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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

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

Pi Day

March 14, or 3.14, is Pi Day, a day to celebrate all things mathematical. Here at SBU Libraries, we recognize Pi Day by highlighting our resources for your inner Mathlete. For starters, we have subject guides on Mathematics and on our branch

Posted in Databases, Electronic Resources, Libraries, Math, Physics and Astronomy Library

BrowZine @ Stony Brook

BrowZine delivers thousands of academic journals to your iPad or Android tablet. BrowZine works by organizing the articles found in Open Access and University Libraries subscriptions (including Health Sciences Library subscriptions), uniting them into complete journals, then arranging these journals

Posted in Academic Subjects, Electronic Resources

Need the Wall Street Journal?

Looking to access the Wall Street Journal but can’t find Factiva? Stony Brook University Libraries has just added The Wall Street Journal, a new ProQuest database for access full text of the Wall Street Journal from 1984 – present. In

Posted in Business, Economics, Electronic Resources, New and Notable, News Literacy

The Write Stuff

Aspiring authors, if you aren’t able to attend this year’s Southampton Writers Conference,  Stony Brook’s annual summer program of stellar writing workshops taught by world class novelists, playwrights, and poets, do not despair….you can still avail yourself of the University

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Books, Databases, eBooks, Electronic Resources, Libraries, Writing and Literature

Farewell Thomas, Hello

In 2015, government researchers will say goodbye to, the congressional research website of the Library of Congress that was launched back in 1995. Its successor,, currently available in beta format, will be the new official website for U.S.

Posted in Databases, Electronic Resources, Government Information, Libraries, Political Science, Research

Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places? Try WestlawNext

Stony Brook University Libraries are now offering access to the WestlawNext legal research system from two dedicated terminals in the Central Reading Room of the Melville Library. Fulltext primary law coverage includes state and federal caselaw, statutes and regulations. West’s

Posted in Central Reading Room, Databases, Electronic Resources, Government Information, Libraries, Melville Library

New Database Trials

Stony Brook University Libraries is offering a trial of the database British History Online until March 3, 2014. British History Online contains primary and secondary sources for the history of the British Isles. You can find a diverse range of

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Database Trials, Electronic Resources, History

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, History, Libraries, Medicine, MFA Theatre & Film, 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