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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 9:05am

You’ve finished finals, and you’ll not be back in Albany or campus during the winter break. But buried in your piles of school related stuff you find some library books you forgot to return. Or, conversely you are doing research during break and the materials you borrowed come due during break or the Dewey closure. How do you return, renew, or pay fines on materials? Read on for some handy tips…

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 8:50am

Dewey Library will close for part of winter break from December 19 through January 4. This blog contains the information you need if you need to use library services during that time. This closure is part of the campus Energy Savings Initiative. Dewey Library staff wishes all downtown campus faculty, students and staff happy holidays and look forward to serving you again when we reopen January 5.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 9:33am

Recently, President Barak Obama has attracted attention from critics and supporters for extensive use of Executive Orders to set governmental policy in light of congressional inaction. What exactly is an executive order? How do they work, exactly? And perhaps most important: How does one locate the full text of these documents? Read on for tips and pointers on researching these policy documents.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 10:03am

You know the old saying “you have to spend money to make money”? The same logic can be applied to library research: you have to invest time to save time. Spending an hour or two in the Dewey classroom now will save you time for the duration of your program. Our workshops will help you increase productivity and make you an efficient and effective researcher. Check out what is available this week.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 9:08am

How is the impact of scholarly research assessed? Tracking the citations to articles, authors, and journals in peer-reviewed publication has long been considered a measure of influence and impact. With new, web-based platforms for disseminating scholarly research, a new movement exists to broaden the measures of scholarly impact: altmetrics. Read more about altmetrics tools in today’s blog post…

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 9:01am

You know the old saying “you have to spend money to make money”? The same logic can be applied to library research: you have to invest time to save time. Spending an hour or two in the Dewey classroom now will save you time for the duration of your program. Our workshops will help you increase productivity and make you an efficient and effective researcher. Check out what is available this week.

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 9:59am

Restorative justice focuses on fixing the damage done by a crime as opposed to punishing perpetrators. Coming together to restore rather than to punish can have a transformative impact on the criminal justice system. Being allowed to confront the offenders can also allow victims to regain peace of mind. With this in mind, today’s post provides a starting point for researching restorative justice.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 9:44am

Congratulations—you’re in the home stretch of the fall semester and you’re going to make it! If you’ve planned carefully, most of your research in the library is complete-- you’ve found the articles, books and other resources you need to kick out the jams on those final papers and projects. The only potential problem is making certain you cite your sources correctly. Read on for some helpful tips!

Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 9:59am

You know the old saying “you have to spend money to make money”? The same logic can be applied to library research: you have to invest time to save time. Spending an hour or two in the Dewey classroom now will save you time for the duration of your program. Our workshops will help you increase productivity and make you an efficient and effective researcher. Check out what is available this week.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 9:06am

Reference books provide quick and concise answers to your research questions, and are a more vetted source than Google. Our online reference section provides easy and efficient access to all of the reference e-books the libraries have access to. Many of these online reference books can be searched like any database or web page, which makes finding the answers you’re looking for that much easier.