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Beta Search Now Available!

Try out the beta version of our new library search! After you have taken a test drive of the new search, help us build a better search by letting us know what you think in our feedback form. The beta

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Fighting Fake News with the Libraries

The libraries recently held a workshop on how to recognize fake news which generated interesting discussions amongst attendees. As a follow up, we decided to share top tools and resources for fighting the spread of fake news and for understanding why we fall

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New Library Search: Coming June 2017

Finding the research you need is about to get a lot faster at SMU. The SMU Libraries are proud to announce the arrival of the Next Generation Library System. In June 2017, the libraries will “go live” with the Ex

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Finding Places to Publish

One of the joys of being a researcher, is seeing the results of the research that one has spent a long time working on, published. However, the process of finding the ideal journal is not always that easy. Experienced researchers

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A Librarian’s Top Tips for Better Internet Searches

We use the internet to find information every day and can often easily find what we are looking for, but there are times when more advanced techniques would yield better results. Here are some recommendations. 1. Consider the language that

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5 Minutes with GIS: What is it?

We met with Sylvia George-Williams to spend a few minutes talking about GIS. Sylvia is one of Fondren Library’s Science Research Librarians and the subject librarian for engineering. She and Dr. Jessie Zarazaga, Project Director for Initiative for Spatial Literacy, will be

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October 5th is Ask An Archivist Day!

  Every wonder what archivists do? Do you have questions about rare items in our collections? Well here is your opportunity to ask all the questions! October 5th is Ask An Archivist Day. Archivists around the United States will be on

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2015-2016 CUL Annual Report Available Online

The Central University Libraries 2015 – 2016 Annual Report is available online.  Learn about the Fondren Library renovation, library accomplishments, and staff achievements. 2015 – 2016 A 21st Century Transformation Mustangs Give Back Friends of the SMU Libraries grants Scrapbooks for

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24-Hour Study Space Starting Sept 11

Time to break out the all-night snacks and 5-hour energy! Fondren Library will be open 24/5 (Sun at noon through Friday at 6pm) starting on Sunday Sept 11. All of the new study spaces will be open all night, including

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Study with a View at Fondren!

Students and faculty can now enjoy remarkable views of the Dallas skyline in the newly-renovated 4th floor Skyline Study Area at Fondren Library. This is a quiet study area where students can study and be inspired in a comfortable environment set against a stunning

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