The QC Library is pleased to inform library users that they will no longer need to remember another username and password to access interlibrary loan (ILL). Users can now access the interlibrary loan (ILL) system (ILLIAD) using their CUNY Login Credentials. Your CUNY Login credentials follow the pattern: Firstname.LastnameNN@login.cuny.edu, where “NN” is the last 2+ digits of your CUNY EMPLID.
When users select Interlibrary Loan from any access points on the QC Library website or catalogue, OneSearch, they will see a Login to ILLIAD button. By selecting that button, users will be prompted to login with their CUNY Login Credentials.
New Subscription: The QC Library has a new subscription to the following resource:
Human Kinetics: Health Care in Sport and Exercise
Access Provider: Bloomsbury Description: Human Kinetics Health Care in Sport and Exercise is a comprehensive digital collection of 33 ebooks and over 450 videos (approximately 11 hours). Digitally exclusive on an unlimited access basis, this product offers students, researchers and instructors unrivaled access to Human Kinetics’ market-leading physical therapy, athletic training, and sport-related health care content. Format: E-books, Plays, Texts, Streaming Videos Access Portals:OneSearch, A-Z Database List
New Trial: The library has a trial to Drama Online for January 2022.
Access Provider: Bloomsbury Description: This award-winning digital library has been created as a response to the need for a high-quality online research tool for drama and literature students, professors, and teachers. It is the only resource to combine exclusively available playtext content and scholarly publications with filmed live performances, film adaptations, and audio plays. Note: Complimentary Access through January 31, 2022. Note 2: Titles are available in OneSearch Format: E-books, Plays, Texts, Streaming Videos Access Portals:OneSearch, A-Z Database List
The QC Library currently has trials to the following resources:
Theatre Performance and Design Collection
Access Provider: Alexander Street Description: Theatre Performance and Design Collection combines the most important video content types used in theatre education (filmed stage performances, master classes, documentaries, and training material) with previously unpublished production designs, reference texts, and top-of-the-line teaching tools, there really is no better way for faculty to bring the brilliance of stage right into their classrooms. Note: Access from September 1, 2021 through October 29, 2021 Format: E-books, Streaming Videos Access Portals:OneSearch, A-Z Database List
Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans
Access Provider: ReadEx-Newsbank Description: Books, pamphlets, and broadsides published during the 17th and 18th centuries from the bibliography by Charles Evans and Roger Bristol’s Supplement; published in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society. Note: Access from September 27, 2021 through October 31, 2021 Format: Articles, E-Books Access Portals:OneSearch, A-Z Database List
Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker
Access Provider: ReadEx-Newsbank Description: Books, pamphlets, and broadsides published during the early 19th century from the bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker; published in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society. Note: Access from September 27, 2021 through October 31, 2021 Format: Articles, E-Books Access Portals:OneSearch, A-Z Database List
ProQuest One Literature
Access Provider: ProQuest Description: ProQuest One Literature is for scholars who must engage with an exhaustive and diverse set of scholarly resources around a given literary topic for research and course planning. It contains 3 million literature citations from thousands of journals, monographs, dissertations, and more than 500,000 primary works – including rare and obscure texts, multiple versions, and non-traditional sources like comics, theatre performances, and author readings. Note: Access September 27, 2021 through October 31, 2021. Titles are available in OneSearch Format: Articles, E-books, Journals, Streaming Videos Access Portals:OneSearch, A-Z Database List
Literaturnaia Gazeta Digital Archive (DA-LG)
Access Provider: East View Information Services Description: Established on April 22, 1929 with the support of the “father of Soviet literature,” writer Maxim Gorky, Literaturnaia gazeta is a landmark publication in Russia’s cultural heritage. With its focus on literary and intellectual life, Literaturnaia gazeta allowed Soviet Russia’s preeminent authors, poets, and cultural figures a particular podium for commentary, affording perhaps fewer restrictions than might be possible in other publications. Note: Access October 7, 2021 through November 3, 2021. Titles are available in OneSearch Format: Newspapers, Primary Sources Access Portals:OneSearch, A-Z Database List
SDGO Online | Sustainable Development Goals Online
Access Provider: Taylor & Francis Description: Taylor & Francis’ Sustainable Development Goals Online collection is a carefully curated interdisciplinary collection of digital content mapped to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Online collection includes more than 12,000 of the most important and relevant book chapters and journal articles, published under the Routledge and CRC Press imprints, in an online library covering all 17 SDGs. Note: Access from October 14, 2021 through November 30, 2021 Format: Articles, E-books, Journals Access Portals:OneSearch, A-Z Database List
Electronic Resources can be accessed via the library catalogue, OneSearch, and the A-Z Database List. Accessing library resources remotely will prompt users to sign into proxy using their CUNY Credentials, the same that is used for Blackboard and CUNYFirst. For more information on remote access, please review our Remote Access FAQ. Users may browse the Electronic Resources Status Dashboard for updates.
