Cathy in Sunday October 8th 2-6 pm, off Monday the 9th

Please note that I’ll be on the Research Help Desk from 2-6 this Sunday and off on Monday.   Please stop by the Research Help Desk with you questions!


Library Event: An open research workshop: get that paper started

What:   An open research workshop: get that paper started

When:  Thursday,  October 5th, 5-6 pm

Where:   Library classroom 319 (up the main stairwell, to your left when facing the Multimedia Desk)

Who:  Cathy Michael and John Henderson,  Reference Librarians

John and Cathy, IC Reference Librarians,  will be in the library’s classroom 319 to get you started or assist you with your research.  Are you working on a paper?  Tell us about your topic and we’ll sit down and assist you in finding books, articles, and statistics you may need. We can cover any questions you may have about finding, managing and citing sources.  

This session is open to anyone interested. Bring your friends.

USA Today: The Wall: Unknown Stories, Unintended Consequences.

From USA Today:

USA TODAY NETWORK launched today “The Wall: Unknown Stories, Unintended Consequences.” This landmark multi-media report examines in unprecedented detail President Donald Trump’s signature campaign promise to build “a great wall” on the U.S.-Mexico border. It reveals the challenges and consequences, including a NETWORK investigation finding that building a wall in mostly wide-open Texas could require disrupting or seizing nearly 5,000 individual parcels of property.

Take a look at the multi-media report:


Tomorrow at 7pm at IC: Mighty Times: The First Amendment & Civic Action #ConstitutionDay

Tinker2Tinker will give a presentation at Ithaca College on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in Textor 102. Titled “Mighty Times: The First Amendment & Civic Action,” her talk is part of the college’s observance of Constitution Day. It is free and open to the public.

Here is my supporting Guide:

New in IC Library: Journal of education advancement & marketing

We now have print copies of the Journal of Education Advancement & Marketing in stacks:  We only have print access at this time.  If you see an article you like we can deliver it via our Interlibrary Loan interface; just fill out the form: 

Shorenstein Center /Harvard: Report on Network Sunday Morning Talk Show Content and Ratings, Comparing 1983, 1999, and 2015

Access the report:

From the Executive Summary:

We studied the content and Nielsen ratings for interviews on the three network Sunday morning talk shows—Meet the Press (henceforth MTP), Face the Nation (FTN), and This Week (TW). We compared three time periods—1983 (MTP, FTN), 1999 (all three shows), and 2015 (all three shows). In order to insure apples-to-apples comparisons, for over time comparisons, we either restricted our analyses to MTP and FTN or analyzed the data with and without TW. For “overall” snapshots we included all three shows (MTP, FTN, TW).

Our goals were fourfold: (1) identify any discernible (sic) trends in the topics and types of guests featured on the Sunday talk shows, (2) identify any trends in audience ratings, (3) assess whether and to what extent trends in topics and guests correlate with audience ratings, and (4) assess whether, to what extent, and under what circumstances, the Sunday talk shows influence the subsequent news agenda.