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Does anyone here have a home delivery subscription to the New York Times they are willing to share with me? The NYTimes website requires a subscription in order to access archived articles from 1922-1986, else you have to pay $3.95 per article. Seeing as I don't want to pay for preliminary research, home subscribers get 100 free articles per month. Can anyone help a poor grad school hopeful out?

Date: 2009-09-27 03:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Can you get it through your local library?

Date: 2009-09-27 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ya know, I'm not sure. I know I can get current papers, but should I have access to archived issues? I know my old college has a microfilm library (though it is the biggest hassle EVER), but I suppose I could use that for free.

How's the library track going? I mean to thank you for your advice about Garth Nix's series, but I kept forgetting. >__> If all this grad stuff doesn't go through, I think I'm going to library school (I say, only because I haven't put any real research or anything into yet @__@).

Date: 2009-09-27 04:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
They may have online databases, that's really what I was referring to. Microfilm? Who uses microfilm anymore? XD I'm going to cry when I'm finally through with higher education and no longer have access to 853920583290 academic databases (I kind of want to work in an academic library just because of that).

Eeeh, it's same old same old. My classes this semester are super easy to the point I keep forgetting they exist. XD I haven't even looked at one of them all week... My only issue is that I no longer want to be a YA librarian but changing my program of study would be too much of a hassle so I'm just going to finish it and then ignore it. XD I want to go into cataloging now because I love my job.

To be perfectly honest, I feel kind of bad watching you freak out about getting into grad school. It was real easy for me because library science is a joke. It's grad school for dummies. Seriously. I mean, even a slacker like me has a 4.0. e_e

Date: 2009-09-27 04:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Somehow, hearing you say that it's like grad school for dummies really cheers me up. At last, something I can do! If I went into it though, I would do academic, because I really do like East Asia, and I'd want to stay in that area at least. Then again, other than reading a lot and figuring out effective uses of shelf space, I have no idea what academic librarians do.

Why did you change from the YA path? I've read a lot of good YA books on your recommendation, so I am inadvertently affected by this! I suppose I should go find a librarian wiki and figure out all the different categories of librarian...ism. Cataloging sounds like data entry to me, but surely it can't be that...right?

By the way, how do you rank library science programs? Is there like, a Harvard in the librarian world? :D

Date: 2009-09-27 04:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Um can you use - to pull up a password for the site and login. It's a site that provides a lot of logins so you can get into sites, I've been using it for years.

Date: 2009-09-27 04:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
While my first thought is "Brilliant!" I can't help but wonder how this site works, and if my personal password isn't one that is being pulled up for someone else out there. @__@ Will give it a shot though, thanks!

Date: 2009-09-27 05:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Passwords are only provided by those who want to share them from what I know. I've used the site for awhile now. I just put in the website I need the password for and it goes from there. It's an option, I hope its useful for you.

Date: 2009-11-08 12:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey, if you're still looking, I have a subscription.


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