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Updated Schedule for On-site Reference in Humanities and SBS

SBU Libraries will now offer on-site reference and consultation services in the Humanities Building lobby (Mondays, 2-3) and the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building lobby (Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30), effective Monday, 10/5.  The Thursday hour (1:30-2:30) will be held for the last

Posted in Libraries, Library Outreach, Reference

Have a Question? On-Site Reference in Humanities and SBS

SBU Libraries will offer on-site reference and consultation services in the Humanities Building lobby (Mondays, 2-3) and the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building lobby (Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30).  All members of the campus community are invited to learn more about how the

Posted in Library Outreach, Reference, Research

A Bill by Any Other Name…

Would probably be quite difficult to locate, a problem that SBU Libraries has got covered! If you need to research federal or state  legislation or judicial cases, it’s important to know an official name as well as a popular name.  For

Posted in Central Reading Room, Government Information, Libraries, Melville Library, Reference

Opening Day Reference Bonanza

The first day of the new academic year is always an exciting time at the library! Yesterday, library staff helped answer over 700 questions in person, online, and over the phone. Most of our questions came from the front desk

Posted in Reference

Ask Us ANYTHING! For real, we want your best questions!

No matter how you feel about it, classes will be starting again this coming Monday and students are already arriving back on campus.  Many of them are bound to have questions, and rightly so. Where are the best campus dining

Posted in Library Outreach, Melville Library, New and Notable, Reference

NEW Queer Studies Guide!

Did you know that the term Queer isn’t necessarily derogatory? It is an umbrella term for gender and sexual minorities who are not cisgender or heterosexual. Check out this reinvigorated guide featuring resources for the study of lesbian, gay, transgender,

Posted in Databases, eJournals, Electronic Resources, Featured, Library Outreach, Reference, Research, Women's Studies

Research Anywhere!

Why would anyone try to do research from a mobile phone?  Because it’s always with you, it always has an Internet connection, and the library has the tools you need to find articles, access databases, and other helpful resources. Check

Posted in Databases, eBooks, eJournals, Electronic Resources, Library Technology, Reference, Research

ASK US and You Shall Receive

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, Reference, 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

Spotlight: Ask Us

Ask-A-Librarian

ASK US – Chat with a Librarian! Need assistance with your research? Have a reference question?  Stony Brook University Libraries offers the ASK US service – a chance to speak with a librarian right away through instant messaging. Look for

Posted in Reference, Spotlight