Access to Articles via Google Scholar Not Working (Update: Fixed!)

Update (7/17/19): The issue with Google Scholar has been resolved — you can access articles normally from Google Scholar by clicking “GetIt!”

Due to the recent migration to a new SUNY-wide library management system, the Getit@BU link in Google Scholar to access articles is not currently working. Library staff are diligently working on the issue with Google. It is anticipated that the issue will be resolved next week.

During this time, you can still access Google Scholar articles with the Getit@BU link by removing ‘discovery/’ from the URL – for example:…

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, contact Director of Library Technology & Special Collections David Schuster at or 777-4866.

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Beth Brown Named ACRL Member of the Week!

Congratulations to Beth Brown, the Director of Assessment and Communications who was named the Associate of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Member of the Week for June 10, 2019!

ACRL is the higher education association for academic libraries and library workers and develops programs, products, and services to help those working in academic and research libraries learn, innovate, and lead within the academic community. There are over 10,000 ACRL members.

Beth has been a member of ACRL for 7 years. Read more about Beth’s work at ACRL Insider 

For more information about ACRL, see their website

Beth with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden at 2018 SLA Conference in Baltimore

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Leaves of Grass: Walt Whitman’s Masterwork

Libraries and poetry lovers around the world are commemorating the 200th birthday of the great American poet, Walt Whitman, born on May 31, 1819, in West Hills, NY on Long Island. Writing and revising his collection of poems, Leaves of Grass, which was first published in 1855 and is composed in free verse around themes of identity, love, sexuality, democracy, loss, and death, was his lifelong work. This fluid compilation was extensively edited, expanded, and perfected. Following the final “Deathbed Edition,” his work continued to appear in numerous annotated editions and has been the subject of much critical analysis. Versions have been reproduced as facsimiles and published in illustrated volumes with photographs, paintings, and drawings. It has also inspired new works by musicians, book artists, and typographers. Selections are included in many anthologies and even in children’s books. Whitman and his ever-evolving Leaves of Grass generated praise, critique, and discussion from the moment it made its first appearance to the present day.

In the upcoming months, the Libraries’ Special Collections will display some of its holdings related to Leaves of Grass. Like the work itself, the exhibit will change during the course of its installation — volumes will be added and removed, pages will be turned and unfolded, and our original first edition will be on display on selected days. Follow us on Twitter @bingspeccoll to find out when.

Our original 1855 edition will first be on view from 2-4 p.m., Friday, May 31.

The exhibit will be on view May 31 through September 30, 2019. Summer hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (some hours may vary).

See also: Library Exhibits: Special Collections

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Your Libraries’ Find It! Saved Items Must Move by June 18

The Libraries are moving to a new library services platform (LSP) in June. All SUNY libraries are part of the LSP project which will provide better access to all resources across SUNY.

In December, we introduced our updated Find It! single-search box to access library resources.

Due to the migration to our new system, any library resources that you have saved (“pinned”) in your Find It! Saved Items folder (also referred to as “My Favorites”) will no longer be available after June 18. We are unable to migrate those items into the new system. In addition, our classic library catalog will no longer be available after August 2019 so any links of classic catalog saved searches will not work after that time. All library items or resources that you have checked out will automatically migrate without any effort on your part.

If you use a citation management tool (CMT), we recommend that you move your Find It! Saved Items information to your CMT account by following these steps:

1. Click “Sign in” at the top/right corner of any Find It! search page.Screenshot of Find It! with "Sign In" highlighted.

2. Log in with your PODS credentials.

3. Click the pin icon next to your name at the top/right corner of the page.

Screenshot of Find It! with Pin Icon highlighted.

4. Click the checkbox next to the number of saved items to select all of the items. If you only want to move some items, use the individual checkboxes next to each item.

Screenshot of Find It! "My Favorites" screen with with "2 items" checkbox highlighted.

5. Click the … icon above the list of items.

Screenshot of Find It! "My Favorites" screen with three dot menu button highlighted.

6. Click the appropriate export option. If you’re unsure of which option to choose, select “EXPORT RIS” then click the “Encoding” dropdown menu, select “UTF-8”, and download the file (.ris files are generic citation information files that can be imported into any CMT).

Screenshot of Find It! with the various "Send to" options highlighted.

If you have questions or need assistance, contact Ask a Librarian or submit a request for Technical Help and choose the Find It! option on the drop down menu.

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Finals are Upon Us Once Again – Stress-free Spring to the Rescue!

