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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.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 9:19am

Summer is rolling along nicely and the Dewey library is bringing you round three of our Your Career in Fiction series. This part focuses on something that has probably been on a lot of people’s minds lately; politics. Whether you love them or hate them, politics can bring out some good stories, and these ones are for those of you in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9:05am

It’s midsummer now and that means you might finally be recovering from finals week. With tests, papers, projects, and presentations flying at you it can be hard to keep track of everything, but we at the Dewey Graduate Library are here to give you all the help we can to push through the next time finals time rears its ugly head. Today, we bring you one of the most wonderful inventions known...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:42am

So, you want to be a professional therapist. A degree from UAlbany is a great place to start! But how do you translate all that information and theory that you have learned about in class and from your reading into practical treatments that you can implement in your client sessions? Don’t you wish you could sit-in on real sessions to see how the pros make diagnoses, interact with and adjust to...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 10:00am

For part two of our summer ‘Your Career in Fiction’ series we are looking at stories of crime, criminals, and those that bring them to justice. That’s right; this round is dedicated to the members of the Criminal Justice program! Certainly there is no shortage of crime fiction at your local library, but here are some titles of which we are particularly fond. Crime novels make great beach reads!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 10:00am

Did you know Dewey Library has a free touch screen scanner? It’s tucked away in the back past the reference section, costs nothing and is very easy to use. Just follow the on-screen instructions and you can scan whatever you want. When you’ve finished you can either email the file to yourself directly from the scanning station or save it to a flash drive. Just don’t forget to bring one!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 10:00am

Last spring, we decided to make a video tour of Dewey to familiarize students with the library. We started by writing a script based on the in-person tours we give at the beginning of each semester. We soon realized, however, that without the personal interaction that a live tour offers, a straight video tour would be about as exciting as watching paint dry. Our solution? Superheroes, of course!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 9:00am

For many of us, logging onto social media platforms is as much a part of our daily routine as brushing our teeth or enjoying our morning cup of coffee. It is so convenient to have breaking news, pictures from friends, funny cat videos, and other information delivered directly to our electronic devices. Wouldn’t it be nice to have library resources served up the same way? We thought as much…