August 2009 Archives

End of Summer Workshop Series

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To help you get back in the swing of scholarship for the Fall 2009 semester Walter Library will be hosting a workshop series covering topics from Organizing Research to Poster Making to Finding Grant Funding and More.

Here's a list of workshops occurring at Walter Library the week of August 24-28:

Introduction to Citation Managers
Walter Library 101
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Monday, August 24

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This workshop will provide an overview of three citation managers, EndNote, RefWorks, and Zotero to help you decide which piece of software is the best match for your research needs.

This workshop is not hands-on but will show you the relative strengthes and weaknesses of these options as well as a demonstration on how they work with library databases and word processing programs.

Online Comparison Chart

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Learn how to create a high quality poster for presentations at classes, meetings, and conferences using Microsoft PowerPoint. This workshop provides a quick overview of design basics and gives you hands-on experience creating a poster from a template and/or from scratch.

Online Tutorial

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Grant Funding--Search Tools and Resources
Walter Library 310
2:30-3:45 pm
Monday, August 24

Looking for funding for a big research project? This workshop will show you search tools and other resources to find grant opportunities that match up with your research project.

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RefWorks: Basics
Walter Library 310
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 25


A hands-on intro to RefWorks...we'll get you set up with an account, show you how to import citations, organize your research, create formatted bibliographies in seconds, and show you how to link RefWorks with Word to format in-text citations.

Online Tutorial

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Formatting Your Dissertation or Thesis in *Word 2007*
Walter Library 310
Wednesday, August 26

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Not sure how to get started formatting your thesis or dissertation to meet graduate school requirements? Let us help! Learn the formatting requirements and how to set up a template for your document, set up headings, chapter numbers, how to insert and caption images and more.

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EndNote Basics
Walter Library 310
1:00-2:00 pm
2:00-3:00 pm
Wednesday, August 26


Get an introduction to EndNote X3! I'll show you how to store citations, organize your research, link to full text, and format bibliographies and documents with EndNote X3. I'll also cover how you can use the freely available EndNoteWeb to supplement your research anywhere that you have an Internet connection.

Online Tutorial

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Zotero Basics
Walter Library 310
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 27


Zotero is a free Mozilla Firefox plug-in that lets you store citations and easily capture website information from within your Firefox browser. We'll show you how to install Zotero and use it to capture citations, organize your research, and format bibliographies and in-text citations.

Online Tutorial

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Getting Published: How to Publish Your Science Research Article
Walter Library 310
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Friday, August 28

This workshop, intended for beginning authors will show you how to find good journal matches for your articles as well as inform you about your rights as an author and help you make informed contract negotiations when dealing with publishers.

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Google for Researchers
Walter Library 310
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 28


We'll give you an overview of Google Tools to use for Research, Collaboration and Improving Productivity...We'll talk about resources like Google Scholar, Google Documents, Google Reader, Google Books, and much more.

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If you have any questions about any of these workshops or resources, please let me know!

New Mechanical Engineering Books in June

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Here's a selection of books that we added to our collection that may be of interest to Mechanical Engineering. If you have a suggestion for purchase, please feel free to send me an email.

New Books in June:

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System Engineering Management (4th Edition)
By Benjamin S. Blanchard
TA168 .B53 2008
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Handbook of Systems Engineering and Management (2nd Edition)
Edited by Andrew P. Sage and William B. Rouse
TA168 .H33 2009
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Applied Statistics for Engineers and Physical Scientists (3rd Ed.)
By Johannes Ledolter and Robert V. Hogg
TA340 .H64 2010
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Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics
By Francesco Costanzo
TA350 .C79 2010
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Statics and Strength of Materials
By Robert L. Mott
TA351 .M68 2010
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Nanophotonics and Nanofabrication
Edited by Motoichi Ohtsu
TA1520 .N36 2009
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Template Matching Techniques in Computer Vision: Theory and Practice
By Roberto Brunelli
TA1634 .B78 2009
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Energy & Climate: How to Achieve a Successful Energy Transition
Alexandre Rojey
TD195.E49 R65 2009
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Power Struggle: World Energy in the Twenty-First Century
By John R. Moroney
TD888.P67 M66 2008
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By Ganesh S. Hegde
TJ163.12 .H44 2010
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Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes
By Aldo Vieira Da Rosa
TJ163.9 .D3 2009
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Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference : presented at 2008 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, October 20-22, 2008, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA
TJ212.2 .A758 2008
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Proceedings of the STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference: presented at 2008 STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, October 20-22, 2008, Miami, Florida, USA

