FAQs (click to expand)
Yes, we do -- we have all current volumes of the Orchestral Musician's CD-ROM Library available in the library.
- Select "Media Print Text" from the Home menu
- Insert USB flash drive. If there are a lot of files, this process may take a few minutes.
- Select From List either a folder and/or a file.
- Press Save, put the correct coinage in the coin box and press the green copy button.
During a typical academic year, there are approximately 2800 undergraduate and 450 graduate courses taught at IC. Using 3 texts as the average required for each course, this equals approximately 9750 books. Also, textbooks tend to be frequently updated.
In recent academic years, the Library budget has allowed for the purchase approximately 5,800 new books and ebooks to support the current research needs of all departments and programs on campus.
We do not have the funds to purchase current textbooks, while at the same time supporting student and faculty research needs.
Faculty sometimes place copies of textbooks or chapters from texts on reserve or ereserve. If you’re not sure whether your professor has put your course’s textbook on reserve, search the Reserves site to see what is available.
Please note that, as academic libraries generally do not purchase textbooks, they are not available on interlibrary loan. The IC Library does not fill Interlibrary Loan requests for textbooks in current use at the College.
The Ithaca College Bookstore provides a rental service and sells textbooks. Additional rental/purchase sites:
Amazon also rents textbooks as of Fall 2012.
- A) GENERAL WORKS
- AE: Encyclopedias
- AP: General periodicals
- B) PHILOSOPHY
- BF: Psychology
- BL-BX: Religion
- C) AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY
- CC: ARCHAEOLOGY
- CT: BIOGRAPHY
- D) HISTORY: GENERAL AND OLD WORLD
- DA: British History
- DC-DQ: European History
- DS: History of the Middle East and Asia
- DT: African History
- DU: History of Down Under
- E) HISTORY: UNITED STATES
- F) HISTORY: STATE AND LOCAL UNITED STATES; CANADA; LATIN AMERICA
- G) GEOGRAPHY
- GN: Anthropology
- GV: Sports and Recreation
- H) SOCIAL SCIENCES
- HA: Statistics
- HB: Economic Theory
- HC: Economic Conditions and National Economies
- HD: Agriculture, Labor, and Industry
- HE: Transportation and Communication
- HF: Business, Accounting, and Advertising
- HG: General Finance, Money, Banking, and Insurance
- HJ: Public Financ
- HM: Sociology
- HQ: Family, Marriage, Women, Sexuality
- HV: Social Pathology
- HX: Communism, Socialism
- J) POLITICAL SCIENCE
- JK: US Politics
- JX: International Relations
- K) LAW
- KF: Law of United States
- L) EDUCATION
- M) MUSIC
- N) FINE ARTS
- NA : Architecture
- ND: Painting
- P) LANGUAGE-LITERATURE
- PE: English language
- PN: Comparative literature-Drama
- PR: English literature
- PS: American literature
- Q) SCIENCE
- QA: Mathematics
- QB: Astronomy
- QC: Physics
- QD : Chemistry
- QH-QL: Biology, Ecology
- QM: Human Anatomy
- QP: Physiology
- R) MEDICINE
- RA: Public Health
- RC: Internal and Sports Medicine
- RM: Therapeutics
- S) AGRICULTURE
- SH: Outdoor activities, camping
- T) TECHNOLOGY
- U) MILITARY ARTS & SCIENCES
- V) NAVAL SCIENCES
- Z) BIBLIOGRAPHY-LIBRARY SCIENCE
For more information, see this page from the Library of Congress.
Nonetheless, before you wait until the last minute to start working on a research assignment, consider these factors:
- There are only limited sources in the library.
- Computers are in short supply, and macines, printers, internet connections, and networks all break down.
- Most things take longer than you think and it is easy to underestimate the time that the mechanics of doing research takes.
- Interlibrary loan can provide you with materials not available in the library, but it might take 48 hours or more (but sometimes less) to acquire them.
- Ideas improve with age. It takes time just to read, but even more time to think about and evaluate what you have read. A final draft is always better if it is not also the first draft.
- Keep track of your deadlines and know when assignments are due.
- Prioritize assignments by both due date and importance.
