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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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Practice Tests in Library Database

Posted by lrath on March 7, 2008

LearningExpress.com is a Newman Library database containing online, interactive practice tests and tutorials to help you prepare for academic or licensing tests. It also contains tests to develop other skills for job searching, career building, reading comprehension/vocabulary, and more.

What is in Learning Express?

  • Graduate School Entrance Exam Practice Tests (GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, GRE)
  • Career Skills (Business Writing Skills, Resume & Interviewing Skills, Job Search & Success Skills)
  • Real Estate Appraisal & Estate Broker Practice Tests
  • Other Skills (Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary/Spelling, Math, History & Civics Review for US Citizenship)
  • E-books (study guides and tips for tests)

The database provides immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an analysis of results. After connecting to the Learning Express site through the library’s website, New Users will be asked to create their own account to log-in. Please log-out when finished.

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job$mart Career Hour Program

Posted by lrath on February 15, 2007

Research isn’t always about searching databases and books. Valuable information can be found by talking or listening to people with information to share (including ideas, opinions and experiences), and the Executives On Campus Program provides such opportunies. Check out the EOC website for upcoming guest speakers.

Another notable EOC activity is the job$mart Career Hour, which presents a series of panel discussions with visiting professionals from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors. They are held throughout the semester and are free (only open to the Baruch community).  The Spring 2007 calendar includes discussions about entrepreneurship, networking, sponsorship issues for international students, real estate careers, advice for marketing careers, being a banker, finance executives’ experiences, and accounting tips.

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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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