April 26, 2013

Muslim Journeys Event

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Mirsepassi“Islam, Gender and Everyday Life” will feature Prof. Ali Mirsepassi from NYU’s Iranian Studies Initiative. His talk references Fatima Mernissi’s memoir, Dreams of Trespass.

Cohen Library Archives

Thursday, May 2, 2013, 5-7 pm

Light Refreshments

April 25, 2013

Writing Center Extended Hours

Filed under: News — Tags: — pam @ 3:08 pm

quilhandNow that you’ve gathered all your research in the Library and are ready to write your paper, stop by the Writing Center for expert assistance during their extended hours April 26-May 10:

Monday-Thursday, 9 am – 8 pm
Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 11 am – 4 pm

Monday-Thursday hours extend to 10 pm starting May 13.

Comments on papers are available 7 days a week by sending an email to owl@ccny.cuny.edu.

April 24, 2013

Book Mob

Filed under: Popular — Tags: — pam @ 1:03 pm

Here’s a photo from EnlightTEN Communications’ April 17th Book Mob:

Book Mob 1

April 22, 2013

Earth Day

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: , , — pam @ 12:15 pm

hands-globe2_2pb6Celebrate Earth Day with some ‘green’ research in our databases:

GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports to provide a perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. The database contains information for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet.

BuildingGreen Suite features comprehensive, practical information on a wide range of topics related to sustainable building–from energy efficiency and recycled-content materials to land-use planning and indoor air quality.

April 18, 2013

DPLA Available

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: — pam @ 6:47 pm

logoThe Digital Public Library of America is now live.

“Free to All”

Filed under: Digital Resources,News — Tags: — pam @ 4:26 pm

Harvard University Librarian Robert Darnton comments on today’s noon launch of the Digital Public Library of America.

April 17, 2013

Book Mob Today

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — pam @ 1:45 pm

Daisy on radioProf. Daisy Dominguez being interviewed on CCNY radio station WCCR yesterday by DJ Bernie Dalberice as part of Enlighten Communication’s promotion of today’s BOOK MOB. The Book Mob is on the quad @ 12:30.
Photo by Lesego Mathware.

April 15, 2013

More Online Content

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: , , , — pam @ 1:15 pm

sage-journals-logoJust added! All 570 Sage journals are now available back to the first issue of the first volume. Our previous holdings only went back as far as 1999. The Sage journals are clustered primarily in the Social Science & Humanities, with some in the Health Sciences, the Life & Biomedical Sciences, and in Materials Science & Engineering. Check out all the new content.

April 8, 2013

‘Predatory’ Open Access Journals

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — pam @ 6:40 pm

nytlogo152x23Today’s Times article, “Scientific Articles Accepted (Personal Checks, Too)”  focuses on *predatory* open-access journals that use several tactics to trick scholars. While most open access journals are responsible and peer reviewed, predatory open-access journal titles have titles very similar to reputable journals in order to confuse authors and readers; they require authors to pay exorbitant prices to publish their articles, often without prior knowledge or consent of the authors; and they make it difficult for editors to leave their boards once they have caught onto their scheme. University of Colorado at Denver research librarian Jeffrey Beall tracks these questionable journal titles at http://scholarlyoa.com/individual-journals/

April 5, 2013

Send that Call Number to Your Phone

Filed under: News — Tags: , — pam @ 2:38 am

TextSkip the scraps of paper and pens when you search the library catalog. Send book call numbers to your phone! Just click the “Send Info via Text” button, put in your phone number, choose your cell carrier and click “send message.”

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