- While logged in to WordPress, click on your name in the top right corner where it says, "Howdy, [your name]."
- The page that opens will be the "Profile" page where you can type in your first and last name and select from various name display options where it says "Display name publicly as."
- Click the "Update Profile" button on the bottom of that page to save your changes.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Does anyone know where it is? Can we make sure it is always in the drawer?
[June 18 Update] The key is now on a small, silver, metal key chain. (It is no longer on the large wooden block.) It was found underneath the drawer organizer.
If the key is not in the locked cabinet #1, look in the unlocked drawer to the right. If you still don't see it, perhaps it is underneath the organizer.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
In the meantime, patrons unable to use the stairs might not be able to get to the fourth floor. They can be directed to circulation and can use their elevator.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Clint will be here all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and on Wednesday mornings - he's spending the other half of his week as an intern at the American Museum of Natural History. He'll be stationed in the Chief Librarians office suite on the 4th floor, and will be putting in a few hours a week at the reference desk. Please welcome Clint to Baruch!
Monday, June 08, 2009
Friday, June 05, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
- what wildlife probably lived there (common names and scientific names are provided)
- any uses of the land there by the Lenape
- what the topography was like
- what the area is like now (you get a link to the OASIS map for the location; here's the link provided for 151 E 25th St)
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Users must go to My Settings on the top right, where they have a choice to allow for the RefWorks and/or EndNote buttons to appear. Once you do that, after you have a book open, click on InfoTools and you will see the option to export to those softwares.
This is a user-driven option, so each user has to do this for themselves.
Monday, May 18, 2009
WYNC’s On The Media featured a segment this weekend on search engines. The segment discusses two savvy search engines, Wolfram Alpha and Cuil, but also is a good commentary on the current state of Search. Danny Sullivan from searchengineland.com was interviewed.
- Wolfram Alpha
Wolfram Alpha is a new search engine that functions more as an “answer machine” in that it specializes in finding statistical facts. Some sample searches that yielded seemingly correct answers:
Marshmallow AND Calories
Lake Superior AND Average Depth
Afghanistan AND Population
United States AND Trade Deficit
Ford AND 2008 AND Revenue
Distance AND Moon AND Earth
Interesting and fun, but I think the manner in which it displays the results is lacking. It is not exactly clear where the information came from so there’s no way to gauge the validity and reliability the information. The “Sources” link leads you to the formulas that calculated the results.
The article also discussed Cuil which indexes and crawls more pages than Google. Cuil’s results rely less on popularity of pages for search results and more on the presence of related words within the search page.
“Holy Grail 2.0.” On The Media. WNYC. May 15, 2009. http://www.onthemedia.org/transcripts/2009/05/15/03
Friday, May 15, 2009
If you do set up Zotero and set up your account to be saved on the web as well as on your computer, feel free to friend me in Zotero. Even if you don't set up Zotero, you can check out my library of citations (wkich I haven't really organized much into folders and subfolders yet).
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Students that I worked with found the best information came from Business Source Premier using some creative searching. Interviews with the CEO’s had great information (Use the CEO’s name or ‘Executives’ and the subject term ‘Interviews’). You can also search BSP with the index term ‘Going Public (Securities).’
If the CEO was a well known figure (we were looking at Dave Thomas of Wendy’s) the Biography Reference Bank was useful since it had profiles from Current Biography and links to current articles. The Biography Resource Center includes Business Leader Profiles for Students which is simple but helpful for chronologies.