Newman Library, Graduate Services

a blog about library developments, research practices & advice, and graduate student input

Archive for July, 2006

AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive

Posted by lrath on July 27, 2006

Need an image, chart, or audio file to add to your course presentation? When used properly, multimedia can create engaging presentations or emphasize key concepts. The content of AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive is provided by the Associated Press and contains international photographs (from 1826 to the present); charts and graphs; graphic indexes; logos; audio clips from speeches and popular U.S. songs and television shows; national anthems; and text from AP news stories. Best of all, you have copyright permission to use these high resolution images in your course related assignments. Please remember to cite where you found your images. Access this database through the library’s website, by clicking on Databases.


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Beginners Guide to Business Research

Posted by lrath on July 13, 2006

… is an online tutorial developed by business librarian Louise Klusek. Important business research concepts and terms are presented. Instructions for getting information from company websites and methods for picking the best Newman Library business databases are covered. Also included is a quiz. The Beginners Guide to Business Research is one of the free tutorials available on the Baruch College Tutorials page. business_research.jpg

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Library terms in six languages

Posted by lrath on July 13, 2006

This Multilingual Glossary is designed to serve international students and scholars who come to use libraries in American universities and colleges for the first time. It consists of forty-seven (47) of the most commonly used terms in academic libraries today. The Glossary is divided into two parts: the Language Table, which presents a list of the terms in six languages; and the Definitions, which give explanations in English for each of the terms.” Library terms appear in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, and Spanish. This resource was created by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL).

Newman Library created a virtual tour that can be viewed in English, Spanish, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (simple and traditional).

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Ask a Librarian Online Help

Posted by lrath on July 13, 2006

Online chatting with a librarian is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. This service provides suggestions on where and how to search for information, availability of an item in the library, and library policies and services. Go to Ask a Librarian to connect to the service and to read the guidelines for use. (Please note that this is a cooperative service staffed by academic librarians throughout the United States, ensuring a librarian is available no matter what time you connect. You may not always connect with a Newman Library librarian.

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Graduate Consultation Lab

Posted by lrath on July 13, 2006

Room 445 in the Newman Library is available for small group consultation or instruction sessions by appointment with a librarian. We can assist with research assignments, projects, theses and dissertations, and provide instruction for effective research strategies and in specialized databases. It is equipped with four workstations and a color scanner. Contact Linda Rath, Graduate Services Librarian, for more information at: or (646) 312-1622.

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