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The ILLiad and the Article

Need a certain research article, but can’t find it through Stony Brook University?   Do not despair!  SBU’s interlibrary loan can help!  ILLiad, or InterLibrary Loan internet accessible database, is the online system used to request material through interlibrary loan for SBU. Need help getting started?

Posted in Circulation, Libraries, Reference

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

April contests, activities in the Central Reading Room

This month the Central Reading Room is providing patrons with fun distractions and a chance at prizes, just for using our services.

Posted in Central Reading Room, Libraries, Library Outreach, Melville Library, New and Notable, Reference, Research

Early Journal Content on JSTOR, Free to Anyone

Good news for researchers from JSTOR this week: On September 6, 2011, we announced that we are making journal content in JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere freely available to anyone, anywhere

Posted in Library Instruction, Reference

EEBO & LION Seminar, April 12

On Tuesday April 12th from 12:40-2:00 in the Poetry Center, Professor Douglas Pfeiffer shall hold an informal seminar on how to make practical use of two databases available from University Libraries on a trial basis — Early English Books Online

Posted in Library Instruction, Reference

Zotero Now Offers 100 MB of Free Storage for PDFs, Images, etc.

Zotero now offers 100 mb of cloud-based storage for PDFs, images, screenshots, and other files free of charge. Additional storage space can be purchased if needed. For more information check Zotero’s storage faq. If you are not already familiar with

Posted in Reference, Research

Head of Reference publishes Duras book

The University Libraries heartily congratulates Hélène Volat, our Head of Reference and Information Services, on the recent publication of her book Les Ecrits de Marguerite Duras. Bibliographie des oeuvres et de la critique 1940-2006 which she co-authored with Robert Harvey

Posted in Reference, Scholarly Communication

New Titles Added to Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online has added four in-depth and scholarly titles. Coverage of the sciences is enhanced with the new Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, containing over 21,000 entries, and The New Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians, which includes

Posted in Databases, Reference

IM Reference

The library is making it easier for students, faculty and staff to ask for help! We are in the process of adding a widget to pages within the library website and catalog that allows you to IM a librarian without

Posted in Reference

New Online Reference Titles

250 reference titles are now available online via the Gale Virtual Reference Collection. The entire collection can be searched as a whole or titles within a subject area or even single titles. The complete texts of these titles are searchable.

Posted in Reference