Newman Library, Graduate Services

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Archive for January, 2008

Spring 2008 Semester Library Hours

Posted by lrath on January 22, 2008

The Spring 2008 semester starts Friday, January 25th. That means the library will be open every day again, and with longer hours. Please note that the service desks (Circulation, Reserve, Reference, Laptop Loan desks) within the library have different hours. Why? So students will have a place to study even though the service desks are closed. 

January 25-May 23, 2008

  • The library building is open Monday – Sunday (7am-Midnight)
  • Circulation, Periodicals & Reserve Desk is open Monday-Thursday (9am-9:50pm); Friday*(9am-4:50pm); Saturday & Sunday (10am-4:50pm).
    *Beginning March 14th, service will be provided until 7:50pm
  • Laptop Loan Desk is open Monday-Thursday (9:30am-9:30pm); Friday (9:30am-4:30pm); Saturday & Sunday (10:30am-4:30pm)
  • Reference Desk is open Monday-Thursday (9am-8:50pm); Friday (9am-4:50pm); Saturday & Sunday (10am-4:50pm)
  • Ask-A-Librarian (Chat Reference) is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • Ask-A-Librarian (Email Reference) is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week; Replies are sent within 24 hours, except on holidays & weekends

Library closed for the following holidays

  • Lincoln’s birthday – Feb. 12th (Tuesday)
  • Presidents’ Day – Feb. 18th (Monday)

For additional library information, call (646) 312-1600 or check the Newman Library homepage.


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I’m on Facebook

Posted by lrath on January 22, 2008

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Writing Literature Reviews

Posted by lrath on January 10, 2008

You have a research paper to write, and you need to do a literature review. Not sure what that is, how to do it, or how to incorporate it into your paper? Here are some websites to help you:

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NUF Conference 2008

Posted by lrath on January 9, 2008

I will be at the National Urban Fellows (NUF) 2008 conference in Minneapolis. I will see you on Monday to briefly discuss the library databases, research, and literature reviews. I will also be available for one-on-one research consultations to help you prepare for your capstone paper.

If you want to start your literature review today, here is a reference worksheet created to help you with documenting and organizing your research. (Read an earlier post about how to Organize & Document Your Research.)

I look forward to seeing you again.

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