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Work Smarter not Harder

Stephanie McEvoy is the library’s graduate intern this semester.  She is exploring academic librarianship while she completes her Master’s in Library Science degree from Queens College.  She will be writing occasional columns about her discoveries and experiences at Stony Brook

Posted in Libraries, Library Instruction, Library Outreach, Research

MUS 520

MUS 520 (“Bibliography and Research Skills”) is a five-week course offered every fall for new students in the Music Department’s Doctoral of Musical Arts program in performance.   This year there are over 20 students in the course.  As Head

Posted in Academic Subjects, Arts & Humanities, Books, Catalog, Databases, Information Literacy, Interlibrary Loan, Libraries, Library Instruction, Manuscripts, Melville Library, Music, Reference, Research, Services, Special Collections & University Archives, Writing and Literature

Registration for 3rd Annual Scavenger Hunt now OPEN!

It’s that time of year again – time for new students to don their thinking caps and race through the library for a chance to win prizes. For the third straight year, Stony Brook University Libraries will host their annual scavenger

Posted in Events, Libraries, Library Instruction, Library Outreach, Melville Library

New Library Workshops

Upcoming in Fall 2014 are a number of interesting and useful workshops taught by our friendly librarians and staff.  The workshops being offered include: Introduction to Endnote, Zotero Basics and “It’s On The Internet, It Must Be True”. See our

Posted in Information Literacy, Library Instruction, New and Notable

Information Table at Experience Stony Brook 2014

Fall 2014 semester begins Monday August 25!  On Sunday, August 24th, Experience Stony Brook 2014 – The Campus Community Information Fair, will kick off the beginning of a new semester. Please stop by the SBU Libraries’ table where you will find

Posted in Library Instruction, Library Outreach, Melville Library, Uncategorized

1st Library Spy Hunt is a success!

New scavenger hunt sparks interest among faculty, students, and local community members.

Posted in Events, Libraries, Library Instruction, Library Outreach, Melville Library, Research

New Library Scavenger Hunt Challenges Your Research Skills!

Be a part of history as the Library takes you back in time to the Revolutionary War Era. You are now a spy, forced to solve codes, puzzles, and clues to prove your research skills and assist in the rebellion.

Posted in Events, Library Instruction, Library Outreach, Melville Library, Research

2nd Annual Library Scavenger Hunt is a Hit!

We are proud to report that the Library completed its second photo scavenger hunt without injury or (as far as we know) indecent or illegal activity.  Actually, this is technically just an assumption. There was one less person when everyone

Posted in Events, Libraries, Library Instruction, Library Outreach, Melville Library

Two Members of the University Libraries Honored for Excellence by SUNY

Sixteen members of Stony Brook University’s faculty and staff received 2013 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. The Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence are presented annually, providing system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and encouraging the ongoing pursuit of excellence. Lynn Toscano, of

Posted in Alert, Library Instruction, Reference, Special Collections & University Archives

Sleuthing Sandpipers? Yes. Here’s Why…

  The symbol of this year’s scavenger hunt, a sandpiper, is quite accidentally a literary one, making it thereby appropriate for the environment. 

Posted in Library Instruction, Library Outreach