New resources recently added to Libraries’ principal collections

Many new resources were added to the Syracuse University Libraries’ Principal Collections over the summer. They include:

POLITICO Pro: A policy news reporting service that provides policy professionals and students the in-depth, real-time, and archived policy news essential for their research and awareness needs. POLITICO Pro specifically tracks news from a policy perspective, reporting on the key influencers (law makers, coalitions, agencies, corporations, committees, etc.) as well as the legislative, regulatory, and political impact of their actions, while offering critical intelligence and analysis on what’s to come next.

Independent Voices: Alternative press and underground newspapers, magazines and journals from the 1960s to 1980s, including feminist, LGBT, minority, campus, community, GI, right-wing, and small literary presses.

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae: A digital library that contains most texts written in Greek from Homer (8 c. B.C.) to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. Topics include Greek literature, history, and culture. Access note: Users are asked to create a free personal profile with a username and password to access the data.

Latino Studies, Oxford Bibliographies: A peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies of Latino Studies.

New journal titles:

New ebooks:

For additional information on accessing these resources, please use the Ask Us! page or contact your subject librarian. To suggest a new resource to the Libraries, use the Suggest a Title form.

Architecture Reading Room to host Resource Fair on September 12

ARR-sliderThe Architecture Reading Room in Slocum Hall will host its fourth bi-annual Resource Fair on Tuesday, September 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will showcase new books and other resources, demonstrations of the Materials website and other online resources, and prize drawings. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Barbara Opar at





Fall Qualtrics workshops announced

Syracuse University Libraries’ Research Data Services will offer a series of workshops on using the Qualtrics online survey software during the fall 2017 semester. Taught by research data services librarian Paul Bern, these workshops will be delivered both in-person and via the web. Due to space constraints, only Syracuse University students, faculty, and staff may attend in-person; anyone is welcome to participate via the web. You may attend any one or all workshops. The workshops are free and all participants must register.

All sessions will be held in 550 Bird Library from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Click on the title below to register for each class.

  • Introduction to Qualtrics – September 26, 2017 – Explores the basics of Qualtrics survey design, highlighting some of the more common tasks and options. Learn how to document and back up a survey.
  • Basic Question Design – October 3, 2017 – Examines the different types of questions available in Qualtrics. Learn how and why to change the default values, labels, and variable names, as well as how to do some basic question validation.
  • Intermediate Question Design – October 17, 2017 – Learn how to use skip and display logic to direct what respondents see, as well as randomizing questions and possible responses.
  • Advanced Question Design – October 24, 2017 – Learn to use “carry forward” to display selected responses in follow-up questions, use “piping” to display data in questions and response text, and creating data calculated from two or more questions.
  • Survey Flow – October 31, 2017 – Explore the many uses of Survey Flow – randomizing respondents, creating embedded data, customizing the end of your survey, and more.
  • Distributing Your Survey – November 7, 2017 – Discuss the various methods of getting your survey to your respondents, creating and using contact lists, and, if time permits, asking for contact information in an anonymous survey.
  • Reporting and Exporting Your Results– November 14, 2017 – Learn how to do some basic reporting in Qualtrics.

For more information, please contact Research Data Services at

New poetry series, Lunch Time Poems, to launch in Bird Library

Syracuse University Libraries are pleased to announce a series of free noontime poetry readings this semester called Lunch Time Poems. Hosted by University Professor and poet Stephen Kuusisto, the series will feature noted poets from the Syracuse community.  All events are open to students, staff, and the general public.

Modeled on a popular program at the University of California at Berkeley, Lunch Time Poems is an informal brown bag event designed, as Kuusisto says, “to offer us some food for thought in the middle of our busy days—just bring your lunch and your appetite for words.”

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available for each event. If you have requests for accessibility and accommodations, please contact the Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) office at 315.443.4018.

The series will kick off on Friday, September 22 with poets Jackie Warren Moore and Stephen Kuusisto. Additional readings will feature SU’s Michael Burkard and poet David Weiss on September 29, Bob Herz and Patrick Williams on October 13, and Georgia Popoff and Phil Memmer on October 20.