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Rapid, Scoping, & Umbrella Reviews

This blog post is the second in a series exploring Evidence Synthesis. We’ve already had a quick look at the differences between a systematic review and a traditional literature review, so let’s look at three other types of evidence synthesis: rapid reviews, scoping reviews, and umbrella reviews.

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Systematic Reviews & Literature Reviews

This blog post is the first in a series exploring Evidence Synthesis. We’re going to start by looking at two types of evidence synthesis: literature reviews and systemic reviews.

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ZoteroBib is free and stand-alone. It helps you build a reference list from any computer or device (and yes, it does work on a mobile phone). You do not have to create an account or install any software.

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Google Scholar: 2024 Update

Bank Street College of Education is included in Google Scholar. When you use Google Scholar at Bank Street you will find the following library access links have been pre-selected: BANK STREET COLLEGE OF EDUCATION – ProQuest Fulltext, and Open WorldCat – Library Search. But, to make Google Scholar super useful on your own device, you need to check and save a third link: Bank Street College of Education – Full-Text @ Bank Street.

50th Anniversary of Occasional Paper Series
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Library Salon #33: Celebrating the Occasional Paper Series 50th Issue

Come join us online Friday, February 9 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM for Library Salon #33. We will be celebrating the Occasional Paper Series 50th Issue. At this salon, we will enact what Occasional Papers has always done – inviting participants to join us in dreaming about a future in which we fully realize our commitment to radical openness. What should our next decade of issues look and sound like?

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Library Salon #32: Transforming Online Teaching in Higher Education

Come join us Friday, January 19 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM for Library Salon #32. Bank Street’s Robin Hummel and Laura Zadoff as well as co-author Steven Goss, will present their new book: Transforming Online Teaching in Higher Education: Essential Practices for Engagement, Equity, and Inquiry. Light refreshments will be served.

Library Workshops

Library Workshops: January 2024

The Library will be conducting four workshops in January. You do not have to register or sign-up. You’re welcome to come to one or all sessions. Sessions will be recorded for later viewing. We hope to see you there. For further information email us at

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Library Salon #31: Children’s Literature for an Anti-Racist Society

Learn how to differentiate between a diverse, affirming, and anti-racist children’s book. Bank Street School for Children teacher Susie Rios and children’s librarian Kharissa Kenner will delve into these nuances and demonstrate how to curate an inclusive classroom library.


EBSCO Mobile App

If you have a few minutes to spare, and want to jump start your research, a good way to do this is to download the EBSCO Mobile app from the Apple App or the Google Play store.

Library Hours

Library Hours August 2023

The Library is open at reduced hours for the month of August (Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm). There are two Energy Conservation days (August 18, & 25), and Labor Day weekend (Monday, September 4) when the Library is closed. Normal hours resume Tuesday, September 5.

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EBSCO Discovery Service: Projects

In the past if you wanted to save database articles to a folder it was quite a complicated affair. You would have to create an account inside EBSCO and then sign in to this “add-on” account to save items. Today, it’s a snap, all you have to do is add items to a project! We think Projects is a great way to collect resources, and keep them organized in one place.


EBSCO Discovery Service: New Look

The Library has upgraded to EBSCO’s new Discovery Service. It’s a lot less busy and it’s much easy to find, and save articles. Welcome to a more minimalist interface. You still get the same results but it’s a bit more easier on the eye.

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Happy New Year

Season Greetings and happy holidays. The Library is closed and reopens Tuesday, January 3, 2023 with reduced hours 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday to Friday. Regular hours resume Monday, […]


The Best Children’s Books of the Year 2022: Holiday Gift Edition

Members of the Bank Street Children’s Book Committee have been hard at work preparing their annual list of exceptional children’s books. Titles in this year’s Holiday Gift Edition, include offerings […]