Category: Research & Teaching

Generative AI for Research

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is a part of the new educational landscape. It may feel like the current conversation focuses on all the potential dangers, but using appropriate generative AI tools can help experienced scholars save time and effort with some of the more tedious parts of the research process. Here are some important considerations…Continue Reading Generative AI for Research

The Brainy News: When Zombies Attack

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Fred the UnDead here, I’m standing at the site of the Cox School of Business renovation and it appears that hordes of zombies have overrun the campus! I’m going to see if I can catch some people to… interview. Looks around quad. Oh I see Emily Newsome, the Associate Director of the Executive MBA program….Continue Reading The Brainy News: When Zombies Attack

Maximize Your Research Impact: Deposit Your Data in the SMU Dataverse Repository

In the dynamic landscape of research, data sharing and preservation are crucial. SMU Libraries has partnered with the Texas Data Repository (TDR) to offer the SMU Dataverse Repository, a reliable and accessible platform to deposit your valuable data. Dr. Kathleen Smits, chair of the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, the first at SMU to start…Continue Reading Maximize Your Research Impact: Deposit Your Data in the SMU Dataverse Repository

Love Data Week

Data is inarguably an integral part of our lives, influencing decision-making processes across all disciplines. February 12 -16, SMU Libraries will join the global community in celebrating International Love Data Week, an initiative that emphasizes the importance of data in research, education, and innovation. This year’s theme – “My Kind of Data” – underscores the…Continue Reading Love Data Week

Unlock the Past with AM Explorer

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    AM Explorer is a comprehensive repository of digitized primary source databases covering the 15th to the 21st centuries. Particularly relevant to students and scholars in the social sciences and humanities, the platform facilitates exploration across its extensive collections. AM Explorer’s wide-ranging variety of sources and interactive tools invites researchers to engage thoughtfully with…Continue Reading Unlock the Past with AM Explorer

Project Management for Advanced Research

  Project management can help you plan and execute writing your thesis or dissertation, publishing your scholarly article, or organizing a collaborative research project. Recently, Moody School, SMU Libraries and the Office of the Provost collaborated to host a workshop on the basic principles of project management for advanced research.  Important takeaways from the workshop…Continue Reading Project Management for Advanced Research

Top tips on data, databases and datasets

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SMU Libraries will host Drop-in with Data on Tuesday and Thursday. Drop in and see us and bring your questions about using data and datasets. We’ll have experts in GIS, data visualizations and Tableau, business, humanities, and social sciences. November 14 (registration recommended), 1 p.m. in Fondren Library November 16 (registration required), 12 p.m. online…Continue Reading Top tips on data, databases and datasets

Five on Finance: A Conversation with Sameet Banerjee

Sameet Banerjee sitting in front of a Bloomberg terminal in the Kitt Investing and Trading Center at the Business Library.

Welcome to Five on Finance with the Business Library! Today we’re talking to Sameet Banerjee, a business student majoring in finance at the SMU Cox School of Business. Business Library: Thanks for being here, Sameet! Sameet: Of course, happy to be here. Business Library: So, you recently attended all four workshops from the topical deep…Continue Reading Five on Finance: A Conversation with Sameet Banerjee

Discover Sage Explorer: Explore new possibilities

Discover Sage Explorer. Learn without the lag. Explore new possibilities.

  Sage Explorer provides a wealth of resources for SMU students and faculty. Learn new skills from the Sage Campus online learning collection or learn one of the hundreds of research methods from the Sage Research Methods collection. Sage Explorer is focused on social sciences, but there is something for everyone. Social sciences research librarian…Continue Reading Discover Sage Explorer: Explore new possibilities

Artificial Intelligence and the Research Paper: A Librarian’s Perspective

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AI writing can mimic style, but it cannot mimic substance yet. The release of a powerful, free and easy-to-use large language model platform, Open AI’s ChatGPT, raises interesting questions about the future of writing in higher education. As the Undergraduate Success Librarian, I have a unique perspective on generative AI, like ChatGPT, that I want…Continue Reading Artificial Intelligence and the Research Paper: A Librarian’s Perspective