Category Archives: Learn the Library

Includes tips on how to use the library most effectively as well as announcements of formal instructional activities we offer

Adventures in TAPPI

Hello from the basement of the Brody Learning Commons!  This is our first contribution to the blog.  We are the Heritage Science for Conservation Program housed within the Conservation Department.  We research the deterioration and conservation of materials housed within … Continue reading

What is THE best citation tool?

One very common question that comes up, from both students and researchers, is: “What is the best citation tool for doing X?” It’s an excellent question because every year another slew of citation management tools, apps, and software materialize. Often … Continue reading

Unburied Treasure: Discovering ARTstor Collections

While on an expedition through the ARTstor Digital Library’s more than 1.9 million arts and humanities related images, you might use ARTstor’s robust search and filtering functionality to hunt for specific images or works of art. Alternatively, you might choose … Continue reading

Five (Library) New Year’s Resolutions You CAN Keep

New Year’s resolutions are notoriously hard to keep. Here are 5 we can help you with! Find out who your liaison librarian is. Whether you’re a grad student and need to meet the librarian for your department, or an undergrad … Continue reading

All sorts of endings

It’s the end of the year (or maybe the end of the world?) and since I’m writing this on a gray afternoon, my mind is focused on the end of all things. Since I’m a librarian, I can’t help but … Continue reading

Holiday Treats!

Are you eagerly anticipating traditional holiday foods? Or, perhaps you are interested in baking some cakes and cookies? Celebrate the spirit of the season with some cool recipes from our library and other collections that are available online for free. … Continue reading

Library Hours During Finals Week

Thanksgiving is long gone. Classes end Friday, Dec. 4th. Reading period is Dec. 7 – 8, and finals are Dec. 9 – 18. This means study environments will be at a premium. Whatever your preference, we have a space for … Continue reading

Medium Rare Books? You Mean You Eat Them?

Well, not exactly. We all know what “rare” books are, right? Generally any book produced before 1800, as well as books that have a particular value or, well, rarity. But that leaves scads of older books out in the cold, … Continue reading

Find Funding Opportunities with SciVal Funding and Grant Forward

Part of a researcher’s work is finding funding to grow and sustain their research. New equipment, travel, and grad student stipends are supported by grant funding. The library provides resources for discovery of funding sources. We have two databases that … Continue reading

Calling All Freshmen: Help the Libraries Serve You Better!

You are invited to join the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) and help advise us on new and existing library services and policies. This group is chaired by Dean Winston Tabb and includes undergraduate and graduate students. Meetings are held twice per semester. … Continue reading