Newman Library, Graduate Services

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

Archive for January, 2007

Don’t forget to ……

Posted by lrath on January 29, 2007

  • Validate your Baruch ID card at the Circulation desk on the 2nd floor of the library so you can borrow materials and use other CUNY libraries
  • Sign-up for free workshops to update or enhance your research skills and learn about new resources
  • Subscribe to the Newman Library Graduate Services blog to get updates on library developments and research tips (look on the bottom, right corner of the blog to subscribe)

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Countdown to the 10 Millionth Visitor

Posted by lrath on January 25, 2007

Join Us in the Celebration…Rediscover the Library…Win Valuable Prizes

Sometime soon – very soon – the 10 millionth visitor to the William and Anita Newman Library will walk through the turnstile. Join us in the Countdown to the 10 Millionth Visitor and win valuable prizes. Click here to learn how.

Countdown to the 10 Millionth Visitor

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Posted by lrath on January 22, 2007

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources (manuals and dictionaries) covering the fields of: Arts; Biography; Business; Education; Environment; General Reference; History; Information & Publishing; Law; Library Science; Literature; Medicine; Multicultural Studies; Nation & World; Religion; Science; Social Science; and Technology. Some of the sources are also available in print at the library.

Example titles include: Business Plans Handbook, Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook, Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, Encyclopedia of Communication and Information, Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration, and Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology.

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Wall Street Journal’s new look and design

Posted by lrath on January 10, 2007

Is there more space on the subway or are commuters reading a smaller sized Wall Street Journal (WSJ)? The recent redesign of the WSJ reduces the overall paper size by 20%, or three inches — which is about one column. According to the WSJ, the redesign could improve delivery times since the new size is an industry standard and can be printed at other press sites; will save the paper about $18 million a year; will present the news in an easier-to-read format; is easier to handle, especially during commutes; and hopes to attract younger readers.

What will change?

  • There will be a 10% loss of news space, but most of the reduction will be taken from the market statistics (that means fewer statistics in the print version)
  • The free online Markets Data Center will provide an array of financial data (including stock prices) that was previously in the print version; other online tools will also be available
  • Articles will be more analytical
  • New features include the Informed Reader, the Wealth Report, Breaking Views, and more room for reader letters

The WSJ is available at the Newman Library. Current print issues are at the Periodicals-Circulation Desk; past issues are on Microfilm on the 3rd floor (shelved by title); and electronically in several databases (both current and historical).

To access the electronic version: click on Newspapers in the Search & Find section of the library’s homepage; then click on Full text Journal and type in the name of the newspaper to see what databases provide access to the paper.

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