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Spring Instruction Schedule Now Available

Library Instructional Seminars are now scheduled for the Spring 2007 Semester. You may sign up online, by phone at 442-3691, or in person at the Dewey Library Reference Desk.

Topics include:
  • Orientation Tour of Dewey Graduate Library: Take a tour of the Dewey Graduate Library. Learn the basics about reserves, electronic databases, interlibrary loan, document delivery and more. This session does not fulfill the MSW information/computer literacy requirement.
  • Minerva, University at Albany‚Äôs Online Catalog: Learn how to locate books, journals, full text articles, and other materials in the Dewey ,University and Science libraries. Document delivery, electronic reserve and interlibrary loan will also be covered.
  • Introduction to Research Databases: Research databases can help find relevant information on almost any topic. This session will introduce important concept s needed to effectively search any database. Specific databases and platforms will also be demonstrated.
  • Social Welfare Research Seminar: Using Research Resources in Social Welfare. An introduction to using library databases, the library web page, and other Internet resources for research in social welfare. 1 1/2 hours.
  • Criminal Justice Research Seminar: Using Research Resources in Criminal Justice. An introduction to using library databases, the library web page, and other Internet resources for research in criminal justice. 1 1/2 hours. Not recommended for MSW students.
  • Introduction to Research Sources in Information Science: This session will introduce the beginning researcher to print resources, essential databases and Web sources for information science research. An opportunity for guided research on your topic will be provided. Not recommended for MSW students.
  • Nonprofit Organizations-Information Sources: This session will provide an overview to print, online and Internet sources of information regarding nonprofit organizations and their activities. 3/4 of the session will be hands-on use of electronic databases. Approximately 60 minutes.
  • Introduction to Westlaw Campus: Westlaw Campus provides online access to the full text of federal and state statutes and regulations, federal and state appellate court decisions, law review articles, and a legal encyclopedia. This one hour session is hands-on and will cover finding documents using legal citations as well as constructing a key word search strategy.
  • Conducting Research from Home: Did you know that there are important reference works, full text databases and scholarly internet sites all available at your desktop? This session will provide an overview on important research resources that can be accessed from remote locations.
  • Introduction to Federal Public Policy Research: This session will cover finding the legal authority for a policy, sources for legislative history, and sources evaluating federal public policies. The one hour session will be 1/2 lecture and 1/2 hands-on searching of electronic databases.
  • Evidence Based Practice: This advanced research seminar will focus on how to find and evaluate research information for clinical social work practice. Prerequisite: Social Welfare Research Seminar. This is a one hour long class