Libraries News and Events

“Film Tasting” celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of SU creatives

“Film Tasting,” a pop-up student film and animation showcase, will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13 in Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building. Continue Reading →

Blackstone LaunchPad hosts Syracuse qualifier for the Hult Prize competition, “The Nobel Prize” for student startups

The Blackstone LaunchPad at Bird Library will host a December 11 campus qualifier for the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for the creation of new social businesses. Continue Reading →

King Family gift supports Architecture Reading Room renovation, renaming

A generous gift from Russell A. King ’52 and his late wife, Joan “Jiggy” King ’50 will create the King + King Architecture Library Endowed Support Fund, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of King + King Architects. Continue Reading →

December 11-15 is “Food for Fines”

Donate food and reduce your library fines! For each healthy, nonperishable food item donated by an individual from December 11-15 his/her overdue fines will be reduced by $1. Continue Reading →

SparkCharge shares top prize in FuzeHub 2017 Commercialization Competition

SparkCharge was among the five companies taking top prize in FuzeHub’s 2017 Commercialization Competition. Continue Reading →

Impact Prize winners announced

Winners of the first Impact Prize competition at Syracuse University were announced this week. Solutions to social, civic, environmental, economic, or other public challenges were developed by a field of 36 teams, with finalists competing November 14 in front of a live audience as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week at Syracuse University. Continue Reading →

Consequences of Classification: Systemic Violence Against Marginalized Communities

“Consequences of Classification: Systemic Violence Against Marginalized Communities” talk on Monday, December 4, 2017, 5:15–6:30 p.m. in 114 Bird Library. Continue Reading →

AJ Damiano scores another win with PowerSpike

Angelo (AJ) Damiano ’18, founder of student startup PowerSpike, won the $7,500 top prize in the U.S.-Western NY regionals of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). Continue Reading →

Resource Spotlight: Early European Books (EEB)

The Libraries recently purchased access to Early European Books, a expansive collection of digitized works printed in Europe between 1450-1700. Continue Reading →

Charters Adult Education Grants-in-Aid available; applications due March 1, 2018

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at Syracuse University Libraries invites applicants for its Alexander N. and Margaret Charters Adult Education Grants-in-Aid Program, now in its seventh year. Continue Reading →

Library Provides Full Access to UN Commodities Trade Data

By Pamela McLaughlin | November 11, 2004

Responding to requests from students and faculty in the Maxwell School, SU Library has added full subscription access to UNCOMTRADE. This United Nations database is a platform for exploring detailed commodity statistics pertaining to the economics of global trade. Produced by the statistics division of the UN, the UNCOMTRADE database Continue Reading →

Duelfer Report (on Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction) available electronically and, soon, in print.

By Pamela McLaughlin | October 13, 2004

The Comprehensive Report of the Special Advisor to the Director of Central Intelligence on Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction (Duelfer Report) released September 30, 2004, will be distributed to SU Library (and all other federal depository libraries) in paper format soon. For immediate access to the report: The entire Continue Reading →

LibChat Window Has a New Look

By Pamela McLaughlin | September 24, 2004

On Monday, September 27, Syracuse University Library will be be changing the look of its LibChat reference service. Although the look of the chat window itself will be different, you can still expect the same great service. Log in and give it a try. Just click the AskUs link under Continue Reading →

Now Online! Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

By Pamela McLaughlin | September 8, 2004

This expansive encyclopedia contains articles describing devices, techniques, and technologies that are critical to research at atomic, molecular, and macromolecular levels, ranging from 1 to 100 nanometers. It identifies current challenges and development paths that will influence fields ranging from materials and surface science, chemistry, and biomedicine, to computer technology, Continue Reading →

Syracuse University Community Mourns Passing of University Librarian Peter S. Graham

By Pamela McLaughlin | August 12, 2004

Peter S. Graham, University Librarian at Syracuse University, died Aug. 11 at his home in Syracuse after a long battle with lymphoma. He was 65. Graham had served as University Librarian since Sept. 1, 1998. As head of the SU Library, he revitalized the staff structure by appointing nationally known Continue Reading →

Enhanced Databases Main Menu

By Pamela McLaughlin | August 6, 2004

The Databases Main Menu has been enhanced with a new way to locate databases by types of content. Check it out from the Main Menu when you click on the link Databases by Content Type. From this page, you can browse within these categories: Audio Files Electronic Books and Text Continue Reading →

9/11 Commission Final Report now available via GPO Access

By Pamela McLaughlin | July 22, 2004

The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9-11 Commission) is releasing its final report. The report will be available after 11:30 AM on July 22, 2004 from the U.S. Government Printing Office. The Commission, an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation under the signature of President 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 →