Stress Free Spring

Need a break from your studies? Come to our Stress-free Spring events to help you relax and rejuvenate. Good luck with finals!

Here is the full schedule of the Libraries’ events.  For the full campus-wide schedule, see the link at the bottom.



Free Snacks
4 p.m. Monday, May 6

Chair Massage
4-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7

Therapy Dog Visit
5:30–7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8


Free Snacks
5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8

Try Virtual Reality
6-8 p.m. Monday, May 13

Therapy Dog Visit
6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 13


Free Snacks
7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8

Crafts and Cornhole
5–7 p.m. Thursday, May 9

Animal Adventure Zoo-to-You
3–4 p.m. Friday, May 10

Therapy Dog Visit
5:30–7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15

The Libraries support Stress-free Spring campus events that provide interesting, fun and stress-reducing activities for you as you prepare for your finals.

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SUNY – Elsevier ScienceDirect Update Open House

The SUNY Libraries Consortium, in collaboration with the University Faculty Senate and the SUNY Provost’s Office, will host a series of town hall meetings on eight SUNY campuses during the remainder of the spring semester. The reason for these town halls is to update campuses on the SUNY Libraries Consortium negotiations with Elsevier to maintain access to the ScienceDirect product and to solicit feedback from the campuses on the value and impact of the Elsevier contract in our work. The event scheduled at Binghamton will take place on:

3:30- 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 1

Bartle Library Zurack Hi-Tech Collaboration Center

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Be Our Guest Curator

The Bartle Lobby Guest Curator Program is now looking for submissions! Open to faculty, staff, students and any other members of the University community, the Bartle Lobby Guest Curator Program offers the chance to create, display, and curate your own exhibitions in the Bartle Library lobby.

The subcommittee members act as liaisons for the Guest Curator, but the Guest Curator is responsible for every step of the exhibit process, including the inception, creation, curation, and dismantling of their exhibit. Any University community members who would like to put up an exhibit can submit their ideas and read more about the process here:

The exhibit will be housed in two exhibit cases in the Bartle Lobby with adjustable shelves, and the Guest Curator can use any library material available for check out, with the understanding that it may be recalled. Additional events, such as lectures and performances, may also be discussed in advance and be part of the Guest Curator’s exhibit, with the help of a subcommittee liaison. Any other resources are either at the Guest Curator’s own risk/expense or will be negotiated with the subcommittee.

Check out the current exhibit in Bartle Lobby about information literacy, and be sure to submit your own ideas for a great opportunity to exercise some creativity and gain exhibit experience! The Program Chair is happy to answer any questions about a submission and help the curator along in the process; please contact her at

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Earth Day @ Science Library

Celebrate Earth Day by exploring its wonders! The Science Library will be hosting an open house of its VR equipment Tuesday, April 23 from 11am-3pm. Try out Google Earth or any of our other available VR software. We’ll also provide information on how to be more eco-friendly and free cookies!

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Making the Intangible Tangible: Introduction to the Art of Chinese Papercutting

Chinese papercutting is one of the most popular, simplest and accessible forms of craft art in China. This lecture will explore the history, symbolism and various regional styles of papercutting. It will also introduce you to the materials, tools and techniques to make your own papercuttings!

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Ancient Art of Chinese Papercutting: From Heart to Hand. Light refreshments will be served.

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Meet Megan Benson, Instructional Outreach Librarian!

Megan Benson joined Binghamton University Libraries in August 2018 as the Instructional Outreach Librarian. She teaches UNIV 180A Critical Research Skills and is in charge of the Libraries social media accounts, @bingulibraries. Prior to coming to Binghamton, Megan received her master’s degree in history from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where she studied Medieval and Early Modern British women. After graduating from Nebraska, Megan taught history at Valencia College for six years and worked as a clerk at the Herndon branch of the Orange County Library System in Orlando, Florida.

Having decided that Florida was too hot for her, she returned home to Upstate New York and worked as a Reference Assistant at Mann Library at Cornell University. While there, she completed her master’s degree in library science, with a concentration in cultural heritage and preservation from Syracuse University.

Megan was recently awarded an Early Career Librarian scholarship to attend the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference in Cleveland, Ohio this April.  The conference will provide an her opportunity to collaborate with other academic librarians and strengthen her skills in library instruction, information literacy and outreach.

Megan’s research interests include instruction, mental health, outreach and social media.

Megan is a certified yoga instructor with certificates in yoga nidra and standup paddleboard (SUP) yoga. She loves college football, Harry Potter and sending snail mail to her out-of-state friends.


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