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What's New in 2005
The Library now has access to 19 online reference sets produced by Gale Publishing, through the Gale Virtual Reference Library. These online reference titles have the same information as the hardcover reference books - and are now available outside of the library.
Included are several volumes of the Business Plans Handbook, the Encyclopedia of World Biography, the World Education Encyclopedia, sets relating to history and politics such as American Civil War Reference and Major Acts of Congress, others relating to medicine including the Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer and the Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, and in the social sciences, the Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural American and the Encyclopedia of American Religions.
New to the Library Databases Page:
Scopus, the world's largest indexing and abstracting database, is now listed on our databases page. It provides citations and abstracts from 14,200 peer-reviewed journals in the social sciences, sciences, technology, and medicine, covering 2,700 titles in anthropology, cultural studies, economics, education, gender studies, law, linguistics, political science, public administration, psychology, sociology, urban studies, and other social sciences; 5,900 in life and health sciences; 4,500 in chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics; 2,500 in biological, environmental, and agricultural sciences; and 50 in general science. These sources come from over 4,000 international publishers.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) This service covers free, full text, quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals (commonly known as the Open Access Journals.) Reporting primary results of research or overviews of research results to a scholarly community, DOAJ covers all subjects and languages. There are currently 1888 journals in the directory, and 461 journals are searchable at article level.
Searchasaurus (EBSCO) Features three popular elementary and middle school databases (Primary Search, Middle Search Plus and BookSource: Nonfiction) with a colorful, discovery-themed interface for children.
Kids Search (EBSCO) searches four EBSCO databases (Primary Search, TOPICsearch, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia and EBSCO Animals) with a colorful, easy-to-use interface.
Find it! is a new and powerful linking tool that helps you get more from your database searches. Find it! allows users to start with an item of interest found in one database, then view a menu of related options in other information resources. Find it! will take you as close to the full text of the article as each database will allow. Please note that not all of the Library's databases work with the Find it! technology. If you already have the bibliographic information for the reference you are interested in, try Find it! now!
Ask-a-Librarian Chat Hours Extended
Have a Reference question and want to ask a librarian? Chat with a librarian, real-time, even on Saturday and Sunday.
The monthly "Library e-Resources Bulletin" was launched with the September 2005 issue. The goal is to highlight new additions to our collection to the faculty to promote research and publishing.
New Laptop Lending Program
BMCC students with a current ID can now borrow Dell notebooks to use in the library for a period of 3 hours. For more information, visit our Laptop Lending policy.
Library hours were significantly increased to put us among the top-tier for CUNY Libraries. The library is now open 80 hours per week and Quiet Study hours are extended until midnight.
Guerda Baucicaut, Stacks Manager, won first prize in the 2005 Freshman Assembly display contest, welcoming incoming students on behalf on the library. Many people noted her creative design of a tree of knowledge adorned by many miniature books. She was ably assisted by Trevor Smith, a fellow library staff member.
Columbia Granger's World of Poetry is now available online. Students have access to the full text of the following publications:
- The Classic Hundred Poems -- a fully annotated anthology of the one hundred poems that, in the Granger's database, are most frequently anthologized
- The Top 500 Poems -- an annotated anthology of the 500 poems that, in the Granger's database, are most frequently anthologized
- The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry in Anthologies, editions 8-12 -- an index to poetry in anthologies
- The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry in Collected and Selected Works, editions 1-2 -- an index to poems in the other main type of poetry book found on library shelves
- The Columbia Granger's Index to African-American Poetry -- an index to 65 volumes of the best poetry by African Americans
Streaming Video on ERes
The BMCC Library now offers streaming video from our electronic reserves site, ERes. Students can watch required videos from home or on campus, 24 hours a day! For more information, contact Flor Hernandez: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library participated in the LibQUAL survey which measures library user perceptions of service quality and identifies gaps between desired, perceived and minimum expectations of service. This survey has been administered by the Association for Research Libraries since 2001. The choice of questions, about 30 in all, are partially standard and partially chosen from a standard list.
Two new journals debut in Project Muse: Journal of the Early Republic, a quarterly journal exploring the history and culture of the United States and Hastings Center Report, a leading journal in bioethics.
Seven new journal titles in JSTOR:
- Dumbarton Oaks Papers
- Feminist Studies
- International Studies Review
- Journal of Design History
- Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
- Marburger Jahrbuch fur Kunstwissenschaft
- NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction
New Look for the Library Website
The BMCC Library unveiled its new site design which incorporates added usability and an appealing new look.