Join Us to Discuss the Library Collections Budget

January 8, 2018

SMU Libraries collection development staff will hold a Library Collections Budget Town Hall meeting on Thursday, January 18th from 2-4 pm in DeGolyer Library, room 309.  Collections staff will present information about the library’s budget and the cost of current

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Finals Week at the Libraries

December 4, 2017

Finals week is a stressful time of the year for any university campus. Research shows that effectively managing stress improves memory, mood, and academic performance. The “Week of Wellness” is a series of events and activities that the libraries, with our

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The Impact of Information Literacy Instruction on Student Success

November 13, 2017

Librarians’ Role in the Academic Mission of the University We acknowledge that librarians add value to a university’s academic mission. However, there is very little concrete evidence in support of librarians’ contributions to the advancement of academic excellence, unlike the

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Information Literacy through Wikipedia? Yes!

October 30, 2017

A Wikipedia editing project conducted in a summer anthropology course at SMU recently won the $1,000 SMU Libraries Information Literacy stipend. Yes, Wikipedia! Actually, a project of this type is an excellent way to foster information literacy, critical thinking, and

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New GIS Collaborative Lab Hours and Consultations

September 22, 2017

The GIS@SMU: Initiative for Spatial Literacy and the Central University Libraries are proud to announce the new GIS Collaborative Lab Hours beginning this fall. This new service was developed in response to the overwhelming demand for research and training utilizing

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Building a Digital Collection for Academic Research

August 24, 2017

A digital collection, which can contain just a few or thousands of items, can be an incredibly useful tool for a researcher who needs a searchable database of digital files relating to an academic project or area of interest. For

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Farewell to Dean McCombs

June 23, 2017

This week marks the final week Dean Gillian M. McCombs is at the helm of the Central University Libraries. Dean McCombs’ contributions have been far-reaching and numerous as she has tirelessly worked for the students, faculty, and staff at SMU.

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New Library System Has Arrived

June 19, 2017

All SMU libraries have implemented a new search system. The new system, Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo, replaces the 18-year old Voyager library system and the Discover SMU Libraries search. The new library search provides an enhanced user experience while

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New and Improved Access to Your Library Account

June 16, 2017

With the new library system migration on June 15th, library accounts have been simplified into one easy-to-use interface. The new library account system allows you to view check outs and holds, renew your materials, view fines and fees, and update

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eJournal List Migration in Progress

June 16, 2017

Here is what you need to know: You can still access the full list of databases We are working on migrating the list of eJournals into the new system. For now, keep visiting the former eJournal title list. While a

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