On December 5th, the Science, Industry and Business branch of the NYPL hosted a SWINY session on using online resources. More than 80 licensed information databases are available from home is you have a NYPL card. Nearly 200 licensed databases are available onsite at the SIBL branch (188 Madison Ave. at 34th Street).
Topics covered included:
**Resources are available at the library AND from your home computer with a library card
**Privileges can you access if you are a NY or NJ resident, outside of NYC
**Using the NYPL’s electronic databases and access full-text scientific papers for free
**Efficiently searching through NYPL’s 1,000,000 book titles and 8,000 journal subscriptions
**Getting an NYPL ordinary library card and ACCESS research card: http://www.nypl.org/books/cards.html
NYPL online databases are located at: http://www.nypl.org/databases
E-journal portal from home can be found at: http://www.nypl.org/research/sibl
SIBL science and technology page: http://www.nypl.org/research/sibl/science/
Directory of Open Access Journals: http://www.doag.org
Free articles from Stanford Univ: http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl
Free medical journals: http://freemedicaljournals.com
A SAMPLE WALK-THROUGH FROM NORMAN BAUMAN’S ARTICLE ON WRITING FOR KIDS:
With a New York Public Library card, you can read many magazines:http://www.nypl.org.
Click “Magazines, Journals & Databases Online”, “Databases available from home”, “EBSCOhost”. http://www.nypl.org/databases/index.cfm?act=3&id=131 Type your library card bar code.
Click “Advanced Search” tab, change the search field from “Default Fields” to “SO Journal Name”, type the magazine title, click “Search”. (I like “Preferences”, “50 results,” “Detailed”, “Apply”.)
Enter a search term:“Parkinson’s”, “Pandas”, “NASCAR”. In “Current Science” try “Katrina”, “earthquake”, “woodpecker.” (Click the “Choose Databases” tab, then “Title List” for a list of other publications.)
The “Databases available from home” page also has Ulrich’s and Books in Print . In Ulrich’s , click “Advanced Search” to look for items by periodical, country, etc.