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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 9:00am
The mission of Scholar’s Archive is to promote, preserve, and share research of the University at Albany scholarly community. Today’s post takes a look at how this institutional repository works. Learn why uploading to Scholar’s Archive is beneficial for information seekers as well as researchers themselves; and check out the cool map which shows the places where people are using our repository!
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 9:22am
Have you ever wasted time searching for resources without turning up any useful results? What about the time you spend trying to figure out how to use a new database or research tool? The Dewey Library has a better way to invest your time. Spending just an hour or two in our research workshops can save you time for the rest of your academic career. Don’t search blindly, be prepared!
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:00am
Here’s an update on our latest and greatest arrivals in the Dewey Library Reference collection. We have three new books related to health care & health policy. These resources put authoritative, high quality information at your fingertips. If you are doing work on the Affordable Care Act or other health policy topics, read the summaries in today’s post – you may discover something helpful!
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 4:02pm
You’ve probably seen the debates on the news (and on your Facebook page) about whether or not children should be vaccinated. This is a somewhat controversial and important health topic and a good one for a policy research project. Today’s blog will help you find high quality library resources that provide reliable information about the health effects & policy implications related to vaccination.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 9:10am
The Rolling Stones once said: “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try some times, you’ll get what you need.” Interlibrary Loan and UA Delivery are tandem services to help you get both what you want AND what you need in terms of library materials. Today we detail how these services work. With a little planning, you can get your hands on almost anything from libraries around the world.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:16pm
Kudos to UAlbany’s School of Social Welfare for their recent grant creating a National Center for Homelessness! The Center will work to improve homeless prevention and intervention services. Dewey Library has many resources on various homeless populations as well as social services and evidence based interventions. Here are some great starting points to begin research on homelessness.
Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 10:18pm
Have you ever wasted time searching for resources without turning up any useful results? What about the time you spend trying to figure out how to use a new database or research tool? The Dewey Library has a better way to invest your time. Spending just an hour or two in our research workshops can save you time for the rest of your academic career. Don’t search blindly, be prepared!
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 9:00am
The doctrine of Fair Use is an important aspect of United States copyright law. Developed by Justice Joseph Story, Fair Use doctrine states the conditions where there is an exception to copyright restrictions. Colleges and universities rely on fair use exclusions relating to the use of copyrighted materials for educational purposes. Learn about UAlbany’s Fair Use Week activities in today’s blog.
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 9:09am
A well-researched and thorough reference book can save students and scholars significant time and effort, both in reviewing a topic and identifying the key aspects of an issue. Today’s blog features a review and summary of the Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, a comprehensive and fundamental resource for background information on this discipline. Read on about this new reference!
Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 10:16pm
Have you ever wasted time searching for resources without turning up any useful results? What about the time you spend trying to figure out how to use a new database or research tool? The Dewey Library has a better way to invest your time. Spending just an hour or two in our research workshops can save you time for the rest of your academic career. Don’t search blindly, be prepared!
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 9:00am
You’ve probably seen examples of infographics from social media, news articles, and many other places on the World Wide Web. An infographic is a visualization of data and information designed to give the viewer a quick, easy to understand overview of some facts about a given topic. There are a number of free infographics tools on the Web, and today’s blog will tell you about some of our favorites.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 9:00am
Today’s blog covers the digital divide, or the inequality of access to technology that exists between the “haves” and “have-nots,” and provides some starting points for researching this topic. Info Studies students may be interested in this topic, as libraries can be a key player in helping those without convenient or affordable access to the Internet and other technology cross the digital divide.
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 10:15pm
Have you ever wasted time searching for resources without turning up any useful results? What about the time you spend trying to figure out how to use a new database or research tool? The Dewey Library has a better way to invest your time. Spending just an hour or two in our research workshops can save you time for the rest of your academic career. Don’t search blindly, be prepared!
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 9:00am
A reminder to all Ph.D. candidates that the winter fixed date for returning or renewing books is this coming January 31, 2015. Ph.D. students are able to renew books a maximum of 8 times, and this can be done through your MyLibrary Account. This due date applies to Ph.D. candidates only. If you are a Master’s student or other type of borrower, please view our circulation loan policy for more info.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 9:00am
2015 brings with it a new Congress and many new senators and representatives. So many changes can be difficult to track, but don’t fear! The Dewey Graduate Library is here to help you keep everything straight in the raging seas of American politics. Today we bring you a list of helpful resources to find all the information you could need on current and past members of the United States Congress.
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 10:07pm
Have you ever wasted time searching for resources without turning up any useful results? What about the time you spend trying to figure out how to use a new database or research tool? The Dewey Library has a better way to invest your time. Spending just an hour or two in our research workshops can save you time for the rest of your academic career. Don’t search blindly, be prepared!
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:00am
Are you settling in to your new spring semester routine? We’d like to remind you to always carry your student identification card, known as the SUNYCard. Many downtown campus students skip or delay going uptown to obtain the SUNYCard, but it is an essential tool for using the Dewey Library. Read on about all the purposes your SUNYCard has in the library as well as the Downtown Campus in general.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 9:00am
Welcome back! We at the Dewey Library hope everyone had a pleasant break. Today’s blog topic is about holiday depression in the elderly. Holiday time can be stressful for all of us, but can also lead to more serious issues such as depression, particularly for seniors. If you are interested in researching this topic, Dewey has many great resources to help you. Read on for some starting points.
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 9:05am
You’ve finished finals, and you’ll not be back in Albany or campus during the winter break. But buried in your piles of school related stuff you find some library books you forgot to return. Or, conversely you are doing research during break and the materials you borrowed come due during break or the Dewey closure. How do you return, renew, or pay fines on materials? Read on for some handy tips…
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 8:50am
Dewey Library will close for part of winter break from December 19 through January 4. This blog contains the information you need if you need to use library services during that time. This closure is part of the campus Energy Savings Initiative. Dewey Library staff wishes all downtown campus faculty, students and staff happy holidays and look forward to serving you again when we reopen January 5.