Client Information Sheet Display

Examples of the Client Information Sheet assignments are set up in the display case on the wall as you exit the Library on the right side.  This assignment is required for students of the Animal Care course (VETS 130).  Those on display were created by students in the Fall 2005 classes.  The display will be up through the completion deadline for current students, March 13th. – Steve

The Little Book that Beats the Market…

February's free eBook of the Month from NetLibrary is The Little Book that Beats the Market, but it's only available through Feb. 28th.

Can you spare two hours to learn how to beat the market? Although it sounds like an audacious claim, February’s eBook of the Month can teach you how.  In his new book, Columbia Business School Professor and hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt offers a "magic formula" that, over time, consistently and significantly beats the market.

"LITTLE BOOK is one of the best, clearest guides to value investing out there."
                                                                   -The Wall Street Journal

Finding Images on the Web – Draw your Search

A couple new tools for finding pictures online…

Retrievr – Draw what you’re looking for, and this search engine does it’s best to match it with images that fit the color or shape of your drawing. Click at your own risk – you might lose an hour just playing around with this.

Ask Jeeves Picture Search – Ask just launched a new and improved image search engine. It has a nice filtering feature. Say you type in ‘bass’; you can click a link on the side narrowing that down to pictures of the musical instrument (as opposed to the fish). It also allows you to check images that you want to save as you go along.

If you haven’t ever used it, you may also want to check out Flickr. This is quite useful simply as a search tool, but you can also create a free account, and upload and share your own pictures here.

Searching SUNY

SUNY libraries are working together towards the goal of opening up our collections across campuses. The first step in this process is the SUNY Union Catalog, which enables you to search all SUNY campuses at once, narrow them down regionally or by type of college, or select an individual college to search. You can also view a list of recently purchased books across all SUNY campuses.

The next step in the process will be enabling you to request to borrow a book from any campus directly from the union catalog. Since we are not there yet, if you find a book you’d like to borrow from another campus, you will need to go into WorldCat and submit an ILL request there.

Another recent development is the SUNY Digital Repository in DSpace. Several campuses have already published materials in DSpace, including faculty publications, electronic journals, student theses, image collections, and college history materials. SUNY Press has made a collection of e-books available here as well.

New Citation Guides

If you’re like most people, when it comes to writing a research paper and citing your sources, you’re probably not always sure what you need to cite and what you don’t. So, we’ve put together a new web page on this very topic. Covering copyright and plagiarism, and common knowledge and proper paraphrasing, we’ve tried to provide you with straightforward explanations, along with links to useful examples.

This page also links to Resnick Library’s guide for APA citation style and our newly updated MLA style guide, which is also available in a printable .pdf file. We’ve expanded it to include formatting examples for images, and audio/video, and interviews. Let us know what you think. – Amy

Harlem Renaissance

Check out the Encyclopedia of the Harlem Rennaissance, a gorgeous, information-loaded reference work that just arrived at Resnick Library.  Look for this two-volume set in the NX section of our Reference Collection (on the main floor). 

It’s hard to imagine you won’t find what you’re looking for in this book.  Writers like Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison, Dorothy West and Zora Neale Hurston.  Artists like Romare Bearden, Edwin A. Harleston, Nancy Prophet and William H. Johnson.  In addition to essays on prominent individuals of the Harlem Renaissance, there are extensive articles on topics such as Jazz, Literature, Film, WPA, WWI, Riots, Vaudeville, and major newspapers and literary magazines from the period.  If you are inspired to further research, each article offers a list of additional resources.  Enjoy!  -Pam

Music CDs in the Library

In case you’ve never noticed them, the library has a collection of over 200 music CDs available for students and staff to check out.

The collection covers a broad spectrum of musical styles, ranging from pop and hip hop to classical, rock, and R&B. Try browsing through our collection to see if anything interesting pops out at you:

In some cases we have multiple albums from a single artist or group, so click on the links to check our catalog for what’s available.

Web Searching Presentations Available

Over the semester break, Steve and I presented a workshop on search engines, and various techniques for saving time and getting better results. Steve talked about using the Advanced Search features within Google, for example: limiting by format, using phrase searching, synonyms, and domain-specific searching. My piece focused on scholarly search tools like Scirus and Google Scholar, the newest SUNY information tools, Google’s Book Search, and subject-specific search tools for travel, jobs, and real estate.

For anyone who missed it, check out our presentations at, under ‘Staff Development.’