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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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2017 CUL Staff Service Awards

Special Awards for CUL Staff! Vote for the CUL Team Award and the Dean’s Eureka! Award The 2017 CUL Team Award and the Dean’s EUREKA! Award are an exciting way to bring recognition to the staff members of the CUL

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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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Meet Stace Maples from Stanford Geospatial Center

To prepare for this week’s GIS Bootcamp, we took some time to get to know Stace Maples. He is a graduate from SMU earning his bachelor’s degree in archaeology and will be returning to teach a series of workshops on GIS

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Help Us Build a Better Website

We are updating the library search experience this summer and need your feedback before it goes live. We are requesting faculty, student, or staff volunteers from all majors and departments to join us in conversations to tell us how they do research

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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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