RefWorks is the 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 findings and get tips to get the most out of the new RefWorks on iPad. Continue reading →
Have you ever listened to an audio book? A key advantage is that they are hands-free, allowing you to listen to a book while doing something else. There are opportunities to listen while sitting on the bus, train or plane, traveling by car, standing on line, working out, sunbathing, knitting, fishing, gardening, sitting in a waiting room, cooking or walking. The possibilities are endless! Continue reading →
We live in a time of high speed and even higher velocity. Sometimes walking on the streets of our great city I have a feeling that I am living in the zombie land. Did you ever try to look around? People talk to themselves, shake heads, clap, sing. And only after a while you realize that they are talking on the phone, listening to the music, or dancing to the same tunes simultaneously. Our gadgets have become our best friends. Continue reading →
In the “paper books versus e-readers” debate, I’ve always fallen firmly on the “paper books” side. Nothing against technology, but when I am going to read a book, I want to read a book, not a screen. Continue reading →
Welcome to the Touro College Libraries’ blog. We plan on providing the Touro community with informational tidbits and updates about our libraries. Join us in touring the Touro College Libraries and keeping up with our happenings.
Currently, we are excited to share with you our two newest initiatives. iPads are now available for circulation at two Touro libraries. Midwood (Ave J) and Midtown (23rd Street) libraries have iPads for student and faculty use for 24-hour checkout. Additionally, the library at Kew Gardens Hills has recently acquired an iPad cart containing 20 iPads for library classroom instructional use – Information Literacy on wheels. Every indication is that it has been very well received by the students. (Check out our Facebook for more photos!)
We look forward to sharing with you other library news. Touro College Libraries will keep you updated as we work to anticipate and meet your ongoing needs for research and information.
As some of our incoming students will be receiving iPads this year, the Touro College Libraries would like to help students navigate their device and learn different ways to use their iPad as an academic tool. There are tons of useful tips and tricks for the student iPad user, as well as free apps geared specifically toward our programs of study! Here is one of many…