29DEC 2019
Beautiful Libraries Around the World

Beautiful Libraries Around the World

There is something special about a big beautiful room full of books. For those that love to read, there is nothing quite as exciting as a magical library, full of mysterious tales and heartwarming stories. French photographer Franck Bohbot loves reading so much he decided to travel the world in search…

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29NOV 2019
Most Beautiful Libraries in The World

Most Beautiful Libraries in The World

The ingeniously simple concept for the library at Tokyo’s Musashino Art University speaks volumes: it’s made entirely of wood bookshelves, with a glass exterior. Inside, architect Sou Fujimoto’s spiral-shaped design naturally spurs the visitor onward and features light-filled, comfortable corners for…

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30OCT 2019
Best Libraries

Best Libraries

According to a 2015 EBSCO survey on undergraduates’ research workflow, 40 percent of students rate their library websites moderate to very challenging and 15 percent never use them. A challenging library website is a research roadblock to an already time-constrained student. Here are 7 Best Practices…
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30SEP 2019
Most Beautiful Library

Most Beautiful Library

[ Editor’s note: In celebration of the holidays, we’re counting down the top 12 Flavorwire features of 2012. This post, at #4, was originally published December 13, 2011. ] The college library, whether ornate or modern, digital or dusty, is in many ways the epicenter of the college experience — at least for some students. It is at once a shining emblem of vast, acquirable knowledge…

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04SEP 2019
Top Ten Libraries

Top Ten Libraries

1. Use AND to combine keywords and phrases when searching the electronic databases for journal articles. china and film and history veterans and pensions and legislation united states and foreign policy Unlike in Google and in other search engines, you will not get satisfactory results if you type an entire sentence, such as the effect of advertising in mass media on teenage…

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24AUG 2019
Oldest Libraries in The World

Oldest Libraries in The World

The al-Qarawiyyin university, library, and mosque were founded by Fatima El-Fihriya in 859 — around the time early forms of algebra were being invented. Samia Errazouki/AP Images Fittingly, El-Fihriya attended the university she helped to found. The library still has her original diploma: a wooden board. Samia Errazouki/AP Images Today, thanks to Aziza Chaouni s four-year renovation…

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25JUL 2019
Largest Libraries in The Us

Largest Libraries in The Us

The US has some of the largest libraries in the world. The Library of Congress is by far the largest in the US, according to the volumes it holds. The majority of the top ten largest libraries are affiliated to universities. Some public libraries are among the largest, and although they are not affiliated with any university, they can be referred as academic libraries as well…

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19MAR 2017
1St Library in The World

1St Library in The World

October 6th, 2012 | by Jill How old is the world’s oldest library? Libraries have played a very important role for humans for a long time. Have you ever wondered how long libraries have existed? Well, as it turns out, the oldest library in the world, the, was built in approximately 300 BC in Alexandria, Egypt. Sadly, it doesn’t actually exist anymore. Although it functioned…

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