We want coffee in the Library!
Coffee and other beverages are now allowed in the Library. Our only request is that the beverage is in a permanent, travel mug type container – one that you would carry home with you like this:
If you bought your coffee from the local coffee shop and don’t have your favorite travel mug, you can purchase a special Bank Street Library mug for $7.00.
Please, no paper or plastic cups, soda cans, or bottles, or glass containers. Please place such items on our designated shelf in the library lobby. As always, feel free to eat and drink from any container in the library lobby seating area.
Bank Street Library Director, Kristin Freda.
Data, lots of data! Data-mining is a huge trend in Higher Education currently. There are lots of developments in providing well-presented searchable public access to the vast amount of data collected by researchers.
Diversity Data Kids is one such new site, launched in March.
Hosted by Brandeis University, diversitydatakids.org bills itself as
“the first interactive tool for data and policy analysis on child wellbeing across racial/ethnic groups. Explore hundreds of measures of child wellbeing and policy analysis from a unique information source that documents diversity, opportunity, and equity among US children.”
You may find a use for this informative website if you are working on your IMP, a research paper, a project at work, or just to keep informed.
We are working on making it easier to renew and place holds on books from home. In the meanwhile here’s how to log in to your Library account to do these important tasks.
Here’s the log in page:
Your user name is your:
14 digit Library barcode
and your password is:
Once you are logged in you have the option of changing your password to something more friendlier.
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.
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.
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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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.
- Go to Settings
- In Settings, look under General
- In General, look under About
- In About scroll down for WiFi Address and copy that and add it.
- Go to System Preferences
- In System Preferences, go to Network.
- In Network, select WiFi and the while in WiFi go to Advanced
- In Advanced, look for the WiFi Address and copy that and add it
- Win Key + R (to bring up the run menu), Type in “cmd” to run the Command Prompt
- In the Command Prompt, type in ipconfig/all to show all your internet adapters
- Look for your wireless adapter’s info, and copy that and add it.
- Go to “Settings”
- In Settings, look under “About Device -or- About Phone”
- 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.
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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.
Most 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.
After 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.
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.
Early Childhood Education titles are nested under education.
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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