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Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 3:37pm

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 - 4:38pm

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 Criminal Justice or Public Administration and Policy Richard Irving 442-3698 Information Studies Deborah Bernnard 442-3699

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 4:47pm

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 - 8:54am

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 - 8:54am

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.

Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 8:54am

This week we are offering our ICPSR, Data and Statistical Resources workshop. This will be the last time this semester this Seminar is offered: Tuesday October 29th at 2:00pm. Also offered this week is Evidence Based Practice on Wednesday October 30th at 1:00pm .

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 8:54am

Maria Pallante, our Register of Copyrights gave a lecture March 4th this year stating her case that the copyright law is in need of major revision. Her lecture, “The Next Great Copyright Act” found its way to the attention of legislators in the House of Representatives.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 8:54am

A local murder case hinges on a controversial new DNA fingerprinting method, probabilistic genotyping, which uses specialized software to analyze low-quality and mixed DNA samples. While courts in Virginia, California and Pennsylvania have accepted this technique as evidence, it has yet to be used in a New York courtroom.

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 8:54am

This week Dewey is offering three seminars. Evidence Based Practice: Monday, October 21 at 10:00am Social Welfare Research Seminar: Wednesday, October 23 at 2:30pm

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 8:54am

Using an online dictionary is one way to make use of the Kindle Papwerwhites we have available to lend. Photo credit: Aurora Becker