• Film and Media Roundtable Announces 2021 Notable Films for Adults

    February 15, 2021

    Movie clapper icon by Shmector is licensed under CC BY 2.0 by Michael Pasqualoni, Librarian for Newhouse School of Public Communications SU faculty and students are invited to explore this list of notable documentary films honored by American Library Association’s Film & Media Roundtable (FMRT).  Most of the titles are immediately available to current SU NETID holders ...

  • Black History Month Resources

    February 10, 2021

    Although not comprehensive, highlights from our collections in celebration of Black History Month include: African American Studies Research Guide African American Communities  Pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, correspondence, official records, reports, and in-depth oral histories covering the experiences of African Americans. Focuses on themes of racism, discrimination and integration, and African American culture and identity primarily in the communities of ...

  • Research Starting Points

    February 8, 2021

    by Abby Kasowitz-Scheer, Librarian in Learning and Academic Engagement The Syracuse Universities Libraries website is a rich gateway to information resources that can support your research needs. Students, faculty, and staff have access to a wide variety of articles, e-books, videos, data, and other resources that are not freely available online. However, it can be overwhelming ...

  • Now on Blackboard

    February 1, 2021

    We’re excited to announce a new feature designed to support students’ academic success by integrating Syracuse University Libraries directly in the Blackboard learning management system. Faculty and instructors teaching Blackboard-based courses this spring can now easily and quickly add a link to the course menu that will connect students directly  to a research guide highlighting ...

  • Everyone Wants the Libraries to Acquire Textbooks for Student Use, Including Us

    January 7, 2021

    By Anne Rauh, Head of Collections and Research Services One of the most frequent requests we receive, from both students and faculty alike, is that the Libraries acquire textbooks. We certainly recognize that textbooks are an enormous expense and financial burden on students. In an ideal world, the Libraries would be able to alleviate that. Now, in ...

  • Finals Week Tips: Virtual Resources and More

    December 2, 2020

    Whether you’re finishing up a paper or project or studying for a final exam, here are some tips to help you finish the semester strong. Take advantage of the Libraries’ resources and helpful staff—even remotely! Reach out to your Liaison LibrarianSearch by subject to find an expert librarian who specializes in your topic or area of study! ...

  • Relax with Fiction, Fantasy, eBooks, and Audiobooks Over Break

    November 23, 2020

    By John Stawarz, Online Learning Librarian Now that we’re finishing the fall semester and many of you are heading home, you might be wondering what to do to keep yourself busy over the long winter break. Check out something fun to read—or even listen to—with the great ebooks and audiobooks that public libraries (and Syracuse University ...

  • A COVID Cataloging Project: Considerations and Conundrums of Cataloging the Latin American 45 Records

    November 17, 2020

    by Chelsea Hoover, Catalog Librarian of Music One month after I assumed my role as Music Catalog Librarian for Syracuse University Libraries, I was introduced to my first sound recordings cataloging project, the Bell Brothers Collection of Latin American and Caribbean Recordings. This collection was acquired by Syracuse University in 1963 from the Bell Music Box ...

  • Online Teaching

    October 30, 2020

    By Kelly Delevan, Information Literacy Librarian In the spring of 2020 Syracuse University sent students home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and our semester was interrupted in a myriad of ways. For the Libraries, that meant closing our doors, suspending our collection efforts, and putting in-person instruction on hold while shifting to remote-only instruction. As a librarian ...

  • Architecture Facing the New Reality: What Can We Learn?

    October 7, 2020

    Barbara Opar, Librarian for Architecture, Syracuse University Libraries The COVID 19 pandemic has changed our lives forever. We read every day about its impact on our health, the economy and how we function in the “new reality.” Are there takeaways for architects? David Benjamin, who is an associate professor at Columbia University reminds us “Pandemics are ...