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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…
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.