Category Archives: E-Resources

Learning to Engage in Anti-Racism

A Message from SMU Libraries’ Dean, Holly Jeffcoat: Books, and the ideas they contain, are key resources when people are confronted with new ideas and problems. They help us learn from experts, dig deeper into our past, and contemplate ideas

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Anti-Racism Starter Kit

Dismantling systemic racism requires individuals, especially those privileged by a racist system, to proactively inform themselves, recognize their role, and take an active stand against the racism inherent in our society – including SMU. The resources below are by no

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Discussing Racism With Children (by Age Group)

In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times about racism, the author Ibram X. Kendi discussed the need to talk about racism with children: “When children ask a racial question and we don’t want to talk about it, the

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SMU Libraries’ 2nd Annual Digital Humanities Research Institute

Join DHRI@SMU, August 10-13, 2020. Apply now, applications are due July 31 Digital humanities (DH) answers humanities questions with computational methods. DHRI@SMU offers intensive training in DH tools and skills. We focus both the digital and the humanities. We also

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Immerse Yourself in the Digital Humanities!

SMU Libraries premieres the Digital Humanities Research Institute. Join DHRI@SMU, August 19-22, 2019. Apply now, applications are due April 22. Digital humanities (DH) uses computational methods and tools to address humanities questions.What is a good way of getting started in

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Kanopy Licensing Change

SMU Libraries are taking measures to reduce expenditures on films viewed on the Kanopy Streaming Service platform.  This action is in response to quickly-escalating costs for campus use of these materials.  Kanopy operates on a patron-driven acquisition (PDA) model.  When

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Help Shape Support for SMU Academic and Research Goals

Check your email! SMU Libraries is conducting the first comprehensive campus-wide survey since 2011, in collaboration with OIT.  The survey opened via email invitation on Thursday February 14th and will run until Monday February 25th.  All Faculty, Staff, and Graduate

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Copyright Questions? We Can Help!

SMU Libraries Copyright helps you navigate copyright law. Our site covers legal basics, including fair use, teaching provisions, and public performance rights. Copyright and Licensing Is Everywhere. Whether sharing files through Canvas, using photographs in publications, or setting your latest

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New Research Data Management Support Available from SMU Libraries

Recognizing the growing need to support SMU researchers’ data management needs, SMU Libraries offers consultation for research data management support. Librarians are available to discuss different aspects of the research data life cycle in the following areas: Data Access: explanation

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Seven Tips for Spotting False Information and Bias

Trying to determine if that news or social media story you are reading is biased? Check your emotional response, says SMU Information Literacy Librarian Megan Heuer. “A strong emotional response to a news story, positive or negative, is a sign

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