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Archive for the 'Scholar Resources' Category

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 […]

Find Open Research with SHARE

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Ever wish you could easily search across numerous open access repositories and publishers to find not only preprints, but also published research and other creative work? Now you can use SHARE to discover research in multiple repositories that is freely available to all. SHARE is an interdisciplinary science and social sciences initiative. Its aim is […]

Fake News

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Defining Fake News: “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: Everything else is public relations.” George Orwell wrote that. Except that he did not. Source attributions linking the statement to Orwell are omnipresent across many websites, and even within some academic journals. Yet, a connection is not established to Orwell having ever […]

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 […]

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 […]

ATLASerials

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 […]