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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 3:51pm

The use of drones both overseas, for military purposes, and domestically has become a controversial issue. Domestically drones can be used by law enforcement or other government agencies but also by commercial enterprises. Researchers investigating the issue may want to consider starting with some of the resources referenced below.

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 8:04am

The UAlbany Downtown Daneis here and is curious about our campus community. Come help show the Dane what our campus is all about! The UAlbany Downtown Campus will be home to a 4-foot Great Dane statue awarded as part of the Great Dane Project.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 3:07pm

Here are some of the latest and greatest in our Reference collection. Three of the four are available online, so you can access them from home without borrowing. If you are interested in these new books, please drop by the Dewey Library Reference Desk and a librarian will be happy to assist you!

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 11:01am

Learn how to find information regarding nonprofit organizations and their activities, including print, electronic and online sources with our workshop Nonprofit Organizations - Information Sources. This 60 minute, hands-on session will take place in the Dewey classroom this Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 6:53am

Midterm management strategies can fall into two categories. The first consists of general information that’s been repeated at students since their undergraduate career: eat well, sleep well and exercise. The rest seems to be a combination of silly and complex test taking strategies, more complicated than the actual exam.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:05am

Drugs, addiction and substance abuse are perennially topics of significant interest to students, particularly at the downtown campus. These topics are often multi-and interdisciplinary, particularly for those studying from a social work or social services perspective. Here are some of the new books on drugs and addiction

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 11:08am

This Wednesday we are offering our Introduction to Research Databases workshop, designed to teach you how to effectively and efficiently search any database, from Academic Search Compete to Social Work Abstracts to PAIS International to Minerva, the Libraries’ catalog.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 11:10am

The University Libraries has an impressive collection. Between the three libraries, we house over 2,237,300 print volumes, almost 3 million microforms and more than 25 thousand maps and charts. Believe it or not, we are adding new resources to our collection all the time.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:14am

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is the primary sponsor of a legislative proposal which would change the way the military responds to allegations of sexual assault. Sen. Gillibrand’s proposal would remove the decision regarding possible prosecutions from the military chain of command. Instead, it would have military lawyers make the decision.

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 11:19am

Take a workshop at Dewey this week and learn how to find the information you need quickly and efficiently. Our Social Welfare Research Seminar will introduce you to key resources and search strategies in the field, while our advanced seminar, Evidence Based Practice, will show you how to find and evaluate research information for clinical social work practice.