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Beginning with the Fall 2011 semester the current RefWorks interface will be replaced with what is being called RefWorks 2.0.  If you currently use RefWorks, the data in your account is not affected by the switch.  Once you’re in the new interface, you can click “RefWorks Classic” in the upper right corner to reload the old version if you prefer.

RefWorks 2.0 is designed to be easier and more efficient for its users with:

•     a cleaner, more intuitive design

•     tabbed functions

•     improved menu navigation

•     quick access toolbar

Some helpful resources for using RefWorks 2.0:

•     Refworks 2.0 Quick Start Guide

•     An online video on RefWorks 2.0

 For more on RefWorks, see the library's RefWorks Guide. If you have questions , please contact Prof. Kathleen Collins at kcollins@jjay.cuny.edu.


Posted Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 12:42pm


If you plan to submit materials to be put on print or electronic reserve for Summer I/II and Fall 2011 semesters, please note the following:

The deadlines for submission of materials are:

  • May 16 for Summer I session
  • June 15 for Summer II session
  • August 12 for Fall Semester

Requests submitted after these deadlines will be processed on a first come, first served basis and cannot be guaranteed to be processed in time for your schedule needs. While we will accept readings at any time, please be aware that processing materials takes time, so for those items that you need to be available for your students during the first week of class, the materials must be at the Reserve Desk on the first floor of the library by the dates listed above.

To review complete reserves policies and procedures, including Copyright Guidelines and material submission forms, please see: http://www.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/info/reserve_collections_faculty.html#INFORMATIONFORFACULTY

Please note: All electronic reserve readings used during the Spring  2011 semester will be unavailable to students after May 31.  If you are giving a course again in the Summer or Fall semester and would like the course readings to be available to your students, please email me with the course name and number and the semester for which you will need it.

*** Manage your own E-reserves *** If you have the ability to scan your own documents, managing your own e-reserves using the Docutek Electronic Reserve software will enable you to post documents from any web-enabled computer on your own timetable. You will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of, and agreement to comply with, the library reserve copyright policies, and you will be responsible for obtaining copyright permissions yourself when appropriate.

Faculty interested in managing their own electronic reserve pages are invited to a demo/workshop in the library classroom on Wed. May 18 from 3:30-4pm in the library classroom.

RSVP to Kathleen Collins (kcollins@jjay.cuny.edu)

 

 


Posted Friday, May 6, 2011 - 10:22am


The University has agreed to trial two Latin American Databases through May:

Latin American Weekly Report—this is an authoritative report, providing in-depth, insightful analysis of political, strategic and key economic developments throughout the region and is essential reading for all who consider themselves Latinamericanists.

World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean—combining instructional and research content, this database is the result of extensive collaboration among students, faculty, and researchers at major institutions of learning; a board of advisors drawn from Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States, and elsewhere; numerous libraries that contributed primary-source collections to World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean; and Gale's team of editors, technologists, and content creators.

Please let us know what you think.


Posted Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 10:04am


This coming Fall the current RefWorks interface will be replaced with what is being called RefWorks 2.0. The next time you login to your RefWorks account you’ll see a new RefWorks 2.0 link on the main toolbar in the upper right corner of the page. Clicking on that will display the new interface.  Once you’re in the new interface, you can click “RefWorks Classic” to reload the old.  The data in your account is not affected when you switch back and forth. Through the Spring and Summer, you can continue to use Classic or switch to the new interface.

RefWorks 2.0 is designed to be easier and more efficient for its users with:

•     a cleaner, more intuitive design

•     tabbed functions

•     improved menu navigation

•     quick access toolbar

Some helpful resources for using RefWorks 2.0:

•     Refworks 2.0 Quick Start Guide: http://www.refworks.com/refworks2/help/RW_2.0_-_QSG.pdf

•     An online video on RefWorks 2.0: http://www.refworks-cos.com/refworks/tutorials/basic.html

For more information contact Kathleen Collins: kcollins@jjay.cuny.edu


Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 3:19pm


Thanks to a University subscription, we now have unlimited full access to the digital version of “The Chronicle of Higher Education.” You no longer need a password when trying to access the most current content (only your John Jay password if you are accessing it from off campus.) You can find it on our Journal a to z list. When you search by title, it is the first option.


Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 1:25pm


We have access to this database only through April 27,2011.
“Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) is designed to help busy researchers find reliable sources of information in half the time by directing them to exactly the right chapter, book, website, archive, or data set they need for their research. Each entry is a selective guided tour through the key literature on a topic, receives multiple peer-reviews as well as Editorial Board approval, and is designed to facilitate a research experience with no dead ends. All citations can be linked through to your collection via OpenURL, full-text via DOIs, or to the web via links to OCLC, WorldCat, and Google Books. These links are not established for the trial.”
Two John Jay faculty members ( Karen Terry and Lila Kazemian) compiled the bibliographies for 6 of the topics within the Criminology bibliography.

Click here to access Oxford Bibliographies Online

As always, your feedback on this or any of the Library services is greatly appreciated.


Posted Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 11:40am


The New York Times began charging for online access to its current issue on March 28. Non-subscribers have access to twenty articles per month before being asked to pay. All of CUNY has access to the current content of the New York Times through LexisNexis, but this database does not have a browse function. To see content from the current issue of the newspaper, browse the content on the Times’ site, and then search for the desired articles by keyword in LexisNexis. Enter your search terms in the Search for box, and enter New York Times in the by source title box. When the search results appear, change the Sort dropdown menu from Relevance to Newest to Oldest. The content of each issue of the Times from 1985 to the present can be accessed in Academic OneFile, but this database lags one day behind the print/online Times. The content of the Times from 1980 to the present can be searched in LexisNexis, from 1985 to the the present in Academic OneFile, and from 1857 through 2007 in New York Times Historical File. These resources are available throughout CUNY.


Posted Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 10:33am


Just published by Lloyd Sealy librarians Marta Bladek and Karen Okamoto! "This guide aims to assist students, faculty and the general public in navigating the vast array of terrorism-related resources,focusing on research conducted and published since 2001". Their article Terrorism: A guide to resources appears in the January 2011 issue of Collection building.


Posted Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 12:11pm


SCOPUS and ScienceDirect will both be down for scheduled maintenance from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


Posted Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 1:26pm


Proquest will be performing maintenance on its computers from Saturday, October 30 at 10pm to Sunday, October 31 at 10am.  The following databases will not be available:

  • New York Times Historical File
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Dissertation Abstracts Full Text
  • Criminal Justice Periodical Index
  • Ethnic Newswatch
  •  Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Health and Safety Science Abstracts
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts

Posted Friday, October 22, 2010 - 9:01am


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