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Western New York Library Resources Council - WNYLRC
01/15/2019

Western New York Library Resources Council - WNYLRC

Speak to your local legislators in person about the need for library funding!

We have a number of meetings set up locally for January and February - view the schedule here! https://wnylrc.org/library-advocacy

09/14/2017

Welcome to our newest participating library, Herkimer College Library!

03/31/2016
UC Library Online Resources - Utica College

Did you know that many libraries have access to court cases? Especially if you use a college or university library, check their databases page for Westlaw or LexisNexis Academic. Both are available to students at Utica College Library: https://www.utica.edu/academic/library/databases.cfm

Several thousand abstracts, selected and classified, fully indexed by author and subject provide coverage of anthropological scholarship in all its subfields: cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics.

Thank you to North Park Library in Buffalo for reminding everyone that they can chat with us even when the library is cl...
03/25/2016

Thank you to North Park Library in Buffalo for reminding everyone that they can chat with us even when the library is closed!

A reminder that while the North Park Library is Closed today (back to normal hours tomorrow 10a-6p), there are still plenty of online options available @ www.BuffaloLib.org

03/09/2016
catalog.onlib.org

A user recently asked us if there was a way to search for a book by ISBN. This is the "International Standard Book Number," a unique number for every book that is published, and many library catalogs have a way to do this. For example, with the Onondaga County Public Library, or the Finger Lakes Library System, go to their Advanced catalog search page, and select ISBN from the dropdown menu: http://catalog.onlib.org/polaris/search/default.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.4&type=Advanced

02/19/2016

Welcome to our newest participating library, SUNY Cobleskill Van Wagenen Library!

A student asked us how you can search for articles that have cited another particular article. The librarian showed them...
02/10/2016

A student asked us how you can search for articles that have cited another particular article. The librarian showed them a great tip: you can use Google Scholar at http://scholar.google.com. Just search for the article, then click the "cited by" link below it.

02/09/2016

Yesterday, a student was looking for empirical research articles, but their database search was showing articles that didn't fit. They asked us if there was a way to limit the search to exclude "non-empirical articles" and the librarian had a good idea. Use the database search limiters to filter for "scholarly" articles only, and add the word "study" to your search terms. The Sage Colleges Libraries

This month you may be seeing some cat memes at your local library. Several of our Ask Us 24/7 libraries now have flyers ...
01/12/2016

This month you may be seeing some cat memes at your local library. Several of our Ask Us 24/7 libraries now have flyers of the images that we posted in the fall, featuring our spokescat, Sophie. Here she is giving the flyers her paw of approval.

01/06/2016
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

A patron from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library asked us if there were ebook classes available, since they had gotten a reader for Christmas. Check out the listing of upcoming ebook classes in the library system: http://host6.evanced.info/buffalolib/evanced/eventcalendar.asp?pointer=&num=0&rts=&kw=ebooks&dt=mo&ds=&de=&sd=&mo=1/1/2016&df=list&EventType=ALL&Lib=ALL&AgeGroup=ALL&pub=1&nopub=&page=1&pgdisp=25&returnToSearch=&LangType=0

This workshop is designed as a practical, hands-on introduction to downloading eBooks from the library’s website for use on home computers and other personal electronic devices.

12/29/2015

Did you receive a tablet, ebook reader or Kindle as a gift? Just chat with us to find out how you can use it to read ebooks from your library! http://www.askus247.org

Timeline Photos
12/09/2015

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
12/07/2015

Timeline Photos

11/19/2015
Vermont watchman and State journal. (Montpelier, Vt.) 1836-1883, October 27, 1854, Image 1

Do you need primary sources for an assignment? Chronicling America, by the Library of Congress, is a great place to find them. Check out this article we found for a patron who wanted information on Abraham Lincoln's Peoria speech: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84023200/1854-10-27/ed-1/seq-1/#date1=1854&sort=date&date2=1854&words=Lincoln&sequence=0&lccn=&index=16&state=&rows=20&ortext=&proxtext=lincoln&year=&phrasetext=&andtext=&proxValue=&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=50

Vermont watchman and State journal. (Montpelier, Vt.) 1836-1883, October 27, 1854, Image 1, brought to you by University of Vermont, and the National Digital Newspaper Program.

