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January 31, 2008

Looking for forestry-related internet resources?

Try the newly redesigned Forestry AgNIC website.

Forestry AgNIC is a gateway to a wide range of forestry and related information found on the internet.

Use it to search for links to web sites, image collections, lists of publications, documents, databases, and other unique resources.

It is sponsored by University of Minnesota Forestry Library and the Agricultural Network Information Center (AgNIC).

January 22, 2008

Tools and Widgets

The University of Minnesota Libraries offers many different tools and widgets that may be used directly or incorporated into other applications such as Google, Amazon, or your browser. We hope to develop more so stay tuned!

Visit this webpage for our tools and widgets.

January 17, 2008

Need to watch a DVD or VHS on campus?

The Magrath Library's Group Study room is now equipped with a television, DVD player, and VHS player for group viewing.

The room (located in the basement level of Magrath) is available to current University students, staff, and faculty. A valid University ID must be presented to check out the room.

Fill out and present this form at the Magrath circulation desk to check out the room.
Blank forms are available at the desk.

Questions? Contact Us

January 15, 2008

RefWorks Basics


Learn the basics of using RefWorks, the Web-based citation manager that is available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff. Adding references to RefWorks will be covered, as well as exporting them to Word, and selecting a style (MLA, APA, etc) for your bibliography. See http://www.lib.umn.edu/refworks/ for more details about RefWorks.

Instructor:Julie Kelly
Time: Thursday, February 7, 2008 3:00 PM -- 4:15 PM
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room - St. Paul

Register online here.

January 10, 2008

Search workshop: Habits of Effective Searchers (St. Paul)

Learn tips to help you focus your searches in the journal indexes and on the Web. Spend less time and retrieve better results!

The handout for the class is at http://courses.lib.umn.edu/page.phtml?page_id=462

Instructor:Julie Kelly
Time: Monday, January 14, 2008 9:15 AM -- 10:15 AM
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room - St. Paul

Register here.

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To do this, you'll need to get to the main blog page by clicking on "Main" in the white area above. Then simply enter your email (look on the right-hand side navigation), and click add!

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January 2, 2008

Gather news and updates in one place with Web feeds like RSS

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) allows you to "subscribe" to updates from Web resources such as e-journals, newspapers, blogs and other regularly updated sites. Learn how to send your selections to a single "aggregator", and save yourself from having to visit many Web sites to keep up on your favorite sources. Class handout is at http://courses.lib.umn.edu/page.phtml?page_id=2297

Time: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 10:30 AM -- 11:30 AM
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room - St. Paul

Register online here.