September 27, 2011

Do You Use eBooks?

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: , — pam @ 2:19 pm

Ebrary wants to understand students’ usage of e-books and their e-book needs. Share your insight and perceptions by completing the 2011 Global Student E-book Survey.

September 23, 2011

Vote for the CCNY Solar Roof Pod

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — admin @ 12:16 pm
Time to cast your vote to select the DOE’s winner in the Solar Decathlon. Cast your vote for the CCNY Solar Roof Pod towards the end of the projects’ list…no. 403.
DOE Solar Decathlon: People’s Choice Award Registration
The People’s Choice Award is your chance to vote for your favorite U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon house. Each day until Sept. 28, the site will update the top three leaders so you can follow along. We’ll announce the winner Oct. 2.

September 19, 2011

Job Search Help

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — pam @ 2:28 pm

JobNow provides you with practical tools such as a resume builder, interview coaching and an adult learning center to prepare you for your job hunt. It also lists available positions by type and area, although “area” is very loosely defined. For example the search: retail jobs in 10031 found 11,120 listings, but it considers Elmhurst and Jersey City part of the area. Is that perfect job out there waiting for you? Try it and see…



September 16, 2011

WorldCat Maintenance

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: — pam @ 7:43 pm

On Sunday, September 18, there will be a scheduled service downtime from 1:00 a.m. until at least 8:00 a.m. for a necessary software upgrade. We regret the inconvenience.

September 15, 2011

It’s the Write Time

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , — pam @ 6:08 pm

Sharpen your pencils and your essay writing skills, and enter the Langston Hughes Festival contest. Awards and recognition await, but don’t delay. The submission deadline is October 15th. Read the full announcement: Langston Hughes Festival Essay Contest

September 14, 2011

e-Duke Journals Recent Special Issues

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: , , , , — pam @ 8:21 pm

For access to recent scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences via e-Duke Journals, please visit dukejournals.org to see the complete list of journals or to search or browse the collection, including these recent special issues:

Speculative Fictions from American Literature explores the roles of mythology, science fiction, and fantasy in modern culture;
Critical Essays on Health Care Reform from the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law analyzes the groundbreaking 2010 healthcare legislation;
Queer Bonds from GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies takes a look at how sexual life and social life both complete and compete with each other;
Historicizing 9/11 from Radical History Review traces the construction of our public memory of the attacks;

Itineraries of Self-Rule: Essays on the Centenary of Gandhi’s Hind Swaraj from Public Culture examines Gandhi’s continuing legacy for post-colonialism and activism in India and around the world.

September 12, 2011

Exhibit Opening Reception Sept. 13

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September 9, 2011

Exhibit Opening Reception Sept. 12

Filed under: Exhibitions — Tags: , , — pam @ 1:28 pm

The opening reception for CCNY – An Era Sketched in Time: The Drawings of Marvin Gettleman, Class of 1957 will be in the Cohen Library Archives, Monday, September 12 at 5:30 p.m. 31 drawings depict life at City College in the 1950s, and feature noted faculty such as Philosophy Professor K.D. Irani and History Professor J. Alexis Fenton along with portrayals of students focused on their studies, events of the era, and students relaxing on the lawns of the South Campus. Mr. Gettleman, a noted historian, will offer brief remarks and some on-the-spot sketches. Refreshments will be served.

September 8, 2011

JSTOR Site Maintenance

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — pam @ 3:43 pm

On Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, JSTOR will be performing site maintenance that requires a “read-only” period for these two days. During this time, you will be able to search, browse, and access and download PDF files for content in JSTOR. You will not be able to save citations, reset passwords,  or create or update MyJSTOR accounts. Please feel free to contact support@jstor.org with any questions.

September 6, 2011

The LibX Toolbar in Google Chrome

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: , — pam @ 9:45 pm

The updated CCNY LibX Toolbar will refresh when you click the “change edition” option in the toolbar and re-enter “CCNY Libraries.” Then re-select the edition.  The way to tell you have the latest version is to look at the Databases A to Z link, which should look like the picture in the August 23rd blog post.

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