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Clarissa Ihssen
Staff Spotlight: Meet Clarissa Ihssen

Chat with our new science librarian about Marie Curie or Aldo Leopold—or your research project—during her Blommer Library office hours.

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Enter the Library Showcase

Show off the projects you've made using Library resources.

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Your Guide to Surviving Finals Week

Study days and finals are almost here but don't worry, the Library has what you need to get through it!

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New Open Access Publishing Option

Georgetown faculty, staff, and students can now publish open access articles in Cambridge University Press journals at no cost.

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Create Maps for Research and Digital Storytelling with ArcGIS

The Library gives you access to a powerful tool for developing maps, analyzing geographic data, and visualizing geographic information.

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Library Instruction Enhances Student Learning

As you plan your spring courses, remember that our research librarians can work with you to help scaffold learning in your course and foster student inquiry through library research instruction.

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SCS Library Collaborates with Integrated Marketing Program to Create Vaccine Acceptance Campaigns

Students have been working on portfolio-ready strategic integrated marketing communications plans aimed at driving adoption of the COVID-19 vaccine for targeted groups.

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Keep your Devices Safe During Finals

During finals week, keep these tips in mind to help you protect your devices and your information.

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New Website Preview Now Available

A beta test version of the new Library website, which will be launching during the winter intersession, is available for the Georgetown community to view.

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Request Your Spring Course Reserves Now

The Spring semester will be here before you know it, and the Library can help you prepare readings and assignments for your courses.

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Make Citations Easy

All the meticulous research you conduct for a paper could still be worthless if you haven’t properly cited your sources. Fortunately, the Library offers tools and expertise that can help you make citations a breeze.

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Group Study Rooms Facilitate Collaboration and Learning

If you’re looking for a technology-friendly space to work on group projects, the Library’s group study rooms are the answer.

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Get One-on-One Help for Finals Prep

As the end of the semester approaches, take advantage of one of the most useful and time-saving services the Library offers: one-on-one consultations.

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New Exhibition Commemorates U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women

“Women’s Rights are Human Rights: The United States and the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women” includes more than 100 photos, documents, conference materials, media coverage, and other items that illustrate the United States’ preparation for and participation in the conference, and the conference’s legacy.

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Thesis and Dissertation Submission Help from the Library

If you are a graduate student preparing to submit a thesis or dissertation, the Library has several resources available to help you navigate the process.

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Get Charged Up!

Low battery? The Library has secure charging stations for laptops, phones and other mobile devices in Lauinger Library.

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Robbin Gallery Reopens with Exhibition of Musical Treasures

A new Library exhibition displays original manuscripts by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and other celebrated composers, as well as several notable recent acquisitions.

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First Subseries of Maryland Province Archives Available in DigitalGeorgetown

More than 20,000 pages of correspondence related to the provincial head of the Maryland Province from 1805–1883 is now available on DigitalGeorgetown.

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Fall Library Updates

As the fall semester begins, we have a few updates about Library operations.

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Break Through Article Paywalls with Lean Library

We now offer Lean Library, a browser extension that provides one-click access to journals and databases we subscribe to—whether you're on the Library's webpage or not.

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Fall 2021 Library Hours and Services

Effective August 25, Lauinger Library will resume its normal hours of operation, open 24 hours on weekdays and only closed from 3 a.m.–8 a.m. on weekends.

Special Collections Gallery

Charles Marvin Fairchild Memorial Gallery

Stephen Richard Kerbs Exhibit Area

Leon Robbin Gallery