Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Contains indexing and abstracts for GLBT-specific core periodicals and GLBT-specific core books and reference works. Indexes important historical GLBT publications, including ONE, The Ladder, Mattachine Review, The Advocate, Christopher Street, Body Politic, The New York Native, and much more. Includes some monographs and reference books, as well as grey literature, including newsletters, case studies, and speeches.


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Oxford African American Studies Center

Wide-ranging collection of scholarship focused on the lives and events that have shaped African American and African history and culture. Features biographies and other articles from Oxford's reference works; primary sources; images; maps; timelines; and charts and tables. The core content includes: Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American experience; the Encyclopedia of African American history 1619-1895; Black women in America; the Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature; and the ongoing project African American National Biography.

19th Century U.S. Newspapers

Searchable database containing digital facsimile images of newspapers, presented as full page layout as well as single articles. Advertisements and illustrations are included. This collection includes numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S.; and it encompasses the entire 19th century.

North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories

Provides a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950. Composed of contemporaneous letters and diaries, oral histories, interviews, and other personal narratives, this collection provides a rich source for scholars in a wide range of disciplines.

BarnardReference via Meebo

This is mostly for Heidi and Julie, but any reference librarian here on a Saturday, Sunday, or other day when Jenna isn't here should consider logging in to Meebo.

The ref desk computer is now set to log you into the BarnardReference accounts on AOL, Google, and Yahoo automatically, when you go to the Meebo page from either Firefox or Internet Explorer.

If you want to log in from your remote computer instead and aren't sure how, ask me.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

résumé printing

From Student Computing Services, this news:

Resume Printing

We are now offering resume printing services in the Lehman Computer Lab.

You supply the paper. Bring the resume paper of your choice to the LCC.

We print the resume. We will print your resume using a local network printer that is not part of the NINJA printing system.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

CLIO changes

The OPAC is back. Here's what's new in this latest version of the OPAC:

As you play around with these new features, please send us your comments and suggestions ( These are getting a "soft" opening: the help screens and other information will be up by the time classes begin. A spotlight should be up later today.

CLIO OPAC Subcommittee
Gary Bertchume, Marina Chilov, Lois Coleman, Ria Koopmans-de Bruijn, Russell Merritt, Jill Parchuck, Sarah Witte (chair)

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

free clip art

This is a source of clip art for our subject and research guides. Images are free for educational use, and the site is not annoying, unlike many other clip art sites!


Wednesday, January 03, 2007

BarnardReference IM

Responding to a request from CUL to have a unified IM address to post on their sites, I created BarnardReference on AOL, Google, and Yahoo. They are associated with the refdesk e-mail account. I apologize if this leads to more spam in there!

The password for the account is the same as for refdesk, but it ends in 07 instead of the other number. If someone wants to sign onto the account when I'm not here, that would be swell.

For Barnard purposes, I think we should continue to give out our BarnardLibName addresses.

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