September 27th through October 3rd is Banned Books Week. It is a week long celebration that highlights the value of free and open access to information. For more information, visit the Banned Books website.
You can also use Twitter to search for banned book events by using the hashtag #bannedbooksweek.
Here is a great infographic on the Banned Books of 2014.
Would you like to incorporate more library content into your courses? Now you can share links in Blackboard, syllabi, open educational resources (OER), reading lists, or social media! Now it’s super easy to create durable links to licensed articles and other library content.
Copy and paste a URL or DOI to our new permalinker tool: https://library.citytech.cuny.edu/research/proxyLink/index.php
Wed. October 14th, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Namm 227 (Faculty Commons)
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join a City Tech faculty panel discussion about integrating open educational resources (OER) into the classroom.
Prof. Amanda Almond, Psychology
Prof. Raffi Khatchadourian, Computer Systems Techonology
Prof. Jeremy Seto, Biology
Moderator: Prof. Cailean Cooney, Library
As the Fall semester progresses, the Library will offer an OER workshop, and will solicit applicants to participate in the Spring cycle of our Open Educational Resources Initiative, founded last year in response to growing concern over textbook costs, the program will fund 10 faculty to select no-cost open/alternative course materials to replace textbooks.
Want to learn more about OER now? Browse the Library’s new OER guide!
The Ursula C. Schwerin Library’s promotional video from years ago. Technology certainly has changed from CDROMs and LAN based databases. Part 2 after the jump.
Continue reading “CityTech Library Promotional Video #tbt”
Students, staff, and faculty,
The Ursula C. Schwerin Library is proud to present a
Using Your New York Times Academic Pass workshop
conducted by Professor Junior Tidal.
Academic Pass is one of the great privileges of your CUNY affiliation. Learn how to use it at this workshop.
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room: Library A441
IEEE Xplore Digital Library includes more than 30% of the world’s current literature in electrical engineering, electronics and computer science. Included in this package:
- Twenty-five full years of journals, conference proceedings and standards from IEEE and IET (back to 1988), plus select content dating as far back as 1872.
- Full-text for more than 3 million documents
- 166 IEEE journals, magazines and transactions
- 26 IET journal and magazines, plus more than 20 IET conference titles
- Proceedings from over 1,200 IEEE and IET conference titles
- Over 2,500 approved and published IEEE standards
The library is very excited to now provide the Nature Journals package as part of CUNY’s STEM library resource package.
The Nature journals package that CUNY is now subscribing to was customized just for us. In addition to Nature: The International Weekly Journal of Science, we now subscribe to 28 other titles–all available on the Nature Platform:
- Nature Biotechnology
- Nature Cell Biology
- Nature Chemical Biology
- Nature Chemistry
- Nature Climate Change
- Nature Communications
- Nature Genetics
- Nature Geoscience
- Nature Immunology
- Nature Materials
- Nature Medicine
- Nature Methods
- Nature Nanotechnology
- Nature Neuroscience
- Nature Photonics
- Nature Physics
- Nature Protocols
- Nature Reviews Cancer
- Nature Reviews Drug Discovery
- Nature Reviews Endocrinology
- Nature Reviews Genetics
- Nature Reviews Immunology
- Nature Review Microbiology
- Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology
- Nature Reviews Neurology
- Nature Reviews Neuroscience
- Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
- Scientific American.
Nature: International Weekly is available from 1997 to the present while the other journals are available with a four year rolling backfile to the present.
Thanks to the Chancellor and the Office of Library Services, all of CUNY including City Tech now has access to a suite of STEM-related resources.
New to City Tech:
- IEEE Xplore: A digital library of technology and engineering-related content in areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Includes journal articles, conference proceedings, and standards. Learn more about IEEE Xplore
Related library faculty liaisons:
Prof. Nora Almeida: Facilities Management and Environmental Control Technology
Prof. Anne Leonard: Construction/Civil Engineering Technology
Prof. Junior Tidal: Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Systems Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Prof. Gordon Xu: Electrical Engineering Technology, Telecommuncations Engineering Technology
- Nature Journals: Journals from Nature.com including Nature, Scientific American, and many more scholarly titles relating to biology, medicine and related areas. Learn more about Nature Journals
Related library faculty liaison:
Prof. Cailean Cooney: Biology, Chemistry
Continued access is available to:
- Cinahl Complete: Full-text nursing & allied health journals for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL. Includes the basic CINAHL database.
Related library faculty liaison:
Prof. Kimberley Bugg: Nursing
The following three packages are multi-disciplinary:
- Springer Journals: Over a thousand ejournals in a variety of disciplines including science, technology and medicine.
- Wiley Online: Extensive collection of ejournals from Wiley-Blackwell.
- Science Direct: The world’s largest electronic collection of science, technology, and medicine full-text and bibliographic information. It offers a wide variety of features and content.
Please avail yourself of these enrichments to CUNY library resources so we may continue to provide them.
More about the STEM resource package
In the Spring 2015 Semester, the Chancellor approved a proposal from the Office of Library Services, which called for a subsidy to the CUNY Libraries’ budgets so that the entire University can share in the access to a comprehensive package of STEM resources. These subsidies, from the University, the Office of Library Services, and from CUNY’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), along with money from all of the individual libraries’ budgets insure that all members of the University community have access to IEEE Xplore, Nature Journals, Cinahl Complete, Springer Journals, the Freedom Collection from Elsevier, and Wiley Journals.