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Fall ’21 Workshop Schedule

SMU Libraries is committed to making your time here a success! Throughout the semester we offer live and virtual workshops on topics designed to support your research needs. Seats are limited; register now! Find details and registration information for all

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Vote 2020 – It’s Just Two Steps: Register and Vote!

With the upcoming presidential and congressional election on November 3, 2020, it’s an ideal moment to reflect on past elections at Southern Methodist University. During the late 1960s, college and university students across the country and at SMU protested against

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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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Food for Fines: Help Stock “The Shop”

In the spirit of holiday sharing, SMU Libraries is collecting food donations for The Shop in return for waiving library fines. The Shop, located in Fondren Library, is an initiative for SMU students who are food insecure coordinated by Student

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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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Get Familiar with Open Access Publishing

What is open access publishing? Open access (OA) is the online publication of scholarly articles, at no cost to readers. With unsustainable increases in journal costs, OA could provide the answer to maintaining access to academic journals.   How “open”

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Interdisciplinary research and collaboration are the focus of the 2018 Prism Panel

What is the Prism Panel? The current focus on interdisciplinary research and teaching at SMU and universities around the world is producing a range of innovative approaches, which are now shaping curricula, research agendas, and policies. Objective One of Goal

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Spotting Fake News

Why do people fall for fake news?  How do you verify a piece of news as real?  How do you determine bias?  What is the place of personal responsibility in finding good news? There have been a lot of solutions

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