WiFi for Students, Faculty, & Staff

It really couldn’t be any easier than this – OK, maybe there are a few steps to take but you only have to do this once! First up, go to My Devices Portal, and follow the steps below.

My-Devices-Portal

Now, you are IN! Just add your WiFi address for each of your devices (maximum of three), give your device a name, hit submit, and watch 3G go to 3 bars.

WiFi-Submit

Not sure about how to find your WiFi address? Stop by the reference desk – we have a hand-out for that, or read the post below.

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Finding Your Device’s MAC/WiFi/Wireless Address

So, you want to connect to the WiFi and you’ve been asked to add your WiFi address. Not sure about how to do this? Here are some handy tips via the Bank Street HelpDesk.

WiFi

iPhone/iPad

  1. Go to Settings
  2. In Settings, look under General
  3. In General, look under About
  4. In About scroll down for WiFi Address and copy that and add it.

Mac

  1. Go to System Preferences
  2. In System Preferences, go to Network.
  3. In Network, select WiFi and the while in WiFi go to Advanced
  4. In Advanced, look for the WiFi Address and copy that and add it

PC

  1. Win Key + R (to bring up the run menu), Type in “cmd” to run the Command Prompt
  2. In the Command Prompt, type in ipconfig/all to show all your internet adapters
  3. Look for your wireless adapter’s info, and copy that and add it.

Android*

  1. Go to “Settings”
  2. In Settings, look under “About Device -or- About Phone”
  3. In “About Device -or- About Phone”, look under WiFi Mac Address and copy that and add it.

* Since the interface on Android phones vary these instructions may not be correct for certain devices.

Help!

Visit: http://bankstreet.edu/information-technology/connect-to-wireless-network/
Email: helpdesk@bankstreet.edu  | Call: 212-875-4642 | Stop by Room 703

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Mental Measurements Yearbooks: 2014 Update

The Buros Center for Testing (Mental Measurements Yearbooks) have updated their website. It’s nice and clean but we do have to figure out where everything is again. This is what you need to do to find out which volume a particular test is located in.

From the Buros homepage go to the Test Reviews & Information tab and click on Test Reviews Online – you should see a page like the one below.

Buros 2014 UpdateMost people know what they are looking for and already have the complete name of the test or its acronym. The easiest way is to search by acronym. In this example we are looking for a review of the  Test of Written Language (TOWL). We find there are two results, the third and the fourth editions of this test. We can only look at the third because the fourth is yet to be published.

Buros 2014 TOWL-1After clicking on the title we can see the test’s bibliographic record. As we have the print edition of the review in the Library, it’s just a matter of looking for the appropriate volume. In this case it’s The Thirteenth Mental Measurement, Ref 151.22 B967m. Now, all you have to do is find the volume in the Ready Reference area and read it. For tips on how to cite Mental Measurement reviews in print properly, visit our APA eBook.

Buros 2014 TOWL-2

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Google Scholar: Metrics 2014

Each year Google Scholar releases a series of metrics reports on publications that are popular amongst researchers. Journal ranking are based on how often a journal is cited. It’s a good guide for identifying resources that faculty and students can browse and stay on top of current hot topics.

In the table below the journals highlighted in orange are the ones Bank Street has access to for the 2014-2015 year through a subscription database, e.g., EBSCOhost, ProQuest, and smaller one title or small collection databases such as Sage. Education titles are nested under Social Sciences.

Google-Scholar-Metrics

Early Childhood Education titles are nested under education.

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If you are thinking about starting your IMP next semester, a very good way to prepare is to browse popular journals online. Please note that many journals have a 12 or 18 month delay. It’s always a good idea to check coverage through Find a Journal. If you’d like to find out more on Google Scholar Metrics, read our previous post on this topic.

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August Hours 2014

Yes, folks – it’s that time of the year again – August hours are nearly upon us. Summer Session II finishes next Friday (08/01/2014) and things will ratchet down a bit all over the College.

We are doing out bit to not overload the grid; during August we have three energy saving days: Friday, August 15 & 22, and Monday, August 18. You’ll notice that we are closed on Saturdays but are open during the week 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please note: the air-conditioner will be on! ♥August Hours 2014 update2

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Duolingo

Although we think it’s a great idea to learn a language, some online programs can stretch the budget. This is where Duolingo steps in, it’s free forever and doesn’t have any ads.

The interface is clean and simple and it’s quite fun. One nice feature is that it will send you an email reminder to login and practice. Another feature we like is that you can download it to your smart phone and continue learning on your commute, or when you have a little time to kill.

duolingo

Popular courses are Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese – other languages like Polish, Irish, and Russian are on the way.

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Picture Book Overflow

At this time of the year our picture book collection just can’t handle the deluge of books that come in from classrooms and kids’ homes.

So, what’s a library to do? In our case it’s called “overflow.” It’s a special area in the Library where we put picture books that can’t find a place of their own in the children’s room.

This year we’ve placed them above the second row of series books – not sure where that is? Go ask a librarian stationed at the reference desk for help.

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