Queens College users who would like to suggest a resource to add to our catalogue and/or to trial, may do so by completing the Suggest-a-Title form. General information on QC Library’s Electronic Resources can be found on our website, Research → Electronic Resources.
Drama Online Oberon Collection
Access Provider: Bloomsbury Description: Oberon Books has long been recognised as one of the most exciting publishers specialising in drama and the performing arts, with a reputation for publishing challenging and compelling works. From ground-breaking British plays to the best of international drama and plays in translation, this is a unique and inspiring collection of over 500 titles that features a diverse gathering of canonical and contemporary drama. Note: Access from September 1, 2021 through October 1, 2021. All titles (database and ebooks) are available in OneSearch Format: E-books, Plays, Texts Access Portals:OneSearch, A-Z Database List
Human Kinetics Library
Access Provider: Bloomsbury Description: The Human Kinetics Library is built around a mission to increase the knowledge, enhance the performance and improve the health and fitness of all people around the globe through authoritative information about physical activity and sport. The platform features a growing collection of cross-searchable ebooks and videos from the world’s leading educational publisher for fitness, exercise, coaching and sport. Note: Access from September 1, 2021 through October 1, 2021. All titles (database and ebooks) are available in OneSearch Format: E-books, Streaming Videos Access Portals:OneSearch, A-Z Database List
Please note that you will be prompted to sign into the Queens College Library’s proxy to access content. You may sign into the proxy using your CUNYCredentials, the same that you use for Blackboard. The following FAQ provides more information on how to sign into proxy.
Digital Theatre + is one of the world’s leading platforms for the performing arts. The platform founded in 2009 provides unlimited access to over 1000+ full-length productions and educational resources. Educational resources include study guides, essays, research materials, performance studies, workshop programmes, and interviews.
Digital Theatre + is now the home of the Broadway HD collection which was formerly availabsle via AVON.
Please note that you will be prompted to sign into the Queens College Library’s proxy to access the content. You may sign into the proxy using your CUNYCredentials, the same that you use for Blackboard. The FAQ provides more information on how to sign into the proxy.
The Queens College Library is pleased to announce its new subscription to JoVE | Education Biology. The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a leader in publishing quality science videos with a focus on promoting scientific research and education. The JoVE | Education Biology subscription includes access to the following:
JoVE Core | Biology:This section has over 300 concise and easy-to-understand animated video lessons that explain key concepts in biology, plus more than 150 scientist-in-action videos that show actual research experiments conducted in today’s laboratories.
JoVE Core | Molecular Biology:Showcases the molecular processes of the cell through clear and concise animated video lessons. Additionally, in scientist-in-action videos, these concepts’ application is demonstrated through real experiments in modern laboratories.
JoVE Lab Manual Biology:Comprehensive, curriculum-focused videos for both instructors and students in introductory biology lab courses.
JoVE Science Education | Basic Biology:Basic Biology is a streaming video database that focuses on basic biology topics specifically related to laboratory techniques and methods.
JoVE Science Education | Advanced Biology:Advanced Biology contains videos for the teaching of a variety of topics in advanced biology, including neuroscience, developmental biology, genetics, cell biology, immunology and microbiology.
JoVE resources are accessible via the following portals:
Please note that you will be prompted to sign in to the library’s proxy to access the content. You may sign into the proxy using your CUNY Credentials, the same that you use for Blackboard. The following FAQ provides more information on how to sign into the proxy.
The Tales of the Heike is one of the most influential works in Japanese literature and culture, remaining even today a crucial source for fiction, drama, and popular media. Originally written in the mid-thirteenth century, it features a cast of vivid characters and chronicles the epic Genpei war, a civil conflict that marked the end of the power of the Heike and changed the course of Japanese history.
Ujarak, Iqallijuq, and Kupaaq were elders from the Inuit community on Igloolik Island in Nunavut. The three elders, among others, shared with Bernard Saladin d’Anglure the narratives which make up the heart of Inuit Stories of Being and Rebirth. Through their words, and historical sources recorded by Franz Boas and Knud Rasmussen, Saladin d’Anglure examines the Inuit notion of personhood and its relationship to cosmology and mythology.
