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

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

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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
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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 Mechanical Engineering students, staff and faculty. You can view the entire list on our New Books Website.

New Books in January

Proceedings of the ASME 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability--2009: Presented at 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, July 19-23, 2009, San Francisco, California USA
HC79.E5 A86 2009
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Innovator's Toolkit: 10 Practical Strategies to Help You Develop and Implement Innovation
By Harvard Business School Press
HD45 .I5424 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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Fundamental Principles of Engineering Nanometrology
By Richard Leach
T174.7 .L43 2010
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Nanoethics: Big Ethical Issues With Small Technology
By Donal P. O'Mathuna
T174.7 .O43 2009
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Applied Nanotechnology
By Jeremy Ramsden
T174.7 .R36 2009
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Fundamentals Of Patenting And Licensing For Scientists And Engineers
By Matthew Ma
T339 .M3 2009
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The Illustrated AutoCAD 2010 Quick Reference
By Ralph Grabowski
T385 .G692253 2010
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Injury Biomechanics and Control: Optimal Protection from Impact
By Walter D. Pilkey, Dmitry V. Balandin, and Nikolai N. Bolotnik
T55 .I533 2010
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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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Handbook of Digital Human Modeling: Research for Applied Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering
Edited by Vincent G. Duffy
TA166 .H2735 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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Multiscale Methods: Bridging the Scales in Science and Engineering
By Jacob Fish
TA335 .M85 2010
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Introduction to Engineering Mechanics: A Continuum Approach
By Jenn Stroud Rossmann and Clive L. Dym
TA350 .R73 2009
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Photovoltaic Materials and Manufacturing Issues: Symposium Held December 2-4, 2008, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A
Materials Research Society
TA401 .M37x v.1123
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Nanostructuring Operations in Nanoscale Science and Engineering
By Kal Sharma
TA418.9.N35 C337 2010
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Nanocasting: A Versatile Strategy for Creating Nanostructured Porous Materials
By An-Hui Lu, Dongyuan Zhao, and Ying Wan
TA418.9.N35 L8 2010
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Steam and Hot Water Primer
By Chris Langley and Andrew Sacks
TH7588.A1 L36 2010
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Energy and Sustainability 2
Edited by A. A. Mammoli and C. A. Brebbia
TJ163.15 .I58 2009
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Handbook of Energy Engineering
By Albert Thumann and D. Paul Mehta
Reference, Non-Circulating TJ163.2 .T49 2008
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Energy: Management, Supply and Conservation
By Clive Beggs
TJ163.3 .B444 2009
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Improving the Energy Performance of Buildings: Learning from the European Union and Australia
By Charles P. Ries
TJ163.5.B84 R545 2009
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Ethics and Robotics
By R. Capurro and M. Nagenborg
TJ211 .E84 2009
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Innovative Production Machines and Systems: Third I*PROMS Virtual Conference, 2nd-13th July 2007
Edited by D.T. Pham, E.E. Eldukhri and A.J. Soroka
TJ212.2 .I67 2007
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Engineering Heat Transfer
By William S. Janna
TJ260 .J36 2009
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Opposed Piston Engines: Evolution, Use, and Future Applications
By Martin Flint and Jean Pierre Pirault
TJ779.2 .P57 2010
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Friction Science and Technology: From Concepts to Applications
By Peter J. Blau
TJ1075 .B555 2009
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Friction, Wear and Wear Protection: International Symposium on Friction, Wear and Wear Protection, 2008, Aachen, Germany.
TJ1075 .I58 2008
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Engineering: Find Better Information Faster

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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
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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.


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

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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