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Goodbye, photocopiers! Hello, scanners!

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Change is coming to all University at Buffalo Libraries!

On Monday, August 4, all public photocopiers and James reader/encoders will disappear from all of our Libraries. That same day, scanning will be our new and only way of doing business – it’s free and green! The scanners will provide searchable-PDFs, Text-to-Voice, and other format options. They will also allow scans to be sent directly to the cloud, USB flash drives, or your email.

If you have questions or a copy card with a remaining balance, please stop by a library circulation desk for assistance. Non-UB affiliated patrons, please note that the copier card reader at the printer will be removed –please plan to make alternate arrangements for printing.

Using Google Scholar Off-Campus

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Google Scholar is an easy-to-use, web-based database that indexes and searches peer-reviewed journal articles, books, theses, pre-prints, and technical reports from all broad areas of research.

When you search Google Scholar from on the UB campus it recognizes that you are entitled by licensing agreements to view full-text articles. If you are a current member of the UB community and using Google Scholar from off-network, you need to complete the following steps:

  • Go to Google Scholar and click on Settings in the upper-right corner
  • This should bring you to the Scholar Settings page
  • On the left side bar, click on Library Links
  • Type University at Buffalo in the search box; click Search
  • A result list should appear under the search box; select University at Buffalo
  • Click Save
  • Start searching
  • When you link to a full text article from off-campus you will be presented with a log-in screen. Log-in with your UBIT name and password.

Keep in mind, that although Google Scholar is a great starting point for your research, it should not replace the library catalog or  subject-specific databases available to you through the UB Libraries.

Endnote™ Citation Management Software at UB

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Did you know that the UB Libraries provide EndNote citation management software to UB’s academic community? EndNote™ helps you organize bibliographic references to journal articles, book chapters, Web sites and other information sources. 

Watch the video below to learn more about EndNote, then head on over to http://library.buffalo.edu/help/endnote/ to get started!