Yearly Archives: 2015

Special Visit at Patriot’s Rock with Speaker Heastie and Assemblyman Englebright

Visit at Patriot's Rock with Assemblyman Steven Englebright and Speaker Carl E. Heastie, October 20, 2015.

Constantia Constantinou, Dean of University Libraries, and Kristen Nyitray, Head of Special Collections and University Archives, and University Archivist, were among the guests invited by Assemblyman Steve Englebright for a special meeting with Speaker of the New York State Assembly

Posted in Special Collections & University Archives

Get Help for Stalled Research

Has your research stalled leaving you lost and bewildered? Have no fear, the library is here! Our free workshop, Jump Start Your Research takes place on October 27 at 3:00 in Library Classroom A where  you can meet with a

Posted in Libraries, Library Instruction, Research

Special Collections Open House on Wednesday from 12-2 p.m.

Stony Brook Train Station, 1905, Robert M. Emery Long Island Rail Road Collection

Spy Letters, Rare Books and More! Learn about Special Collections and University Archives at our open house on Wednesday, October 21 from 12-2 p.m. On display will be a selection of ​the university’s rare books, documents, photographs, and maps in

Posted in Special Collections & University Archives

Open Access Week 2015

Open Access literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What it means to academia and research is that the primary barrier to access, price, is removed from the equation, allowing free access

Posted in Health Sciences, Health Sciences Library, Open Access

Registration ends Friday for next week’s 4th Annual Scavenger Hunt!

Stony Brook University Libraries hold an annual photo scavenger hunt each year for students eager to learn more about the branches and services of the Library in a fun and challenging way. This large-scale hunt encourages teamwork and creativity and

Posted in Events, Get Your Read On, Information Literacy, Library Outreach, Melville Library

Library Concert Series: “The Art of Violin”

Featuring Violinists from the Department of Music Melville Library Galleria- Wednesday, October 21, 2015 1pm In the second installment of the violin studio’s concert series in the Melville Library Atrium, the Emanio String Quartet (Brian Bak and Matheus Sardinha Garcia

Posted in Events, Library Outreach, Melville Library, Music

Screenings: The Internet’s Own Boy

Join us for a special Open Access Week viewing of The Internet’s Own Boy, which follows the inspiring and tragic story of information activist and Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz. Swartz was indicted by federal prosecutors for alleged felony computer crimes for downloading JSTOR articles

Posted in Scholarly Communication

It’s time for the Fall 2015 Buy a Bag of Books Sale

Thursday, October 15, 2015, is the Stony Brook University Libraries Buy a Bag of Books Sale! Pay $2 for a bag and then fill it with books from the Book Sale.  We’ve got books on a wide range of subjects. Don’t

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Thousands of Streaming Videos Available from Kanopy

The Libraries have subscribed to Kanopy Streaming Video, which allows users to stream videos related to the arts, business, education, global studies and language, health, communications, sciences, social sciences, and technical fields.  Designed to augment and enrich academic work in

Posted in Databases, Digital Collections, New and Notable

Students Transcribe Rare Long Island Slavery Document

Slavery Document, Southampton, New York, 1798

Students in professor Douglas Pfeiffer’s EGL 494 course, “English Honors Practicum: Research” recently transcribed a rare manuscript, documenting slavery on Long Island in 1798. The contract, for the sale of a “Negro lad by the name of Jack” in Southampton, Long

Posted in Special Collections & University Archives