- Don't put off learning ways to conquer procrastination.
- Try not to be distracted. Turn off the cell phone. Swear off texting for the day.
- Don't underestimate how much time all the little things will take in order to get the big things done.
- Don't try to do too much in one take. Schedule yourself some multiple times to work on a single assignment.
- Learn from previous experience and try to remember.
- Sometimes they have immediate answers or might be able to lower your frustration.
- They know how the system works. They know where things are located, even some things that seem hidden to everyone else.
- Reference librarians know some short cuts.
- They can recommend good, even the best, research tools to use.
- They know the jargon of research.
- They probably have worked with your professor before and know the assignment.
- But please remember: Help takes time. Librarians, too, are limited by time and can become frustrated themselves when a student replies with the fatal words, "but I need it by tomorrow."
- The Safety & Accessibility Map shows power door access to campus buildings, parking lots, also blue light phones & defibrillators
- The pocket-size Ithaca Campus Map (available at the Campus Center, Admission Office, Library Reference Desk, Safety Office, etc.) also provides this information
- Detailed accessibility information for each building is provided on the Printer-Friendly Accessibility Guide (entrances, elevator if any, handicapped-accessible bathrooms, listening devices) & also at the door to each building
Due to copyright restrictions, all region 2-6 DVDs owned by the Library are part of the Core Collection.
PAL DVDs can also be viewed using any computer. Headphones are available at the Circulation/Reserve Desk if viewing in the Library.
Author’s Last Name, First Name [or organization name; this can also be a user name. If no author is identified, begin with the title]. "Title of the Podcast". Title of the Overall Web Site. Publisher: Date of creation. Web. Date of access.Example:
Focus on the Family. "105: The Boundless Podcast." Boundless.org. Focus on the Family: 20 Jan. 2010. Web. 21 Jan. 2010.
For photos of artwork, include the book's publication information of the text in which the image appears.
A label and title or caption ordinarily appear directly below the illustration and have the same one-inch margins as the text of the paper.
Captions should be numbered consecutively
Fig. 1. Mary Cassatt, Mother and Child, Wichita Art Museum. Illus. in Novelene Ross, Toward an American Identity: Selections from the Wichita Art Museum Collection of American Art (Wichita, Kansas: Wichita Art Museum, 1997) 107.
Source: Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009.
You wish to cite a source you know only through quotation in another source. For example, in Charles L. Griswold's book Forgiveness: A Philosophical Exploration you encounter a quotation you would like to use: "Dori Laub argues in his study of Holocaust testimonials that 'there is, in each survivor, an imperative need to tell and thus to come to know one's story.'" You wish to use the Laub quote, but you cannot locate the original article that Griswold cites.
Dori Laub maintains that "there is, in each survivor, an imperative need to tell and thus to come to know one's story" (as cited in Griswold, 2007, p. 106).
This would be accompanied by a full citation for the Griswold book in your References:
Griswold, C. L. (2007). Forgiveness: A philosophical exploration. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
see Publication Manual of the APA (6th ed.), section 6.17
Dori Laub maintains that 'there is, in each survivor, an imperative need to tell and thus to come to know one's story" (qtd. in Griswold 106).
This would be accompanied by a full citation for the Griswold book in your Works Cited:
Griswold, Charles L. Forgiveness: A Philosophical Exploration. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2007.
see MLA Handbook (7th ed.), p. section 6.4.7
Many of the library's subject research guides have a primary source category, for instance:
- History Research: Primary Sources
- Journalism Research: Primary Sources
- Law Research: Primary Sources
- Public Policy: Primary Sources
There are approximately 75 desktop PCs in the Library , 21 laptops and 2 iPads that can be borrowed for 6-hour use in the Library. Laptops can be checked out at the Circulation Desk. We also check out cords to connect laptops with power outlets. The desktop PCs are located in the following areas:
- on the 3rd floor - along the north (Lake) side
- in Room 319
- in the Multimedia Listening area
- clustered around the pillars on the Main (2nd) Floor
Please see the Writing and Citing guide for help with MLA, APA, and other formats.
- Divakaran, A. (2008). Multimedia Content Analysis: Theory and Applications. Springer.
