Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Reserving Group Study Booths in the CoLA (2nd Floor NRR)

Reserving Group Study Booths in the CoLA (2nd Floor NRR)
Online: http://cola.sinc.stonybrook.edu
Phone: 632-5783
In Person: CoLA Consultant's Desk

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Newspaper Research Workshop on 4/15 @ 3 PM

Extra! Extra! Become an Expert at Finding New & Historic Newspaper Articles!

This session examines ways to find current and historical articles in newspapers. We'll look at online indexes and collections of digitized newspapers, as well as explore old-fashioned ways to dig in the newspaper archives. In this workshop, you will:

  • Become familiar with the odd nature of newspaper indexing
  • Effectively search online newspaper indexes
  • Effectively use non-online resources for locating older articles
  • Find, display, and print articles from the library's online newspaper collections
  • Find, display, and copy articles from the library's microformat collection of newspapers

Date: Thursday, April 15 @ 3 PM
Location: Melville Library, 1st Floor, Classroom A

Register for the workshop.

Image courtesy of ShironekoEuro on Flickr.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Libraries Closed on Saturday April 3rd for Spring Break

The University Libraries are closed on Saturday, April 3rd for Spring Break. The Central Reading Room, North Reading Room, and Main Circulation will reopen on Sunday, April 4th at 2 PM. For more information check the Library Hours page.

Workshop: Using the Internet for Historical Research on April 7

Using the Internet for Historical Research

More and more valuable historical information can now be found on the internet, especially primary source material being digitized by libraries and research institutions around the world. This workshop will highlight some of the most interesting web sites and web tools, and discuss search methods to help you find quality historical information online. Learn about:

  • History Web Sites
  • Major Digital and Audio/Visual Collections

  • Historic Newspaper Collections

  • Google Books and other Online Book Collections

  • Domain Searches and Other Advanced Searching

  • Creating a Google Custom Search

  • Wikipedia as a way of finding Online Resources
Date: April 7 @ 2PM

Location: SBS Building, 3rd floor SINC Site

Image courtesy of Robert of Fairfax on Flickr

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Workshop: Beyond Blackboard

Beyond Blackboard there are collaborative Web tools and networks for enhancing group work, sharing content and managing projects. In this workshop learn:

• How to create and mange groups on the Web using PBWorks, Google Groups and more
• Tips and tools for online group work
• How to share online content and research, including using Google Docs
• Where researchers and scholars share links and build communities online, including Connotea and LinkedIn

Date: Thursday, March 4 @ 1 PM
Location: Melville Library, 1st floor, Classroom A

Register for Beyond Blackboard

Friday, February 26, 2010

Melville Library Closing @ Noon Today Due to Weather

Update: The Melville Library is officially closing at noon today due to weather conditions.

The North Reading Room may be open until as late as 5 PM depending on the weather and availability of staff. Call 631-632-7148 to check before coming in.

Classes Cancelled - North Reading Room Currently Open

The University has cancelled classes today (Feb. 26) due to the weather.

The North Reading Room in the Melville Library is currently open. Please call 631-632-7148 to confirm the NRR is still open before coming in as changes in the weather may result in a change of hours.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Distinguished Student Employee Award - It's About Us Campaign

Find out how you can help fund the University Libraries Distinguished Student Employee Award and help the library's student workers.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Citations Workshop on 2/16 Cancelled Due to Weather

Tonight's Citation Skills workshop has been cancelled due to the weather.

The workshop is also being offered online on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7 PM. If you would like to join that session, visit https://meeting.sinc.stonybrook.edu/library and sign in with your NetID and password, if you have one, or as a guest.

If you need help ASAP, the library offers one sheet handouts on APA and MLA styles.

The website for the Online Writing Lab at Prudue University offers comprehensive help on APA, MLA and Chicago. The information is easy to read and understand, and covers formatting a paper, in text citations, and the References or Works Cited list. They cover a wide variety of
scenarios and source types, including multiple authors, websites without a date, scholarly articles from a library database, blogs, television programs, etc.

One-on-one sessions can also be scheduled. Contact Fiona.Grady@stonybrook.edu to arrange an individual session.