• Documentary Films from American Library Association’s Notable Videos for Adults

    April 7, 2020
    by Michael Pasqualoni, librarian for the Newhouse School, film connoisseur, and member of the ALA Film and Media Roundtable. The following videos are available online and drawn from the American Library Association’s Film and Media Roundtable’s selections of top titles named in 2019 and 2020. These are recommended for high school and adult viewing.  “McQueen” ...

  • Accessing Full Text Using Google Scholar

    April 2, 2020
    By Emily Hart, Science Librarian, Research Impact Lead. If you’re a Google Scholar user, follow these simple steps to connect to SU’s full text electronic resources from home or from anywhere off campus. In Google Scholar, in the upper left corner, look for the sandwich icon: This will open the Google Scholar menu. Within the menu, ...

  • Winter 2019 Electronic Theses and Dissertations now available on SURFACE

    March 6, 2020
    by Deirdre Joyce. The records for the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) submitted by the Graduate School for Winter 2019 (December graduates) have been successfully uploaded into SURFACE, Syracuse University’s institutional repository, with submissions from 25 different departments: Anthropology; Biology; Biomedical and Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Design; Earth Sciences; Electrical ...

  • Kenya National Archives

    February 17, 2020
    By Bonnie Ryan, recently retired Librarian for Africa/African American Studies. Struggle for Kenya, Robert Maxson 1993, 18  “I would like to investigate the colonial government in the Northeastern Frontier district or province of Kenya in the early 20th century, focusing on education policies.” “I would like to look at land tenure disputes in the Nyanza Province…” Two questions above are examples ...

  • New e-Resources

    February 11, 2020
    Check out the newly acquired Digital Archival Collections: Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Parts 1 & 2 Archive of primary source publications relating to the history and study of social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBT communities. Documents are from the collections of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, GLBT Historical Society, New York ...

  • Information Literacy and The High School to College Transition

    February 3, 2020
    by Abby Kasowitz-Scheer, Learning Commons Librarian. As an academic librarian, I’m often asked by school librarians and others, “What should students learn in high school in order to be prepared for college-level research?” I began exploring this topic along with other academic and school librarians from the Central New York area in a group called “Bridging the Gap,” initiated in ...

  • SU Libraries’ Discovery Team

    January 28, 2020
    by Emily Hart. One of the primary missions of libraries is to provide easily accessible information to their communities, ultimately protecting patrons’ freedom to read. At SU Libraries, there is a team of individuals from across the Libraries who work towards optimizing the Libraries’ discovery layers. These discovery layers include systems like our Libraries’ catalog ...

  • A Decade of Architecture Books

    January 16, 2020
    by Barbara Opar, Architecture librarian In late December of 2019, CNN posted online what they considered the most influential books of the decade. The article began with the statement that “A decade is in part defined by its books. And recent days have seen many roundups of the best books of the 2010s — the titles that critics consider the ...

  • Giving Thanks for our Sound Beat Partners

    December 11, 2019
    By Jim O’Connor, Producer of Sound Beat Producing audio episodes and projects for Sound Beat and Access Audio requires cooperation between many Libraries partners. I’m continually thankful for the support of staff from Belfer, Special Collections Research Center, and the librarians who help to guide research for these projects. Furthermore, an enjoyable part this job is ...

  • In Celebration of University Press Week, SU Press Author Sean Kirst Discusses ‘Community’

    November 7, 2019
    Written by Sean Kirst, author of ‘The Soul of Central New York.’ Kirst was the recipient of journalism’s 2009 Ernie Pyle Award for human interest writing; he is now a columnist with The Buffalo News. Eight years ago or so, when I began working with editors at the Syracuse University Press on “The Soul of Central New York,” the ...