Wayback Machine for Shutdown Gov’t Sites

A government shutdown evidently involves bringing down web sites featuring public data. Use the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine to find archived data from the government, or anywhere. http://archive.org/web/web.php


Statistical Database Trial

All of CUNY has a trial through July 31 to Statista. This database aggregates statistical data about over 600 international industries from more than 18,000 sources, including market researchers, trade organizations, scientific journals, and government databases. Statista can be used to find information about U.S. elections, international demographics, child abuse, conventions, exhibitions, and meetings, digital . . . → Read More: Statistical Database Trial

New Digital Collections

As of June 3, all of CUNY subscribes to two new digital collections. Nineteenth Century Collections Online offers primary sources dealing with East-West diplomacy; British politics and society; British theater, music, and literature; European literature; photography; science, technology, and medicine; and the status of women. Slavery and Anti-Slavery consists of books, pamphlets, periodicals, manuscripts, Supreme . . . → Read More: New Digital Collections

Routledge Reference Collection

The Graduate Center has electronic access to 275 reference books published by Routledge:

Routledge Education Online include such titles as Handbook of Education Politics and Policy, Handbook of Research in the Social Foundations of Education, and The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia.

Routledge History Online includes Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan . . . → Read More: Routledge Reference Collection

New Web of Science Databases

The Graduate Center’s subscription to Web of Science has been expanded to include the following resources.

BIOSIS Citation Index indexes life sciences and biomedical research covering pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies, and more. Indexes journals, books, meetings, and patents from 1926 to present.

Book Citation Index: Science and Book Citation Index: . . . → Read More: New Web of Science Databases

Welcome Shawnta Smith!

The Graduate Center Library is pleased to announce that Shawnta Smith has been appointed to the library faculty as a permanent, full-time Instructor with specialization as a reference and instruction librarian. Details on the Mina Rees Library Blog.

Complete Oxford Handbooks Trial

The Graduate Center subscribes to the business and management, philosophy, political science, and religion portions of Oxford Handbooks Online but has a trial through March 6 to the complete database, including the sections on archaeology, classical studies, criminology and criminal justice, economics and finance, history, law, linguistics, literature, music, and psychology. Cambridge Companions Online and . . . → Read More: Complete Oxford Handbooks Trial

Contacting the Library=>Phone Issues

Due to intermittent phone issues related to the storm, it is preferable to contact the library via email or chat:


We appreciate your flexibility and patience.

Thank you.

The Mina Rees Library Staff

Grad Center’s Archivist

Over the past 11+ years, John Rothman has curated the Graduate Center’s Archive, now measuring about 340 linear feet — presidential papers, organizational documents, and paraphernalia. Arrange an appointment with him to explore any aspect of Graduate Center history. Longer story here.

Reference Desk Closes at 6 pm Tues. and Wed.

The reference desk will close at 6 pm, Tues. and Wed., Oct. 9-10. We apologize for any inconvenience.