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Major of the Month: Theatre and Dance

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Glendora Johnson-CooperGlendora Johnson-Cooper is the subject librarian for Theatre and Dance. With over 25 years’ experience as a librarian, she has a wealth of knowledge about the resources the Libraries’, and the University offer.  She is a past recipient of a SUNY Chancellor’s award for Excellence in Librarianship, and she welcomes the many opportunities she has to demonstrate the power of critical thinking and the value of cultivating life-long learning skills.­­­ Glendora came to librarianship with 17 years’ experience as an arts administrator, with a focus on the performing and visual arts.  She loves helping students and faculty sharpen their information-seeking abilities.

Glendora can help make sense of the many information resources the Libraries’ provide.  For quality, scholarly information on Theatre and Dance, try searching these databases:





Meet Nancy Schiller, UB’s Engineering Librarian!

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Nancy Schiller is UB’s Engineering Librarian.  She works with undergraduate and graduate students in UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to help them find the information they need to be successful in their coursework and research.   Beginning September 8th, Nancy will be available to answer your library-research-related questions in the lobby of Davis Hall on Tuesdays from 11am to 12:30pm and on Thursdays from 2 to 3:30pm.  But feel free to contact her any time via email at …. And to get you started now, here are a couple of her top picks for SEAS students:

  • Engineering information available online, 24/7 – Try out Knovel!   Knovel is an engineering database for engineering students that provides online full-text access to over 1,000 engineering handbooks and textbooks. It’s a great resource to use to look up any engineering topic, and it is especially good for finding properties data and other, often hard-to-find information.  As an added bonus, many of the digitized books in Knovel have interactive equations, tables, and graphs:
  • Digging deeper – The journal literature is the core literature in science and technology.  Journal articles will provide you with the kind of detailed technical information you need to complete your assignments, and they are essential sources of information when writing a Masters or PhD thesis  To search for journal articles by topic, use the premier engineering database, Compendex, just a click away via:

Workshop Announcement! Zotero: Simple Research Management

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If you are looking for a simple and intuitive way to organize sources and reference list citations, Zotero may be the solution.  An introductory Zotero workshop will be held three times this semester, sponsored by the UB Libraries.  The workshop will teach you how to capture online sources and import citations from databases.  You will also learn how to attach documents, include your own research notes, and maintain an organized library of sources!


223 Lockwood Library, North Campus


  • Tues. 10/7; 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Tues. 10/28; 1:30pm – 3:00pm
  • Tues. 11/18; 4:30pm – 6:00pm

You can register for the workshop date you want to attend here. Don’t forget to bring your own laptop or tablet.  You’ll be glad you did!

Top 10 Things Every Student Should Know About the UB Libraries

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As you begin to settle in for the new semester, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share information about resources and services available to you as a UB student. Here is our top ten list of “must knows” about the UB Libraries:



Each major has a librarian who can help you with your information needs: Subject Librarians


You can get instant answers from REAL people by using our 24/7 chat


The Libraries have an online guide and videos designed to help you understand basic research skills


There are many different study spaces in the UB Libraries, both group and silent – find out which ones are best for you


You can use your print quota from your laptop: Printing from your computer


The Silverman Library in Capen Hall is open 24/7 during Fall and Spring semesters.


You can have journal articles and book chapters delivered electronically, and library books made available for pick-up at the UB library of your choice using Delivery+


Undergraduate students are required to complete the Library Skills Workbook during their first year at UB


The UB Libraries are the go-to places to find sources for your research paper or project:


New to UB? You may also want to check out the Resources at University at Buffalo video to learn about even more amazing services and resources available to you around campus!