City College Downtown: CWE Library

CWE LIBRARY Spring 2020
Updated April 2, 2020

We are operating online. Email seamus@ccny.cuny.edu for help 12 PM to 8 PM. Zoom sessions available.

Laptop/Tablet Loaner Scheme New Availability - Pick one up or have one mailed to you.
If you need of a device fill out this form. Devices will be sent to your home address or you can pick one up.
If you have any issues
completing the fom please call (Dial 646-558-8656 and wait for voice prompt to end and Input meeting ID 212 650 5480 and press #) our iMedia Reservation Desk bridge between the hours of 9:00AM and 3:00PM, M-F or email imedia@ccny.cuny.edu and leave your name and telephone number. You will then be contacted at the supplied phone number to assist with the reservation. They will reach out to you with a date that we will be able to accommodate your request.  

Latest
175,000 e-books via Ebsco
NYPL have extended access to their 'on site only' databases for all NYPL users from home.
The New Jim Crow available across campus.
City of New York Mental Health Help - chat, email, call
JSTOR have expanded their coverage during the pandemic.

All loans are being renewed automatically.
Fines incurred (if any) by this Pandemic closure will be waived.
No need to return books or laptops until further notice.
Students - check Your Citymail Everyday.

Research/Library Assistance:
Contact  the librarian anytime: seamus@ccny.cuny.edu or (212) 925-6625 x 228 - email is best.
Chat or text https://library.ccny.cuny.edu/askus (CWE specific chat coming soon).
Video on how to find articles at CCNY (by E Matthews) https://www.screencast.com/t/podnC5eYaixq

Laptop Loans:
Available at Uptown campus - check here https://portal.ccny.cuny.edu/depts/oit/cuny_loaner/login.php

Email:
Ongoing CWE email blasts for CWE Students - check Your Citymail Everyday
Email Issues & Blackboard issues robert@ccny.cuny.edu
Email Access https://citymail.ccny.cuny.edu/
Reset Email reset.ccny.cuny.edu

Other Contact Options:
Email advisors and teachers. All there to help.
Email Dean Juan Carlos Mercado jmercado@ccny.cuny.edu
Email Chair Carlos Aguasaco caguasaco@ccny.cuny.edu

Library Resources:
Library Main Page https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/library
Library Catalog (books) https://libsearch.cuny.edu/F (Easier for books)
Find Articles http://library.ccny.cuny.edu/az.php
One Search https://library.ccny.cuny.edu/
Inter Library Loan (free electronic journal articles that CUNY do not have) https://ccny-cuny.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html

Popular Research Databases:
Academic Search Complete; JSTOR; Project Muse; PsycArticles; Science Direct

Other Free Resources:
Free Electronic Subscription NYT: New York Times https://myaccount.nytimes.com/verification/edupass
NYPL https://www.nypl.org/ [go to Research]
NYC GOV https://www1.nyc.gov/
Office of Comptroller General https://www.osc.state.ny.us/

Videos:
Scholarly Article v Popular Article https://youtu.be/ysPDZGj3cRA
What are Citations?  https://youtu.be/CDGdqoCyAtw
What is plagiarism?  https://youtu.be/Ly_AeHl4t5M
What is qualitative research  https://youtu.be/wbdN_sLWl88

ACCESS ELECTRONIC RESOURCES FROM HOME 

  1. You need your Citymail username and password 
  2. Some resources such as electronic books you need the barcode on back of your Student Card – begins with 290… email me since you can't visit the library to have this authenticated.

 

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  1. To be able to borrow books from the library.
  2. Get access to the library database.