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Check out the library’s new books

Check out some of the library new books here. If you have any recommendations for book purchases, let us know.



Connecting to the Digital Library handout!

Here is the handout from this workshop.

Library Workshop: Connecting to the Digital Library

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Time: 10:00- 11:00am

Where: Library Lab E101-B

What: This hands-on workshop will provide LaGuardia faculty and staff with the latest updates and advances in how to access, save and share proprietary or subscription materials (articles and ebooks) with their students and colleagues. Presenters will address how to use the library's e-reserve system, managing resources through Blackboard or other social media sites, off-campus access, copyright issues in relation to digital sources (although not experts, we will point you in the right direction) and address any questions relating to the use and incorporation of online proprietary material into your courses. This workshop is especially recommended for new faculty or those unfamiliar with the library's online resources. [Facilitated by Steven Ovadia, Alexandra Rojas and Catherine Stern]

All are welcome. Hope to see you there!



JSTOR updates

Service update: On Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, 2011, JSTOR will be performing site maintenance that requires a “read-only” period for these two days. During this scheduled maintenance, users will be able to search, browse, and access and download PDF files for content in JSTOR. They will not be able to save citations, reset passwords, create or update MyJSTOR accounts, or purchase articles.

Early journal content now freely available from JSTOR: JSTOR has opened access to journal articles published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere. These are now freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world. This “Early Journal Content” includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences. It includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals. A quick video tutorial about how to access this content is also available.



Improvements to the LexisNexis Academic database

There are a few new LexisNexis Academic enhancements to take note of. LexisNexis is the go-to database for accessing full-text newspaper archives. Hopefully these improvements will make it even easier to use:

  • Permalinking and durable URLs for all search forms: All search forms will include an icon that, when clicked on, will display the durable URL for the search form.
  • New Blogs & Video Form: This is a new form for Blogs and Video Blogs content available in the News section. On the form, you will be able to search a variety of Newstex sources, The New York Times Blogs, and limit your search to audio/video blogs only.
  • Legal Forms: Legal forms will now include a Summary or Section option (summary for cases and law reviews, section for federal and state statutes, etc forms) in the "search within" drop-down box.

Check out the video tutorials on YouTube to find out more about doing searches (such as finding specific legal cases).



Library will be closed, Labor Day weekend: Sat. 9/3 - Mon. 9/5.

The Library will be closed for the Labor Day weekend: Sat. 9/3 - Mon. 9/5.

There are no classes on Sept. 9/3-9/5. We will be open on Tuesday, September 6. Library opening hours will be 9:00 - 4:45 PM on 9/6 and 9/7.