February 2010 Archives

Workshops @ Walter Feb. 22-26

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Introduction to Data Management for Scientists and Engineers

Are you trying to update you data management techniques?

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(Image from Ian-S via Flickr. CC).

Or just trying to make sense of your current data management?

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(Image from benben via Flickr. CC)

Then you may be interested in our workshop: Introduction to Data Management for Scientists and Engineers.

Here's the course description:

Digital data is growing at an exponential rate, and the work involved in managing that data is rapidly increasing as well. How can we ensure that our research data will still be available in a usable form in 5, 10, or 20 years? We will discuss why having a data management plan is important as well as key considerations and best practices for data management.

Here are the details:
Introduction to Data Management for Scientists and Engineers
Walter 310
Tuesday, February 23
3:30-4:30
Register Here

After the class, just like Captain Jean-Luc Picard, you will be able to manage Data:

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(Image from T via Flickr. CC)


Web of Science: Research Made Easy

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Want to learn the ins and outs of the Web of Science database to enhance your literature searching.

Librarian Lisa Johnston will cover search strategies, setting up email alerts, citation management and journal ranking methods, such as h-index, Impact Factor, and Eigenfactor metrics.

Here are the details:

Web of Science: Research Made Easy
Walter Library 310
Wednesday, February 24
10:15-11:15
Register Here

New Books at Walter Library (January 2010)

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Here's a selection of the new books that arrived at Walter Library throughout January. These titles may be of interest to Civil Engineering students, staff and faculty. You can view the entire list on our New Books Website.

New Books in January

The Role of Hydrology in Water Resources Management
GB651 .I63 327
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Curve Number Hydrology: State of the Practice
By Environmental and Water Resources Institute
GB980 .A82 2009
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Tracers in Hydrology
By Christian Leibundgut, Piotr Maloszewski, and Christoph K├╝lls
GB1001.72.R34 L45 2009
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Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future
By Jim Cassio and Alice Rush
GE60 .C396 2009
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Transportation Statistics
Edited by Brian Sloboda
HE191.5 .T73 2009
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Assessment of Hybrid-Electric Transit Bus Technology
Transportation Research Board
HE192.5 R46 132
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Guidebook for Rural Demand-Response Transportation: Measuring, Assessing, and Improving Performance
By Elizabeth Ellis
Transportation Research Board
HE192.5 .R46 136
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Hard Surface: In Search of the Canadian Road
By Peter Unwin
HE357 .U59 2009
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Dissertation Writing for Engineers and Scientists
By Mark Breach
Q180.A1 B74 2009
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Conducting Research Literature Reviews: From the Internet to Paper
By Arlene Fink
Q180.55.M4 F56 2010
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Scientific Data Management: Challenges, Technology, and Deployment
Edited by Arie Shoshani and Doron Rotem
Q183.9 .S33 2010
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Fundamentals Of Patenting And Licensing For Scientists And Engineers
By Matthew Ma
T339 .M3 2009
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Engineering Communication: From Principles to Practice
By Robert Irish and Peter Eliot Weiss
TA158.5 .I75 2009
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What Every Engineer Should Know About Starting a High-Tech Business Venture
By Eric Koester
TA190 .K637 2009
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Civil Engineering Formulas
By Tyler Hicks
Reference, Non-Circulating TA331 .H53 2010
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Computing in Civil Engineering: Proceedings of the 2009 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering : June 24-27, 2009, Austin, Texas / Sponsored by Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Edited by Carlos H. Caldas and William J. O'Brien
TA345 .A833 2009
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How Structures Work: Design and Behaviour from Bridges to Buildings
By David Yeomans
TA633 .Y46 2009
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Prestressed Concrete: A Fundamental Approach
By Edward G. Nawy
TA683.9 .N39 2010
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Nonlinear Mesoscopic Elasticity: The Complex Behaviour of Rocks, Soil, Concrete
By Robert A. Guyer and Paul A. Johnson
TA706 .G89 2009
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Micromechanics of Failure in Granular Geomaterials
Edited by Francois Nicot and Richard Wan
TA711 .M5313 2010
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Transportation Engineering: An Introduction
By C. Jotin Khisty and B. Kent Lall
TA1145 .K48 2003
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Floodplain Management: A New Approach for a New Era
By Bob Freitag, Susan Bolton, Frank Westerlund, and Julie Clark
TC423 .F635 2009
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Energy, Environment and Development
By Jose Goldemberg and Oswaldo Lucon
TD195.E49 G85 2010
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Challenged by Carbon: The Oil Industry and Climate Change
By Bryan Lovell
TD195.P4 L68 2010
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Water Softening with Potassium Chloride: Process, Health, and Environmental Benefits
By Rod McEachern, William Wist, and Jay H. Lehr
TD466 .W57 2009
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Wastewater Collection Systems Management
By Water Environment Federation
TD746 .W368 2010
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Pavement Management, 2009. Volume 1
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2093
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Pavement Management, 2009. Volume 2
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2094
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Marine Transportation and Port Operations, 2009
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2100
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Transit 2009
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2110-2112
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Concrete Materials, 2009
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2113
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Finance, Pricing, Economics, and Economic Development
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2115
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Soil Mechanics 2009
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2116
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Railways, 2009
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2117
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Behavioral and Social Factors
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2118
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Planning, 2009
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2119
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Highway Design, 2009
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2120
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Data Systems and Travel Survey Methods, 2009
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2121
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Traffic Flow Theory, Characteristics, and Simulation Models, 2009
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2121
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Bituminous Materials and Mixtures, 2009
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2126, etc.
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Implementing Transportation Knowledge Networks
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .N25 643
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Freight Systems, 2009
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2097
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Maintenance and Management of the Infrastructure
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2108
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Social Equity, Gender Issues, and Mobility
Transportation Research Board
TE7 .H5 no.2125
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Quality Management of Pavement Condition Data Collection
Transportation Research Board
TE153 .S96x no.401
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New Approaches to Ecological Surveys
By Patricia Catherine Cramer
Transportation Research Board
TE153 .S96x 400
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Integral and Semi-Integral Bridges
By Martin P Burke
TG340 .B88 2009
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Steam and Hot Water Primer
By Chris Langley and Andrew Sacks
TH7588.A1 L36 2010
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Engineering: Find Better Information Faster

