My name is Alina. I’m from Berlin, Germany and I’m here at Bank Street Library for an internship. In 2015 I did my master’s degree in media studies. After two years of working in online marketing I decided to study again. So I started to study library information science at the FH Potsdam. Potsdam is very close to Berlin. It’s a one hour trip by train from where I live to the FH (University of Applied Science).
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It is our all-time most frequently asked question, “How do I get into the databases from home?” In the past, it was a little complicated with 14 digit library issued barcodes, but today it’s super easy! At home or anywhere else off campus all you need is your Bank Street email address and the password associated with that account. If you’re having problems logging in, email the friendly folks at the IT HelpDesk firstname.lastname@example.org
Sometimes we just want to get a quick and easy APA citation for a book we’ve found in the Bank Street Library online catalog. Maybe you haven’t noticed, but there is an APA citation button for each item in our catalog. It’s not perfect, but it will do most of the work you need to do to create a perfect citation.
The key to making a great flyer is, as one student told me “work smarter, don’t work harder… use templates!” Templates take the hard work out of making an eye-catching poster. With a little bit of tweaking here and there you can change text, colors, and create something that is your own.
The Graduate Student Library survey was distributed through email, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The Library sent two email blasts with a high rate of response. The survey ran from November 1 through December 7, 2018. The 17 question survey covered demographics, satisfaction, and priorities for the next two years.
It is getting easier to share articles with students and colleagues, and to embed links that work into learning management systems e.g., Canvas. But, there are a few things you need to know to make things go smoothly. The key is to look for Permalinks in EBSCO databases, and Document URLs in ProQuest.
This question pops up every so often: Do we have access to JSTOR by virtue of being a student at Bank Street. If so, how do we access the JSTOR database. It does not seem obvious. The short answer is, no – we don’t have access to JSTOR. Our database providers are EBSCOhost and ProQuest.
The Library’s recent graduate student survey showed that many of our patrons did not know we have a Wellness Room, also known as the Prayer Room. The Wellness Room is right down the back of the Library. Enter the Library and keep walking past the circulation and reference desks, keep walking straight and you’ll soon see a room with a grey door and the words Wellness above it. You have arrived!
The circulation desk staff have signed you up for a Library account and placed a 14 digit barcode on the back of your Student ID card. You’re probably wondering how to log in and change your password to something more private. Your first step is to login into your account. Library Homepage Find either the […]
Towards the end of each semester students often want to know how much is left on their PaperCut accounts. Here are the steps you need to take to find out. MAC It’s relatively easy to get started on a MAC. All you need to do is click details in the PaperCut pop-up box. PC On […]
We all know how to sign-in to databases from home by using your Bank Street email address, and the password associated with your account. Now, things just got a little easier when you want to save articles to folders, or check-out eBooks through MyEBSCOhost. A New Way to Sign-in You can still use your old […]
Last year we surveyed our graduate school faculty. We asked them about their levels of comfort (or frustration) with accessing the following: renewing books online accessing databases from home, electronic reserves (eReserves) my.bankstreet.edu We noted that although most respondents were satisfied and able to get jobs done, we felt that gaining access to online resources […]
Our old Library blog still exists on the web and is accessible at Bank Street Library Blog but with the advent of the new website we decided to migrate to this in-house blog. A walk down memory lane will show you that we started our old blog way back in March 14, 2009 and our first […]
Bank Street College of Education is now included in Google Scholar. When you use Google Scholar at Bank Street you will find the following library access links have been pre-selected: BANK STREET COLLEGE OF EDUCATION – ProQuest Fulltext Open WorldCat – Library Search If you are using your own device you will need to add us as one […]
You’ve probably passed by it a hundred times, but might not have noticed it. You may have looked up a book in the catalog and noticed a single letter for a call number, “What’s that all about?” you ask. This question usually generates a visit to the circulation or reference desks to find out where […]