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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 9:14am

There’s a new face at the Dewey Library Reference Desk. Meet Alex Hoag, our new Sunday Reference Associate. You may have seen Alex at the Circulation Desk of any of the University Libraries – he has worked at both libraries uptown as well as down here at the Dewey Library. Now look for him Sundays at the reference desk, where he will answer your questions about library research. Welcome Alex!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 9:31pm

If you need the latest in New York State crime statistics, we have got the resource for you. Obtain PDFs or downloadable Excel files which allow you to perform analyses on the data. All sorts of data and statistics are available by type of crime, population, forensics and more. Does this information sound interesting or useful to you? Read more about this useful site and what you can find on it…

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 8:48am

Here at the Dewey Library, we offer classes and seminars give you tools and skills you need to efficiently identify, locate, and evaluate appropriate information for your assignments. Speed up the research process; try taking a general class on how to use the library, a tour, or a seminar closely tailored to your subject specialization. Click “more” to see what classes we are offering this week.

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 1:00pm

What can the library do to help me? We are glad you asked! Many new graduate students went through their undergraduate studies having only entered the library a few times. However, to succeed at this level of academia you will have to use all of the resources at your disposal, so those of us at the Dewey Graduate Library want to let you know exactly what we can do to help you in your studies.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 8:00am

Many new and returning MSW students have questions about the required library seminars. Find out about the requirements in this blog. The sooner you complete this requirement, the easier it will be to locate high quality, peer-reviewed, and authoritative sources to complete important assignments and projects. Exactly what is covered by this class and what will you learn? Read on, my friend…

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 10:08pm

Here at the Dewey Library, we offer classes and seminars give you tools and skills you need to efficiently identify, locate, and evaluate appropriate information for your assignments. Speed up the research process; try taking a general class on how to use the library, a tour, or a seminar closely tailored to your subject specialization. Click “more” to see what classes we are offering this week.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 8:56am

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 - 8:44am

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 - 8:59am

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 - 8:19am

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.