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Need some inspiration for your research? Consider SBU Libraries’ “Old News” Databases

Primary sources are endlessly fascinating and can add value to research in a variety of disciplines.  Newspapers from another time add perspective and help the modern researcher to better understand the events, ideas, and preoccupations of the past.  The searchability

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SBU Librarian Presents at Northeast Modern Language Conference & Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference

Kate Kasten, Head of Humanities & Social Sciences at SBU Libraries, presented papers at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) convention and at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) this spring. At NeMLA, Kate presented a paper entitled, “(Un)happily Ever

Posted in Arts & Humanities

End-of-semester Reference in the Humanities Building, May 2nd 2-3

Join us for an end-of-semester, on-site reference hour in the Humanities Building lobby on Monday, May 2nd from 2 to 3.  Librarians will be available to answer questions about research, collections, and library services.   Image: By The McClouds from Chicago

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Library Outreach, Reference, Research

Explore Historic Map Works at SBU Libraries

The SBU Libraries are conducting a trial of Historic Map Works (ProQuest) until April 8, 2016.  Give it a try, and let us know what you think!  Please send comments to kathleen.kasten@stonybrook.edu. Historic Map Works offers over 1,593,454 searchable, full-color,

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Database Trials, Digital Collections, Geosciences, History

Mary Carleton on Marriage at University Libraries Present: Women’s History Month Colloquium Series

On March 30th, Dr. Kristina Lucenko presented her work on Mary Carleton as a commentator on marriage in seventeenth-century England, “I’m ‘Wife’!  Stop there”: Mary Carleton’s “Uncivil” Union.  Director of the Program in Writing & Rhetoric at Stony Brook University,

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Events, Women's Studies, Writing and Rhetoric

Women’s History Month Colloquium Series: Dr. Kristina Lucenko

Please join us this afternoon at 1:00 in the Center for Scholarly Communication (2nd floor of the Central Reading Room in Melville Library) for the final event in the University Libraries Present: Women’s History Month Colloquium Series. Wednesday, March 30,

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Events, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature, Writing and Rhetoric

French Women Fairy Tale Writers at University Libraries Present: Women’s History Month Colloquium Series

On March 23rd, Dr. Sophie Raynard Leroy presented an introduction to the lives and work of the French women writers of fairy tales who were an integral component of the fairy tale vogue in 1690’s France.  Associate Professor of French

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Events, French

University Libraries Present– French Fairy Tales: When Women Took Over

Join us on March 23 at 1:00 in the Center for Scholarly Communications (2nd floor of the Central Reading Room in Melville Library) for the next event in our month-long colloquium series in honor of Women’s History Month: Dr. Sophie

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Events, French

Update 3/21/16: On-site Reference in the Humanities Building

On-site library reference hours will re-commence in the Humanities Building lobby on Monday, April 4th, 2-3.  We look forward to seeing you then!   Image: By The McClouds from Chicago ‘burbs, USA (New welcome mat from my parents) [CC BY-SA 2.0

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SBU Libraries Trial Historic Map Works (ProQuest)

Historic Map Works provides access to over 1 million maps and to more than 1 thousand city directories from the United States and abroad.  This searchable collection contains materials from the 15th through 19th centuries.  The SBU Libraries will trial this

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Database Trials, Digital Collections, Electronic Resources, Geosciences, History, Maps