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E-Books (Ebsco)                                                 

E-Book Central (ProQuest)             

Academic Videos Online 


InterLibrary Loan (ILL) 

Resources for Students 

Resources for Faculty              

Tutorials - Short Videos! (scroll down for links)

Digital Collections - for Fun! (scroll down for links)


E-Books (Ebsco)   

195,000 eBooks in all areas of academic study.                           

Search by Keyword, Author, Title, Subject, ISBN, Publication Year, or Publisher, or Browse by Subject: Arts & Architecture, Biographies & Memoirs, Body-Mind-Spirit, Business & Economics, Children’s and Young Adult Non-Fiction, Computer Science, Cooking, Education, Engineering & Technology, Health & Medicine, History, Law, Literature & Literary Criticism, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Reference, Religion, Sciences, Self Help & Family, Social Sciences, Study Aids and Language Learning. Includes the Oxford American College Dictionary to look up words while reading. Read Online or Download, Create Notes, Save Pages to Print/Email, Cite Passages.


E-Book Central (ProQuest)

163,000 eBooks in all areas of academic study.

Search by Keyword, Author, Title, Series Title, Subject, ISBN, LC or DDC Call Numbers, Publication Year, Publisher, Number of Copies (useful for faculty assigning reading). Browse by over 50 Subjects in the Arts, Business, Education, Health & Medicine, History, Political Science, Law, Literature & Language, Religion & Philosophy, Social Sciences, Sciences and Technology. Read Online or Download; Annotations Pane: highlight, bookmark, and write (exportable) notes. Use E-Book Central’s reader to get Citations; use Bookshelf to continue reading where you left off. No built-in dictionary.


Academic Videos Online

Over 67,000 videos covering a wide range of topics in business, counseling and therapy, education, health, and nursing. Video types include 360VR, animations, archival footage, biographies, cartoons and comics, case studies, conference materials, corporate training, counseling sessions, diaries and memoirs, documentaries, dramatized scenes, ethnographies, field recordings (raw and edited), instructional and reference materials, interviews, lectures, presentations, music recordings, newsreels, panel discussions, performances, speeches, teaching strategies, video transcripts, and workshops. Search by any keyword, subject heading, company or organization name, person (director, cast), author, or video title. Embed videos into your presentations! Sample:



The TC Libraries A-Z Databases page is a little confusing:

*Note Ignore the Quick Search bar at the top of the page

*Note Ignore the eJournals link to the right of the Catalog link

*Note Ebsco Multi-search comprises 20 different subject-specific databases

*Note ProQuest One Academic comprises 47 different subject-specific databases

*Note Besides Ebsco (20) and ProQuest (47), try Credo Reference, JSTOR, and others!


Why I don’t recommend using database aggregators with multiple databases:

*Each database has its own subject headings / thesaurus terms which must be used, if searching by subject. Depending on the database, the assigned subject heading/thesaurus term might be cellphone, cell phone, or wireless communications. You can always search by keyword, but if searching by subject, you need to look up the assigned subject heading or thesaurus term (from the Advanced Search page), and use the term indicated.


SELECT A DATABASE – OPTION 1 (recommended)

Use the alphabetical list to select the most appropriate subject-specific database for your research.



Expand All Subjects with the drop-down menu to find appropriate subject databases. There are 8 databases covering business and economics, 10 databases covering education, five covering history, three covering literature, etc.  


InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

Complete the InterLibrary Loan (ILL ) form as completely as possible, so that the librarian looking for the article you want will be able to find it and send it to you quickly. Write the author(s) name(s), the full title of the article, the full journal name, volume and issue numbers, publication date, publisher (if you know it), where you found the citation, and add any DOI numbers in the Additional Comments section. Request articles by email to location Anywhere and include your student registration name, Touro ID #, and email. Articles will be sent to you within three days to three weeks (depends on whether or not TC-NY has the journal in its collections, or has to request it from another library). Alternatively, feel free to ask me to process the ILL request for you.



Short videos (5-10 minutes) teaching basic library skills, research strategies, website evaluation, database usage, and citation styles, curated from TC-NY and external sources. If you need a tutorial on a specific subject, ask me!

Why Can't I Just Search Google?  (2:28)

Using the C.R.A.P. Test to Evaluate Websites  (4:40)

Academic Research   (6:56)

Academic Integrity   (5:33)

Database Searching  (5:20)

Understanding Databases   (1:42)

Database Search Tips  (3:44)

What is a Periodical or Journal?  (2:30)

Finding Full-Text Articles   (00:56)

Reading Scholarly Articles  (5:10)

Formulating Search Strategies  (2:36)

Combining Search Terms  (4:49)

Searching Phrases in Quotes  (2:08)

Keyword vs. Subject Heading  (4:58)

Finding Books and eBooks  (4:59)

Style Guides, Citation Formats (MLA, APA)  (10:09)


DIGITAL COLLECTIONS – Fun! Free! Take a Break From Your Studies!

NYPL eBooks, Audiobooks, Videos

Use your public library card (if you don’t have one, apply for one online, too), to access eBooks, Audiobooks, and Videos. Public libraries in every state have Overdrive or a similar service – enjoy!


Google Arts and Culture

Explore international museums from your living room, see exotic sites from your sofa, go out for an evening at the theater – in another country, and much more.

Learn a new skill, from creative writing to animations, film and video, fine art, flower arranging, graphic design, illustrations, interior design, music, photography, or web design. Or learn study skills, productivity and time management skills, and a  lot more!


TED Talks  and TED-X Talks – Ideas Worth Spreading   and

The most intriguing, interesting, entertaining, educational, and inspiring coffee break you can take from your studies! Technology, Education, and Design (TED) Talks are short (not more than 20 minutes) presentations by the world’s leading thinkers, designers, researchers, and educators. TED-X talks are organized locally to address local issues. Sample:


What Was There

Historical photos tied to Google Maps, allowing you to see how familiar streets looked in the past. Users upload their photos tagged with Location and Year. Check out how Shlomo HaMelech Street, Jerusalem, Israel, looked in 1970 and again today:


Please email or call me -- I'm here to help you!

Aviva Adler, MLIS – Librarian
02-651-0090, Ext. 6  |  +972-54-9499763