Introducing Media Education Foundation Streaming Videos

Starting thimef-digital-web-banner-1s month, Hostos Library offers a new streaming media service.  Media Education Foundation produces and distributes films that “inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.” Click here for a complete list of titles.

Don’t forget to check out our other streaming media services:

Library databases available from Hostos wireless network

Due to changes in the campus wireless network, only the following databases are accessible from laptops connecting through the campus wireless network:

All Ebsco databases

All Gale Databases  — includes nursing resource center, opposing viewpoints, Gale Virtual Reference Library

Alexander Street databases (Black Thought and Culture, Latino Literature, latin American Women Writers, American History in Video)

Facts on File  — (Health Reference Center, American History online, African American history online)



Oxford  –art, music, dictionnaries




Science in Context

U.S. History in Context

All other databases are not available from the wireless network.  This does not affect off-campus access, or on campus access from workstations conntected to the network.  Check back for updates as more databases become available.

Wilson to Ebsco transition

I just added or changed names of several new databases on the library’s list.  These are all former Wilson databases now available to us on the EbscoHost platform:

Applied Science & Technology Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)

Art Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)

Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

General Science Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

Library Literature & Information Science Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson)

Readers’ Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (H.W. Wilson)

Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

Wilson is no more. This coming fall, these databases will be absorbed by Ebsco “Source” products.  For making handouts, etc., keep in mind that these (H.W. Wilson) databases will only be around for a semester or so before their content is absorbed into new or existing Ebsco databases.

Let me know if you notice anything amiss.

Also, I removed

Humanities Index Retrospective

New Database: Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text

Hostos Library now subscribes to Ebsco’s Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text.  This database supports paralegal, criminal justice, criminology, and police and policing.  Here’s a description by Ebsco that contains a list of titles included.  Records for the 120 full text titles included in the database will not appear immediately in the library catalogue.

Referencia Latina

Hostos Library has a trial to Referencia Latina through  the end of February 2012. It is available from our list of databases and works from off campus.  As you may know, we chose not to renew our subscription to the Spanish language research database, Prisma, due to very low usage over a number of years. Referencia Latina is geared to a more general audience.  Read more about Referencia Latina from Ebsco.

Thanks to Profs. Diaz and Laskin for recommending this resource.

Please contact me or Prof. José Diaz, the Humanities liaison librarian, with comments and feedback.

New Interface for Gale Virtual Reference Library



Gale is making a much-needed update to its virtual reference library interface.  It has not gone live yet, but feel free to check it out . A newer (final?) version will be released later this month.

Here is the link:;ContactID=30577

Also,  Gale will be providing training to CUNY librarians on Wednesday – January 11, 2012 at 9:30 at Baruch College Library (Conference Room on the 4thFloor). If you want to attend, contact Susan Vaughn

I notice an ebook download option.  Looks like this is becoming standard.

A resource for job hunters and adult learners from the NY State Library

We now link to JobNow and the Adult Learning Center from the New York State Library. This resource is geared to help job seekers with online coaching for resumes, interviews, and other career-related skills.  The Adult Learning Center offers study help for the GED, the US Citizenship Test, Microsoft Office and more.  This is one of several resources provided to publicly funded libraries in New York by the New York State Library NOVEL program.