New e-book collection: Project MUSE Global Cultural Studies

The library has recently acquired new e-book collection:
Project MUSE Global Cultural Studies
This collection of e-books contains 245 titles on American studies, ethnic studies (including Asian, Latin American, African-American, and indigenous studies), women’s and gender studies, disability studies, and other works that fall within the rubric of contemporary cultural studies.
The e-book collection includes such titles as:
After Apartheid: Reinventing South Africa? A band of noble women: Racial politics in the women's peace movement The Internet of elsewhere: The emergent effects of a wired world
Seeing drugs: Modernization, counterinsurgency, and U.S. narcotics control in the third world, 1969-1976 User unfriendly: Consumer struggles with personal technologies, from clocks and sewing machines to cars and computers Who deserves to die? Constructing the executable subject
Interested in what else is available? Check out Project MUSE Global Cultural Studies today!
Have a question about this (or any other) e-book collection? Leave a comment or ask a librarian!

Tech Happy Hour: Free and Open Source Tools for Content Creation

Are you interested in creating digital content? Did you know that there are free and open source tools that will allow you to produce and organize all kinds of media? Come enjoy wine & cheese with your colleagues and take a look at some of the freely-available software that can be used for teaching, scholarship, and exploration. Technical expertise not required!
Workshops are open to all City Tech faculty and staff.
RSVP to Professor Maura Smale
DATE: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
VENUE: Rm A632 in the Faculty Lounge

The End of an Era

The publishers of the Encyclopedia Britannica, (which first appeared in Scotland in 1768) have announced that they will no longer be publishing physical books, and will now offer all content digitally. Never fear! You can still access print and digital copies of it through the library.

Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 11

Remember to set your clocks forward an hour on Saturday night (or Sunday morning), because this weekend marks the beginning of daylight savings time.
Interested in why we have daylight savings time? Click on the image to the right to read the pamphlet that William Willet published that stared it all.

New Films in Multimedia

Here are some new DVDs in the library’s multimedia collection. Faculty are allowed to check out videos up to one week, and students may view videos within the Multimedia Resources Center. For more information, please contact Prof. Junior Tidal.
Type Face – DVD 2855
Women War & Peace – DVD 2868
Continue reading “New Films in Multimedia”

Women’s History Month: Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment

In the United States, the month of March marks Women’s History Month. (And today, March 8, is International Women’s Day!) This year’s theme is “Women’s Education — Women’s Empowerment” and the Library would like to highlight some of the material we own on the topic:


Gender and higher education Professor mommy : finding work-family balance in academia The science on women in science
(Want more books? Search in the catalog for women and education.)


Education and women in the early modern Hispanic world Call her a citizen : progressive-era activist and educator Anna Pennybacker Girls' education in the 21st century : equality, empowerment, and growth
(Want more books? Search in the catalog for women and education.)


Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

Learn about the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000. This database includes many primary resources, support materials, chronology, and teaching tools.


Women’s History Month (Library of Congress)
WIG: Women, Internationalisms, and Gender (Binghamton University)
Women’s History Sourcebook (Fordham University)
Women Working (Harvard University)
Aletta: Institute for Women’s History (includes extensive list of websites on women)
National Women’s History Project
Essential Texts in Feminist Theory & Feminist Thought (NYPL Blogs)
Women’s Leadership in American History (CUNY)

Have a question about something listed above? Want to share your own favorite resources for women’s studies? Leave a comment or ask a librarian!

Faculty Workshop: Manage and Share References with Zotero and Mendeley

The City Tech Library, in partnership with the Faculty Commons, is pleased to invite all faculty to a library workshop. Doing research using internet or library sources? Interested in what other researchers in your field are reading? Learn how to use the free web-based tools Zotero and Mendeley to organize and cite your references, and to share and discuss scholarship with colleagues at City Tech or beyond.
This workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 1-2pm in Rm. A540 (library classroom). RSVP to Prof. Maura Smale at or 260-5748.