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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, Literature, Research, Writing and Literature

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

North American Women’s Letters & Diaries

North American Women’s Letters and Diaries is a fantastic database with thousands of pages of diaries and letters from over 1,325 women.  This is a powerful tool for historians, researchers, genealogists, students and those who are fascinated by first-hand accounts

Posted in Cultural Analysis & Theory, History, Uncategorized, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature, Writing and Rhetoric

Spotlight: Witchcraft

Witchcraft in Europe & America is a research database of Fulltext primary sources offering a wide range of writings on the subject of witchcraft from the 15th century to the early 20th century, including many rare and fragile manuscripts of eyewitness

Posted in Arts & Humanities, History, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spotlight, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature, Writing and Rhetoric

Database Trial: Eighteenth Century Journals Portal

Eighteenth Century Journals Portal brings together rare journals and newspapers printed between c.1685 and 1835, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Many are ephemeral, lasting only for a handful of issues, others run for several years.

Posted in Cultural Analysis & Theory, Database Trials, Economics, French, History, Journalism, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature

Project Muse Premium

Project Muse is a scholarly database similar to JSTOR that offers full-text versions of over 600 peer-reviewed journals from many of the world’s leading university presses and scholarly societies. Subject areas include: Area and Ethnic Studies; Art and Architecture; Creative

Posted in Africana Studies, Anthropology, Art, Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Cinema Studies, Comparative Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Databases, Digital Collections, Economics, Education, Electronic Resources, Film Studies, French, German, Health Sciences, History, Libraries, Literature, Medicine, MFA Theatre & Film, MFA Writing & Literature, Music, New and Notable, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Research, School of Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Sustainability, Theatre, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature, Writing and Rhetoric

SUNY-wide 18th and 19th Century Essay Contest

SUNY and Gale Cengage are sponsoring an Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Essay Contest.  Throughout the Fall 2013 Semester, students, faculty and staff will have trial access to the Gale Database Nineteenth Century Collections Online.  See details and guidelines on the

Posted in Academic Subjects, Arts & Humanities, Database Trials, History, Literature, Writing and Literature, Writing and Rhetoric

DATABASE TRIAL: New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990–Present

200 full length feature films from leading independent distributors…

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Cinema Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Database Trials, Film Studies, MFA Theatre & Film, MFA Writing & Literature, Writing and Literature

NYS Poet and Author Announced

Marie Howe to serve as the 10th New York State Poet, Alison Lurie as the 10th New York State Author. Marie Howe succeeds Jean Valentine as NYS Poet and joins a long line of distinguished poets who have served in

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Writing and Literature

NEW! American Periodicals Series Online

Over 1,100 American magazines spanning 200 years and covering nearly every aspect of American culture.

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Databases, History, Journalism, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Theatre, Writing and Literature