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2014 Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research Winner

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Lee Swaydis, 2014 Prize Winner

Lee Swaydis, 2014 Prize Winner

The University at Buffalo Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, are pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research. The $500 prize recognizes students who produce significant academic inquiry requiring the use of information resources, the Libraries, and the collections.

This year’s winner is Lee Swaydis (junior, African American Studies) for his research project, “The McCarley Gardens Struggle: A Story of Gentrification,” which explores an under-researched area of local African American history and social policy. Major research databases and the Libraries large collection of rare books on local history and politics supported Mr. Swaydis’ research. The faculty mentor for this project was Dr. Keith Griffler of the Department of Transnational Studies.

The Libraries are proud of our support in this impressive research project. Swaydis will be honored at a library reception in Special Collections on April 16, 2014, in addition to the Celebration of Academic Excellence on April 23, 2014 in the Center for the Arts.

Congratulations, Lee!

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

 

 

 

 

2014 Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research ($500) – Deadline March 7

Posted on: | by Bridget Schumacher |

The University at Buffalo Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, are pleased to sponsor and announce the 2014 Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research.

The Prize recognizes students who produce significant academic inquiry requiring use of information resources, the University at Buffalo Libraries and the collections. Undergraduate research conducted by individual students or bystudent teams is eligible.

  • Research in all disciplines is eligible for the Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research
  • Submissions must document use and application of library/information resources in any format (online, print, Web, media, etc.)
  • Research conducted in full or part during the period from January 2013 – February  2014 is eligible
  • Research projects can be presented in any format (print, web-based, media, database, art works, etc.)
  • Prize winning research will be featured on the UB Libraries and Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Web sites

One $500 prize will be awarded.

For more information and/or to apply, please visit: library.buffalo.edu/research-prize.

The application deadline is March 7, 2014.

Holiday Hours – Labor Day, September 2

Posted on: | by Bridget Schumacher |

With the holiday weekend approaching, don’t forget to check the library hours before heading to campus. Building and reference hours for each library are available on the library web site under the About Us drop-down menu.

Please note that all University Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2013 in observance of Labor Day.