New African-American SciFi Books

We ordered some sci fi classics by Samuel Delany and Octavia Butler and more contemporary writers including favorite Victor LaValle for our collection and most of the books have arrived. Check CUNY+ for specific authors and titles.

PubMed Workshop for Faculty

Faculty, come to a workshop in the City Tech Library and learn about using the PubMed database to find biomedical information. In this workshop we’ll provide an overview of PubMed from the National Library of Medicine, including its scope and content (e.g., how it differs from MEDLINE); building a search using keywords, MeSH terms, and other search tools; and accessing full-text articles in PubMed Central and City Tech Library databases.
Date: Wednesday, February 23rd
Time: 1 – 2 pm
Workshops are open to all City Tech faculty and staff. All workshops are held in our small classroom (Rm A441) on the 4th Fl. of the City Tech Library, Atrium, unless otherwise noted. RSVP is strongly suggested to Prof. Maura Smale, or 718-260-5748.
For more information, view our full list of faculty workshop.

Celebrating Black History Month at the Library

Observe Black History Month by checking out the most recent library exhibit, which features books and posters celebrating the life and achievements of Harriet Tubman, Curated by Diane Wilson, Marta Effinger-Chrichlow and Karl Botchway. This exhibit is part of a series of events scheduled on campus this month.
Click below for a fuller reflection on Harriet Tubman by Dr. Tshombe Walker.
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Activating Your Library Card

Have you activated your library card for this semester? If you have, congrats! You are now able to borrow library materials from libraries throughout CUNY and access our online resources from the comfort of your home.
If you are a library user and you haven’t activated your library card yet, we recommend you do so early, so that you can start taking advantage of library resources (including a wide variety of online resources that are available to you outside of the library) as soon as possible. To activate your card, simply bring your City Tech ID card and a copy of your schedule or bursar receipt to the Circulation Desk; it only takes a minute, and you’ll be able to borrow for the rest of the semester.
On a related note, we know that the library can get crowded and the lines can get long. We recommend visiting the library during slower times throughout the day (mornings are always good) for quickest access to computers and circulation.

Literary Map of Brooklyn

Thanks to our good friends at the Brooklyn Public Library, we now have a growing map of literary landmarks in the area. Do you want to know what people have written about the neighborhoods surrounding City Tech? Do you want to recommend places with literary significance in the area? Take a look at the map and help to add to the data here.

Exciting Times

Image Courtesy Flickr User Takver

If you’ve been looking for better ways to gather information about current world events, the library can help you! Take advantage of the library’s online resources to access news and information about events around the world.
Don’t know where to get started? Try one of the following databases, or ask a librarian to help get you started.
CQ Researcher
In-depth reports on current and often controversial social issues.
Custom Newspapers (Gale)
Full text articles from a wide variety of newspapers.
Ethnic NewsWatch también en español
A full-text collection of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Provides access to viewpoints often overlooked in the mainstream media. Nearly one quarter of ENW’s articles are presented in Spanish.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (Gale)

Information on social issues including viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
News, business, legal, medical, and reference publications (full text).
National Newspaper Index (Gale)
Indexing with abstracts for The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

New York State Newspapers (Gale)

Covers ten major newspapers published in the state of New York, including The New York Times and The New York Post.

Note: To access resources from off campus, users must log in with their activated City Tech library card. Instructions can be found here.