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Copyright Basics: Nothing to Fear

Heard of copyright? Afraid of copyright? Well, copyright is not something to be feared. It is a system that seeks to protect the rights of work creators, while also allowing the public access and use of those works to foster

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5 Minutes with Fair Use

Today marks the beginning of ARL’s Fair Use Week. According to the Fair Use Week website, the purpose of this week is to “celebrate the important doctrines of fair use in the United States” and “promote and discuss the opportunities

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SMU Libraries Join HathiTrust

SMU Libraries are now among the newest members of HathiTrust. SMU faculty, students, and staff now have access to in-copyright works and additional text mining tools as part of the new membership in the HathiTrust Digital Library. As a digital repository

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Starbucks Extends Hours For Finals in Fondren

To accommodate the long nights of studying, SMU Dining Services has extended Finals Hours for the Starbucks in Fondren Library! Monday 12/5 – Friday 12/9: 7AM – Midnight Saturday 12/10: 7AM – 3PM Sunday 12/11: Noon – Midnight Monday 12/12

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Paws and Take a Break

Reduce the stress of studying for finals! Spend some time with a therapy dog! About the Event: Our canine friends from Pet Partners will visit with students to help reduce stress from finals.  Research has shown that spending 5-24 minutes with a calm

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Late Night Snacks: Free Food!

Late Night Snacks returns to Fondren Library! Join us for free snacks while you study in Fondren during the Reading Days. Late Night Snacks will be brought to you by SMU Dining Services. Find the menu by following @smudining on

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Long Night Against Procrastination

Start your finals week right and finish your semester strong by joining us for Fondren Library’s first ever Long Night Against Procrastination! The Long Night Against Procrastination, or LNAP, is a structured environment with timed study sessions and breaks to help keep you productive

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Library Staff Music Playlist: Listen Now!

Listen Now! Get the playlist Finals are almost here so it is time to hit the books! Enjoy a playlist of hand-picked songs from the Libraries Staff to help you focus while studying. Have Spotify Premium on your phone? Enter spotify:user:ncdsatsmu into the Spotify search.

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Food for Library Fines

In the spirit of holiday sharing, Bridwell Library and Central University Libraries are once again collecting food donations for the North Texas Food Bank in return for waiving library fines. For every donation of a can or package of non-perishable

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Faculty Information Literacy Stipend Winners are Announced

Central University Libraries is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Faculty Information Literacy Stipend. Both Dr. Kathleen Gallagher and Dr. Beth Newman are implementing assignments into a Fall 2016 course that address information literacy concepts and skills, working

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