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Television, Radio & Emerging Media: Useful Tips

Evaluate Your Information

Remote Access




  • User ID is your 8-digit CUNY-assigned EMPLID.
  • Password follows the following format FLMM/DD/YY.
    FL = Your CUNYfirst official First and Last initials (upper case)
    MM/DD/YY = Your birthdate with "/" slashes

    Example: If your name is John Doe and your birthday is June 1, 1998, your password would be JD06/01/98

Faculty and Staff

  • User ID is found before the @ sign of your BC Email (e.g. joe.doe01 of
  • Password is your BC Email Password.

If you need to request an account, use this form.


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Alternatively you can contact the ITS HelpDesk at 718-951-4188 or 4501, or send an email to

Don't know your EMPLID? Check under My Info in the BCWebcentral Portal.

Call Numbers Related Television and Radio

The call numbers below are helpful when navigating the media unit at our library. Each number reference a different category within in our media unit, keeping these in mind will facilitate a much concise book search.        

PN1990-1992.92 Broadcasting

PN1991-1991.9  Radio Broadcasts

PN1992-1992.92 Television Broadcasts

PN1992.93-1992.95 Nonbroadcast video recordings

PN4699-5650 Journalism. The Periodical press etc.

PN4735-4748 Relation to the state, Government and the press Liberty of the press

PN4775-4784 Technique. Practical Journalism

PN4825-4830 Amateur Journalism

PN4832-4836 Magazines and other periodicals

PN4840-5648 By region or country


In scholarly writing, we are continually engaged with other people’s ideas: we read them in texts, hear them in lecture, discuss them in class, and incorporate them into our own writing. Acknowledging those authors' ideas and showing where your found them is an important element of scholarly writing.

Cite your sources to:

  • make your arguments more credible
  • show you've done your homework (i.e. your research)
  • build a foundation for your argument
  • allow your readers to find the sources for themselves

Plagiarism is using others’ ideas and words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information.

To avoid plagiarism you must give credit whenever you use:     

  • another person’s idea, opinion, or theory    
  • any facts, statistics, graphs, drawings—any pieces of information—that are not common knowledge;    
  • quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words; or    
  • paraphrase of another person’s spoken or written words.

Paraphrasing & Plagiarism

Thanks to the Lehman College librarians for the use of their fantastic video explaining using other people's words and ideas.