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Research and Scholarship

The mission of the Research and Scholarship department is to:

  1. Foster creative exchanges across disciplines and colleges through imaginative partnerships and collaborative programs
  2. Advance faculty and student excellence by providing essential collections matched with subject-specific teaching and instruction services
  3. Encourage open access to and ensure long-term preservation of the research and creative output produced at Syracuse University for discovery and use by faculty, students, and the broader academic community

News & Updates from the Research and Scholarship Librarians

Fake News

Defining Fake News: “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: Everything else is public relations.” George Orwell wrote that. Except that he did not. Source attributions linking the statement to Orwell are omnipresent across many websites, and even within some academic journals. Yet, a connection is not established to Orwell having ever […]

Musings about Rubrics

Recently, I have increasingly heard, and used, the word rubric, and have been thinking about use of rubrics in collection development. As I started writing this blog post, I realized I wasn’t sure exactly what rubric meant, so I took a quick look in the Oxford English Dictionary and found, to my surprise, that rubric […]

Addressing the Needs of the Comprehensive Design Studio

The introduction to the syllabus for Architecture 409: Integrative Building Design Studio states “ARC 409 aspires to address the deployment of building systems, materials and processes in ways that express a coherent set of values and objectives achieved through architecture and its effects, as well as optimally perform their technically measurable tasks.” As such, this […]

Art in the Library

…” the best way to capture the imagination is to speak to the eyes.” – William Playfair John Cotton Dana (1856-1929) served dual roles as librarian for the Newark Library, and as the director of the Newark Museum, both of which were housed in the same building. Dana worked in a public library but in […]

Collections News

Geofacets trial

Geofacets trial
Trial access to Geofacets is available through April 7.
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New resources added to Libraries’ collections

Birkhauser Building Types Database, Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement, Early European Books, NK News Pro, and PrivCo added to Libraries' collections.
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East India Company trial

East India Company trial
Trial access to East India Company is available through February 23.
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Interested in Pursuing Humanities Funding and Fellowships?

Interested in Pursuing Humanities Funding and Fellowships?
Faculty and graduate students are invited to learn more about a range of University resources for pursuing Humanities grants, fellowships, and awards at a workshop on Friday, October 21 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Tolley Humanities Building, Room 304 (Sainsbury Library).
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