June 2013 Archives

Survey results and documentation on current topics and policies from Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions published six times a year. Online versions of SPEC Kits from 1973 through 2005 (SPEC Kit 1 - 291) are available through the HathiTrust.

Here are a few that look interesting...


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Professor Cramer discusses MOOCs this morning on MPR
MOOCs in session: Chris Cramer, professor of chemistry and faculty liaison for eLearning, appeared on MPR's The Daily Circuit, on June 7, and discussed massive open online courses (MOOCs). 

Cramer is teaching one of the U's first MOOCs offered through Coursera: Statistical Molecular Thermodynamics. More than 64,000 people have enrolled in the five U of M courses.

Summer workshops

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Free workshops from the Libraries this summer! 

If these times are inconvenient or you can't get to campus, explore our recorded workshops and tutorials at http://z.umn.edu/ultutorials. Also please contact us to request a custom session for your department, lab, work group and more. 

Getting ready to do a poster for your course or at an upcoming conference? Learn pointers about using PowerPoint to create the poster as one giant slide, and send it to a large-scale printer.

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Mon, 07/29/2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations. We'll also discuss using EndNote in conjunction with EndNoteWeb, a Web-based version of EndNote available for free to current University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff. Note: Access self-paced online version of this course and Handouts in Moodle.

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Focus on your research instead of your formatting! Learn how to use Microsoft Word features effectively and efficiently to insert images and charts, get page numbers in the right place, generate tables of contents and figures; and more. This workshop covers the basic formatting you'll need to comply with Graduate School guidelines and uses Office 2007. We will be using a template and not be working with individual dissertations. Class materials can be found on the Moodle page and this class is also available online.

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

This hands-on class will cover how to use the free software Mendeley to better organize and access your electronic article library. Mendeley can automatically locate, rename, and organize your PDFs. It includes a fast PDF reader and your library can be synced to the cloud and easily shared with others. It can even create bibliographies in any of hundreds of styles. Come and learn more about this great tool.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

There are a variety of new tools that allow you to annotate and organize your collection of PDFs. This workshop will familiarize you with some of the options for doing so and suggest best practices for organizing and maintaining your PDF collection.

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Zotero is a free Firefox extension that helps you collect citations and 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. This class is also available online and has Handouts in Moodle.

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

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