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Research & Scholarship

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 […]

Digging for Documents: A Review of Materials Found in Hawkins Storage Facility Related to East African Studies Programs

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

In my recent past I was an historical archaeologist, sifting through the soil to find artifacts that told the stories and history of groups and cultures of peoples often lost, forgotten, invisible, or voiceless. This summer, I was called upon to once again find evidence of a lost and forgotten group, in this case the […]

The Expanded ATLA Database

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Studying Gnosticism? Trying to learn about the scholarship of Rudolph Bultmann? Researching the influence of religion on global affairs? These are only some of the kinds of topics you can search in the Libraries’ ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials. Syracuse University Libraries holdings in Religion include access to the important ATLA Database. Compiled by […]

Historical artifacts that can be seen at (and borrowed from) the SU Libraries

Friday, January 29th, 2016

The 1802 edition of The History of Scotland During the Reigns of Queen Mary and of King James VI till His Accession to the Crown of England (1802) Non-circulating copies of an earlier 1762 edition and of a later 1828 edition are held, respectively, in Special Collections at the SU Law Library and in the Leopold von […]

Ordinary (Yet Special) Collections

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Librarians know full well that significant age alone does not make a book “rare” and suitable for housing in library special collections.  That said, within the circulating collections of the Syracuse University Libraries (SUL), established not long after the founding of the University in 1870, there are lots of extremely interesting historical artifacts.  While these […]

Warren Gives Webinar Talk and Hosts Virtual NISO Events

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Scott Warren gave an invited webinar talk via Information Today on “Using data to drive decisions: Thoughts on ebooks and gap analysis.” Scott served as host for the NISO Virtual Conference: Scholarly Communication Models: Evolution or Revolution? Scott Warren, Kelley Lasher, and Robert Cleary hosted a two-part NISO webinar on issues with elicensing: The Practicality […]

October is National Cookbook Month

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Did you know that the SU Libraries has a collection of over 3,000 cookbooks? Located at Carnegie Library, this collection supports academic programs in nutrition and food studies, but these resources are available to all students and staff for their personal use and enjoyment as well. Whether you are just learning to cook, planning a […]

End-of-Winter Round-Up of Major New Resources, part 4

Monday, March 30th, 2015

During the 2014/15 academic year, the Libraries has acquired a range of major new resources to support the research, teaching, and learning of our Syracuse University faculty and students. The following round-up of new collections and resources highlights some of these new acquisitions, which broadly support the pursuit of interdisciplinary, humanities, social sciences, and sciences […]

End-of-Winter Round-Up of Major New Resources, part 3

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

During the 2014/15 academic year, the Libraries has acquired a range of major new resources to support the research, teaching, and learning of our Syracuse University faculty and students. The following round-up of new collections and resources highlights some of these new acquisitions, which broadly support the pursuit of interdisciplinary, humanities, social sciences, and sciences […]

End-of-Winter Round-Up of Major New Resources, part 2

Monday, March 16th, 2015

During the 2014/15 academic year, the Libraries has acquired a range of major new resources to support the research, teaching, and learning of our Syracuse University faculty and students. The following round-up of new collections and resources highlights some of these new acquisitions, which broadly support the pursuit of interdisciplinary, humanities, social sciences, and sciences […]