Libraries News and Events

2019-2020 Alexander N. Charters Adult Education Grants-in-Aid Program Now Accepting Applications

Since 1949, Syracuse University has assembled historical documents and University records, including manuscript, print, visual, and media materials, related to adult education. This material is known collectively as the Alexander N. Charters Library for Educators of Adults, in recognition of Dr. Charters’ efforts in promoting and expanding our adult education Continue Reading →

2019 Faculty Fellows Program Call for Proposals

The Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries (SCRC) is now accepting proposals for two faculty fellows who would like to provide students with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to handle, analyze, and interpret SCRC’s primary source materials in their classes. The SCRC Faculty Fellows program aims to support innovative curriculum Continue Reading →

SU Libraries Hosts Spring 2019 Graduate Research Roundtable Series

The Syracuse University Libraries and the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) are pleased to launch the Spring 2019 Graduate Research Roundtable Series. This event series, which builds off of similar seminar and discussion events held during Spring and Fall 2018, are intended to provide academic and professional development for graduate students Continue Reading →

Collection feedback needed in February!

Syracuse University Libraries is exploring a number of new resources this month for possible inclusion in the collection and we need your help! Please visit the resource trials guide and explore the resources under consideration. For each resource you explore, we ask that you provide feedback via the embedded feedback Continue Reading →

Resource Spotlight: Two New Primary Source Collections from Adam Matthew

We are pleased to spotlight two new digital primary source collections that the Libraries recently acquired, Literary Print Culture / The Stationers’ Company Archive and Shakespeare in Performance. Both are from Adam Matthew and join more than a dozen other resources from that vendor in the Libraries’ collections. Literary Print Continue Reading →

SU Libraries to Host Living Library Event April 2; Book Volunteers Needed

The Syracuse University Libraries are excited to host a Living Library event on Tuesday, April 2 from noon to 5 p.m. in Bird Library. Participants will have the opportunity to talk to “living books”—volunteers from the Syracuse University community who represent a variety of cultural backgrounds and life experiences. Living Continue Reading →

ExLibris: major data migration & systems update, February 8, 2019

On Friday, February 8 at 8:00 p.m., ExLibris, which powers many of the links for our Summon search system and many of our eResources, will be undergoing a major data migration and systems update. During this time, many of the links to our electronic resources may be temporarily inoperable—including links Continue Reading →

What’s New in Special Collections? A selection of new acquisitions, recent donations and freshly available material from the Special Collections Research Center

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at Syracuse University Libraries, home to many of Syracuse University’s rare or unique research and teaching collections, will hold a special viewing of recent acquisitions and newly available material on Thursday, February 7, from 4-6 p.m. in the Antje Bultmann Lemke Seminar Room on Continue Reading →

Game Jam coming to Bird Library January 25 – 27, 2019

Do you love games?  Jammers who are interested in video games and streaming, web-based, or iOS / Android games, board games or card games, can compete for free in a worldwide challenge to design innovative game concepts over a food-fueled weekend.  Syracuse University’s Bird Library will host Global Game Jam® Continue Reading →

Dane Flansburgh Appointed Assistant Archivist for the Special Collections Research Center

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is pleased to announce that Dane Flansburgh has been hired as Assistant Archivist.  Dane joined SCRC in August of 2016 as Temporary Project Archivist processing the Crusade for Opportunity Records and the records of Chancellor William P. Tolley.  Prior to joining SCRC he was 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 www.oed.com.

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 →