Brighton Beach Library: An Interview with Bella Reytblat

What is the name of your site and where is it located?

The Brighton Beach branch is located in south Brookyn at 532 Neptune Avenue. The location is convenient by public transportation, including the B, Q & F subway lines, plus several buses.

How many years have you been working at this site? Continue reading

RefWorks for iPad

(CC0 image via Pexels)
(CC0 image via Pexels)

RefWorks is our newest addition to our suite of tools and resources for our students and faculty at Touro. It’s easy to use and can save you oodles of time saving, organizing, and citing your research, like with its one-click bibliography generator. It’s a lifesaver on a laptop, but will it work on your mobile device? Since many of our Health Sciences students use iPads in the classroom, in labs, and to complete their coursework, plus the Midtown, Midwood, and LCW branches of Touro Libraries offer iPads to borrow, I took a close look at how RefWorks works on iOS. Read on to see my finding and get tips to get the most out of RefWorks on iPad. Continue reading

Machon L’Parnasa: An Interview with Abin Thakuri

The library at Machon L'Parnasa/School for Lifelong Learning
The library at Machon L’Parnasa/Institute for Professional Studies

What is the name of your site and where is it located?

It’s the library for Machon L’Parnasa/Institute for Professional Studies, sometimes referred to as the Boro Park 45th Street library. We’re located in Borough Park neighborhood, which is situated just south of the Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, at 1301 45th Street. We are situated between the D and F subway lines, but I usually walk or bike to work. I live not too far away and like to get some extra exercise now that I don’t play soccer every day anymore. Continue reading

In Remembrance of 9/11

The 9/11 Memorial at Sunset (CC image by Dave Z)

In honor of the upcoming 15th anniversary of September 11th, learn more about the 9/11 Memorial and take a day to reflect and to serve.

On Sunday, the 9/11 Memorial plaza will be open to the public from 3 p.m. to midnight for the viewing of Tribute in Light. This illumination, representing the Twin Towers, reaches four miles into the sky and is visible within a 60-mile radius on a clear night.

It’s Official! RefWorks Comes To Touro

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Beginning this month, the new, totally redesigned RefWorks will be available free to everybody with a Touro.edu email address. Last year, Touro Libraries had a trial of the updated reference manager, first the beta version code-named Flow, and then the initial release. Faculty, students, and librarians alike liked the product so much that we are happy to announce our official subscription has begun.  Continue reading

Going Places: A New Semester at Touro

Happy first day of classes! The library would like to welcome all of our students, both new and returning. We hope to be seeing a lot of you over the next academic year.

If this is your first semester, it’s possible you’ve relied on Google to complete most of your coursework up to this point. You might even get by for a while in college, but sooner or later, you’re going to hit a wall… Continue reading

Happy Labor Day!

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Did you know that Labor Day celebrations have their roots right here in New York City? The holiday can be traced back to a workers’ march in Union Square on Sept. 5, 1882. To learn more, check out this post on the meaning and history of Labor Day.

We hope that you have a safe, relaxing, and reflective holiday weekend. Whether you’ve already begun classes or this is your last bit of summer break, we wish you luck for the fall semester and hope that you’ll visit often.

All library locations will be closed on Sunday & Monday September 4th-5th in observation of the holiday.

Start the semester off right: 4 tips for academic success

(CC0 image by Jay Mantri)
(CC0 image by Jay Mantri)

Whether you’ve been at Touro for a few semesters or you’re joining us for the first time, there a few key steps all students should take to make sure you’re set up to do your best. Writing and research is an inescapable part of most college courses, but it can sometimes be a frustrating process. The good news is that the library is here for all your research needs, from finding sources and understanding new information, to academic writing and creating citations. In fact, a recent report released by the ALA found that, “students who receive library instruction as part of their courses achieve higher grades,” and gain “confidence with the research process.” If that sounds good to you, make sure that you follow these tips! Continue reading