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Library Services – Interlibrary Loan

While we often boast of our 2+ million books and having access to thousands of journals at our fingertips, SMU libraries doesn’t have the budget or space to acquire everything. Interlibrary loan (ILL) is one of our workhorse services, giving … Continue reading

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Ethical Fellow Charged with Unethical Behavior

Feds Charge Activist with 13 Felonies for Rogue Downloading of Academic Articles David Kravets Wired.com, September 18, 2012 Twenty-five year old hack-tivist Aaron Swartz habit of downloading millions of articles from the academic database JSTOR has caught up with him.  … Continue reading

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Roving Librarians @ Lyle for Fall 2012

Each Tuesday from 2 to 3PM through the Fall semester, Melanie Golder and I will be visiting the Lyle School to provide students and faculty with research support.  Whether its a question about acquiring a book or help setting up … Continue reading

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Library Services Make Semester Planning Easier

Now that Summer Semester is over and you are preparing for the Fall, here are some services we offer to consider in your plans: Course Reserve. If you assign required or supplemental reading in your courses, we can manage your … Continue reading

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Register for “New Graduate Student Library Tour”

During August, SMU’s Fondren Library will offer tours for incoming international engineering graduate students.  The tour will show students how best to use library resources and services to improve their academic experience.  Tour dates are: Tuesday, August 7 @ 3PM … Continue reading

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Library Service – Research Guides

With access to over 500 databases, it can be a daunting task to figure out where to turn first when researching a topic.  That’s why SMU library liaisons create Research Guides.   These guides should be the first place you … Continue reading

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Embedded Librarian Coming to a Building Near You!

If you ever need to talk with me, have free time Monday afternoon, but don’t want to trek over to Fondren Library, well your time has come.  I’m now spending a few hours each Monday afternoon to work from the … Continue reading

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Library Service – Reserving Items

At the beginning of every semester we experience a mad rush as students scour the library looking for books assigned as classroom texts.  For the benefit of students, we provide a service for faculty to reserve books, photocopy articles and … Continue reading

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Library Service – Research Consultations

Whether you’re starting a research project or stuck somewhere in the middle, sometimes you need a nudge (or several) in the right direction.  The library offers a Research Consultation service to students, staff and faculty to aid with researching in-depth … Continue reading

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Classroom Instruction: Preparing for Tomorrow…

One task I always look forward to is when I get to deliver in-class instruction.  I love igniting a spark in students when they connect with their professional literature. Learning how to access the discoveries of, and dialogs between engineers … Continue reading

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