- Fortunato, J. A. (2005). Making Media Content: The Influence of Constituency Groups on Mass Media. Mahwah, N.J: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Krippendorff, K. (2004). Content Analysis: An Introduction to Its Methodology (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage.
- Krippendorff, K. (2008). Content Analysis Reader. Sage Publications.
- Message Effects in Communication Science. (1989). Sage annual reviews of communication research. Newbury Park, Calif: Sage Publications.
- Neuendorf, K. A. (2002). The Content Analysis Guidebook. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage Publications.
- Postman, N. (2008). How to Watch TV News (Rev. ed.). New York, N.Y: Penguin.
- Riffe, D. (2005). Analyzing Media Messages: Using Quantitative Content Analysis in Research (2nd ed.). Mahwah, N.J: Lawrence Erlbaum.
The Library has a color printer / copier, located to the right of the Circulation Desk. It prints PDF, JPG, and TIFF files - the charge is 30 cents per copy. If you need to print a Word or Powerpoint file, convert it to PDF first. The color printer is not networked, so please save your file to a flash drive and bring that to the printer.
General Administrative Services, in the Public Safety/General Services Building (open M-F 8am-4 pm) provides large format printing and laminating. You can bring your file on a CD or flash drive, or e-mail the file to email@example.com. The files can also be printed while you wait. Charges for these services are listed on their web site.
There will be no cost to your organization as long as the Library holds Public Performance Rights and the showing is free and limited to the Ithaca College community. If the Library does not hold Public Performance Rights, we can provide you contact information in order to obtain it.
If you've already renewed, reply to the courtesy/overdue email and let us know the situation. We'll do our best to help you upon reviewing the situation.
Renewal limits and fines will waived in the case of a verifiable family or individual health emergency, or a required appearance in a court of law in accordance with Ithaca College's Attendance Policy.
- Current/previous courses are listed in the HomerConnect Class Schedule
- Current courses in the School of H&S are on the Web here
- Current courses in the School of HSHP are on the Web here
- Courses offered year by year (undergrad, grad) are at College Catalogs
- The College Archives (Library 5th floor) has print copies of catalogs
The Ithaca College Library subscribes to many different newspaper databases and periodical databases that index newspapers:
- LexisNexis Academic over 1,00 fulltext newspapers from around the world
- InfoTrac Newsstand (Gale) 900 newspapers, national and international
- National Newspapers Premier (ProQuest) 54 newspapers, but only some indexed through to the present.
- Newspaper Source (EBSCO) 25 national and international newspapers plus tv and radio transcipts
- ProQuest newspapers 32 newspapers
- New York Times (1851-2007)
- Wall Street Journal (1889-1991)
- Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (Library of Congress)
Search the Market Research Library provided by the U.S. Commercial Service. database. It includes the current and historical international trade statistics (imports and exports), announcements of trade opportunities and market analysis. Included are the Best Market Reports, Country Commercial Guides and Market Research Reports.
Search the Trade Statistics page found at Business.gov
Trade Data and Analysis from Export.gov . Includes import/export figures, by country/commodity and analysis by industry sector.
Also, please speak to the folks in Ithaca College's Office of Student Financial Services (located in Peggy Ryan Williams Center ) at (607) 274-3131, Fax: (607) 274-1895, email: firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
The Business Plans Handbook Ref. HD62.7 .B865
series has sample plans from the he manufacturing, retail, and service industries. See also the "Handbooks and Guides" section in the Business Guide at the "Research by Subject" portal.
Institutional Research collects additional data such as the transfer rate, retention, ethnicity in brief, and in their "Common Data Set", all linked here
The Budget Office has the latest budget (covers 3 academic years) here
The College Archives has earlier data and copies of the online budgets.
See the ITS guide on services for guests. If you own a laptop or tablet, you may connect to ICAirnet unsecured, the College’s wireless network, which requires no authentication and allows visitors access to the Internet on personal devices. Information transmitted or received over ICAirnet is not encrypted and could be intercepted and viewed by other network users.
To connect to ICAirnet:
* Choose ICAirnet from the list of available wireless networks
* Enter an e-mail address
* Proceed unsecured