Yearly Archives: 2014

The Library Scavenger Hunt riddles have begun!


Each fall, as the Library prepares to host its annual scavenger hunt, we come out with a new delightfully ambiguous promotional button.  To get students into the spirit of the event, the image for each has traditionally been one that

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Article Published About the William A. Higinbotham Game Studies Collection at Stony Brook University

Creative Computing, Spring 1983. Part of the William A. Higinbotham Game Studies Collection.

Founded in 2010, the William A. Higinbotham Game Studies Collection, a special collection at Stony Brook University, contributes directly to the study of video games as popular culture and to their historical longevity. The initiative is dedicated to: collecting and

Posted in Cultural Analysis & Theory, Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections Announces the Opening of the Salvatore LaGumina Collection

Salvatore LaGumina Collection

The Salvatore LaGumina Collection documents Dr. LaGumina’s career as an educator and his research on Italian Americans, in particular those who settled on Long Island, New York, with an emphasis on Nassau County. Comprised of 68 boxes of primary and secondary

Posted in Italian American Studies, Special Collections & University Archives

SBU Libraries Honors Banned Books Week


This Sunday marks the first day of Banned Books Week, when readers throughout the nation are encouraged to embrace their freedom to read. It is important to recognize the harm that censorship of words, thoughts, and ideas can have on a society.

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President Stanley lecture: “Ebola: Risks of Emerging Infections”


President Stanley’s talk, “Ebola: Risks of Emerging Infections,” was delivered on Wednesday, September 3, at 1:15 pm in the Staller Center.  See the entire lecture below. More Information and Resources for Biomedical and Health Sciences Research Medicine Research & Subject

Posted in Medicine

Database Trial: Eighteenth Century Journals Portal


Eighteenth Century Journals Portal brings together rare journals and newspapers printed between c.1685 and 1835, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Many are ephemeral, lasting only for a handful of issues, others run for several years.

Posted in Cultural Analysis & Theory, Database Trials, Economics, French, History, Journalism, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature



BrowZine delivers thousands of academic journals to your iPad or Android tablet. BrowZine works by organizing the articles found in Open Access and University Libraries subscriptions, uniting them into complete journals, then arranging these journals on a common virtual newsstand. 

Posted in Academic Subjects, Electronic Resources

New online exhibition features Long Island artist Charles Henry Miller

New York and Long Island Landscapes, 1889

A new online exhibition presented by Special Collections showcases the works of noted Long Island artist Charles Henry Miller. Special Collections’ rare set of “New York and Long Island Landscapes” is now available for viewing. Comprised of forty-five oversized plates,

Posted in Special Collections & University Archives

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Stony Brook University Libraries now has the Wall Street Journal, a new ProQuest database, with full-text access to the Wall Street Journal from 1984 to the present. In addition to WSJ print access, we now have Wall Street Journal (online edition)

Posted in Spotlight


Wolfie Reading

Do Seawolves read everywhere? Apparently they do, as evidenced by the new Twitter campaign just launched by @SBULibrary and featuring a book loving Wolfie. Join the fun by tweeting your own photo reading the book of your choice to @SBULibrary with

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