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Undecided Making Informed Decisions

Posted on: | by Guest Blogger | No Comments

[The following blog post was written by Kristin E. Cangialosi, a graduate student in the Department of Library & Information Studies.]

You got accepted into UB and started college in the last couple of months, or maybe even last year.  You’re taking the required general education courses but still cannot decide what you want to do after graduation.  Or maybe you came to UB with a declared major, but after taking some classes are starting to realize that it’s not the right fit for you.

UB Career Services is dedicated to providing students with the information to help make these major decisions easier.  For each major offered at the university, UB Career Services has created a guide that explains what you can do professionally with that degree when you graduate.  For even more guidance, you can enroll in the three-credit, semester-long, seminar course UBE 202: Career Planning to conduct a deeper exploration of your options.

To help get you thinking about career possibilities, you can use the Career Planning Guide to find resources within the UB Libraries’ collections.  Here are just a few of the titles available to get you started with your independent research.

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. .