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Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 9:00am

Productivity; it’s something graduate students are supposed to be good at. But sometimes it seems like we’re better at procrastination than productivity. With distractions like Facebook, Tumblr, or whatever you use to waste time instantly available on every computer, tablet, or smartphone, getting things done seems almost impossible. Here are some time management tips to help you get back to work!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 9:48pm

‘Death with dignity’ is a concept that has been getting much attention lately. On April 10th the School of Criminal Justice is bringing together a panel of experts to discuss the legal, ethical, medical, and personal aspects of end of life decision making. Euthanasia is a difficult topic to deal with, but this discussion panel hopes to clear up some of the confusion around the subject.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 4:08pm

Students across the country have just competed in the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)’s first ever Student Simulation Competition. Students were asked to develop grass-roots approaches to health care reform with the goal of creating a simulated policy that would save the country money and drastically improve the health of the nation.

Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 11:28pm

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!

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:27pm

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!

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 11:25pm

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, March 19, 2015 - 9:00am

In addition to being the national registry for copyright holders, the U.S. Copyright Office provides many other services to authors and other owners of intellectual property. In today’s post, read about the advocacy and policy functions of the Copyright Office as well as how to register the copyright for your own works. There are many useful links and an overview of the Copyright Office website.

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:55am

Do you have an idea for a social science research project? Sage Research Methods (SRM) can help you set up your study correctly. Also great for getting a leg up on your Research Methods class, it has full text for reference works, books, articles, even videos to help you identify, understand and use the gamut of social science research methods. Grad student Alex gives his review in today’s post.

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:29am

<p>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&rsquo;t search blindly, be prepared!</p>

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:12pm

We’ve approached a critical juncture in any semester: the midterm point. It was actually Monday, March 9, so congratulate yourself on being over the hump. Unfortunately, the second half of the semester is often when things go into overdrive. Until the semester finally ends May 15, how do you keep yourself sane? Our intrepid blogger, graduate student Alex Hoag provides some tips in today’s post.