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Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:55am

Do you have an idea for a social science research project? Sage Research Methods (SRM) can help you set up your study correctly. Also great for getting a leg up on your Research Methods class, it has full text for reference works, books, articles, even videos to help you identify, understand and use the gamut of social science research methods. Grad student Alex gives his review in today’s post.

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:29am

<p>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&rsquo;t search blindly, be prepared!</p>

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:12pm

We’ve approached a critical juncture in any semester: the midterm point. It was actually Monday, March 9, so congratulate yourself on being over the hump. Unfortunately, the second half of the semester is often when things go into overdrive. Until the semester finally ends May 15, how do you keep yourself sane? Our intrepid blogger, graduate student Alex Hoag provides some tips in today’s post.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:00am

Today’s blog is about a new resource available through UAlbany Libraries. Unlike most of our databases which contain information or the full text of journal articles, PolicyMap provides an interesting collection of social science data & statistics. The real power in PolicyMap however is its interactive maps & visualization tools. Our programs downtown should find this new resource very useful.

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 11:22pm

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, March 5, 2015 - 10:00am

It’s getting to that time of year where students are burning the midnight oil in order to complete assignments, projects, and research in time for midterms, as well as embarking on that big final project due in May. Sure, accessing library databases and online materials is easier than ever, but what if you need the expertise of a librarian? Learn about our 27/7 reference services in today’s blog.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 10:00am

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 - 10:22am

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 - 10:00am

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 - 5:02pm

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.