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For Faculty Teaching Online

As you continue to develop classes for online instruction, we wanted to let all faculty know that SBU Libraries is right there with you. Librarians can provide online instruction support in a number of ways. We can hold synchronous library

Posted in About Us, Academic Subjects, Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Melville Library

SSO 102.23 students explore online collections: Look what they found!

This semester, Science and Society 102.23 first-year seminar students practiced using a variety of databases and digital collections to explore questions related to new technologies. One project was to delve into the past and investigate how society reacted to emerging

Posted in About Us, Academic Subjects, Databases, Digital Collections, Electronic Resources, History, Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Technology

After Hours Help at the Library!

On the evenings of November 19 and November 21, librarians and writing tutors offered drop-in consultations with students who wanted extra support on their research papers. The North Reading Room Learning Lab buzzed with activity as students conversed with tutors

Posted in About Us, Events, Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Library Outreach, Reference, Research, Writing and Literature

SBU Librarians welcome CSTEP

Librarians Robert Tolliver and Laurel Scheinfeld welcomed students from Stony Brook University’s CSTEP Program.  The students were taken on a tour of the Melville Library and were then provided with instruction on the use of library resources.  The CSTEP Program

Posted in Health Sciences Library, Libraries, Library Instruction, Library Outreach, Melville Library, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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 8, from 3-4PM in Melville Library Classroom A, a friendly librarian will be on hand to offer individualized research instruction tailored

Posted in Library Instruction, Melville Library, Research

International Baccalaureate students visit SBU Libraries

On February 29, twenty bright eyed students from West Islip High School’s International Baccalaureate program visited Stony Brook University Libraries to learn about research skills and library databases for their year long research projects on topics as disparate as Bach’s dance

Posted in Circulation, Databases, Library Instruction, Melville Library

Play Culper Spies eGame this Presidents Day Week!

Presidents Day is next Monday, February 15th.  Wondering what you can do to feel a little more patriotic? Why not learn more about our nation’s rich history while fine tuning your research skills! For those looking for a game that

Posted in Game Studies, Get Your Read On, History, Information Literacy, Libraries, Library Instruction, Library Outreach, New and Notable

Open Library Lab

Are you working on a research paper? Well, good news! SBU Libraries will hold an Open Library Lab in the SBU Writing Center (Humanities 2009) on Wednesday, November 11th and Thursday, November 19th from 6-8 PM.In our never-ending quest to teach you useful things, these

Posted in Events, Library Instruction, Library Outreach, Writing and Literature

Zotero is Coming!

Zotero is coming! Have no fear, we will save you! If you are scratching your head wondering what Zotero is, here’s a brief synopsis: Zotero is an easy-to-use web tool that allows you to collect, organize, and cite your references. 

Posted in Library Instruction

Get Help for Stalled Research

Has your research stalled leaving you lost and bewildered? Have no fear, the library is here! Our free workshop, Jump Start Your Research takes place on October 27 at 3:00 in Library Classroom A where  you can meet with a

Posted in Libraries, Library Instruction, Research