Walt Whitman’s Long Island: A Research Guide

April is National Poetry Month, a celebration of poets and their craft founded in April 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. Walt Whitman’s Long Island: A Research Guide presents a curated selection of sources for research on the poet’s life and his immense influence on literature,

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Digital Collections, Manuscripts, New and Notable, Special Collections & University Archives, Writing and Literature

The Value of GIS, Part II

Historians deal with the “where” as much as the “when.” GIS and geospatial analysis provide a suitable platform to tackle the former theme. Yet, GIS remains underdeveloped or absent in history programs. It is strange that history departments have not

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Gregg A. Stevens receives MLA Presidential Award

The Medical Library Association has announced the winners of the 2020 Presidential Awards.  Our very own Health Sciences Librarian, Gregg Stevens, is among this year’s recipients!  Gregg has earned this honor for his contributions to the transformation of the Medical

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Instructors: Apply for a 2020-1 Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant

The Open Educational Resources Grant is funded by SUNY and will award funds of $2500 to instructors of record (faculty, instructors, TAs) for the development of Open Educational Resources or integration of OER into their courses. Proposals will be accepted

Posted in Open Access, Scholarly Communication

Important Changes to PubMed Coming Soon

A new version of PubMed has been in the works for some time now, and as of May 18, 2020, this new database will be the default. Users will still be able to access what is now being referred to

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Christopher Larson wins Stony Brook University Supervisor of the Year Award

Christopher Larson is the Manager of the Health Sciences Library. He is a valuable member of the Libraries team, always looking for ways to improve library services and resources for our students, faculty, and clinicians.  He is a well-respected and generous student supervisor who

Posted in About Us, Health Sciences Library

Stony Brook University Libraries Annual Open Access Symposium 2020.

On March 6, 2020, Stony Brook University Libraries held its annual Open Access Symposium. The event drew a wide array of panelists, presenters and audience members from numerous institutions throughout the United States. This year’s event included two keynote speakers,

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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

Information Literacy & the Ethics of Data Visualizations

As part of my internship with the Center for Digital Humanities, I’ll be working on my own project centered around data visualizations. In my last blog post, I provided an introduction to this branch of study, highlighting the explanatory and

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Extended Virtual Chat Service

There are many virtual ways you can connect to librarians for research assistance; chat service is one of them. To support student research, the library since March 28, 2020 till further notice will have these extended reference chat service hours:

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