Happy new year! We’re pleased to announce the launch of the library’s improved database page:
The new page makes browsing for a database easier! You can view an alphabetical list of all databases or choose a subject from the drop-down menu to view only the databases specific to that subject. Database descriptions are now included so you can be sure you’re selecting the perfect resource for your research needs.
Please report any problems you encounter to Prof. Allie Verbovetskaya at AVerbovetskaya@citytech.cuny.edu.
Remember! If you need assistance searching in a database or finding resources on your topic, you can always ask a librarian!
Does research have you confused? Do you not know where to start? Let the library help!
We have video tutorials for everything from renewing a book to choosing a database to supercharging your research. We also have guides to help you with citing sources and avoiding plagiarism.
Check out the library’s list of tutorials at
If you need more in-depth assistance, you can book a research appointment with a librarian to get one-on-one help with your assignment.
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PubMed has been set up as a SFX source for City Tech library.
With this setup, PubMed places a SFX link (via Find it! icon) on every PubMed record. By clicking the Find it! icon, one will be able to open the SFX menu and link to available full text article or City Tech ILLiad service login page if no full text article is available.
This short video explains how it works:
Learn How to Study Collaboratively with Fellow Students
For MAT 1475, 1575 & 1675 Registered Students Only
The College Learning Centers are sponsoring workshops designed to instruct students in how to study in groups. Learn how under the supervision of an experienced facilitator. Choose one of two sessions.
April 21 (Wednesday) 10:00 am – 11:00 am
April 29 (Thursday) 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Each session is limited to 30 students.
Registration in the Tech Learning Center (V-217) is necessary.
BOTH SESSIONS WILL MEET IN THE TECH LEARNING CENTER, V-216
*MAT 1275: College Algebra and Trigonometry
April 12 – May 15
Registration (limited to 15 students per workshop) from now until April 9.
Choose from one of these sections:
Monday 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 – 11:30 am; 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Wednesday 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 – 11:30 am; 2:00 – 3:30 pm
For more information (and a list of topics covered) stop by the Atrium Learning Center, AG-18 or call: 718/260-5679
Registration (in person) in the Atrium Learning Center (AG-18) with the receptionist
*You must be registered in a MAT 1275 class to participate
The library has recently received 30 advanced graphing calculators from the CUNY Office of Library Services. They are now available for loan to currently enrolled City Tech students. Two models, TI-83 Plus and TI-89 Titanium, allow students to perform such functions as basic math, calculus, engineering, graphs, finance, matrices, and statistics.
The loan period for these calculators is one day. For more details of the calculator loan, please contact the library’s circulation desk.
Library Technology News – Fall 2009
The library continues to make strides in upgrading its computer technology and equipment. Here are some highlights:
- 4th Floor – 18 New Computers Installed
o 18 new Dell OptiPlex 760 computers with wide screen monitors have been installed in the public area to replace the old models.
o The upgrade will improve the response time of the library online catalog and databases.
- Internet Lab – New Printer Installed
o A new HP network printer has been installed to replace the Dell printer.
o This high-performance workgroup laser printer with ultra-fast print speeds will improve the printing service in the Internet lab.
- Electronic Classroom – Classroom ResponseCard Systems Implemented
o 30 clickers have been purchased and piloted in several library classes.
o The web version of clickers is also available in the Electronic Classroom.
- Group Study Room – Workstations Reconfigured
o 5 workstations with the following configurations have been installed in the group study rooms on the 5th floor:
Microsoft Office suite is now available.
USB fash drives can be used on these workstations.
- New Library Web Server Installed
o A new Dell PowerEdge server has been installed and is now in service.
o The new server is equipped with state of the art web technologies and will greatly enhance the library web site and related services.
- 5th Floor – Electrical Outlets Available on Student Study Carrels
o 12 library student study carrels have been equipped with electrical outlets for the convenience of library laptop users.
- Library LCD TV Display System Purchased
o The display system, to be installed on the 4th floor, will be used to promote the library events and increase awareness of the library collections and services.
Dear City Tech Library Wireless Network Users:
To access City Tech wireless network, you are required to have the most updated anti-virus software installed on your computer. If your anti-virus software is dated, please update it before you access the wireless network.
If you do not have any anti-virus program installed on your computer, you can download Symantec Anti-Virus software for free from the CUNY Portal (https://portal.cuny.edu/portal/site/cuny/index.jsp?epi-content=LOGIN, and then go to “CUNY Mall” –> “Software) Center”).
To learn how to access City Tech wireless network in library, please go to:
Come take a closer look at a familiar tool! At Thursday’s workshop, we’ll explore strategies for finding journal articles in CINAHL, an essential database for nursing and the health professions. Topics covered include basic to advanced searching using keywords and CINAHL Headings and applying limiters for more precise results. We’ll also discuss how CINAHL search strategies can be used in the EBSCO interface of MEDLINE. All faculty are invited to attend.
Date & time: Thursday, March 26, 1-2 p.m.
Location: A540, the library’s e-classroom
Participants are encouraged to RSVP to Prof. Joan Grassano at jgrassano [at] citytech.cuny.edu
The complete schedule of faculty workshops for the Spring 2009 semester can be found here.