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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:00am
October is Open Access month! UAlbany libraries are hosting a day-long event later this month featuring Fran Berman of RPI, lunch, and the launch of our own open access repository: Scholar’s Archive. Open access represents the idea that published results of publicly funded research should be made openly available and accessible to all. Learn more about open access and our event in this blog post.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:53am
The fall semester is now in full swing. As you move forward in your coursework, you may find yourself seeking some tips and tricks for academic success in your MSW program, thinking about social work careers after graduation, or reading about experiences of real-life social workers in the field. Today’s blog lists some resources at Dewey and high quality websites and blogs dedicated to the topic.
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 11:17pm
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.
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
Justice & Multiculturalism in the 21st Century is a film and lecture series presented by the School of Criminal Justice exploring the intersection of social and criminal justice in an increasingly diverse world. The focus of the project this year is civility and surveillance in public spaces. Here is some info on the series as well as a list of library resources which relate to this timely issue.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 2:07pm
Did you hear about new printing options for graduate students? The library, of course, has printing services for a charge, but the Graduate Student Association has made it possible to print for free, provided you register in advance. Learn more about how this new service works in this blog post, and in case of emergency you will also get the skinny on how printing works in Dewey Library as well.
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 9:02am
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, September 18, 2014 - 10:58am
These days, technology and libraries go hand in hand. Dewey has a robust array of technology resources provided through a partnership with campus IT Services. This partnership has resulted in what has been termed the Information Commons. We have research resources along wide variety of software tools available. Also, IT staff are available at peak library hours to help with your tech questions!
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:45am
Did you vote in the primary election one week ago? A primary election is an intra-party election to choose their candidates for the general election held in November. As you may know, Andrew Cuomo survived the Democratic primary and will be seeking re-election in November. If you are curious about the primary process and finding more info on this vital part of the US election system, read on...
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 11:56pm
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, September 11, 2014 - 2:14pm
Have you ever wondered about the differences between the shorter desk in the Dewey Library, vs. the taller desk? Last week we covered the purpose of the short desk – Reference Services. This week we will talk about the tall desk. What can the good folks at this Circulation Desk (Circ Desk for short) do to help you with your class and research requirements? Learn more in this week’s tips posting…
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 1:38am
Today we address a perennial question for librarians: What does the future of libraries look like? As technology shapes available information, access, and patron expectations, how can we adjust collections and services to remain relevant in the years to come? More on point, how can we position ourselves to take an active and influential role in shaping the information environment of the future?
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 10:14am
There’s a new face at the Dewey Library Reference Desk. Meet Alex Hoag, our new Sunday Reference Associate. You may have seen Alex at the Circulation Desk of any of the University Libraries – he has worked at both libraries uptown as well as down here at the Dewey Library. Now look for him Sundays at the reference desk, where he will answer your questions about library research. Welcome Alex!
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 10:31pm
If you need the latest in New York State crime statistics, we have got the resource for you. Obtain PDFs or downloadable Excel files which allow you to perform analyses on the data. All sorts of data and statistics are available by type of crime, population, forensics and more. Does this information sound interesting or useful to you? Read more about this useful site and what you can find on it…
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 9:48am
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.
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.