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Celebrating Open Education Week 2017

Monday, April 10th, 2017

This guest post was authored by Taylor Davis-Van Atta, Graduate Assistant, Syracuse University Libraries Last week I had the good fortune of attending the Library Publishing Forum and the Association of College and Research Libraries Conference in Baltimore, two gatherings that drew into focus the many ways academic libraries are helping to define and optimize […]

Musings about Rubrics

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Recently, I have increasingly heard, and used, the word rubric, and have been thinking about use of rubrics in collection development. As I started writing this blog post, I realized I wasn’t sure exactly what rubric meant, so I took a quick look in the Oxford English Dictionary and found, to my surprise, that rubric […]

Addressing the Needs of the Comprehensive Design Studio

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

The introduction to the syllabus for Architecture 409: Integrative Building Design Studio states “ARC 409 aspires to address the deployment of building systems, materials and processes in ways that express a coherent set of values and objectives achieved through architecture and its effects, as well as optimally perform their technically measurable tasks.” As such, this […]

What Are Your Librarians Reading?

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

From a previous post, we hope you got a better sense of what librarians do all day. To those of you who missed that post: Spoiler alert— we do not sit in the library and read books. However, many of us do find the time for leisure reading when we are not “on duty.” Below […]

GuideStar Pro

Monday, December 19th, 2016

GuideStar Pro is now available through the Syracuse University Libraries. Information about U.S. nonprofit organizations from Internal Revenue Service Form 990 financial statements and the organizations themselves. Searchable by multiple fields with options to download data in categories and quantity not available on GuideStar’s free website.

Engineering Case Studies Online

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Engineering Case Studies Online is now available from Syracuse University Libraries. This collection of videos and text resources on the analysis of engineering failures is an essential part of many engineering curricula today. This focus enables modern engineers and scholars to learn what not to do and how to create designs with a greater chance […]


Monday, December 5th, 2016

ATLASerials is now included in the ATLA Religion Database. Compiled by the American Theological Library Association, this resource covers Biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues. ATLASerials provides full-text of major religion and theology journals used by libraries, librarians, scholars, students, and religious leaders.

Searching for Streaming Media, Part 2: Films and Documentaries

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Demand for access to streaming media has been increasing on campus for both classroom and research needs. In response, SU Libraries has been working to add more streaming services, and better content, to our streaming collections. Together with Searching for Streaming Media, Part 1: Music, this is the second in a short series of blog […]

Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Now available from Syracuse University Libraries, Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences is an information service for the research, development, and educational community in the biomedical and life sciences. Each PDF e-book in the Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences is an accessible overview of a research area (literature review), authored by an expert in […]

Birkhauser Building Types Database

Monday, November 28th, 2016

The Birkhauser Building Types Database is now available from the Syracuse University Libraries. Building Types Online provides access to works on architecture design, including building plans and photos, and articles, covering 2002-2016.