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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 9:00am

A reminder to all Ph.D. candidates that the winter fixed date for returning or renewing books is this coming January 31, 2015. Ph.D. students are able to renew books a maximum of 8 times, and this can be done through your MyLibrary Account. This due date applies to Ph.D. candidates only. If you are a Master’s student or other type of borrower, please view our circulation loan policy for more info.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 9:00am

2015 brings with it a new Congress and many new senators and representatives. So many changes can be difficult to track, but don’t fear! The Dewey Graduate Library is here to help you keep everything straight in the raging seas of American politics. Today we bring you a list of helpful resources to find all the information you could need on current and past members of the United States Congress.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 10:07pm

Have you ever wasted time searching for resources without turning up any useful results? What about the time you spend trying to figure out how to use a new database or research tool? The Dewey Library has a better way to invest your time. Spending just an hour or two in our research workshops can save you time for the rest of your academic career. Don’t search blindly, be prepared!

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:00am

Are you settling in to your new spring semester routine? We’d like to remind you to always carry your student identification card, known as the SUNYCard. Many downtown campus students skip or delay going uptown to obtain the SUNYCard, but it is an essential tool for using the Dewey Library. Read on about all the purposes your SUNYCard has in the library as well as the Downtown Campus in general.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 9:00am

Welcome back! We at the Dewey Library hope everyone had a pleasant break. Today’s blog topic is about holiday depression in the elderly. Holiday time can be stressful for all of us, but can also lead to more serious issues such as depression, particularly for seniors. If you are interested in researching this topic, Dewey has many great resources to help you. Read on for some starting points.

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…