courses in which students are working with objects in library and museum archives and the ways in which those resources, or at least digital facsimiles of those resources, are being used in the classroom. The […]

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November 9, 2017

Gathering accurate information from the internet is risky business. Students have a particularly hard time critically reading web-based content. Fortunately, there is an excellent online primer on how to search, prove, and cross-check internet sources. I recommend this resource not only to students, but to anyone who writes using online sources. Before speaking about this […]

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August 28, 2017

A group of journalism students in Elaine Sciolino’s JRN 456: Local Reporting: Paris as a Case Study, recently spent spring break in Paris, reporting on the sights, sounds, and experiences of the city. Sciolino, former Paris bureau chief for The New York Times, and author of the book The Only Street in Paris (2015, W.W. Norton […]

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April 10, 2017

And we look GREAT. Many thanks to our friends in Princeton’s Office of Communication, Emily Aronson and Nick Donnoli, for making this video.

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February 3, 2017

The blog, Boarderland, features the work of seven Princeton students and Joe Stephens, Lecturer in The Council of the Humanities. Ferris Professor of Journalism and an investigative projects reporter for The Washington Post. The blog was recently featured in the September 14th issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly. The blog describes the summer course led […]

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September 14, 2016

  Big Data comes to the humanities, and it could bring sweeping changes in how people “read” and study them. Source: The Humanities Go Google – The Chronicle of Higher Education Interested in “reading” thousands of books in minutes? You may be interested in text analysis and data mining. The McGraw Center for Teaching and […]

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September 14, 2016

Every person is or will be “disabled” at one point in life. Some people have permanent disabilities–ones that may change in severity, but are always present. Some people have temporary disabilities– for example a sports injury that is expected to heal completely. Some people have situational disabilities — for instance they cannot hear a lecture […]

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July 13, 2016

In April of 2016, the University Ad Hoc Committee on Technology and Accessibility published a report on “Accessibility of Information Technology at Princeton.” Among the recommendations of the committee was a charge that “The University should study the need for accessibility around course content, library reserves, and classroom technologies.” The study also mandated that the […]

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June 21, 2016

 New Schools is a project sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities at Princeton (IHUM). Its goal is to broaden the range and scope of university teaching by bringing together the best of contemporary art with the best of contemporary scholarship. The project pairs artists with Princeton professors to create experimental lesson-plans within […]

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April 26, 2016

TextSTAT is a concordance program for executing search queries on local text corpora.  Files can also be imported from the Web. The program analyzes the corpus and displays word frequency lists, concordances, and keywords in context according to search terms. A Quickstart guide is available below.  More information can be found on the TextSTAT website. […]

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April 25, 2016

In the Fall of 2013, Robert Pringle, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, taught EEB 321, Ecology: Species, Interactions, Biodiversity and Society at Princeton. In conversations with his assistant in instruction, Tyler Coverdale, (a graduate student in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), the pair decided to try a new kind of multimedia […]

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April 22, 2016