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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


On Saturday, August 28th, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Science Direct and Scopus will be down due to scheduled maintenance. We're sorry for any inconvenience.


Posted Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 1:42pm


Prof. Karen Okamoto, who substituted for Prof. Nancy Egan this past spring while Nancy was on sabbatical, has put together a list of Select Films Acquired During the Spring and Summer Semesters, 2010.


Posted Monday, August 23, 2010 - 2:49pm


The catalog CUNY+ is unavailable this morning, Friday August 20, for maintenance. We expect it to be back at 10 am.


Posted Friday, August 20, 2010 - 8:10am


We have access to this database only through July 31, 2010.
"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."
Bibliographies are currently available for these subject areas: Atlantic History; Classics; Criminology; Islamic Studies; Philosophy; Renaissance and Reformation; Social Work. 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


Posted Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 2:32pm


UPDATE: We have purchased a subscription to this database, for 5 concurrent users.

We have a 4 week trial for a complex database from Jane’s called Terrorism and Insurgency Centre. No library in CUNY has this database. The trial ends on May 22, 2010.

Access is limited to 5 concurrent users. Please remember to log out when you are finished, so someone else can use it. (Log-out link is in the top right hand corner of the database screen).

Click here for access from John Jay: Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Centre database trial.
Or click here for remote access.

The publisher claims this to be "The most comprehensive and authoritative source of the latest global terrorism-related news, analysis, reference and events . This unique service brings you the latest terrorism news, exclusive features, detailed reference and an interactive terrorist events database with an eight-year archive, giving you the most reliable and extensive collection of open source terrorism-related intelligence available. "

Please do send us your thoughts! Any thoughts regarding the database and whether or not we should subscribe to it are encouraged!


Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 2:00pm


Lloyd Sealy librarians have been investigating the potential for ebook readers in the library. A report of their work and findings has just been published - click below for the article.

Maria Kiriakova, Karen S Okamoto, Mark Zubarev and Gretchen Gross. (2010, March). Aiming at a moving target: Pilot testing Ebook readers in an urban academic library. Computers in Libraries, 30(2): 21- 24.


Posted Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 11:25am


The Greater New York Sports Chronology Professor Jeffrey Kroessler, our Circulation and Reference Librarian, has just published his latest book. To learn more about it, visit the Columbia University Press website.


Posted Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 10:33am


The Lloyd Sealy Library is now providing reference help via texting!  Text us at 646-256-5199 every weekday, 8:30 am to 6 pm.  We offer extended texting hours on Wednesdays until 10 pm.

And the Library now has a mobile website at http://www.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/m/ where you can check library hours, connect to EBSCOhost's mobile site (for searching Academic Search Complete, PsycInfo and other datbases), listen to our audio library tour, or watch our Sealy Library video on your iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry or other mobile device.


Posted Monday, December 7, 2009 - 12:02pm


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