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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 2:00am
This week we are offering Evidence Based Practice, an hour-long advanced seminar that focuses on how to find and evaluate information for clinical practice in social welfare.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 11:00am
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 11:00am
In August 2012, the Board of Directors of the Association of College and Research Libraries convened a task force to update the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Co-chaired by Trudi Jacobson, Head of the Information Literacy Department at the University Libraries, the task force is made up of leaders in the information literacy field and higher education.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:30am
DSM Library, including the updated The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is now available online. The DSM-5 is a classification and diagnostic tool used by a variety of professionals ranging from psychologists to insurance providers.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 4:51pm
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 - 9:04am
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 - 4:07pm
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 - 12:01pm
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 - 7:53am
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 - 12:05pm
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 - 12:08pm
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 - 12:10pm
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 - 12:14pm
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 - 12:19pm
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.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 12:23pm
The Dewey Library is pleased to introduce you to our newest blogger, Mark Seabury. He is an Information Studies Student who will be helping out behind the scenes during this semester. Here are some interesting productivity tools he recommends for students.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 10:17am
For many patrons, libraries provide a much needed bridge over the digital divide, giving them access to essential online resources for everything from finding a job to understanding a medical diagnosis. Time and again, libraries have demonstrated that they play a varied and essential role in their communities.
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 3:06pm
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics defines filibuster as an “Attempt to obstruct parliamentary proceedings by prolonging debate. Common in the US Senate, where the right of free discussion is protected.
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 3:03pm
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.
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 2:21pm
This is the New Dewey Blog
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.