Try an E-Book!

Lebookeonard Lief Library has 655,000 print books on our shelves, but we also subscribe to several e-Book databases that combined offer instant access to over 340,000 high-quality titles. While most readers prefer printed books, students and faculty appreciate immediate access of e-Books as a convenient timesaver. Many e-Books are discoverable in CUNY OneSearch, but we recommend browsing and searching directly in each database.

The largest e-Book collections available are Ebrary, EBSCO eBook Academic Collection, and Springer e-Book Collection. Both Ebrary and EBSCO offer about 150,000 titles each and cover every academic discipline, while the 32,000 titles in the Springer collection are more STEM-oriented. Smaller humanities collections include ACLS Humanities E-Books from University of Michigan and MyiLibrary collection.

The Library website has a dedicated page that links to e-book collections, Resources can also be found on the Library’s Database A-Z List. All Library databases can be accessed from off-campus using the barcode number located on your Lehman ID.

Statista – Statistics Portal

statistaAt times finding industry statistics can prove especially time-consuming. We’re not always aware which organizations track different industries. Statista is a user-friendly site that offers recent statistics covering hundreds of industries and subjects.

We’ve recently conducted searches on the motorcycle industry, streaming video, and regional theater with excellent results. Content includes small articles, infographics, and substantive reports.

In these times of prevalent Fake News, Statista can be applied to support your argument or present evidence from reliable sources.


E-Reserves and Circulation Update

The Library has migrated to a new e-Reserve platform from Springshare, the innovative software vendor that provides our Research Guides. This new product is easier to use and offers an intuitive, user-friendly interface for students to locate course materials.

The main Circulation-Reserve service desk has been combined, so all student transactions are now accomplished at one location. Students can access and borrow all materials from the front of the main Circulation Desk. As a result, we expect shorter lines and more integrated delivery of services.


Scanners Feature Updated Software

pdfWe’re pleased to announce a recent upgrade to our Book Scanner software. You are now able to scan searchable PDF documents – as well as save to both Google Drive and Dropbox.

All the Library’s eight scanners have been updated to feature these new options.


Free Access to Washington Post from .edu e-Mail Addresses

washingtonWashington Post now offers free access to its website to everyone who has an .edu e-mail account.

How do I activate my .edu free subscription?
1. Go to

2. Click on Sign In to Your Profile at top right of homepage:

3. Create account with your e-mail address ending in .edu

4. Once you’ve registered-signed in – you will be directed to your Washington Post Profile. If you are not automatically redirected to your profile after you’ve signed in – click your Username at top of the page and choose Profile.

5. Once you are in your Profile – go to My Subscriptions tab and follow instructions on how to get a free subscription with your valid e-mail address.

Do not go through Verify e-mail address process on My Account Settings tab for free access.

You must go through process on My Subscriptions Tab.

After you’ve set up your subscription – you can log in with your e-mail address and password on Washington Post websites and apps for unlimited content access.

Happy reading!


Updated Research Guide – Citation Style Guide

citationThe Library’s Citation Style Guide has been updated to include new tutorials on MLA 8th Edition. This Research Guide contains links to recommended sources on citations, including Purdue/OWL website, EasyBib, and academic library citation style guides.

Video tutorials are offered for many citation styles. This Research Guide can be found on the Library website under Research Guides and Subject—Citations


Library Hosts Citation Clinics

ACE Writing Center will offer walk-in Citation Clinics for students during Midterm and Final Exams.

These sessions were first offered at the end of the Fall 2016 semester. Student feedback was positive. Students working on papers can receive extra help with formatting citations from a tutor stationed in a library classroom. No appointment is needed.

Schedule for Spring 2017 semester:

Monday, April 3rd
Wednesday, April 5th

Monday, May 8th
Wednesday, May 10th
Monday, May 15th
Wednesday, May 17th
Monday, May 22nd
Wednesday, May 24th

All sessions are from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.