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Monday, January 20, 2014 - 11:44am
Kick off the semester with an orientation tour of the Dewey Library. Learn all about the information commons, the libraries’ website, interlibrary loan, UA Delivery and much more. Meet your guide at the Dewey Reference desk.
Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 11:43am
Circ Image.jpgFinally, the stress, pain and sleep deprivation of the end-of-semester crunch are over. It’s time to relax and catch up on all the TV episodes that have been piling up on your DVR. Wait, what about the book you forgot to return to the Libraries? What a headache! If you don’t return it soon, you are going to start racking up the fines.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 11:48am
As the semester draws to a close and exhausted student’s flee campus for the comfort and relaxation of home, the University Libraries are getting ready for a little down time of our own. Dewey and the Science Library will be closed from December 20th to January 1st. The University Library will be closed December 25th and January 1st. These closing necessitate a change in certain services
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 11:49am
Is there such thing as too many books? Of course not! As long as they keep publishing them, we’ll keep buying them. That’s how we help keep the downtown campus on top of new ideas and hot trends in the fields. Among our recent acquisitions for the Information Science collection are several books focusing on the technical side of things. Check them out!
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 11:50am
Citation Generators: Your New Best FriendJust when you think you have finally put to bed that research paper that has haunted you for the past week and a half, it hits you: you still have to cite your sources! If only there was some sort of magic tool that would organize all your sources for you and spit out a perfectly formatted bibliography just in the nick of time?
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 11:52am
Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for natural gas has generated a great deal of controversy regarding the impacts on the environment and public health. The controversy is ongoing in many areas of the United States including New York State. There has been a moratorium on the practice in New York State since 2008. Nevertheless, the controversy continues on many fronts...
Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 11:55am
Dewey Workshops 12/2- 12/6 Dewey Library is offering a single workshop this week: Wednesday, December 4, we are offering the Social Welfare Research Seminar at 2:00pm. For more information, call 442-3691, stop by the reference desk, or register online.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 3:12pm
The recently released feature film Captain Phillips has brought modern day piracy to the silver screen. The movie, based on an actual occurrence of piracy off the Horn of Africa, has raised public awareness of the crime which until recently most had thought was an outdated practice...
Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 3:14pm
The Dewey Library is offering a single workshop due to the holiday weekend. Monday, Nov. 25 we are offering Resources for Evidence Based Practice at 10:00am. For more information, call 442-3691, stop by the reference desk, or register online.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 3:16pm
Over at the Copyright Advisory Network is a great tool called the Fair Use Evaluator and it will be a very good tool to bookmark for when you have questions regarding your use of an item protected by copyright.
Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 3:18pm
The Dewey Library is offering several workshops this week. For more information, call 442-3691, stop by the reference desk, or register online.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 3:20pm
Human trafficking is a grave social issue and one that many social welfare students and researchers may wish to study. We have all seen the many stories about human trafficking in the news.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 3:21pm
The University Libraries bring you another great resource to jumpstart your research on any number of topics.
Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 3:22pm
The Dewey Library is offering several of the advanced workshops this week. For more information, call 442-3691, stop by the reference desk, or register online
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 11:42am
Oh Smartphones, where would we be without them? They wake us up on time, tell us where the nearest gas station is, help us keep our spending on track and bring us videos of puppies doing adorable things. They even put the University Libraries’ wealth of information at our fingertips!
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 2:37pm
Students who are in the School Media track of the Information Studies program will be interested in the following new acquisitions at the Dewey Library. Dewey collects resources that cover the art of delivering library services to youth as well as resources that identify important trends in children’s literature.
Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 3:38pm
here are NO instruction sessions this week. Don’t forget our subject specialists are available for appointments if you need research assistance. Social Welfare Elaine Lasda Bergman 442-3695 elasdabergman@albany.edu Criminal Justice or Public Administration and Policy Richard Irving 442-3698 rirving@albany.edu Information Studies Deborah Bernnard 442-3699 debernnard@albany.edu
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 3:47pm
Our federal government is a complex entity where legislative and regulatory oversight of a particular industry or issue is shared by multiple committees, departments and offices employing a myriad of personnel, each playing her own part. Identifying key players among this thriving mass of humanity seems like an insurmountable task.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 7:54am
The University Libraries never rests in its quest to slake the UAlbany community’s thirst for knowledge. To that end, we are constantly in the lookout for new and informative books to add to our collection. The Dewey Library has recently added several new resources to its reference collection.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 7:54am
Whether you are interested in healthcare reform, federal housing assistance or the child welfare system, researching topics in social welfare policy requires an interdisciplinary approach, encompassing resources from both the social welfare and public policy fields. Fortunately, the University Libraries has extensive collections in both fields.