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Columbia College Chicago celebrates Open Access Week, October 24-30

What’s this? Open Access Week is a global event to celebrate the Open Access movement, which makes research and scholarship freely available online to anyone, anywhere! Isn’t research already freely available online?  Some is.  Much is not.  Many researchers publish their work in journals that are available only through expensive subscriptions.  (In the sciences, a…

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Non-fiction graphic novels can be as riveting, powerful as their fictional counterparts

If you’re a fan of comics and graphic novels but think those that tell real-life stories will be tedious, consider giving them another look. More and more, illustrative storytelling is helping to shed light on events that make history and affect change, and biographical works effectively share the backstory of society’s change-makers throughout history (think…

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