Touro College Israel Library

Following the Israeli Ministry of Health Guidelines, TCI Library is temporarily open to faculty and students by appointment only. Aviva is available by phone and email, 9AM-3PM Israel time, or by appointment, Sundays through Thursdays.

If you had Covid-19, a doctor's note must be submitted to the Dean or Director before visiting TCI.



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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 Credo Reference = subject-specific encyclopedias and dictionaries, for background information

*Note JSTOR = journal articles and book chapters in the arts, humanities, and social sciences


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). Until Further Notice: Please submit ILL requests to me for processing, as TC-NY ILL staff are working part-time.


TUTORIALS (1 hour 12 minutes)

  • Catalog - Find books and ebooks
  • Databases - Formulating Search Strategies to find Journal Articles [start at 38:00]
  • Citations - APA, MLA, and EasyBib Citation Generator [start at 58:00]


MCON 519 - Information Literacy Seminar -- a self-paced, video-based seminar comprising short videos (all under ten minutes), totaling three hours' viewing time. The Syllabus -- with links to all the videos -- is here, for anyone for whom this information might be new, and for those who just want to refresh their research skills.

MCON 519 Information Literacy Seminar Syllabus

Below is a selection of videos from this Seminar teaching basic library skills, research strategies, website evaluation, database usage, and citation styles. 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)

ProQuest Research Companion


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.

Benjamin Zander & The Transformative Power of Classical Music 


How Language Shapes the Way We Think


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:



Sefer ve Sefel (Used and New) (

Pomeranz (Judaica and Reference) (


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

Aviva Adler, MLIS – Librarian
02-651-0090, Ext. 6  






All new Fall Term students are required to take the MCON 519 Information Literacy Seminar, a self-paced, video-based tutorial comprising short videos, totaling three hours. The Syllabus is available here, for anyone who wants to review research skills. Enjoy!

The Syllabus contains links to all the videos and handouts.


Section 1:            Library Research 101                  (38:33)

Section 2:            Using Touro Libraries                  (11:31)

Section 3:            Information on the Internet       (12:11)

Section 4:            Citing Sources                              (22:20)

Section 5:            Research Basics                            (46:36)

Section 6:            Databases                                      (46:36)

Section 7:            Media Literacy                               (19.62)

                                                                     TOTAL = 180.45


SECTION 1:  Library Research 101 – TC Libraries Orientation

Better Searching, Finding Books, Academic Research, Information  Ethics, Citations

Internet Search Tips                (04:59)

Database Searching            (05:20)

Finding Books, E‑books        (04:59)

Academic Research                (06:56)

Academic Integrity         (05:33)

Copyright Basics                (03:29)

 APA Citations                   (04:54)

 MLA Citations                   (04:23) = 38:33



 Finding Out More About Books, E‑books, Journal Articles, Databases

 Library Resources                   (02:54)

 Understanding Databases           (01:42)

 Database Search Tips              (03:44)

 Finding E-Books                         (01:05)

 Finding Full-Text Articles     (00:56)

 What is a Periodical/Journal?           (02:30) = 11:31



Search Engines, Website Evaluation

Google Search Tips                (03:21)

Website Evaluation, Part I          (04:00)

Website Evaluation, Part II               (04:50) = 12:11



Avoiding Plagiarism, Understanding Bibliographies (References, Works Cited)

Academic Integrity at TC                 (05:21)

Cite It Right                                (04:43)

Style Guides, Citation Formats  (10:09)

NoodleTools Citation Creator                  (02:47) = 22:20



Content Curated from External Sources

Picking Your Topic IS Research     (03:10)

Peer Review in Three Minutes           (03:00)

WikiPedia Beneath the Surface      (06:41)

Why Can’t I Just Google?          (02:28)

Google Scholar                      (03:01)

Search Strategies               (02:36)

Search Engine vs. Database       (02:47)

Books vs. Journals                  (01:25)

Finding Books on the Shelves       (02:51)

Reading Scholarly Articles           (05:10)

Formulating Search Strategies    (02:36)

Combining Search Terms          (04:49)

Searching Phrases in Quotes           (02:08)

Keyword vs. Subject Heading         (04:58)

InterLibrary Loan (ILL)                (01:36) = 46:36    



Highlighting the Most Popular of TCI’s 70 Databases



List of 47 subject-specific db’s   

ProQuest – Basic Search              (02:11)

ProQuest – Advanced                    (02:13)

ProQuest – Search Results             (03:43)

ProQuest – How to Search             (03:43) = 11:34



List of 20 subject-specific db’s

EBSCO – Introduction                   (04:04)

EBSCO – Advanced Searching          (02:12)

EBSCO – Using the Results List           (03:37) = 9:53



Overview of this database 

JSTOR in a minute                                                      (01:37)

JSTOR Using E-Books                                                 (01:15) = 2:52



Almost 1,000 scholarly reference works – encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks

CREDO Basic Searching         (03:49)

CREDO Finding Books            (03:24) = 7:13



Fake News, False Statistics

Identifying Fake News                                           (02:55)

How False News Spreads                                       (03:41)

How Statistics Can Mislead                                       (04:18)

Problematic Headlines                                            (05:00)

How to Choose Your News                                       (04:48) = 19:62


TOTAL VIEWING TIME FOR ALL VIDEOS (3 hours)                           3 HOURS TOTAL         =   180.45


CRAAP Test to Evaluate Websites:


 NOTE: For the full Syllabus, with handouts specific to TC Israel Library resources, email