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Library open 10-5, Thursday, Nov. 1

The Library will be open 10-5 Thursday, Nov. 1.

Open Access Books

The No Shelf Required ebook blog is featuring different open access ebook platforms this week. There are some great freely accessible collections like the OAPEN Library: "The peer reviewed titles are submitted by a variety of publishers, including Taylor & Francis, Palgrave, Brill, Berg and a long list of university presses, including Hong Kong, Manchester, Firenze, Amsterdam, and Universitätsverlag Göttingen."

Open Access Week 2012

Please join us at this workshop on Tuesday - Open Access: Good Citizenship in the Information Age

The Library will participate in OA Week by offering this workshop to the College community. We will discuss open access, defining it and explaining how it impacts the work of faculty and the learning environment of students. It will also show participants how to find open access content, like articles and textbooks, and how to determine to what extent their work can be shared with a broader audience.

~ Presented by Ann Matsuuchi, Steven Ovadia, Alexandra Rojas and Catherine Stern

WHEN: Tuesday, October 23 12:00- 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Library Conference Room-E-101

Light refreshments will be served.

You can also check out the all-day Open Access event at the Graduate Center on Friday: Open Access Week Double Feature @ the Grad Center, 10/26/2012. The Open Access @CUNY blog is a great way to keep up with these important issues.

New Citation Tools to Try Out

Google Scholar just added a citation feature to provide formatted citations to copy and paste into your works cited list or import into a bibliography manager like RefWorks or EasyBib.

To import these into EasyBib, choose the BibTeX or EndNote import option. EasyBib will also automatically generate citations for you. We have premium access to all its features - be sure to try it out to keep track of your research.

Short Takes on Literature: Open Access

Short Takes on Literature is back!

The theme this fall is: Open Access.

Please take a look at the schedule of short stories from around the world. As always, everyone is welcome to the sessions where students, faculty,staff and members of our local communities share insights and cookies. Remember there are rewards for students who attend three sessions - a collection of stories and a certificate. Everyone brings ideas and access to the stories will be at the Library Reference desk. Come early or join in late and get a really good reading list and make new friends.

Next reading: Nov. 1, 2:30-4:00 in the Library Conference Room:
From Project Gutenberg EBooks: Famous Modern Ghost Stories, "The Shadows on the Wall" by Mary E Wilkins Freeman & "Ligeia" by Edgar Allan Poe; From Indian Ghost Stories: "The Boy Who Was Caught" & "A Starving Millionaire" by S Mukerji.

Library is closed on Mon. 10/8/12

The Library is closed for the holiday on Monday, Oct. 8. No classes are scheduled. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Over 3,000 new eBooks

The University has added over 3,000 new eBooks from Palgrave. The 2010, 2011, 2012 collections are live and will be added to CUNY+ in the coming weeks. For now, use this link or go to the Library database page and find Palgrave Connect under eBooks.