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The Impact of Information Literacy Instruction on Student Success

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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Building a Digital Collection for Academic Research

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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5 Minutes With: Nicole Finkbeiner, Open Education on the College Campus

Open Education Week (March 27-31) is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. SMU Libraries are helping to celebrate this week with

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5 Minutes With: Daniel Williamson and the Importance of Open Education Resources

Open Education Week (March 27-31) is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. SMU Libraries are helping to celebrate this week with

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5 Minutes With: Jonathan McMichael on Open Education Week – “What is it!?”

Open Education Week (March 27-31) is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. SMU Libraries are helping to celebrate this week with

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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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