June 2008 Archives

myLibrary now saves citations

I just wanted to let all of you know that myLibrary now has new functionality: the ability to create a list of "My Saved Citations!" Learn how to save citations or just try it anytime you are in the "Find It" menu from our databases and website.

If any of you have any suggestions for how to improve this please let me know.

Speaking of Impact Factors, the May issue of Epidemiology has several short articles questioning the use of Impact Factors in response to a social experiment presented in the same issue. Personally, I like IF's. They are useful and interesting tools to track, evaluate, and visualize scientific endeavors. But then again, I'm a librarian and this is an interesting hobby for us. We don't risk our jobs on them...

Rise and Fall of the Thomson Impact Factor.
Epidemiology. 19(3):373-374, May 2008.
Allen J. Wilcox

The Impact Factor Follies.
Epidemiology. 19(3):372, May 2008.
Richard Rothenberg

How Come Scientists Uncritically Adopt and Embody Thomson's Bibliographic Impact Factor?
Epidemiology. 19(3):370-371, May 2008.
Miquel Porta; Carlos ?lvarez-Dardet

Impact Factor: Good Reasons for Concern.
Epidemiology. 19(3):369, May 2008.
Moyses Szklo

Summer 2008 Workshop Series

Sign up for a free library workshop this summer.

Workshops at Walter Library:

May 21 Getting Published... 2:00-3:00
May 28 RefWorks Basics 3:00-4:00
June 4 Research Made Easy 2:00-3:00
June 11 Keeping Up: Web-based Tools 1:00-2:00
June 18 Grant Funding for Grads 12:30-1:45
June 25 SciFinder on the Web 2:00-3:30
July 9 Google for Researchers 1:00-2:00
July 23 RefWorks Basics 1:00-2:00
August 18 RefWorks Basics 2:00-3:00
August 21 Grant Funding for Grads 9:00-10:15
July 16 Create your Powerpoint Poster 2:00-2:45

More workshops held at McGrath and Bio-Med libraries

The Spring meeting of the IT Library Committee was held:4:00 -5:00 PM Thursday May 1 in Room 310 Walter Library

1. Announcements

Two new engineering librarians have been hired

  • Jan Fransen: Aerospace and Civil Engineering, May 19
  • Jon Jeffryes: Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, June 2

SCImagine 2008: Student Robotics Projects Friday, May 9, 3:30 pm, Upson Room, 102 Walter Library

Competitive edge: Workshops for faculty and graduate students
o Grant funding: Search tools and resources
o Getting started: Publishing your science research article

Science Quiz Bowl: Terrific Success!
o 140 IT students participated

SMART Learning Commons, 2nd floor Walter Library
o Opening in May, offering tutoring services, writing assistance, computers for multimedia production, group study

2. Demonstration of New Tools and Services

o Can now attach files (pdf, jpg, tif, etc.) within your RefWorks account

Citation Linker
o Quick way to find the full text of a specific citation
o http://tc.liblink.umn.edu/sfx_local/cgi/core/citation-linker.cgi

E-Journal lists by subject
o Now available from the Libraries' main web page
o http://www.lib.umn.edu/

"Get It" delivery service
o Click one button in MNCat to request delivery of books and journals
o http://www.lib.umn.edu/site/getit.phtml

MyLibrary/MyU Portal
o Customized interface of key journals, databases, items checked out
o Link from http://www.lib.umn.edu

3. Update on author's rights

NIH mandate went into effect April 7. Learn more at Bio-Med library blog.

New Books for April

New geology books for Walter Library. Check MNCAT for availability.

G850 2002.G75 G75 2007
Griffiths, Tom, 1957-
Slicing the silence : voyaging to Antarctica
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
399 p.
Link to MnCat Record

GB451.2 .B55 2008
Bird, E. C. F. (Eric Charles Frederick), 1930-
Coastal geomorphology : an introduction
2nd ed.
Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2008.
xxi, 411 p.
Link to MnCat Record

GB651 .I63 319
Hydrological sciences for managing water resources in the Asian developing world
Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK : International Association of Hydrological Sciences, c2008.
422 p.
Link to MnCat Record

GB656.2.E43 Q83 2008
Quantitative information fusion for hydrological sciences.
Berlin : Springer, c2008.
viii, 218 p. ; 25 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

GB1003.2 .W45 2008
Weight, Willis D.
Hydrogeology field manual
2nd ed.
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2008.
xvi, 751 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QE13.F8 T39 2008
Taylor, Kenneth L.
The earth sciences in the Enlightenment : studies on the early development of geology
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate/Variorum, c2008.
1 v. (various paging)
Link to MnCat Record

QE33.2.S82 W43 2007
Webster, R.
Geostatistics for environmental scientists.
2nd ed.
Chichester ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2007.
xii, 315 p. ; 24 cm.
Link to MnCat Record

QE70 .G66 2007
Gool, J. A. M. van.
Explanatory notes to the geological map of Greenland, 1:100 000, Ussuit 67 V.2 nord
Copenhagen : Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, 2007.
40 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QE188 .T873 2005
Turnock, A. C.
Composition of olivine, augite, orthopyroxene, chromite and plagioclase from the Fox River Sill, northeastern Manitoba (NTS 53M16)
Winnipeg, MB : Industry, Economic Development and Mines, Mineral Resources Division, Manitoba Geological Survey, c2005.
v, 7 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QE273 .G46 2007
Geology of the Netherlands
[Amsterdam] : Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2007.
viii, 354 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QE522 .P378 2008
Parfitt, Elisabeth A. (Elisabeth Ann)
Fundamentals of physical volcanology
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
xxi, 230 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QE701 .M66x no.626
Nikolaeva, S. V.
The carboniferous ammonoids from the Gilbertson collection described by John Phillips
London : Palaeontographical Society ; c2008.
70 p. [35] p. of plates
Link to MnCat Record

QE701 .M66x no.627
Sadlier, Rudyard W.
The anatomy and systematics of Eustreptospondylus oxoniensis, a theropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic from Oxfordshire, England
London : Palaeontographical Society ; c2008.
82, [40] p.
Link to MnCat Record

QE701 .S644x no.88
Sediment-organism interactions : a multifaceted ichnology
Tulsa, Okla. : SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), c2007.
393 p.
Link to MnCat Record

QE734 .C73 2007
The Crato fossil beds of Brazil : window into an ancient world.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
xvi, 625 p. ; 26 cm.
Link to MnCat Record