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American Library Association (ALA) and WikiLeaks

ALA Emerging Issues – http://www.emergingissues.ala.org/ – a website jointly maintained by the Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Washington Office, brings together information, news, and opinion about the issues raised by Wikileaks’ disclosure of classified government documents and the government’s response to Wikileaks’ activities. The site will continually add new information as it becomes available.

GO TO: http://www.emergingissues.ala.org for more information.

E-Books @ NYC Public Libraries

As many of you are aware,  you have access to close to 46, 000 e-book titles through the CUNY J-School Research Center. Here’s the handy link:

E-Books @ CUNY J-School Research Center

Did you know that with your New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library or Queens Library card(s), you can have access to many more:

New York Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library

Queens Library

If you don’t have a library card, it’s easy to sign up for one:

@ New York Public Library

@ Brooklyn Public Library

@ Queens Library

And it’s even easier to help keep these resources available, please click through the following links:

We Will Not Be Shushed 24 Hr Read In

Don’t Close the Book – NYPL

Keep Your Library Open – BPL

Save Queens Library

New York Libraries and Free Resources

There’s a surprising amount of free resources out there for you to take advantage of. We’ll start to feature some of these resources here on the Research Center’s blog. We’ll start with the New York Public Library and New York State Library.

Starting with the New York Public Library (NYPL) you can find articles, facts, statistics, news, images, and more by accessing this link:

http://nypl.org/collections/articles-databases

All you need to access most of these databases is a NYPL library card, here’s the information on how to sign up for a library card:

http://nypl.org/help/library-card

In addition to NYPL, the New York State Library (NYSL) offers free resources; you will need a NYSL library card and NYS driver’s license to obtain most of these resources listed below:

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/gate/esubject.htm

Here’s the information on how to sign up for NYSL library card:

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/apply.htm

Additionally, check out our blog post on finding films, videos and DVDs at NYPL:

http://blogs.journalism.cuny.edu/researchcenter/2008/09/03/want-more-films-videos-and-dvds/

If you have any suggestions on free resources you’d like to see featured here, please let us know!

-research by Kate Zhao