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Shoreham Documentary Filmed at SBU Libraries Airs on Japanese TV

A Japanese documentary on the Shoreham Nuclear Plant featuring rare government documents held by Stony Brook University Libraries, including the Emergency Evacuation Plan for the Shoreham Nuclear Power Station, will be broadcast on July 24 on Tokyo’s channel 4. The program, “NNN

Posted in Government Information, Japanese Studies, Melville Library

Government Information Spotlight: Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton, dubbed “the ten dollar founding father without a father” by Lin-Manuel Miranda in his Tony Award winning play, Hamilton: An American Musical, was a major figure in American and New York politics in the late eighteenth century and is now

Posted in Government Information, History, Political Science

University Librarians Present Consumer Health Resources to Suffolk County Librarians

On Wednesday, June 22, SBU Librarians Jennifer Lyon, Jamie Saragossi, and Sally Stieglitz presented Consumer Health Resources for the Public Librarian to an engaged audience of public librarians at the Suffolk Cooperative Library System (SCLS) in Bellport, NY at an event co-sponsored by SCLS

Posted in Government Information, Health Sciences Library, Library Outreach, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

The month of May is the U.S. Government’s official celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and a rich variety of government resources are available through federal institutions such as the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution.  SBU Libraries is proud to highlight its own resources,

Posted in Asian and Asian American Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Government Information

History Mystery?- Genealogy Resources at SBU Libraries

Whether for scholarly research or as a hobby, SBU Libraries have a number of important resources for genealogy. On February 25, the University Library Colloquium Series offers the opportunity to learn more about those resources and how they were used to

Posted in Government Information, History, Libraries, Research

(Presidential) Primary Sources

The impending presidential primaries are dominating the news cycle and for sources of government information, polls, and breaking stories, there is no better place to turn than Stony Brook University Libraries. Our newly updated subject guide to Elections 2016 has aggregated key resources

Posted in Government Information, Journalism, Political Science

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

Congressional Tweets? #EnhancedResearch @SBULibraries

SBU Libraries‘ ProQuest Congressional database recently launched a newly redesigned interface with some engaging new enhancements such the ability to retrieve social media content from Senators, Representatives, and Federal agencies. The Political News & Social Media search can be filtered by

Posted in Databases, Government Information, Research

Weather Got You Down? SBU Libraries Can Help!

Mark Twain is credited with observing, “everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” At Stony Brook University Libraries, that is simply not the case. For our researchers, climate data is available from many resources. For instance,

Posted in Government Information, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MASIC

Documentary filmmakers at SBU Libraries

Japanese documentary filmmakers visited SBU’s Melville Library on April 15 in order to examine and film original documents from Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant’s emergency evacuation plan. Their documentary  concerns Japan’s Fukushimi Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant which suffered damage as a

Posted in Asian and Asian American Studies, Government Information, Research