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  Amy Foster, Director, Gardiner Learning Commons

  Megan Burlington, Library Media Specialist , Archivist

  Momi Antonio-Barnes, Creative Strategist

  Nicolle McDougal, Assistant,

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Other Subscriptions

MHLS Digital Magazines: Dozens of online magazines through Mid-Hudson Library System

New York TimesOn-campus subscription for daily NYTimes. Archive access: you have access to Times articles from 1851 to the present, with the exception of articles within the date range 1923-1980. For those dates, use ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Current History OnlineJournal of Contemporary World Affairs. View titles, abstracts, and articles from current and previous issues.

CQ Researcher Online: CQ Researcher Plus Archive offers research on the issues that have shaped the nation for over 80 years. The CQ Researcher Plus Archive adds more than 3,000 reports, published between 1923 and 1990 to CQ Researcher Online. Each report in the Archive addresses the significance and legacy of the events and issues of its day.

Foreign Affairs MagazineForeign Affairs has been the leading forum for serious discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs. Dedicated to improving the understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs through the free exchange of ideas.

Nature and Scientific American - including archives back to 1869

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Welcome to the Gardiner Learning Commons!

The purpose of this site is to collect (almost) all of the benefits and tools of the Learning Commons into one virtual place.

Use it often, make suggestions and remember we're always happy to help; stop by, or use the email links on the left!

Virtual Learning Commons




NEW!!! CREDO Complete Core Collection:  

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An online platform that combines reliable, citable reference content with your library's resources and helps you do faster, more effective research. Includes major reference works, multi-volume subject encyclopedias, field guides, scholarly handbooks, animations and countless other award-winning sources – spans across all disciplines. Also included are close to 2,000 short reference videos, more than 300,000 high-resolution art images, and nearly 200,000 additional images across all subject areas.
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Multi-topic database that covers history, literature, science, social studies, and more than 1,100 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips and podcasts.

Provided By NY State's NOVEL Databases:

(New!)Britannica High School

Britannica Escolar Secundaria - Spanish 

GALE - Includes Academic OneFile: Peer Reviewed Journals; Business Insights: EssentialsEducator's Reference CompleteEnvironmental Studies And Policies CollectionGeneral OneFileInfoTrac NewsstandNew York State Newspapers; And Opposing Viewpoints In ContextResearch In Context (Secondary Level General Periodicals),  Spanish: Informe Academico (New!)

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times - With Complete Archives. 

Directory of Open Access Journals - is an online directory that indexes and provides access to 10,000+ high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Project Gutenberg over 40,000 free ebooks, available for download in many different formats

Pawling Free Library - ask for help!

Gardiner iSite Protocols
  1. First, plan time to sit with Ramsay and/or Momi to brainstorm ideas around what you’d like to accomplish with the project BEFORE it is assigned. They have tons of experience and will help reign in and manage expectations toward what can be done. They also have incredible imaginations and can help see things in a different light, including unforeseen possibilities. Momi normally works in the afternoon hours here in the Commons, but upon request may be able to join morning classes.

  2. Email the periods and dates you’d like to reserve the space and we will put it on the Google Calendar so all can see that it’s being used.

  3. The new glass door, the hallway door and the Innovation Lab door are all keyed with an A-35, so you may unlock and them lock them at the end of class if necessary. Although convenient to have access to the restroom and water fountain during the time teachers are present, it’s important to lock after classes so access to the room and tools are restricted to those who come through the main floor and are using it with permission.

  4. A sink is available in the Archives Room, which will need to be unlocked for you if needed.

  5. A safety presentation MUST be performed during the first period with any NEW classes using the tools, especially the utility knives.

  6. Clean-up is key - please make sure to leave 5-10 minutes at the end of each period to leave the space as it was (or better!). We’ve tried to label as much as possible to help.

  1. Design thinking principles include time for reflection, critique and iteration, so if you can, plan on an additional period for this after the project’s ‘first’ completion, it will reinforce these concepts.

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