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Dec 01, 2012

Music and Study

While research suggests that alternating your study location (e.g. home, library, coffee shop) aids in memory retention, adjusting the auditory environment in order to concentrate is a personal issue that varies from individual to individual.  Some apply ear plugs or noise cancelling headphones, while others prefer to loop a favorite track.  There are also a number of websites providing different types of ambient noise, ranging from natural sounds to simple white noise. The NYIT Library subscribes to Naxos Music Library (NML). A collection of close to 1 million tracks and 70,000 discs, NML is the world´s largest online classical music library,… More

Author: sebastien_marion

Sep 24, 2012

How to Search Every Library Catalog in New York State at Once

Scenario 1 I would like to know if any books have been written about a given topic, or, say, by a specific person.  More so, I am not interested in whether the NYIT Library owns a particular book, as I understand that I can either request it through interlibrary loan, or recommend that it be purchased and added to the collection. Scenario 2 I would like to locate a library in the city, state or country, that subscribes to a particular journal, or magazine, or that has a specific title in its holdings. I have an International Standard Book Number (ISBN),… More

Author: sebastien_marion

Jun 25, 2012

Articles in Databases

Very often you will need to search for information about a topic without limiting yourself to a particular journal, magazine, or newspaper; your goal is to locate citations about a subject, and/or full text articles.  Your 2nd bookmark is to the library's Find Articles in Databases page.  These vertical search engines provide in-depth information on variety of subjects.  Unlike Google, what you are accessing is paid-for content from some of the world's leading publishers.  While some of our resources cover more than 1 topic, these databases highlight specialized disciplines from architecture to neuroscience.   For advice on selecting from one of… More

Author: sebastien_marion

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