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Tackle time management with the Assignment Calculator

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The Assignment Calculator is a tool that helps you to plan your research assignments. Using this tool is easy! Type in the date that you will begin your assignment and the date that it is due. The Assignment Calculator will retrieve a schedule for you to follow in order to stay on track and complete your research paper on time.

Click here for an example of the schedule retrieved when a student planned to begin her paper on February 21st with the final draft due on March 28th.

Remember, the sooner you start your research, the more time you will have to write a successful paper!

EndNote Clinics in the Science & Engineering Information Center

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Bring your laptop to one of our regularly scheduled Wednesday EndNote clinics between 1 and 2pm and our EndNote experts will help you load and use this free software program, which helps you save, manage and format your references for use in writing papers.  We will also be available at these clinics to help advanced EndNote users troubleshoot any problems you may have using the software. Questions about library resources and services also are encouraged.  All are welcome!
 
WHERE:                Science & Engineering Information Center, 2nd Floor, Silverman Library, Capen Hall [back by the windows]
WHEN:                  Day of the Week:   Wednesday
TIME:                     1-2pm
DATES:                   February 26, March 5, March 12, March 26, April 2, April 9, April 16, April 23, April 30, and May 7
[Note:  There will be no clinic during the week of spring break, March 17th-21st]
 
Questions:  Contact Nancy Schiller, Engineering Librarian, schiller@buffalo.edu

 

Welcome back and happy first day of classes!

Posted on: | by Bridget Schumacher |

As we welcome you back from winter break, we also welcome your questions about library services and resources. Below are some important library links to help you start the semester off on the right track:

  • Research Tips is an online tutorial that guides you through the research process from start to finish. Learn how to find books and journals, locate full-text articles, evaluate web sites, and more!
  • Course Reserves will help you locate the library item(s) that your instructor has placed on reserve for your course.
  • Student FAQs will help you find the answers to many common questions such as “Does the library have a copy of my textbook?” and “Can I print from my laptop?”. For answers to even more questions, try Help A-Z.

Still looking for answers? Ask a librarian! We’re available via email, instant message chat, phone, text and in-person. We look forward to working with you and helping you with all of your library service and research needs.

Best wishes for a productive spring semester!

Top 10 Things Every Student Should Know About the UB Libraries

Posted on: | by Bridget Schumacher |

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:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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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+

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

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The UB Libraries are the go-to places to find sources for your research paper or project: http://library.buffalo.edu