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(Image from Calistobreeze via Flickr. CC.)

Engineering Librarian, Jan Fransen, and I will be leading a workshop next week giving you tips to make your literature review both quicker and more effective. We'll show you how to access a wide variety of information resources including, scholarly journal articles, patents, standards and more!

Here are the details:

Engineering: Find Better Information Faster
Walter 310
Wednesday, February 10
2:30-3:30
Register Here

I'm also available for customized individual reference consultation sessions. Just send me an email and we can set up a meeting.

Walter Workshops Zotero and EndNote

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This week Walter Library will be featuring two workshops on two different citation managers Zotero and EndNote.

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Zotero is a free citation manager that works with the Mozilla Firefox web browser. It can store citations and generate bibliographies. You can download a free version of Zotero and learn more about what it can do at www.zotero.org

The Zotero Basics workshop gives you an opportunity to learn about the features of the tool, get some hands-on experience using it and ask any questions you may have to our knowledgeable librarians.

The class is tomorrow: Tuesday, February 2
Walter 310
2:30-3:30

Register Here


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EndNote is another citation manager but this one you have to purchase (you can get a student discount at the Coffman Bookstore). It's a little more robust than Zotero and it isn't tied to any particular web browser.

If you're interested to see what EndNote X3 has to offer, our workshop will walk you through the basics of importing citations, linking to full text and using Cite-While-You-Write to format in-text citations.

The EndNote Basics workshop is
Wednesday, February 3
Walter Library 310
10:15-11:15 (with an optional 11:15-11:45 hands-on portion)

Register Here

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