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Whan that Aprille, with his shoures soote

Thus begins The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, reminding us that April is National Poetry Month. Whether or not you agree with Chaucer that April showers are sweet, you can still celebrate poetry month at SBU Libraries, where poetry is

Posted in Books, Databases, Digital Collections, eBooks, Electronic Resources, Research, Writing and Literature

The Everyday Joys of Japan

On display at the Jasmine Gallery (Wang Center) through July 5 is an exhibit entitled “The Everyday Joys of Japan,”  in which artist Jiro Osuga illustrates modern daily life in Japan. For those with interest in learning more about Japanese art,

Posted in Art, Asian and Asian American Studies, Japanese Studies, Libraries, Research

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

Free Workshop: Jump Start Your Research!

SBU Libraries want to  help you  “jump start” your research assignment, even if you don’t know where to begin. On Tuesday March 10, from 1-2PM, librarians will be on hand to offer individualized research instruction tailored to your topics and

Posted in Events, Libraries, Library Instruction, Research

Search Smarter and Faster

Quotation marks are not just for grammar anymore. Putting quotation marks around a term or phrase of two or more words will yield results that are more accurate than a search of the same words without quotation marks. This is

Posted in Libraries, Research

New York “In a Blizzard’s Grasp”

That was headline of the New York Times, March 13, 1888, when a severe storm crippled New York City. Calling it “the worst storm the city has ever known,” the Times described the impact of of the blizzard, sharing the

Posted in Databases, Libraries, News Literacy, Research

Nature promotes read-only sharing of articles

Nature will make its articles back to 1869 free to share to be read online but not to be printed or downloaded. All research papers from Nature will be made free to read in a proprietary screen-view format that can

Posted in Health Sciences Library, Open Access, Research, Scholarly Communication, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

African American Newspapers (1927 – 1998)

African American Newspapers (1927 – 1998) is a full-text research database providing access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers from more than 35 states—including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles. Beginning with Freedom’s Journal (NY)—the first African American newspaper published in

Posted in Research, Spotlight

GPO Name Change

Stop the presses! The GPO is now the Government Publishing Office, and no longer the Government Printing Office. The GPO has been providing free public access to government information since March 4, 1861, the day Abraham Lincoln was sworn into

Posted in Government Information, Libraries, Research

Flame Challenge: What is Sleep?

The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science asks “What is Sleep?” Some Stony Brook University students seem to be already doing some head nodding experimentation in the library. If it’s your dream to take on this challenge, though, Stony Brook

Posted in Databases, Education, Research