TJ1075.A2 .A747 2008
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Coatings Tribology: Properties, Mechanisms, Techniques and Applications in Surface Engineering
By Kenneth Holmberg
TJ1075 .H57 2009
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New Mechanical Engineering Books in May

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Here's a list of newly acquired titles that were added to the Mechanical Engineering collection of the Physical Sciences and Engineering Library in May. To see the entire list you can visit our website. If you have a purchase request, please let me know.

New Mechanical Engineering Titles in May:

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Industrial Discipline-Specific Review for the FE/EIT Exam
By Michael R. Lindeburg
TA159 .I48 2007
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Mechanical Discipline-Specific Review for the FE/EIT Exam
By Michel Saad, Abdie H. Tabrizi, and Michael R. Lindeburg
TA159 .S23 2006
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Designing for Older Adults: Principles and Creative Human Factors Approaches
By Arthur D. Fisk, Wendy A. Rogers, Neil Charness, Sara J. Czaja, and Joseph Sharit
TA166 .D485 2009
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The Engineering Design of Systems: Models and Methods (2nd Ed.)
By Dennis M. Buede
TA168 .B83 2009
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Advances in Experimental Mechanics VI: Selected Peer Reviewed Papers From 6th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics, 9th-11th September 2008, National Physical Laboratory, London, UK.
Edited by J. M. Dulieu-Barton, J. D. Lord, and R. J. Greene
TA349 .I465 2008
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Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics and Dynamics (9th Ed.)
By Ferdinand Beer, E. Russell Johnston Jr., Elliot Eisenberg, Phillip Cornwell, and David Mazurek
TA350 .B3552 2010
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Engineering Mechanics: Statics (3rd Ed.)
By Michael Plesha, Gary Gray, and Francesco Costanzo
TA351 .P97 2010
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Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference--2008: presented at 2008 ASME Fluids Engineering Division
Summer Conference, August 10-14, 2008, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

TA357 .A4745 2008
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Acoustic Absorbers and Diffusers: Theory, Design and Application
By Trevor Cox and Peter D'antonio
TA365 .C69 2009
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Materials and Mechanical Engineering: Recent Trends
By A. Vijayarangan
TA404.8 .M38 2009
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Everyday Heat Transfer Problems: Sensitivities to Governing Variables
By M. Kemal Atesmen
TA418.54 .A47 2009
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Proceedings of the ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems: Presented at 2008 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, October 28-30, 2008
TA418.9.S62 A86 2008
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Fundamentals of HVAC/R
By Carter Stanfield and David Skaves
TH7012 .S695 2010
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Introduction to Feedback Control
By Li Qiu and Kemin Zhou
TJ216 .Q23 2010
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Digital Control Engineering: Analysis and Design
By M. Sami Fadali and Antonio Visioli
TJ223.M53 F33 2009
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ASME International Steam Tables for Industrial uUse: Based on the IAPWS Industrial Formulation 1997 for the Thermodynamic Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS-IF97)
By William T. Parry
TJ270 .A73 2009
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Renewable Energy and Environment for Sustainable Development.
By V. Vijay
TJ807.2 .R463 2009
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Pipeline Pumping and Compression Systems: A Practical Approach
By M. Mohitpour, K. K. Botros, and T. Van Hardeveld
TJ901 .M57 2008
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Pipeline Geo-Environmental Design and Geohazard Management
Edited by Moness Rizkalla
TJ930 .P56 2008
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Lubricant Additives: Chemistry and Applications (2nd Ed)
Edited by Leslie R. Rudnick
TJ1077 .L815 2009
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