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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 12:21pm

Although it doesn’t look like copyright legislation, a recent U.S. federal spending bill mandated that more federal funding agencies must require funded research results to be provided on a free or open access basis. This has caused a flurry of news items and blog posts regarding the impact it will have on wider availability of scholarly communication.

Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 3:09pm

Join us in the Dewey classroom for our Introduction to Federal Public Policy Research workshop. This session will cover sources for finding the legal authority for a policy, legislative history and evaluating federal public policies.

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 12:10pm

Come one, come all! Join in the Friday poll! Tell us where in Dewey Library you like to study. Do you like to claim a space at one of the computers on the first floor or do you prefer to camp out in the Quite Study area downstairs?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 12:56pm

Writing is an essential skill for any social welfare scholar. Whether writing for a class, professional writing when you are out in the field, or writing scholarly research, the Dewey Graduate Library has a number of resources to guide you through the writing process.

Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 9:00am

Whether you are new the downtown campus or gearing up to tackle your dissertation or thesis, a tour of Dewey Library is a smart way to start off your semester.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 11:00am

Your days of wondering when the bus is going to show up are over! A joint project of the Office of Environmental Sustainability and the Office of Parking and Mass Transit Services has equipped the UAlbany Bus Fleet with GPS trackers so that riders can determine if their bus is running on schedule.

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 12:44pm

Kick off the semester with an orientation tour of the Dewey Library. Learn all about the information commons, the libraries’ website, interlibrary loan, UA Delivery and much more. Meet your guide at the Dewey Reference desk.

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 12:43pm

Circ Image.jpgFinally, the stress, pain and sleep deprivation of the end-of-semester crunch are over. It’s time to relax and catch up on all the TV episodes that have been piling up on your DVR. Wait, what about the book you forgot to return to the Libraries? What a headache! If you don’t return it soon, you are going to start racking up the fines.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 12:48pm

As the semester draws to a close and exhausted student’s flee campus for the comfort and relaxation of home, the University Libraries are getting ready for a little down time of our own. Dewey and the Science Library will be closed from December 20th to January 1st. The University Library will be closed December 25th and January 1st. These closing necessitate a change in certain services

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 12:49pm

Is there such thing as too many books? Of course not! As long as they keep publishing them, we’ll keep buying them. That’s how we help keep the downtown campus on top of new ideas and hot trends in the fields. Among our recent acquisitions for the Information Science collection are several books focusing on the technical side of things. Check them out!