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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 10:08am

How is the impact of scholarly research assessed? Tracking the citations to articles, authors, and journals in peer-reviewed publication has long been considered a measure of influence and impact. With new, web-based platforms for disseminating scholarly research, a new movement exists to broaden the measures of scholarly impact: altmetrics. Read more about altmetrics tools in today’s blog post…

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 10:01am

You know the old saying “you have to spend money to make money”? The same logic can be applied to library research: you have to invest time to save time. Spending an hour or two in the Dewey classroom now will save you time for the duration of your program. Our workshops will help you increase productivity and make you an efficient and effective researcher. Check out what is available this week.

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 10:59am

Restorative justice focuses on fixing the damage done by a crime as opposed to punishing perpetrators. Coming together to restore rather than to punish can have a transformative impact on the criminal justice system. Being allowed to confront the offenders can also allow victims to regain peace of mind. With this in mind, today’s post provides a starting point for researching restorative justice.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:44am

Congratulations—you’re in the home stretch of the fall semester and you’re going to make it! If you’ve planned carefully, most of your research in the library is complete-- you’ve found the articles, books and other resources you need to kick out the jams on those final papers and projects. The only potential problem is making certain you cite your sources correctly. Read on for some helpful tips!

Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 10:59am

You know the old saying “you have to spend money to make money”? The same logic can be applied to library research: you have to invest time to save time. Spending an hour or two in the Dewey classroom now will save you time for the duration of your program. Our workshops will help you increase productivity and make you an efficient and effective researcher. Check out what is available this week.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:06am

Reference books provide quick and concise answers to your research questions, and are a more vetted source than Google. Our online reference section provides easy and efficient access to all of the reference e-books the libraries have access to. Many of these online reference books can be searched like any database or web page, which makes finding the answers you’re looking for that much easier.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 11:56am

You know the old saying “you have to spend money to make money”? The same logic can be applied to library research: you have to invest time to save time. Spending an hour or two in the Dewey classroom now will save you time for the duration of your program. Our workshops will help you increase productivity and make you an efficient and effective researcher. Check out what is available this week.

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:40am

The issue of renewable energy is interdisciplinary, cutting across disciplines such as public policy, environmental science, economics and business. Debates continue at a federal level and beyond over the topic of renewable energy. Dewey Library has many resources to help you identify key issues and concepts in the debate over renewable energy. Here’s an overview of some renewable energy materials

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 11:49am

November is National Adoption Month. “Promoting and Supporting Sibling Connections” is the focus of this year’s campaign. Preservation of sibling relationships when children enter the child welfare system is an important way to create stability and support for children in care. Take a look at today’s blog for some great resources on adoption and child welfare available at the Dewey Library!

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 11:54am

You know the old saying “you have to spend money to make money”? The same logic can be applied to library research: you have to invest time to save time. Spending an hour or two in the Dewey classroom now will save you time for the duration of your program. Our workshops will help you increase productivity and make you an efficient and effective researcher. Check out what is available this week.