Blog Archives

New in Special Collections: Pioneering Journalist Jane Howard Perkins

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Special Collections is highlighting its collections of trailblazing and pioneering women.   Jane Howard Perkins (1912-2011) was a resident of Old Field, Setauket, NY. She studied archaeology at Radcliffe (Harvard) and participated in early excavations at

Posted in Arts & Humanities, History, Journalism, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Women's Studies

Conservationist and Author Carl Safina Captivates at Writers Series

In his spirited presentation and book of the same title “Beyond Words: How Elephants, Wolves, and Killer Whales Think and Feel,” Carl Safina shared how he spent time working with researchers who have dedicated decades to studying particular families of wild

Posted in Anthropology, Author Series, Biology, Communicating Science, Ecology and Evolution, Events, Journalism, Library Outreach, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Sustainability

University Libraries Presents: Writers Series Announced

Conservationist and writer Carl Safina in the northwest coast of Svalbard. Dr. Safina was invited to sail with Greenpeace to bear witness to the changing climate in the Arctic and the impacts of industrial fishing on the marine environment.

The University Libraries proudly announces its exciting Fall 2016 Writers Series. Please register and join us for an hour of diverse, dynamic talks by our esteemed Stony Brook faculty. Tuesday, 9/27:  Mary Jo Bona & Adrienne Munich (register here) Mary Jo

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Author Series, Comparative Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Ecology and Evolution, Journalism, Library Outreach, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MASIC, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Michael Dorman Collection Open for Research

"We Shall Overcome." [New York], [Delacorte Press]; distributed by the Dial Press [1964].

The Michael Dorman Collection, located in Special Collections of the University Libraries, is open for research. Journalist, reporter, and author Michael Dorman (1932-2008) was born in the Bronx, New York. He was a writer and editor at Newsday, a professor of journalism,

Posted in History, Journalism, Political Science, Special Collections & University Archives

Get Inspired with Making of the Modern World, 1450-1914

Writing a paper in history, political science, economics or cultural studies?  Try searching in SBU Libraries’ Making of the Modern World, 1450-1914 (Gale).  Find searchable books, serials, pamphlets, and essays from around the world that tell the story of four

Posted in Africana Studies, Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Databases, Economics, History, Italian American Studies, Journalism, Political Science, Sociology, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature

(Presidential) Primary Sources

The impending presidential primaries are dominating the news cycle and for sources of government information, polls, and breaking stories, there is no better place to turn than Stony Brook University Libraries. Our newly updated subject guide to Elections 2016 has aggregated key resources

Posted in Government Information, Journalism, Political Science

Database Trial of 60 Minutes: 1997-2014

The SBU Libraries are trialling 60 Minutes: 1997-2014 from 11/20/15 – 2/20/16:  The 60 MINUTES: 1997-2014 online collection provides 350 hours of high-definition video from television’s most preeminent news program, including hundreds of segments not available anywhere else in the world. This

Posted in Database Trials, Electronic Resources, Journalism, News Literacy

What is Sound? Taking on the Alda Center “Flame Challenge”

The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science has announced its 2016 Flame Challenge question: What is sound? For scholars hoping to take on the task of explaining science to an eleven year old, SBU Libraries are the place to start your

Posted in Biology, Books, Catalog, Journalism, Research

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

This Just In!- News Resources for Journalism Students

This week, the Melville Library welcomes the participants of the 2015 Greene Team, a School of Journalism “boot camp” for high school  journalists. For these budding journalists and for more  seasoned Stony Brook journalism students, SBU Libraries  is the place

Posted in Databases, Journalism, Melville Library, Research