We’ve added a new primary source collection to our databases: Trade Catalogues and the American Home. The collection includes hundreds of illustrated product catalogs and other marketing ephemera from 1850 – 1950. Links to this database can be found on the A – Z list of databases and on the history databases page. If you’d like to see a link to this database on other subject database pages, just let me know.
We recently started a subscription to the International Encyclopedia of Communication (from Wiley-Blackwell). Links to this database can be found on the main databases page and on the database pages for communication studies and for dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Records for this database are not yet indexed by Ex Libris for inclusion in the Primo Central Index, which means that the records can’t be found in OneSearch. The main point of access is by going directly to the database.
We now have access to a new database, Periodicals Archive Online, that is on the ProQuest platform. Somewhat like JSTOR, this database offers backfiles of scholarly journals as well as to a number of magazines, in some cases all the way back to the early 1800s. There is a link to the database on the main databases page.
It is expected that we’ll be able to discover records for these articles in OneSearch soon. We’re working with the CUNY Office of Library Services to determine which specific collections in SFX we need to activate.
We’ve recently started a subscription to a collection of streaming videos that demonstrate all aspects of physical examination for health care providers. The database is called Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination and is linked to on the main databases page as well as the listings of nursing databases and health databases.
The collection is not yet indexed in the Primo Central Index, which means that records are not yet discoverable in OneSearch. The main point of access for now will be within the database itself.
We now have a subscription to a new collection on the ProQuest Historical Newspapers platform: Amsterdam News (1922-1993). There is a link to it on the A-Z databases page (under Amsterdam News) and on the page listing news databases.
Records for these articles aren’t yet discoverable in OneSearch (Ex Libris hasn’t yet indexed them yet for inclusion in the Primo Central Index, as the collection is too new). For the near future, the sole point of access to these articles will be through the database itself.
The laptop desk now loans laptop adapters for students who have their laptop but forgot their adapter. These are available for 3 hour loans.
We have adapters for Mac Air, Macbook Pro, Dell XPS and Dell Latitude laptops.
We also have phone changers for iPhone and Android model phones. These also loan for 3 hours.
Because this is on a standalone platform and not part of one that aggregates different reference works in one place (like Gale Virtual Reference Library or Oxford Reference Online), I’ve added this encyclopedia from Wiley-Blackwell as its own listing on the A-Z databases page as well as on the database pages for communication studies and for dictionaries and encyclopedias.
We now have access to the DSM-5 Library. This database from the American Psychiatric Association provides the full text of the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a standard reference work in the mental health field, as well as a handful of other related reference works.
Links to this database can be found on the A-Z page and the psychology databases page.
Thanks to funding from NOVEL, all of CUNY now has access to Britannica Academic, which includes the Encyclopaedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
Starting today, we will be loaning Bose noise-cancelling headphones from the circulation desk. These will be same-day loans, due back 10 min before the desk closes.
We can offer them to students looking for headphones but I think it’s also a good idea to offer them to folks who are looking for a quiet study space but aren’t a part of a group.
If you have any questions, please let me know.