Libraries News and Events

Marketing & Communications Team Joins Libraries

Cristina Hatem, Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications, and Meara Mosny, Communications Coordinator, recently joined Syracuse University Libraries’ Marketing & Communications team. Hatem and Mosny will focus on marketing and communications activities that advance the Libraries’ mission and vision, tell the Libraries’ stories, promote services, and share how the Libraries’ Continue Reading →

Forever Orange: The Story of Syracuse University

To coincide with the celebration of Syracuse University’s sesquicentennial in 2020, Syracuse University Press is publishing Forever Orange: The Story of Syracuse University. This monumental, 10” x 12” book, lavishly illustrated with 300 photographs, provides a unique look at the diverse people, places, and events that have helped SU become Continue Reading →

Inclusion & Accessibility Librarian Featured Speaker at Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians

Katherine Deibel, PhD, Syracuse University Libraries’ Inclusion & Accessibility Librarian was a featured speaker at the Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL) Annual Conference on May 14, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Deibel’s closing keynote presentation was titled “When You’re the Bridled Horse.” OVGTSL’s Annual Conference was geared for Continue Reading →

Mid-Century in Stereo 5.0 Exhibit

Check out the Learning Common’s newest exhibit on the 1st Floor of Bird Library: Mid-Century in Stereo 5.0, a selection of unusual vinyl records from a private collection culled from thrift stores and forgotten places. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the exhibit and consists of a handpicked selection Continue Reading →

iSchool, Arts & Sciences and Libraries Collaborate on “Art of Romanticism” Course

As part of Professor Romita Ray’s “Art of Romanticism” course this past spring 2019 semester, Ray, her students, School of Information Studies (iSchool) Professor Daniel Acuna, and Elizabeth Novoa, President of Unika Analytics, designed a website titled Romanticism at Syracuse University. The site features four items from Syracuse University Libraries’ Continue Reading →

PlastiVan® Visits Syracuse University Libraries

Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center hosted a visit from the PlastiVan® on April 26, 2019.  The PlastiVan® is sponsored by SPE Foundation, an association of more than 22,000 members uniting plastics professionals worldwide and committed to making the plastics world better by providing a forum that generates awareness Continue Reading →

Blackstone LaunchPad Powered by Techstars Welcomes Graduating Seniors to the Founders Circle

Syracuse University Libraries’ Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars welcomed 33 new Founders Circle graduating Syracuse University students at a dinner and induction ceremony held on May 3 at Bird Library. The group launched 18 ventures. The Founders Circle includes graduating seniors and recent alumni who have contributed significantly to building Continue Reading →

Syracuse University Libraries and Department of Chemistry Collaborate to Identify Chemical Composition of Plastics Artifacts Collection

Syracuse University Libraries has collaborated on a first-of-its-kind project between the Special Collection Research Center (SCRC) and the Department of Chemistry. Courtney Asztalos, the Libraries’ Plastics Pioneers Curator of Plastics and Historical Artifacts, partnered with Syracuse University Chemistry Professor Dr. Timothy Korter to investigate the chemical composition of objects from Continue Reading →

In the Biblio Gallery: Afghanistan by U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew DeVirgilio

An exhibit by U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew DeVirgilio will be on display in the Biblio Gallery on the 4th floor of Bird Library. U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew DeVirgilio is currently a student in the Military Photojournalism program at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication. He deployed to Afghanistan Continue Reading →

Syracuse University Libraries announces new Director of Special Collections Research Center

Petrina Jackson will be Syracuse University’s next Director of the Special Collections Research Center, starting in June 2019.  She comes to the SU Libraries from Iowa State University, where she has been Head of Special Collections and University Archives since 2016, and before that was Head of Instruction and Outreach Continue Reading →

Cite Your Sources Easily with RefWorks

By Pamela McLaughlin | March 29, 2006

RefWorks, the popular web-based bibliographic management database, is now available to SU students, faculty and staff through a campus-wide license purchased by Syracuse University Library. RefWorks, from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, is a leading online tool for helping students better understand and efficiently manage proper academic citation formats. RefWorks also provides Continue Reading →

Computing and printing trial ongoing in E.S. Bird Library

By Pamela McLaughlin | February 10, 2006

Many students would like to be able to work on papers and print them out from the Library. In response to their requests, E.S. Bird Library has launched a computing and printing trial. For the trial, 11 General Reference Area computers will provide students with access to Microsoft Office software Continue Reading →

Jan. 17: Architecture Reading Room to Reopen Downtown

By Pamela McLaughlin | January 12, 2006

As part of the School of Architecture move, the Architecture Reading Room in Slocum Hall closed on December 15, 2005, and will reopen in its new downtown location on January 17, 2006. The Architecture Reading Room can be reached at its original phone number: 443-3518. Melinda Dermody Head of Arts Continue Reading →

New Versions of SciFinder Scholar Available

By Pamela McLaughlin | December 9, 2005

SciFinder Scholar 2006 is a major upgrade for the Windows platform with improved search tools. SciFinder Scholar 2006 for Windows requires Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, or NT 4.0. A web browser is needed to access full text via ChemPort, online Help, and Internet resources within the Tools menu. Plug-ins Continue Reading →

SRDS business publications now online

By Pamela McLaughlin | December 7, 2005

Syracuse University Library has recently subscribed to the online version of several SRDS publications, including: – Consumer Magazine Advertising Source – Newspaper Advertising Source – Radio Advertising Source – TV & Cable Source – Business Publication Advertising Source You will find these online publications on the Library’s databases page, Continue Reading →

New Database for American Music

By Pamela McLaughlin | October 6, 2005

The Library has just acquired a new database for music: The Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM). As part of New World’s mandate to serve the educational community, DRAM utilizes JSTOR as a model, and facilitates American music research by scholars and students by offering on-demand, streaming access of complete Continue Reading →

ILLiad (interlibrary loan) has a new URL:

By Pamela McLaughlin | August 17, 2005

To connect with ILLiad you must type “https:” (instead of “http:”) at the beginning of the URL.

In addition to the Web of Knowledge, the Library has added many new databases in all subject areas to its extensive collection of electronic resources.

By Pamela McLaughlin | July 11, 2005

These new databases became available on July 1 and are accessible via SUMMIT, the online catalog, and the Databases Main Menu. The new databases include: ARTstor A collection of 300,000 images for use in the teaching and study of art, architecture and archaelogy. Specialized image collections include Asian art, Native Continue Reading →

The Library has acquired ISI Web of Knowledge, the premiere citation database for all science, social science, and humanities disciplines, along with backfiles to 1995.

By Pamela McLaughlin | July 11, 2005

Web of Knowledge provides access to the content of 8,700 authoritative, high-impact journals, including 200 open-access journals covered by Science Citation Index ExpandedTM, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Using cited reference searching, a unique search method, users can navigate forward, backward, and through the literature, Continue Reading →

New Databases at SU Library

By Pamela McLaughlin | July 11, 2005

In addition to the Web of Knowledge, the Library has added many new databases in all subject areas to its extensive collection of electronic resources. These became available on July 1 and are accessible via SUMMIT, the online catalog, and the Databases Main Menu. The new databases include: ARTstor A Continue Reading →