Friday, August 29, 2014 - 2:00pm
What can the library do to help me? We are glad you asked! Many new graduate students went through their undergraduate studies having only entered the library a few times. However, to succeed at this level of academia you will have to use all of the resources at your disposal, so those of us at the Dewey Graduate Library want to let you know exactly what we can do to help you in your studies.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 9:00am
Many new and returning MSW students have questions about the required library seminars. Find out about the requirements in this blog. The sooner you complete this requirement, the easier it will be to locate high quality, peer-reviewed, and authoritative sources to complete important assignments and projects. Exactly what is covered by this class and what will you learn? Read on, my friend…
Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 11:08pm
Here at the Dewey Library, we offer classes and seminars give you tools and skills you need to efficiently identify, locate, and evaluate appropriate information for your assignments. Speed up the research process; try taking a general class on how to use the library, a tour, or a seminar closely tailored to your subject specialization. Click “more” to see what classes we are offering this week.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 9:56am
Both new &returning graduate students here at the downtown campus can benefit from learning about resources and services at both the Dewey Graduate Library and the uptown campus libraries. Check out this blog post which details two ways you can get up to speed on what we have to offer – an online guide for graduate students and, for those of you who like paper, a printed pamphlet with useful info.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:44am
Did you ever find yourself in need of a critical piece of technology for an assignment that you just don’t have? Don’t start counting your pocket change wondering how you’ll save enough money to buy high-priced equipment. Just come to the library! We have all sorts of technology available for students to check out and use. This post gives a rundown of the many tech tools we have for you to borrow.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 9:59am
Scholarly metrics are tools to track and measure the scholarly influence of a published work, journal, scholar or institution. Bibliometrics, encompasses a variety of metrics based on cited reference data to measure scholarly output, impact, relevance and ranking, including citation count, impact factor, h-index. In academia, these metrics is an integral part of the promotion and tenure process.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 9:19am
Summer is rolling along nicely and the Dewey library is bringing you round three of our Your Career in Fiction series. This part focuses on something that has probably been on a lot of people’s minds lately; politics. Whether you love them or hate them, politics can bring out some good stories, and these ones are for those of you in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy.
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9:05am
It’s midsummer now and that means you might finally be recovering from finals week. With tests, papers, projects, and presentations flying at you it can be hard to keep track of everything, but we at the Dewey Graduate Library are here to give you all the help we can to push through the next time finals time rears its ugly head. Today, we bring you one of the most wonderful inventions known...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:42am
So, you want to be a professional therapist. A degree from UAlbany is a great place to start! But how do you translate all that information and theory that you have learned about in class and from your reading into practical treatments that you can implement in your client sessions? Don’t you wish you could sit-in on real sessions to see how the pros make diagnoses, interact with and adjust to...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 10:00am
For part two of our summer ‘Your Career in Fiction’ series we are looking at stories of crime, criminals, and those that bring them to justice. That’s right; this round is dedicated to the members of the Criminal Justice program! Certainly there is no shortage of crime fiction at your local library, but here are some titles of which we are particularly fond. Crime novels make great beach reads!
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 10:00am
Did you know Dewey Library has a free touch screen scanner? It’s tucked away in the back past the reference section, costs nothing and is very easy to use. Just follow the on-screen instructions and you can scan whatever you want. When you’ve finished you can either email the file to yourself directly from the scanning station or save it to a flash drive. Just don’t forget to bring one!
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 10:00am
Last spring, we decided to make a video tour of Dewey to familiarize students with the library. We started by writing a script based on the in-person tours we give at the beginning of each semester. We soon realized, however, that without the personal interaction that a live tour offers, a straight video tour would be about as exciting as watching paint dry. Our solution? Superheroes, of course!
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 9:00am
For many of us, logging onto social media platforms is as much a part of our daily routine as brushing our teeth or enjoying our morning cup of coffee. It is so convenient to have breaking news, pictures from friends, funny cat videos, and other information delivered directly to our electronic devices. Wouldn’t it be nice to have library resources served up the same way? We thought as much…
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 9:00am
Have you ever wondered if anybody writes about people that do the things you want to do? The Dewey Library wonders too, and we’re doing a series on fiction related to the programs on the downtown campus. Our fiction series will be dedicated to Information Studies. The following is a short list of books about libraries, librarians, and the adventures that many librarians wish they could get up to.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 4:45pm
Here is the schedule of Social Welfare Research Seminars for the week of June 16-20th. Sure, we all know how to Google and throw some keywords in a database. In this class you can learn sophisticated, efficient search strategies to get the evidence based, peer reviewed research you need to complete assignments. Plus MSW students are required to attend prior to completing their 1st 15 credits.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 11:00am
International students and those studying global issues can benefit from our new resource, the Oxford Language Dictionaries Online. This is a comprehensive resource for foreign language study and use. It contains basic bilingual dictionaries for Portuguese, Japanese, Thai, Arabic, Korean, and Polish, as well as in depth dictionaries for Russian, Italian, French, Spanish, German and Chinese
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 10:00am
It’s that time of year! If you are a Ph.D. student, the Summer fixed date for returning or renewing books is tomorrow, May 31, 2014. Ph.D. students can renew books a maximum of 8 times, and this can be done through your MyLibrary account. This fixed due date applies to Ph.D. candidates only. Other students and faculty, please view our circulation loan policy for applicable lending periods.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 5:00pm
IIn the Fall Semester, The Great Dane Project gave the UAlbany community groups the opportunity to demonstrate school pride by decorating a 4-foot tall fiberglass Great Dane Eighteen groups participated in the project including one representing the Downtown Campus. The Downtown Dane is painted purple and photos were used to create a collage on the dog statue depicting life on the downtown campus.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 10:00am
Dewey Library extends a warm welcome to the summer Advanced Standing Masters’ in Social Work Students! Now that you are a grad student, it is a good idea to sharpen your research skills. MSW students must take the Social Welfare Research Seminar before completing the first fifteen credits in the social work program. Here is the Social Welfare Research Seminar schedule for June and early July.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 9:09am
The Dewey Library is here for you during the summer. Now that all your final papers, projects and exams from the Spring semester are in the rear view, all you may want to think about is getting some sleep. If, however, you are taking summer classes, have an ongoing project or want to get a jump on next semester, you may want to come into Dewey to do some research or find a quiet place to study.