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The Libraries have created an accompanying Smith Reads LibGuide in support of the Smith Reads program. The guide provides instructions on accessing Smith eBook copies of Educated, links to author interviews, and more.
Please join us in welcoming Althea Topek, the new Accessioning Archivist for the Smith College Libraries. Althea is responsible for executing, maintaining, and improving the business processes by which new collection materials enter Special Collections’ management.
The first stages of site work outside of the Neilson Library construction perimeter will begin July 27, 2020. Existing light poles on the walk from the entrance to Bass Hall, passing in front of Burton and up to Chapin Lawn will be replaced with the new poles and fixtures. The walks will be passable.
The Libraries are now lending Smith-owned books to Smith faculty, staff, and emeriti for in-person pickup only. This contactless service follows state and college safety measures, and will be located in the Young Library.
Social Work Online is a digital resource that provides textbooks, documentaries, clinical demonstrations and lectures illustrating the complex realities social work students will face as practitioners. The database is particularly useful for students and faculty in the School for Social Work.
The library has a subscription to the full text versions of all editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders plus related current casebooks and handbooks.
View videos of counseling sessions, demos, interviews, lectures, personal narratives & dramatizations.
The Smith College Libraries community is outraged by the recent brutal deaths of Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, among others. These murders of Black people are unacceptable and unjust. They are visible acts of violence deeply rooted in a history and culture of racism in the United States. Protests held in every state of the Union and District of Columbia against police brutality, White supremacy, and injustices toward the Black community, have created a turning point in challenging systemic oppression and racism.
PsycINFO is a digital resource that provides worldwide coverage of 1300+ journals, books and dissertations in the behavioral sciences, psychology, mental health, medicine, etc. The database is particularly useful for students and faculty in the School for Social Work.
To access this and other databases through the Libraries website, visit the Library Databases page.
Access all the libraries' resources you need for your research. Search for articles, books and more and get help. Go to the Research Tools menu, then Subject Guides.