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HSS4: J.M. Keynes: "Ideas [that] shape[d] the course of history"

Current Information about Library Services as of March 27, 2020


We are trying to provide some services for you to be able to successfully complete your Spring semester.

The libraries of the consortium are all physically closed to their students and other users, so we are going to try to help you get as much of the material as we can to finish up your papers and assignments.

The Library has a chat feature that will be starting on Monday, March 29th. You should feel free to use that service as you need. I also have a personal chat button below my profile picture on the right side of this page. If it is online, I will get your questions. Also feel free to email me directly at, or by clicking the Email Me button. 

Things are different on our web site. Many of our database providers are opening up their content, so you may be able to find all the articles that you need in some of what we have available to you. Check out the link to Remote Library Services & Open Scholarly Resources Guide which can also be found at

If you need something else, I or someone I work with will help you try to track that information down. There is an interlibrary loan form (Click here) and we can try to get a copy from another library if necessary.


You will need to use your barcode to access all the databases. If you are having any difficulty, please get in touch. I may ask you for your ID number and barcode number

Library Information


The intent of your instruction session and this guide is to provide you with assistance with researching your topics. During the session, I will cover the following areas:

  • Formulating your search strategy
  • Searching the catalog and other databases, including the differences between them
  • Finding material once you have a citation
  • Reading a bibliography and citation

Hopefully at the end of this session you will have a better understanding of how to do your research. If you encounter any difficulty along the way, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me or my colleagues.

Consortium Libraries for HSS

The Cooper Union Library is a member of the Research Library Association of South Manhattan, a consortium of academic libraries established in 1977. Consortium libraries share an online catalog and provide faculty and students of member institutions with access to each other's collections.

Cooper Union faculty and students may borrow at the Consortium libraries. Make sure that you have your library account activated and updated at our Circulation Desk prior to going to the other libraries.

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Claire Gunning
Subjects:Architecture, Art
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