LibX Update

LibX – NYCCT Library Edition has been updated to a new edition. Unlike the previous updates, this time we upgraded to the new Libx 2.0 version.
What’s New?
– Google Chrome lovers can also use LibX now.
– This latest edition of LibX will be detected by Firefox and Google Chrome and either automatically install it (Google Chrome) or prompt to update (Firefox).
– LibX toolbar will be displayed on the upper right corner of the browser navigation bar, and it can be toggled between a Full View and a Simple View.
However, if you are still running LibX on Internet Explorer, LibX will not be compatible with versions higher than v.7(until further notice from the LibX developers).
For Google Chrome:
For Firefox (compatible with Firefox up to v. 10):
For more information, please visit our updated LibX page on the library website:

On Trial: Palgrave Connect E-Book Collection

Palgrave Connect (logo)Palgrave Connect is Palgrave Macmillan’s complete e-book collection, containing over 9,500 titles in Business, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
Trial access only gives you limited previews of the e-books but a full subscription would give you total access to fully searchable PDF e-books with “Social DRM” (allows for full title download and printing) and linking capability, so instructors would be able to link to e-book content from their course sites.
The trial ends on April 21, 2012! The database is available from both on- and off-campus, so try it out today!
Your feedback is greatly appreciated in assessing trial databases. Please contact Prof. Allie Verbovetskaya at with your comments, questions, or concerns about Palgrave Connect.
Don’t forget! All databases currently under consideration by the City Tech library are listed on the library’s website.

Faculty Workshop: Maximizing minimally

The City Tech Library, in partnership with the Faculty Commons, is pleased to invite all faculty to a library workshop: Maximizing minimally: Keeping current using RSS, alerts, and more. Discover how to set up RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds and alerts in your favorite databases and internet sources to keep track of the latest research in journals, news sources, associations, and blogs.
This workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 29, 1-2pm in Rm. A540 (library classroom). RSVP to Prof. Maura Smale at or 260-5748.

On Trial: Plunkett Research Online

The library currently has trial access to Plunkett Research Online:
Username: citytech
Password: trial
Plunkett Research Online offers business intelligence information including industry/market trends and statistics, company profiles, professional organizations, and job prospects. Plunkett Research analysts profile approximately 8,000 companies in 30+ industries, with 1,000 new companies added to the list yearly. Each industry receives a complete update once per year. The previous year’s data is archived and available to users.
Our trial ends on March 7, 2012, so try it out today!
Your feedback is greatly appreciated in assessing trial databases. Please contact Prof. Allie Verbovetskaya at with your comments, questions, or concerns about Plunkett Research Online.

Celebrate Black History Month with these databases!

February marks Black History Month in the United States. Originally founded as Negro History Week in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson, Congress established February as Black History Month in 1986.

The following databases will help you locate articles, media, and primary sources related to African-American history:

Black Thought & Culture

Primary sources covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Also includes interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material.

Oxford African American Studies Center

Reference materials on the African American experience as well as primary source documents, images, maps and other graphic materials. Limited to one user–please remember to logout.

Black Drama

Contains the full text of over a thousand plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.

Other databases that will have information on the history of blacks in America include American History in Video, Ethnic NewsWatch, Humanities Full Text, JSTOR, and Project MUSE.

If you need additional help, call us at 718-260-5485, visit us in person at the Reference Desk, or email us.

Holiday Weekend Hours

Stay home on Monday to celebrate President Lincoln’s birthday!

[Abraham Lincoln, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]
[Image in the public domain and available from the Library of Congress
— without the party hat, of course.]

The City Tech Library will be closed on Monday, February 13, for Lincoln’s birthday. We will be open on Saturday, February 11, from 10 AM to 4 PM. We will be closed on Sunday, February 12.

Enjoy your holiday weekend!