The City Tech Library, in partnership with the Faculty Commons, is pleased to invite all faculty and staff to a library workshop: Advanced Search Techniques for Library and Internet Sources. Improve your research skills and go beyond the basics with Boolean operators, truncation, limiters, and other sophisticated search strategies in library databases, Google, and more.
Our workshop will be held on Wednesday October 9, 1-2pm in Rm. A441 in the Library, Atrium 4th Fl. RSVP to Prof. Keith Muchowski at email@example.com.
New to our online resources: Ebsco’s LGBT Life with Full Text:
Publisher’s description: This full-text database contains all of the content available in LGBT Life
as well as full text for hundreds of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers including The Advocate, Gay Parent Magazine, Girlfriends, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies, James White Review, ISNA News, Ladder, Lesbian Tide, New York Blade, ONE, Tangents,
and many more. Continue reading “LGBT Life with Full Text–New!”
The library has acquired access to five new databases from vendor Alexander Street. They cover a variety of disciplines and topics in the humanities and are available for your searching pleasure:
They can be accessed via the library’s list of databases, all of which help you locate articles, primary documents, news articles, images, and more for your research!
Furthermore, the library has also purchased dozens of new e-books, adding more titles to our ever-growing accumulation of e-books! Visit the library’s list of e-book collections to see what we have to offer (especially via the MyiLibrary and Project MUSE vendors).
Keep checking back to see what else we add over the summer to aid you in your research in the fall!
If you’re having difficulties accessing the databases or e-books, check out the library’s instructions on accessing electronic resources from home. If you’re still having trouble, don’t hesitate to ask a librarian!
On Friday, August 3 (that’s tomorrow!), several of the library’s online resources will be unavailable between the hours of 6 AM and 12 PM while CIS performs maintenance on the central library servers. Users will be unable to access the catalog and all its functions (such as requesting books via CLICS, renewing items, etc.), as well as remote (off-campus) access to all library databases.
On Tuesday, July 31 (that’s tomorrow!), several of the library’s online resources will be unavailable between the hours of 6 AM and 12 PM. Users will be unable to access the catalog and all its functions (such as requesting books via CLICS, renewing items, etc.), as well as remote (off-campus) access to all library databases.
While in the library or elsewhere on campus between 6 AM and 12 PM tomorrow, users will be able to access all databases and retrieve all articles. However, the catalog and all its functions will remain unavailable. Please use WorldCat during that time to locate items in the library’s collection.
10:26 AM: All library services are back up & running. If you experience any problems, please contact Prof. Allie Verbovetskaya at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-260-5457.
On Tuesday, July 24, 2012 (that’s tomorrow!), members of the City Tech community will be unable to access all library databases from off-campus between the hours of 8 and 10 AM while CIS upgrades the centrally hosted EZproxy server. As a result, EZproxy services will be unavailable while this maintenance is being performed. All services are expected to be restored at 10 AM. Please report any remaining outages or complications to Prof. Allie Verbovetskaya at email@example.com or 718-260-5457.
Access to the library databases will remain available while on-campus, though, so you can still conduct your research while in the library, in one of the learning centers, or anywhere else at City Tech during those two hours!
In addition to being National Poetry Month, April is also Jazz Appreciation Month!
Celebrate by listening to Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, Stan Kenton, Teddy Wilson, Bessie Smith, and many other jazz and blues greats on Naxos Music Library. (Just remember to log out when you’ve reached your maximum capacity of jazz for the day! Our license only allows 3 simultaneous users so logging out ensures others have access to the database, too.)
If you’re more interested in learning about jazz and its history, consider checking out Oxford Music Online. This database lets you access and cross-search multiple music reference resources at once. Advanced search options provide powerful tools for content navigation, including biography searching, bibliography searching, and the ability to easily search within longer, multi-section articles.
Prefer to experience jazz history in person? Considering visiting the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and the Louis Armstrong House Museum, both right here in New York City.
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!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-260-5748.
For more information, view our full list of faculty workshop.
Lots of news: expect to hear more once classes start!
New electronic resources:
- ScienceDirect Freedom Collection (2000+ ejournals)
- Oxford English Dictionary Online
- JSTOR Plant Science on extended trial/free access through 2011
New interfaces and/or enhanced features and functionality for:
- Ovid (LWW Nursing and Health Professions Premier Collection)
- Wiley Online (formerly Wiley Interscience)
Our mobile electronic resources page is coming soon. Find mobile interfaces (most are iPhone-iPod-iPad ) for: