Libraries News and Events

Check out the Libraries’ Welcome Fest on August 31!

The event will feature resources and services the Libraries provide to support teaching, learning, and research across campus, as well as games, prizes, a photo booth, therapy dogs, a visit from Otto, and more. Continue Reading →

Visit our Patio Cafés during SU Welcome 2017

Stop by the Pages Patio Café at Bird Library for complimentary refreshments, à la carte snacks and beverages, or just a place to sit and relax under the test or inside our air-conditioned building. Library tours and information will be available. Continue Reading →

New resources recently added to Libraries’ collections

June brought many new resources to the libraries’ collection. Continue Reading →

Libraries launch redesigned, mobile-friendly website

Try out the Libraries’ new website, which will be available beginning on April 12. Continue Reading →

Libraries’ spring exhibition: You Are Here: Expanding the Concept of Place

Syracuse University Libraries’ spring exhibition, You Are Here: Expanding the Concept of Place, opens with a reception on April 20 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the gallery on the sixth floor of Bird Library. Continue Reading →

Special Collections Research Center plays central role in University’s new graphic identity

Syracuse University’s new branding utilizes a Goudy-inspired typeface derived from original materials in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC). Continue Reading →

Internet and Personal Computing Abstracts Database Discontinued

By Pamela McLaughlin | June 22, 2004

The following has announcement has been received from OCLC FirstSearch NOTICE OF DISCONTINUATION OF THE INTERNET AND PERSONAL COMPUTING ABSTRACTS DATABASE Following its acquisition of the Internet and Personal Computing Abstracts (InternetPCAbs database), EBSCO has informed OCLC of its intention to terminate the contract to distribute the database on FirstSearch. Continue Reading →

The latest update of the Oxford English Dictionary(OED) online database is now available at

By Pamela McLaughlin | June 17, 2004

In their Online June Update of June 15, 2004, Oxford Online Products of Oxford University Press reports that the new OED contains more than 2,800 new and revised words. Their announcrment continues: The latest alphabetical range to be revised is OLM to ORATURE. Coverage is broad including everything from OMIGOD Continue Reading →

Do you need immediate assistance with a reference question?

By Pamela McLaughlin | June 15, 2004

Try LibChat, Syracuse University Library s newest reference service. LibChat uses chat software to allow you to  converse  online with a librarian. The librarian can also show you web pages, and you can have a full transcript of the chat session, including URLs and other information shared during the session. Continue Reading →

Syracuse University Library announces the opening of Numeric Data Services:

By Pamela McLaughlin | June 15, 2004

Located within the Maps and Government Information Department and part of the Digital Services Program, Numeric Data Services can provide help with: – Identifying, locating, and acquiring data for student and faculty research. – Data management and statistical analysis. – Use of SAS, Stata, and SPSS. – Advice on research Continue Reading →

Softline Databases Migrated to ProQuest

By Pamela McLaughlin | June 1, 2004

The Softline databases are now accessible via the more robust ProQuest platform as of June 1, 2004. These include: Alt-Press Watch A full text database comprised of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press. Ethnic Newswatch A comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and Continue Reading →

2004 Reunion Discussion: Peter I. Rose ’54 to present “Postmonitions of a Peripatetic Professor” on Saturday, June 5

By Pamela McLaughlin | May 28, 2004

For Syracuse University’s 2004 Reunion, the Library is hosting a book discussion at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, in the 1916 Room of E.S. Bird Library. Peter I. Rose ’54 will present “Postmonitions of a Peripatetic Professor.” Peter Rose has spent a lifetime exploring patterns of culture, examining issues Continue Reading →

SUL Welcomes New Numeric Data Services Librarian

By Pamela McLaughlin | May 11, 2004

Paul Bern joined the Syracuse University Library staff in the newly created position of Numeric Data Services Librarian on March 16. Prior to his appointment at Syracuse, Bern was Senior Statistical Programmer/Data Archivist for the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. In his new role, Bern will lead the Continue Reading →

Introduction to ArcGIS Using ArcView 8.3: A Two-Day Workshop

By Pamela McLaughlin | May 5, 2004

When: June 3-4, 2004 Time: 8:30am-4:30pm each day Where: Syracuse University, Bird Library, Room 46 (ETC) Click Here for Registration Form and Payment Information Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology has applications in practically every field, and people who know how to work with it are in demand in today’s highly Continue Reading →

Brown v. Board of Education Subject Guide Now Available

By Pamela McLaughlin | April 7, 2004

A web page of Brown v. Board of Education-related resources for educators is now available on the Education Subject Guide page. This page ( was created in anticipation of the Brown v. Board of Education anniversary celebration (please see the Hendricks Chapel page for additional information: This page of Continue Reading →

Have you registered to vote? Forms now available.

By Pamela McLaughlin | April 7, 2004

Have you registered to vote? Forms are available at the Maps & Government Information Reference Desk, 3rd floor Bird Library – or, via the web <>