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
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Graphic Novels at the Library

Are you interested in visual storytelling, pop culture or illustration?
You’re in luck! The Ursula C. Schwerin Library has a great collection of graphic novels, many of which are currently featured in this month’s bookshelf display (look for it on the shelves that curve around the library staircase).
If you are a fan of graphic novels and want to find more, you can use CUNY+ to find Graphic Novels or Comic Books in libraries across CUNY.
If you find that you are interested in the origins of the graphic novel, you might be pleased to know that there are lots of comics in the public domain, and many can be viewed electronically or downloaded to a computer or e-reader. <a href="Sites of interest include The Digital Comics Museum and Golden Age Comics Online are both great sites to explore.

Summer Reading: The New Yorker’s 20 Under 40 List

Recently, The New Yorker published its annual summer fiction issue. This year, the summer fiction issue recognizes 20 promising and talented fiction writers under the age of 40. The editors’ note about the selection of these emerging talents reflects on a similar list from 1999 that included Jhumpa Lahiri, Michael Chabon, and Junot Díaz, all writers whose literary accomplishments since 1999 have certainly lived up to their early promise.
Happily, the City Tech library’s collection includes a number of works by these talented writers. Tell us about your favorite emerging fiction writers in the comments.

Rivka Galchen, Atmospheric Disturbances
Gary Shteyngart, Absurdistan
Gary Shteyngart, The Russian Debutante's Handbook
Wells Tower, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned
Nicole Krauss, Man Walks into a Room (an eBook)
ZZ Packer, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Thing Around Your Neck
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Purple Hibiscus

Off campus access to eBooks

The library’s collection of eBooks is accessible from any computer, just as our ejournals and all content from our databases are. There are 2 ways to access eBooks from off campus; both start with a validated and activated City Tech ID card.
Method 1:

  1. Start at the library website.idcard
  2. Click on the Find eBooks tab, select the electronic books link, and then select an eBooks collection to browse.
  3. Click on the title of the eBook you wish to read.
  4. On the next screen, you will be prompted to type your library barcode. Type in the 14-digit barcode from your College ID WITHOUT spaces. This number is on the lower right side of the front of your ID card.

Method 2:

  1. Start at the library website.
  2. From the Find Books tab, search CUNY+ for books by keyword, title, subject, or author. Records for eBooks appear in the list of results with the label Electronic Resource in the Format field
  3. Click on the title of the item you want to view the Full Record
  4. To access an eBook from the Full Record screen, click on the URL
  5. To access an eBook from the Holdings screen, click on the URL
  6. On the next screen, you will be prompted to type your library barcode. Type in the 14-digit barcode from your College ID WITHOUT spaces. This number is on the lower right side of the front of your ID card.

Download these instructions as a .pdf or view them online. Happy e-reading!

New! E-Textbooks

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We just purchased 34 etextbooks. These are online versions of textbooks used for City Tech courses. Records for each ebook are also in CUNY+. Look for the link to this collection on our homepage “find books” tab under New! Ebooks.book2
as well as under MyiLibrary on our database pages.

New Documentaries in Multimedia

The Mulitmedia Resource Center has added new documentaries to the collection. Students and staff may view videos in the resource center and faculty are allowed to borrow videos up to a week. Here are some new videos you may be interested in:
Bowling for Columbine
Michael Moore’s Oscar-winning film looks at gun culture in America.
Brooklyn Matters
This documentary by Isabel Hill is about the conflicts between the community and the Atlantic Yards proposal.
Chicano Rock! The Sounds of East Los Angeles
Jon Wilkman explores Mexican-American identity as expressed through music.
King Corn
Two friends explore America’s farm system and food industry in this documentary about corn.
When I Came Home
Follow Herold Noel, an Iraqi War veteran, and the numerous challenges he faces returning back home to Brooklyn.

Shelly Silver's in complete world

In case you missed Shelly Silver’s screening of in complete world, the independent artist and filmmaker has graciously donated a copy of the film to the City Tech library’s multimedia collection. The film is a provocative series of vignettes, shot on the streets of New York, asking New Yorkers about the state of their lives, their society, and their government. The film should be available for viewings within the next few weeks. For more information about the film and Shelly Silver, please visit her website here.