New Database: International Encyclopedia of Communication

6 10 2017

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.





New Database: Periodicals Archive Online

6 10 2017

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.





New Database: Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination

6 10 2017

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.





New Database: Amsterdam News (1922-1993)

6 10 2017

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.





Adapters available at the Laptop Desk

14 09 2017

The laptop desk now loans laptop adapters for students who have their laptop but forgot their adapter.  These are available for 2 hour loans.

We have adapters for Mac Air, Macbook Pro and Dell Latitude laptops.





New Database: International Encyclopedia of Communication

24 08 2017

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.





New Database: DSM-5 Library

23 08 2017

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.





New Database: Britannica Academic

25 07 2017

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.





Bose noise-cancelling headphones – now available for loan at the Circulation Desk

6 07 2017

Hi all,

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.

Thanks, Jeff





New Database: Independent Voices

8 03 2017

Name: Independent Voices

Description (from the vendor):

 Independent Voices is a digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century.

Access: On and off campus via IP authentication (off campus users will get our remote access login page). Added to these database pages on the library website:

  • A-Z list
  • Black Studies – Databsaes
  • History – Databases
  • Journalism – Databses
  • LGBTQ – Databases
  • Women’s Studies – Databases

If there are additional subject database pages we should add this to, please leave a comment on this blog post or email Michael Waldman or Stephen Francoeur.








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