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Former Library Catalog No Longer Available

The SMU Libraries moved to a new library system on June 15, 2017. The new system replaced the 18-year-old Ex Libris Voyager system and the Discover SMU Libraries search. As a result, the library catalog at libcat.smu.edu and the Discover

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Volunteers Needed!

  Students, Faculty, and Staff, We need your help testing our need library search tool! The full version of the new search tool will be available on June 15th, but we still need more feedback. Feedback will be collected through

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Note to Summer Session Faculty

The following is an email sent on May 15th to faculty members teaching in the summer from Elizabeth Killingsworth, Director of Fondren Library: Dear Faculty, I am contacting you since you’re listed to teach a summer course during the SMU

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Library Catalog “My List” Data will Disappear

With the transition to the new library system and online catalog in June 2017, there will be some minor impacts to users. The current library catalog offers the “My List” feature which allows users to store lists of book titles in

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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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