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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.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 8:34am

Dewey Library still needs your input! Our reference services survey is in full swing and we need more responses! If you haven’t heard, we are trying to improve services to better suit student needs, and we need to know how you use the library! Even if this is your last semester and you have yet to set foot inside the building your answers will be helpful. Click “Read More” for the link!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 8:45am

The University Libraries recently “cut the ribbon” on Scholars Archive, our campus institutional repository. This service is poised to be the go-to resource for locating and storing scholarship at UAlbany. Information Studies students who may be interested in how these repositories work and are structured may find this post useful, as well as scholars who would like to deposit their research.

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 10:49am

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, October 31, 2014 - 8:50am

There are a number of questions we get asked at the circulation desk several times per week if not once or twice a day. We put Alex Hoag, our weekend circulation supervisor (who also does double duty as our student Reference Associate) on the task of writing up some of the common questions and their answers. Alex has worked the desks at all three libraries on campus and knows his stuff. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 4:39pm

People imprisoned in the United States have many challenges and obstacles, but one issue that can be overlooked in the media is the impact and effect of someone’s imprisonment on his or her family and loved ones. Dewey Graduate Library has a number of suggestions if you wish to research various aspects of the impact of incarceration on families. Take a look at today’s blog post for information.