11/10/2015

Not sure if the library (or other places on campus) are open tomorrow for Veteran's Day? Just ask us! http://www.askus247.org

11/03/2015
Morrisville State College Library

Welcome to our newest participating library, the Butcher Library at Morrisville State College! http://library.morrisville.edu/

The Library is excited to roll out our new chat reference service AskUs 24/7 where you can get reference help from a librarian 7 days a week, 24 hours a day! We partner with other librarians around the globe to provide 24/7 service. The chat button is on the library home page and on the search inter…

Does doing research make you grumpy? Just chat with one of our librarians and we'll be happy to help you!
10/07/2015

Does doing research make you grumpy? Just chat with one of our librarians and we'll be happy to help you!

Yesterday a patron asked us if you need to capitalize a medical condition in APA style. Luckily, APA has written a blog ...
10/05/2015
APA Style Blog: Do I Capitalize This Word?

Yesterday a patron asked us if you need to capitalize a medical condition in APA style. Luckily, APA has written a blog post on what to capitalize, so we can say that the answer is no: http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2012/02/do-i-capitalize-this-word.html

by Chelsea Lee Dear Style Experts, I am writing a paper in APA Style, and I have a question about the capitalization of a specific word. Can you tell me how to capitalize it? Also, I need to know what...

Can't make it to the library in person? No problem! We can help you wherever you are, as long as you're online.
09/29/2015

Can't make it to the library in person? No problem! We can help you wherever you are, as long as you're online.

On Ask Us 24/7, we have librarians ready to help you with your research. Whether you need help finding articles, evaluat...
09/21/2015

On Ask Us 24/7, we have librarians ready to help you with your research. Whether you need help finding articles, evaluating sources, or focusing your topic, we're there for you.

Getting frustrated with your search results? Just chat with one of our librarians and we can help you find the informati...
09/15/2015

Getting frustrated with your search results? Just chat with one of our librarians and we can help you find the information you're looking for.

Do you need help with an assignment or project in the middle of the night? Ask Us 24/7 is there for you. Our librarians ...
09/11/2015

Do you need help with an assignment or project in the middle of the night? Ask Us 24/7 is there for you. Our librarians are available all day, every day.

With the new school year upon us, librarians are ready to provide help with assignments, whether you are in middle schoo...
09/09/2015

With the new school year upon us, librarians are ready to provide help with assignments, whether you are in middle school, high school or college. See all our participating libraries here: http://www.askus247.org/info/partlibry.php

Have you checked out an ebook from your library and are wondering if you need to "return" it? If it's an Overdrive ebook...
08/11/2015
How to return titles before the end of y...

Have you checked out an ebook from your library and are wondering if you need to "return" it? If it's an Overdrive ebook from your public library, no need to worry. The file will expire on the due date. But if you want to return it early, there are some steps for different types of devices on this page: http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1481263-how-to-return-titles-before-the-end-of-your-lending-period-

All digital titles are automatically returned to your library at the end of their lending periods, so you never have to ...

07/31/2015
The College Store at Plattsburgh State

Students, are you wondering what textbooks you need for your fall classes? Many college bookstores have a webpage that will show the textbooks for each class, like this one that can help students at Feinberg Library, SUNY Plattsburgh: http://plattsburgh.verbacompare.com/ At Ask Us 24/7, we can help you find if your own bookstore has a site like this.

We highly recommend you access this site through a browser with JavaScript support for a full-featured experience. Download one of our favorites by clicking the icons to the right.

Need help in citing a work, such as APA or MLA style? We're happy to help! In addition, many of our libraries have guide...
07/27/2015
Basic Web Page - APA Citation Style - Research Guides at Utica College

Need help in citing a work, such as APA or MLA style? We're happy to help! In addition, many of our libraries have guides on their website showing citation examples, such as this one from Utica College Library: http://utica.libguides.com/c.php?g=291672&p=1943025

Personal or Corporate Author. (Last update or copyright date; if not known, use n.d.). Title of specific document. Retrieved from URL of specific document

One of our public library users recently asked how they can check out library books with a Kindle. The good news is that...
07/13/2015
Kindle eReaders

One of our public library users recently asked how they can check out library books with a Kindle. The good news is that if your library has OverDrive ebooks, you can definitely use your Kindle to read them! Check out the directions here: http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1481738-kindle

Kindles are a line of popular eReaders from Amazon designed to work with the Kindle Book format (available to U.S. libra...

06/22/2015

Question from one of our public library patrons:
Q: "When will the new book Grey by E.L. James be available?"
A: It has just been released. If your library doesn't have it, you can try filling out a suggestion form to ask them to purchase it, or make an interlibrary loan request.

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05/18/2015

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