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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.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 10:10am

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 - 1:16pm

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 - 11:18pm

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 - 10:00am

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.