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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:


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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

 

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!

Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Noticed.

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As a student, you may need to prepare a presentation for class with visuals, or a poster for a conference, or need images, video and audio for a digital publication. The University Libraries are committed to supporting your UB educational experience, and are undergoing a pilot project that will provide two computers with a variety of multimedia software, as well as a variety of equipment to create multimedia files. Sign out a camera, or an accessory to make your cell phone a better recording device. Computing time and loanable equipment must be reserved ahead of time.  Details are available on our web page.

The Multimedia Creation Lab is located on the South Campus, in the Health Sciences Library, Room 105 Abbott Hall, and the service is available to all current UB students.

Plan your research 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 September 10th with the final draft due on November 14th.

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

What is the Library Skills Workbook?

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The Library Skills Workbook is designed to help University at Buffalo students develop their library research skills. It is a General Education requirement for all UB undergraduate students, including transfer students. All undergraduate students are required to complete it during their first year of study at UB.

In addition to the general Library Skills Workbook, we offer 5 discipline-specific versions. Any UB student may choose to complete one of the discipline-specific versions or the general version; any one of them will fulfill the General Education requirement. Students should complete only one version. The discipline-specific versions are: Architecture, Business & Management, Engineering, Health Sciences, and History.

For more information about the Workbook, including how to enroll, please visit:
http://library.buffalo.edu/libraries/gethelp/libraryskillsworkbook/