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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 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

Posted in About Us

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

Learn More: Latin American Studies

This October, SBU Libraries are highlighting our rich resources related to Latin American Studies. In addition to our collection of books , videos,  and journals  such as The Journal of Latin American Studies,  the Libraries have also prepared subject guides that gather relevant

Posted in Books, Journalism, Libraries

Let’s Have a “BLAST” with Sequence Similarity Searching

This workshop introduces the NCBI’s Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST), one of the most widely-used software tools in biology. BLAST allows rapid, easy sequence similarity searching online. However, use of BLAST is only truly effective when you understand what

Posted in Health Sciences Library

Special Collections Researcher Spotlight: Matthew M. Montelione

Matthew M. Montelione, October 2015

Special Collections profiles researchers that have consulted collections in the department. Stony Brook University graduate Matthew M. Montelione earned his M.A. in History and is currently a research assistant to professor Dr. Jennifer Anderson. My name is Matthew M. Montelione. I

Posted in Special Collections & University Archives