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How do you pronounce that?

Here's a useful trick for using Google Translate. Did you know that if you put the a word or name from a language other than English, Google Translate will read it out loud for you? You can even put in a transliterated name and it will bring up the characters from the language you indicate:

screenshot of Google Translate highlighting English button

screenshot of Google Translate highlighting pronounce button

This is very imperfect, and probably very wrong a lot of times (it is machine translation, after all), but it might be better than a total guess.



Short Takes on Literature: John Cheever

All are welcome to the Short Takes on Literature program!

This semester's theme will be stories about towns, cities and villages . All meetings in the Library Conference Room, where good discussions and refreshments will be available. 2:30 - 4:15 pm in the Library Conference Room

Thursday, March 31 (2:30-4:15 pm): John Cheever, "The Enormous Radio."



Short Takes on Literature is Back!

Short Takes on Literature program is back!

This fall one of the longest running, no-credit, no papers programs continues to offer fun and informal discussion of short stories.This semester we will be reading stories about towns, cities and villages . All meetings in the Library Conference Room, where good discussions and refreshments will be available. 2:30 - 4:15 pm in the Library Conference Room

Thursday, March 24 (2:30-4:15 pm): Sherman Alexie, "Breaking and Entering" AND Oscar Hijuelos, "Lunch at The Biltmore"



Using RSS to Keep Up with Scholarly Research

Check out the Library's helpful guide, Using RSS to Keep Up with Scholarly Research: http://library.laguardia.edu/research/rssguide

You can learn all about RSS here and it shows you a step-by-step process of using RSS feeds to extract research from some of the Library's subscription collections. This can be a real timesaver.



What were the origins of International Women’s Day?

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March is Women's History Month and International Women's Day is now celebrated on March 8 annually throughout the world. Did you know that a lot of conflicting stories surround the origins of this day? According to the historical document project, What were the Origins of International Women's Day, 1886-1920?: "Partly due to the lack of authoritative historical information, myths have grown up to explain the origins of International Women's Day (IWD). Historian Temma Kaplan has examined these myths, one of which holds that International Women's Day began in 1907 as a memorial to an 1857 protest of women garment workers in New York City against 'low wages, the twelve-hour workday, and increasing work loads, [that] was dispersed by the police, rather brutally.' Kaplan found no evidence to support this account of the Day's origins." Find out more from the library database, Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000, which provides a wealth of scholarly information and teaching tools about U.S. women's history.



Library Toolbar Helps You With Research

With just a few days until classes resume, now is a great time to set up your computer for the upcoming semester. One of the ways to do that is by downloading the Library's Research Toolbar.

The toolbar gives you quick access to the CUNY+ library catalog search and it detects ISBNs on pages and links to the catalog. This is especially useful on sites like Amazon.com. It lets you see if we own a book BEFORE you buy it.

So if you have a few minutes to spare and use Firefox regularly, now is a great time to check out the Library's research toolbar.



The Library is Repairing Its Proxy Server

The Library is repairing its proxy server. Right now the only way to access Library subscription databases is through the CUNY site, found here: http://libraries.cuny.edu/resource.htm
If you're off-campus, you'll need to login in using the barcode from your LaGuardia ID.

If you need CUNY+, you can use this link

We hope to have this repaired shortly.