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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 10:00am

Here’s an update on our latest and greatest arrivals in the Dewey Library Reference collection. We have three new books related to health care & health policy. These resources put authoritative, high quality information at your fingertips. If you are doing work on the Affordable Care Act or other health policy topics, read the summaries in today’s post – you may discover something helpful!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 5:02pm

You’ve probably seen the debates on the news (and on your Facebook page) about whether or not children should be vaccinated. This is a somewhat controversial and important health topic and a good one for a policy research project. Today’s blog will help you find high quality library resources that provide reliable information about the health effects & policy implications related to vaccination.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:10am

The Rolling Stones once said: “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try some times, you’ll get what you need.” Interlibrary Loan and UA Delivery are tandem services to help you get both what you want AND what you need in terms of library materials. Today we detail how these services work. With a little planning, you can get your hands on almost anything from libraries around the world.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 1:16pm

Kudos to UAlbany’s School of Social Welfare for their recent grant creating a National Center for Homelessness! The Center will work to improve homeless prevention and intervention services. Dewey Library has many resources on various homeless populations as well as social services and evidence based interventions. Here are some great starting points to begin research on homelessness.

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 11:18pm

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, February 12, 2015 - 10:00am

The doctrine of Fair Use is an important aspect of United States copyright law. Developed by Justice Joseph Story, Fair Use doctrine states the conditions where there is an exception to copyright restrictions. Colleges and universities rely on fair use exclusions relating to the use of copyrighted materials for educational purposes. Learn about UAlbany’s Fair Use Week activities in today’s blog.

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 10:09am

A well-researched and thorough reference book can save students and scholars significant time and effort, both in reviewing a topic and identifying the key aspects of an issue. Today’s blog features a review and summary of the Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, a comprehensive and fundamental resource for background information on this discipline. Read on about this new reference!

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 11:16pm

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, February 5, 2015 - 10:00am

You’ve probably seen examples of infographics from social media, news articles, and many other places on the World Wide Web. An infographic is a visualization of data and information designed to give the viewer a quick, easy to understand overview of some facts about a given topic. There are a number of free infographics tools on the Web, and today’s blog will tell you about some of our favorites.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 10:00am

Today’s blog covers the digital divide, or the inequality of access to technology that exists between the “haves” and “have-nots,” and provides some starting points for researching this topic. Info Studies students may be interested in this topic, as libraries can be a key player in helping those without convenient or affordable access to the Internet and other technology cross the digital divide.