Newman Library, Graduate Services

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

Archive for October, 2006


Posted by lrath on October 31, 2006

RefWorks is a “web-based bibliographic citation management service that is useful for saving and managing citations and for creating bibliographies.” Say what? In other words, it helps you to document the sources used for your paper or group project presentation. It allows you to: organize your research; include citations while you write your paper; build a bibliography in a variety of formats; import references from many data sources (such as some library databases); and create bibliographies in different document formats (Word, RTF, HTML, etc.). It can be accessed through the library’s Find a database page. Each user must create a username and password. Users may create as many separate accounts as they like.


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Checking Availability of Study Rooms at Newman Library

Posted by lrath on October 26, 2006

Did you know you can search CUNY+ (the library’s catalog) to check which study rooms are available?

  1. Go to the library’s homepage and scroll to the bottom of the page until you see the Library Catalog tab. (You can also click on Books under the “Search & Find” tab to connect to the library’s catalog.)
  2. The default search setting is a Keyword anywhere search;  Type “study rooms baruch” (without the quotes) in the search box.
  3. The catalog record for the study rooms will appear. Click on Baruch-Reserve under the “Holdings” column to get a list of all the study rooms at the library.
  4. Scroll through the list of Group Study rooms (some rooms are only for 2 people); Check to see if a key has been borrowed for a room (the “Due hour” column lists the time a key is due back for an occupied room).
  • You can check the library’s catalog from any workstation on campus (even the kiosks in the VC)
  • You can also check the availability of rooms via AirBaruch
  • Please note that the “study rooms baruch” search also lists the eleven graduate carrels  in room 444 that are available for individual study (scroll through the list to check the availability for all eleven carrels).

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Corporate Communication in Greater China at the Dawn of the New Millennium

Posted by lrath on October 25, 2006

Corporate Communication in Greater China at the Dawn of the New Millennium
Tuesday, November 14, 10:00-12:00, Newman Real Estate Institute (137 E. 22nd St.), Oak Room
Featuring Robert DeFillipo, Chief Communications Officer, Global Communications, Prudential Financial, Michael Goodman, Ph.D., Director, Corporate Communication Institute at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Jay Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Purdue University.

This executive briefing is based on the findings of a benchmark study from the Corporate Communications Institute at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Event sponsored by the Weissman Center for International Business.

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American Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Posted by lrath on October 25, 2006

American Foreign Policy in the Middle East
Monday, October 30, 11:00-12:00, NVC 13-155

Featuring Roger Cohen, Foreign Affairs Columnist, New York Times and International Herald Tribune. Event sponsored by the Weissman Center for International Business.

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Lecture: Race in America: Advancing Equality in the 21st Century

Posted by lrath on October 24, 2006

**Update** This event was recorded. The video can be viewed via the Baruch College Digital Media Library.

Race in America: Advancing Equality in the 21st Century is sponsored by The Lillie & Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series on Equality & Justice in America. Three panelists will explore recent progress made in redressing discrimination in housing and urban planning:

Panelists: Alexander Polikoff, Esq., Director, Public Housing Transformation Initiative, Chicago; J. Phillip Thompson, PH.D., Associate Professor, Urban Politics, M.I.T.; and Anurima Bhargava, Assistant Counsel,NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. The moderator will be Sonia R. Jarvis, J.D., Ackerman Chair and Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College.

The Ackerman Lecture takes place in Baruch College’s Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue @ 24th Street, 14th floor. Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
RSVP Required:

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Graduate Computer Workstations – Reporting issues or making recommendations

Posted by lrath on October 18, 2006

Please contact me – or post comments – regarding your experiences with the Graduate Computer Workstations. I would like to know your recommendations, requests, or a specific problem with a station. If possible, when reporting a problem with a workstation:

  • please note the time/date of the incident
  • write down error messages
  • note the location of the computer (which floor)
  • provide the four digit number of the computer — which can be found on the left side of the computer (such as 4094) 

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Study Space in the Library

Posted by lrath on October 18, 2006

I have received a few emails and calls regarding study space in the library. As you know, space is a premium at Baruch — and in NYC in general — and the library tries to accommodate students as best as possible in the limited space provided. In past surveys conducted by Newman Library, students have commented on the need for more study space and quiet study areas. The library responded by adding additional group study rooms and extending library hours during mid-terms and final exams.

I would like to invite graduate students to add their input on this blog by:

  1. Posting comments about your experiences with study space in the library (positive and negative constructive comments are welcome).
  2. Brainstorming and proposing ideas on how the library can further develop its limited space to meet the varying needs of students (remember that this is shared space).

I look forward to reading and responding to your comments.

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Graduate Computer Workstations

Posted by lrath on October 18, 2006

Twelve computer workstations reserved for graduate students are located on either end of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors on the 25th Street side of the library. Log-on instructions are on each machine. If you have recommendations for or issues with the workstations, please contact Linda Rath, Graduate Services Librarian.

To eject a USB flash drive from a Graduate Computer Workstation:

  1. LEFT click on the USB flash drive icon (it is the one with the green arrow over a flash drive) on the lower right corner of the screen
  2. You will then see a window with the message “Stop USB Mass Storage Device”; click “OK”
  3. You will then see a window with the message “The USB Mass Storage Device can now be safely removed from the system

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Extended Library Hours During Mid-terms

Posted by lrath on October 13, 2006

The Newman Library will remain open 24 hours for mid-term examinations. The library will open at 7:00 a.m. on October 18 and remain open continuously until 11:59 p.m. on October 25. After midnight, access to the library will be restricted to Baruch College students. Service desks will close at their usual scheduled hours.

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Newman Library Graduate Services Online Orientation Video

Posted by lrath on October 11, 2006

View the online video orientation to learn about Newman Library services and resources available to Baruch graduate students. The video is available in a full-length format, and is also divided into shorter segments addressing specific services/resources.

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