Newman Library, Graduate Services

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

Archive for January, 2009

Group Practice Room Now Available

Posted by lrath on January 29, 2009

The Practice Room , room 636 in the 6th floor computing lab of the Library/Technology Building, is available to Baruch College students to practice their class presentations using the same technology (podium, projector, computer) that is found in Baruch’s smart classrooms.

You can borrow the key for the room at the Newman Library circulation/reserve desk. The keys are charged out for a 1-hour loan or until 10 minutes before the desk closes, whichever is earlier. Groups are allowed one renewal (for the same loan period), if no other group is waiting.

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Validate your ID for Spring 2009, tour the library, and …

Posted by lrath on January 26, 2009

It is the start of a new semester so make sure you ….

  • 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
  • Subscribe to the Newman Library Graduate Services blog to get updates about library developments and to read research tips (subscription options in the menu on the right)
  • Tour the library, virtually to become familiar with library services and resources available to you. Take the Newman Library Virtual Tour, available in English, Spanish, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (Simple and Traditional). Or view short, online videos describing Newman Library Graduate Services.

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Citing Indirect Sources Using APA Style

Posted by lrath on January 22, 2009

You are reading an article you found in a library database, and the author of the article quotes/cites another person’s work that you would like to incorporate into your paper. Who do you cite and how?

If you want to use a source that was cited in another source (a secondary source) for a paper you are writing ….

  1. Name the original source in your signal phrase
  2. Include the secondary source in your parenthetical citation, preceded by the words “as cited in”
  3. List the secondary source in your reference list/bibliography

In this APA example, Mills is the secondary source:
Jordan argued that …. (as cited in Mills, 2007, p. 70).

If you are required to use another style, such as MLA, Chicago, or Turabian, please refer to the respective style manual on how to cite indirect sources (this information could be listed under “indirect sources”, “citing sources”, or “in-text parentheticals”, also.)

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Wireless Network in Library Updated

Posted by lrath on January 21, 2009

The library’s wireless network has been significantly updated. 35 more access points have been added throughout the library, so wireless connection is much faster.

Let us know if you encounter problems when connecting with a laptop by sending an email to me (Linda.Rath@baruch.cuny.edu) or by posting the problem on this blog. Please describe the problem and where you were located in the library. Thanks.

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Key Databases for NUF

Posted by lrath on January 12, 2009

The following are some commonly used library databases for NUF capstone papers. Please remember we have many more databases, so don’t limit yourself to what is listed below.

  • ABI/Inform Global – Business & industry; trade journals, scholarly articles
  • Academic Search Premier – Interdisciplinary database; popular and scholarly articles
  • Business Source Premier – Business & industry; trade journals, scholarly articles, reports
  • Education Full Text – includes abstracts and full text of articles from nearly 400 journals
  • Ethnic Newswatch – Full-text collection of articles, editorials, and reviews published in the newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic minority and native press.
  • JSTOR – Full-text, historical, scholarly articles in many disciplines
  • Lexis Nexis – full-text database that provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal and reference information; international newspapers
  • MEDLINE (EBSCOhost) – provides information related to medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the preclinical sciences, etc.; Abstracts 4,000 biomedical journals. Updated monthly. Will link to full-text subscription databases.
  • PAIS International – bibliographic index to the literature of public policy, social policy, and the social sciences in general.
  • Policy File – public policy research and analysis from think tanks, university research programs, research organizations and publishers.
  • PsycInfo – Psychology database
  • Social Sciences Full Text – articles covering addiction studies, area studies, community health and medical care, corrections, criminal justice, economics, environmental studies, ethics, family studies, gender studies, geography, gerontology, law, public administration, political science, psychiatry, psychology, social work, sociology and urban studies.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text – Sociology database
  • WorldCat (or connect to http://www.worldcat.org) – Combines the library catalogs of 9000 libraries. Includes more than 67 million items. If a book was ever published, chances are it’s listed in here.

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Writing Literature Reviews

Posted by lrath on January 11, 2009

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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