University Libraries.
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:27pm
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!
Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 11:25pm
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, March 19, 2015 - 9:00am
In addition to being the national registry for copyright holders, the U.S. Copyright Office provides many other services to authors and other owners of intellectual property. In today’s post, read about the advocacy and policy functions of the Copyright Office as well as how to register the copyright for your own works. There are many useful links and an overview of the Copyright Office website.
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:55am
Do you have an idea for a social science research project? Sage Research Methods (SRM) can help you set up your study correctly. Also great for getting a leg up on your Research Methods class, it has full text for reference works, books, articles, even videos to help you identify, understand and use the gamut of social science research methods. Grad student Alex gives his review in today’s post.
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:29am
<p>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&rsquo;t search blindly, be prepared!</p>
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:12pm
We’ve approached a critical juncture in any semester: the midterm point. It was actually Monday, March 9, so congratulate yourself on being over the hump. Unfortunately, the second half of the semester is often when things go into overdrive. Until the semester finally ends May 15, how do you keep yourself sane? Our intrepid blogger, graduate student Alex Hoag provides some tips in today’s post.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:00am
Today’s blog is about a new resource available through UAlbany Libraries. Unlike most of our databases which contain information or the full text of journal articles, PolicyMap provides an interesting collection of social science data & statistics. The real power in PolicyMap however is its interactive maps & visualization tools. Our programs downtown should find this new resource very useful.
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 11:22pm
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, March 5, 2015 - 10:00am
It’s getting to that time of year where students are burning the midnight oil in order to complete assignments, projects, and research in time for midterms, as well as embarking on that big final project due in May. Sure, accessing library databases and online materials is easier than ever, but what if you need the expertise of a librarian? Learn about our 27/7 reference services in today’s blog.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 10:00am
The mission of Scholar’s Archive is to promote, preserve, and share research of the University at Albany scholarly community. Today’s post takes a look at how this institutional repository works. Learn why uploading to Scholar’s Archive is beneficial for information seekers as well as researchers themselves; and check out the cool map which shows the places where people are using our repository!
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 10:22am
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, February 26, 2015 - 10:00am
Here’s an update on our latest and greatest arrivals in the Dewey Library Reference collection. We have three new books related to health care & health policy. These resources put authoritative, high quality information at your fingertips. If you are doing work on the Affordable Care Act or other health policy topics, read the summaries in today’s post – you may discover something helpful!
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 5:02pm
You’ve probably seen the debates on the news (and on your Facebook page) about whether or not children should be vaccinated. This is a somewhat controversial and important health topic and a good one for a policy research project. Today’s blog will help you find high quality library resources that provide reliable information about the health effects & policy implications related to vaccination.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:10am
The Rolling Stones once said: “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try some times, you’ll get what you need.” Interlibrary Loan and UA Delivery are tandem services to help you get both what you want AND what you need in terms of library materials. Today we detail how these services work. With a little planning, you can get your hands on almost anything from libraries around the world.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 1:16pm
Kudos to UAlbany’s School of Social Welfare for their recent grant creating a National Center for Homelessness! The Center will work to improve homeless prevention and intervention services. Dewey Library has many resources on various homeless populations as well as social services and evidence based interventions. Here are some great starting points to begin research on homelessness.
Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 11:18pm
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, February 12, 2015 - 10:00am
The doctrine of Fair Use is an important aspect of United States copyright law. Developed by Justice Joseph Story, Fair Use doctrine states the conditions where there is an exception to copyright restrictions. Colleges and universities rely on fair use exclusions relating to the use of copyrighted materials for educational purposes. Learn about UAlbany’s Fair Use Week activities in today’s blog.
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:09am
A well-researched and thorough reference book can save students and scholars significant time and effort, both in reviewing a topic and identifying the key aspects of an issue. Today’s blog features a review and summary of the Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, a comprehensive and fundamental resource for background information on this discipline. Read on about this new reference!
Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 11:16pm
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, February 5, 2015 - 10:00am
You’ve probably seen examples of infographics from social media, news articles, and many other places on the World Wide Web. An infographic is a visualization of data and information designed to give the viewer a quick, easy to understand overview of some facts about a given topic. There are a number of free infographics tools on the Web, and today’s blog will tell you about some of our favorites.