New Books in the Library

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If you want to hide from the cold: curl up and read a good book! You can find our new titles at the Librarytab in myRedDragon: click the link “New Books at Memorial Library” in the left lower box “Library Links and Resources” and you will find an overview of our latest additions, organized by subject!

You can also browse the new books in the New Book shelves located on the second floor on the wall opposite the Instruction Resource Area (IRA).

PAWS for Stress Relief, Thursday December 10th; 11am-1pm

Paws Fall 2016

PAWS for Stress Relief is returning to the library! Petting a dog relaxes the body and mind, so why not take a studying break for some canine love? Stop by the Library on Thursday December 10th from 11am-1pm on the second floor to pet the dogs!

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Follow the Paw Prints to the second floor and ease into your finals with a little love of our canine friends!

Featured Database: MLA International Bibliography


The MLA International Bibliography is a subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It is produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), an organization dedicated to the study and teaching of language and literature.

The electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to the 1920s 1925 and contains millions of citations from journals & series as well as book publishers.

Coverage includes literature from all over the world–Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. Folklore is represented by folk literature, music, art, rituals, and belief systems. Linguistics and language materials range from history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, and syntax to translation. Other topics include literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and history of printing and publishing.

To access the MLA International Bibliography on the LibraryTab in myRedDragon:  choose Databases by Title and click on MLS International Bibliography.

New Books !

Want to know what new items have just arrived in Memorial Library?

You can find a link to the new titles in the lower left box on the LibraryTab

Before new books are being shelved in the stacks they are shelved on the 2nd floor near the Instructional Resources Area. You can check them out though!

Some of the new books that were added to our collection in November:

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Library Survey Fitbit Winner

fitbitMemorial Library would like to extend thanks to all students who participated in our survey.  Megan Swanson was the lucky winner of a Fitbit Flex, which was provided by the Friends of the Library.

We hope that in addition to raising our awareness of students’ research needs, that the survey also raised students’ awareness of the Research Help services available to them.  As we head into the second half of the semester, we would like to encourage students to seek help when needed.  Librarians can help you:  narrow your research topic, develop search strategies, identify and access resources, cite sources, and learn to use citation managers and other research tools.

Students can request one-on-one Research Help appointments with a librarian that specializes in their field of study.  Students can also drop by the Research Help Desk in the main lobby of Memorial Library, contact a librarian by phone (call 607-753-2590 or text 607-341-7883), or email us at  Chat is also available in any library resource with the green “Click to Ask a Librarian” button.

Birds of Prey Event! Oct 7 @ 7pm, Library 2nd floor

falconryMary Cope, General Falconer, accompanied by her Red-tailed Hawks, Kestrel, and Owls, will talk to us about birds of prey and her experience learning falconry.

  •  Date: Wednesday, Oct 7th
  • Time: 7pm  –  8:30pm
  • Place: SUNY Cortland’s Memorial Library, 2nd floor

 Join us!

 This event is free and open to the public

This is the final event related to “Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine of Harry Potter’s World”, a travelling exhibit on display at the library which was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. This event was generously supported by SUNY Cortland Memorial Library and the Campus Artist and Lecture Series (CALS).

If you have any questions, please contact Anita Kuiken at ext. 4983 or


survey imageMemorial Library likes your input! We would like students’ feedback about their research habits and needs, as well as their opinions on library services. This is a great opportunity to make yourself heard and even create change. Students completing the entire survey and providing contact info will be entered into a drawing to win a Fitbit!

The survey will be available at from 9/29 until 10/16.  Look for an email from the library with the link, as well.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Kanopy Streaming Available @ Memorial Library

kanopyWe are pleased to announce that the Library has recently introduced the new Netflix-like video streaming service, Kanopy, located on the Librarytab in myRedDragon. By clicking the Library Databases tab, you will find Kanopy in the list of databases alphabetical by title. You can also click here to start watching:

Kanopy offers a broad selection of over 26,000 streaming films, documentaries and training covering various educational topics and feature films: business, the arts, training, foreign language films, health sciences, media and communication, natural sciences, social sciences, teacher education and more.

Featured producers in Kanopy’s collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, BBC, Roland Collection, MVD, Seventh Art, Psychotherapy. net, Symptom, Media, Education Foundation, and hundreds of other leading producers.

The films can be watched from anywhere, anytime by all students, faculty, and staff. The films have full public performance rights (as long as groups do not charge admission for showing the film) and have unlimited simultaneous use.

In addition to being able to browse the Kanopy website, records for individual films will soon begin appearing our library discovery tool.

If there is a film you would be interested to have available on Kanopy, please contact us. Kanopy is always looking to expand its collections and they will try to have it added if possible.