February 2009 Archives

Getting Published

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Are you getting started in the process of publishing in scholarly journals? Come to our workshop, Getting Published: How to Publish Your Science Research Article.

This workshop will help you to identify appropriate journals to submit your articles to and discuss how to manage your rights when signing a contract with a publisher. It will also give you an opportunity to discuss issues and share ideas with your colleagues.

Here's the info:

Getting Published: How to Publish Your Science Research Article
Thursday, March 5
11:15-12:15
Walter Library 310
Register Here

Online Tools for Keeping Current

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If you're still looking for the best way to manage all the new information that comes flowing at you daily then you may be interested in attending Keeping Up: Web-Based Tools That Help You Work Smarter. In this workshop one of Walter's Librarians, Jody Kempf, will take you through a host of different online tools that will make keeping up-to-date a much simpler process. She'll discuss tools such as online tagging, setting up RSS feeds, and taking advantage of advanced features in library databases.

Here's all relevant information
Keeping Up: Web-Based Tools That Help You Work Smarter
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Walter Library 310
2:30-3:30
Register Here

Wikipedia Workshop

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We're offering our Wikipedia workshop one more time this semester. Librarian, Jan Fransen, will discuss ways to get the most out of this free, online reference tool. Jan will give you a behind the scenes tour of the way that Wikipedia entries are made and will show you how to follow Wikipedia entries to find more information on your research topic.

Jan will also provide some best practices in writing Wikipedia entries, so you can help make this resource even more useful!

Here are the details:

Making An Impact With Wikipedia
Wednesday, February 25
11:00 - Noon
Walter Library Room 310
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Engineering: Find Better Information Faster

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We’re trying out a new drop-in workshop geared specifically to help engineering students in their research. Jan Fransen and I will be presenting:

Engineering: Find Better Information Faster
Wednesday, February 18
3:30-4:30 pm
Walter Library 310
Register here

In this workshop we’ll give a quick tour of a variety of Engineering information resources to help you locate scholarly journal articles, electronic reference books, patents, and standards. We’ll also provide you with research tips and techniques to make your searches as efficient as possible.

Hope to see you there!

Who Owns Your Scholarship?

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Who Owns Your Scholarship? Copyright, Publication Agreements, and Good Policy
Presented by Kenny Crews, Founding Director of Columbia University's Copyright Advisory Office.
Monday, February 16, 2009
2:30-4:30
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union
Register Here

Dr. Crews will address such questions as:

Who owns the article or book you just published?
Who owns your course syllabus and lecture notes?
Who controls publishing in your discipline?
How can you fairly use the work of others in your scholarship?
How does the new University Copyright Policy affect you?

For Faculty this course will satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

Refreshments will be provided.

Click here to learn more
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Grant Funding Workshop (Feb. 12)

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Come to our workshop on finding grant funding for your research. Librarian Julie Kelly, will show you how to search a variety of grant databases to find the funding that matches your project's needs. Julie will demonstrate searching in:

-Community of Science
-Foundation Directory Online
-Illinois Researcher Information Service (IRIS)
-Sponsored Program Information Network (SPIN)

All of these databases can be found at http://www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/SearchTools.html

Here are the workshop details:

Grant Funding: Search Tools and Resources
Thursday, February 12.
3:00-4:15
Walter 310
Register Here

If you have any questions, please let me know!

New Books at Walter

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Here is a selection of new books that we've purchased for your browsing enjoyment.

If you have any purchase suggestions, feel free to let me know!

Biomechanics, 2008.
Society of Automotive Engineers
TL242 .B56 2008


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Advances in Mobile Robotics : Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines : Coimbra, Portugal 8-10 September 2008.
TJ211.415 .I584 2008


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Hybrid Vehicles and the Future of Personal Transportation
By Allen E. Fuhs
TL221.15 .F84 2009


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Intelligent autonomous systems 10 : IAS-10.
TJ217.5 .I546 2008


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Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning
By G.F. Hundy
TP492 .T75 2008


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Sensors for Ranging and Imaging
By Graham Brooker
TA165 .B727 2009


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Vibration Testing : Theory and Practice
By Kenneth G. McConnell and Paulo Sérgio Varoto
TA418.32 .M4 2008

Research Made Easy

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Next Wednesday, Walter Librarian Lisa Johnston will be unlocking the secrets of the Web of Science in her workshop Research Made Easy: Discover the Web of Science.

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In this workshop Lisa will discuss
• search strategies,
• how to access the articles you find
• journal rankings
• exporting citations to Endnote

Here are the details:

Research Made Easy: Discover the Web of Science
Wednesday, February 11
2:30-3:30
Walter 310
Register Here

Keeping Current Workshop

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Do you find your mental and physical workspace getting cluttered with all of the information that's out there to follow? Are you having difficulties deciding what the best way to plug in to this information might be?

If so you may be interested in a library workshop we'll be holding at Walter Library next week, Keeping Up: Web-Based Tools That Help You Work Smarter. In this workshop one of Walter's Librarians, Jody Kempf, will take you through a bunch of different online tools that will make keeping up-to-date simpler. She'll discuss tools such as online tagging, setting up RSS feeds, and taking advantage of advanced features in library databases.

Here's all relevant information
Keeping Up: Web-Based Tools That Help You Work Smarter
Monday, February 9, 2009
Walter Library 310
2:30-3:30
Register Here

If you have any questions, drop me an email

EndNote Workshop

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This Thursday I'll be teaching an Introduction to EndNote class here at Walter Library.

Here's all the info:

EndNote for Engineers and Physical Scientists
Thursday, February 5
11:15-12:15
Walter 310
Register Here

This workshop will give you a basic introduction to EndNote using the most recent version, X2. I'll show you how to save references in EndNote, how to use EndNote to cite in your paper and create bibliographies, and how to link up to the free EndNote Web to access EndNote from any computer.

So if you've already purchased EndNote and are just looking to get started or if you interested in test driving version X2 for an hour on Thursday feel free to sign up!

If you have any questions, let me know!