In a hurry to study for final exams? Reserve your textbook on your way to The Newman Library and it will be ready for you to pick up from the Express/Quick Return Window when you arrive!!
Beginning Monday, May 4 and extending through Thursday, May 21, you can simply text “Baruch” to 66746 and then send the textbook/course information for the book you need. If the book is available, you will receive a confirmation that it will be held for 20 minutes.
Textbook Express is a pilot service during final exams, available when the Circulation Desk is open. Only reserve textbooks can be requested via Textbook Express.
This week the library is launching a new search tool called OneSearch. With OneSearch, you can go to the yellow search bar on the library website and search for books, articles, DVDs, CDs, and reports all in one place. In the past, you’d have to run separate searches to do that, but now you can use one tool to find a wide variety of sources.
OneSearch brings together:
- listings from the library catalog for all the:
- books, DVDs, and CDs we own,
- journals, magazines, and newspapers we have in print or microfilm,
- journals, magazines, and newspapers we have in e-formats;
- a huge article database that represents the majority of all the articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers that we have in full-text online.
This new search service also represents a major upgrade over our previous “Articles” search on the old search bar. You can still run articles-only searches from the search bar by using the “Articles” tab, but results now will be served up by our improved OneSearch engine.
As you search, it’s recommended that you sign in using your library ID number (found on the lower right side of your Baruch ID card) so that you can:
- see all the possible search results,
- request copies of books held at other CUNY libraries,
- renew the loan period for any books you’ve checked out.
We think you’re going to find OneSearch an efficient way to search across a wide range of sources, especially when you’re not sure where to begin your search. As you use the service, we’d love to hear to what you think of it. Please share your experiences with it by using the green “feedback” button found on every page in OneSearch.
Newman Library has received a special set of documents that provide insight into the military junta that once governed Argentina. Agustín Rossi, Argentina’s current Minister of Defense, presented the documents to David Birdsell, Dean of the School of Public Affairs, as a gift to the Newman Library. The gift includes the six-volume set, Actas de la Dictadura, which records the meetings of the junta leadership (1976–1983). In addition, there is a pamphlet, Lista Negras, that reproduces the lists of artists, musicians, journalists, writers, academics, and other intellectuals who were persecuted by the government for their supposed Marxist views. The books will be display in the Library’s Engelman Reading Room through October 31. After the exhibition, the documents will be available for use in the Archives and Special Collections Division.
The significance of the documents and the importance of their being available through the Newman Library are discussed in the press release from the Ministry of Defense.
Agustín Oscar Rossi (left) and David Birdsell
The Newman Library has acquired a new collection of books on Turkish history and culture through a grant from the Institute of Turkish Studies. The titles were selected by students in the Baruch College Turkish Student Association. The books are available for loan and are currently on display in the Engelman Reading Room on the second floor of the Library.
The Newman Library has licensed Mango Languages for all students, faculty, and staff. This interactive learning program teaches practical conversation and cultural awareness. The 45 languages offered include: Arabic (Levantine), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, Farsi (Persian), Finnish, French, French (Canadian), German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Pashto, Pirate, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Slovak, Spanish (Latin America), Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese. There is also a mobile app that users can download to learn a language on the go.
You do not have to create an account to use this database. However, if you want to track your progress, you should create a personal account.
The Ticker, the official newspaper of Baruch College, is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. As is often the case with school publications, the Ticker began humbly, but has risen over the years to a well-respected, award winning newspaper.
This on-line exhibit uses pictures, advertisements and testimonials to provide a glimpse into each decade up to the present. Preserving the memories of the college and serving as a unifying force to a dispersed college campus, the Ticker has become a source of pride to the entire Baruch College community.
Lexicon, 2008 (Baruch College Archives)
First Known Photo of Ticker staff
Microcosm 1934 (Courtesy of C.C.N.Y. Archives)
The Newman Library has joined the prestigious Center for Research Libraries (CRL), a consortium of 240-plus university, college, and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources from a global network of sources.
Most of the materials acquired are from outside of the United States, and many are from the emerging regions of the world: Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Latin America. CRL is based in Chicago and governed by a Board of Directors drawn entirely from the higher education community. Membership provides Baruch College students and faculty with access to the Center’s approximately five million publications, archives, and collections and one million digital resources. These research materials in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, housed at the CRL facility in Chicago, are available through interlibrary loan.
The benefits of a CRL membership include: unlimited access to CRL collections, automatic 90-day loan periods with 90-day renewals, third-day delivery on the vast majority of interlibrary loans, and an array of cooperative acquisition programs and user services designed to facilitate scholarly research and support collection-development activities.
CRL members have unlimited access to a collection of materials selected over five decades by subject specialists from North America’s foremost universities and colleges.
Collection highlights include:
- Largest collection of circulating newspapers in North America
- 6,500 international newspapers
- 2,500 U.S. newspapers, many dating to the colonial era
- 2,000 ethnic titles indexed by language, state, culture, etc.
- More than 38,000 international journals rarely held in U.S. libraries
- More than 800,000 doctoral dissertations
- Area Studies: Major collections from Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Southeast Asia, and in subjects such as human rights.