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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:



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!

Major of the Month: Check in with your librarian

Posted on: | by Molly Poremski |

UB Career Services has started to highlight a different major each month, offering special programs and services to students in that department. September is Physics month. In addition to contacting Career Services, you might want to talk with your departmental librarian. For physics, A. Ben Wagner is the subject specialist librarian.

Ben joined the faculty of the University at Buffalo Science and Engineering Information Center in June 2001. Prior to his UB position, Ben had a 26-year career at the Technical Information Center of Occidental Chemical’s Technology Department on Grand Island, NY. He received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship in 2006.

Ben can guide you to high quality information resources that are specific to physics including the career information sites listed below.



Whatever information you need, whether it is about a prospective employer and their research, background technical information, or help solving a specific research problem, please contact Ben.


Our most significant physics resources are all listed on our Physics subject guide. The three largest databases are Inspec (Physics Abstracts), SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts) with rich materials science coverage, and Web of Science, a highly multidisciplinary source covering patents, journal articles, conference papers, and book chapters. .

Dean of Undergraduate Education Research Conference Scholarships Spring 2014

Posted on: | by Guest Blogger |

Dr. Andy Stott, Dean of Undergraduate Education, is pleased to announce the establishment of twelve (12) scholarships designed to allow *eligible undergraduate researchers, from across the University at Buffalo, to attend the 2014 National University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Conference Center – Niagara Falls (CCNF).

Interested undergraduate students who are actively engaged in faculty-supervised research and creative activities are encouraged to apply for this funding. Students who are interested must submit:

1)    The title of their research/creative study

2)    The name and department of their faculty mentor, and

3)    An abstract no more than 100 words in length

Those chosen for this award will have their Conference registration paid, in full for Friday – July 25, 2014. On this day, each awardee will experience a professional conference that includes:

1)    Transportation to and from the CCNF

2)    Attending keynote addresses and meals

3)    Networking with other student researchers from across the country

4)    Attending a Graduate School Recruitment Fair

5)    Conducting a 15-minute presentation (Prezi or PowerPoint) of your research/creative activity, to an audience of your peers, followed by a brief 5-minute question and answer session.

Submissions are due by: June 23, 2014 and must be completed by accessing the following link:                        

Note: Please be sure to have the approval of your faculty mentor, prior to submitting your research title and abstract.