Join the Pie Corps’ mission to create the finest-quality, handmade, soul-satisfying, savory and sweet pies. Cheryl Perry and Felipa Lopez, owners of Brooklyn’s Pie Corps, share their pie-making expertise and delicious recipes in their first cookbook.
Hidden Lives by Lenore Rowntree (Editor)ISBN: 9781927366547Publication Date: 2017-06-08A revised and updated edition of a collection of personal essays that illuminate what life is like for those who live with mental illness, and how it impacts their family members.
NoveList Plus This link opens in a new window Popular Readers’ advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. Looking for your next book? Want to find more authors like your favorites? NoveList Plus has all your reading answers. Find books that match your interests, read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors, or ready-made book lists on your favorite genres. With NoveList Plus you’ll fill up your to-read list in no time! Need help searching for your next book with NoveList Plus? Check out these helpful videos. Types: E-Books
Welcome to Celebrating Diversity, a library newsletter series showcasing books and resources that tell the stories of the many cultural and ethnic groups that call Queens home. Whether you are preparing an academic assignment or looking for your next great read, we hope you find inspiration in the history and culture of our colleagues, friends, and neighbors in “The World’s Borough.”
Access to ebooks and most other featured resources requires a valid QCard: please contact us if you have any issues logging in.
Asian/Pacific American and Jewish American Heritage Month
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month was first declared in 1978. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants (https://asianpacificheritage.gov/).
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: this guide, produced by the National Park Service, Library of Congress, and other federal partners, has extensive history and heritage information, and a special portal for educators.
APA Heritage: San Francisco’s official celebration site lets you virtually explore Asian food, literature, films, museums, and performances.
The Color of Success tells of the astonishing transformation of Asians in the United States from the “yellow peril” to “model minorities”–peoples distinct from the white majority but lauded as well-assimilated, upwardly mobile, and exemplars of traditional family values–in the middle decades of the twentieth century
Salam examines how second generation South Asian Americans assimilate by analyzing their family experiences, their structural circumstances and their adult life choice through the lens of arranged marriage.
Widely publicized in mass media worldwide, high-profile tragedies and celebrity scandals–the untimely deaths of Michael Jackson and Princess Diana, the embarrassing affairs of Tiger Woods and President Clinton, the 9/11 attacks or the Challenger space shuttle explosion–often provoke nervous laughter and black humor. If in the past this snarky folklore may have been shared among friends and uttered behind closed doors, today the Internet’s ubiquity and instant interactivity propels such humor across a much more extensive and digitally mediated discursive space. New media not only let more people “in on the joke,” but they have also become the “go-to” formats for engaging in symbolic interaction, especially in times of anxiety or emotional suppression, by providing users an expansive forum for humorous, combative, or intellectual communication, including jokes that cross the line of propriety and good taste.
The voices of conformity speak so loudly. Don’t listen to them’, cautioned acclaimed author and award-winning journalist Anna Quindlen, in a commencement speech for Grinnell College. With more than a dozen contemporary graduation speeches that dissect the world as it is and imagine what it could be, The World is Waiting for You brings forth the courageous people who’ve dared to transform the podium into a pulpit for championing peace, justice, protest and a better world.
Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format. More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler’s mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century.
In recent years the stirring, unforgettable poetry of Jalālu’l-Dīn Rūmī (1207-1273), the great Sūfi teacher and the greatest mystical poet of Iran, has gained tremendous popularity in the western world. Although he died over 700 years ago, his poetry is timeless. In the best modern translations, the passion and playfulness of his words reach across the ages to communicate themselves to people today with an undiluted fervor and excitement.
The Queens College Libraries declare our opposition to the racial terror and state-sanctioned violence that shape the lives of Black people in the United States. Black lives matter. We share the sorrow and rage of our community and stand in solidarity with protests against police brutality. We recognize and condemn these acts and other forms of racial violence, bigotry, and institutional racism, and hold ourselves accountable to work against the policing of CUNY and its libraries. This statement affirms our commitment to anti-racist practice and our pledge to use our skills and resources to advance the production of knowledge for social justice.
The Queens College community has a long history of supporting the movement for racial justice. In fact, the iconic Rosenthal Library clock tower is dedicated to the memory of three civil rights workers–Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Queens College student Andrew Goodman–who were murdered while helping organize voter registration efforts in Mississippi during the Summer of 1964. As the struggle for racial justice continues, we honor this history and stand against police brutality and white supremacy.