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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.
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 10:56am
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, November 21, 2014 - 9:40am
The issue of renewable energy is interdisciplinary, cutting across disciplines such as public policy, environmental science, economics and business. Debates continue at a federal level and beyond over the topic of renewable energy. Dewey Library has many resources to help you identify key issues and concepts in the debate over renewable energy. Here’s an overview of some renewable energy materials
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 10:49am
November is National Adoption Month. “Promoting and Supporting Sibling Connections” is the focus of this year’s campaign. Preservation of sibling relationships when children enter the child welfare system is an important way to create stability and support for children in care. Take a look at today’s blog for some great resources on adoption and child welfare available at the Dewey Library!
Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 10:54am
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.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 9:26am
Copyright is a vital protection for creators of original works. Copyrighted materials can be exempt from certain restrictions under certain conditions, a policy known as “Fair Use.” Fair use policy is complex and can be nuanced, but best practice guidelines are available for fair use of various types of content and media formats. Read on to learn about some best practice documents on fair use.
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 10:52am
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.
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 8:34am
Dewey Library still needs your input! Our reference services survey is in full swing and we need more responses! If you haven’t heard, we are trying to improve services to better suit student needs, and we need to know how you use the library! Even if this is your last semester and you have yet to set foot inside the building your answers will be helpful. Click “Read More” for the link!
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 8:45am
The University Libraries recently “cut the ribbon” on Scholars Archive, our campus institutional repository. This service is poised to be the go-to resource for locating and storing scholarship at UAlbany. Information Studies students who may be interested in how these repositories work and are structured may find this post useful, as well as scholars who would like to deposit their research.
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 10:49am
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, October 31, 2014 - 8:50am
There are a number of questions we get asked at the circulation desk several times per week if not once or twice a day. We put Alex Hoag, our weekend circulation supervisor (who also does double duty as our student Reference Associate) on the task of writing up some of the common questions and their answers. Alex has worked the desks at all three libraries on campus and knows his stuff. Enjoy!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 4:39pm
People imprisoned in the United States have many challenges and obstacles, but one issue that can be overlooked in the media is the impact and effect of someone’s imprisonment on his or her family and loved ones. Dewey Graduate Library has a number of suggestions if you wish to research various aspects of the impact of incarceration on families. Take a look at today’s blog post for information.