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June 17, 2010

Off-campus access to electronic resources


Suppose you'd like to review some article citations and you're off
campus. If you're feeling lucky, you can just search Google
Scholar
and find PDFs of the articles you want. But what if full
text isn't freely available online?

If University Libraries
has purchased access to the journal you want, you can go to the Libraries website and either find the
journal in the E-Journals
list
or fill in citation information with the Citation
Linker
. In either case, you'll be prompted for your X.500
credentials and recognized as an affiliate once you get to the
publisher's website.

But if you prefer to go straight to IEEE Xplore, ACM Digital Library, Elsevier ScienceDirect, or
another publisher site, just drag the bookmarklet below to your browser
toolbar. When you're on a publisher's webpage, click the UMN
Access
button. The code will update links on the page to use the
University Libraries's proxy and you'll be able to download full text
just as if you were on campus,



UMN
Access



The idea and code for this bookmarklet came from
Daniel Feldman, a graduate student in Software Engineering. Thanks,
Daniel!

This post originated from Jan Fransen, Engineering Librarian on her blog.

June 8, 2010

Summer Events @ Andersen Horticultural Library

Glimpse the gardens of the Prince of Wales
Saturday, June 19, 1-3 p.m., Azalea Classroom (Oswald Visitor Center, 2nd floor, near restaurant)
Saturday, July 17, 1-3 p.m., Azalea Classroom
Free with Arboretum admission

A showing of rare books of botanical art, usually hidden away in climate-controlled rooms, includes two large volumes of exquisitely illustrated organic veggies and other plants from Prince Charles's garden.


Friends of Andersen Horticultural Library (FAHL) Events

Painting for the Prince, by botanical artist Kate Nessler
Wednesday, July 21, 6-9 p.m., MacMillan Auditorium
Friends members, $25; others, $32 (gate fee waived)

Internationally acclaimed artist Kate Nessler contributed paintings for the 2-volume set illustrating Prince Charles's garden plants. Evening includes reception, dinner, and talk and is open to the public.


Quarterly meeting: Book signing and talk on legendary naturalist, by John Moriarty
Monday, July 26, 1-2:30, Classroom 1 (Snyder building)
Friends members free*

John Moriarty, Bell Museum Associate, will talk about the life and times of Walter Breckenridge, legendary Minnesota naturalist and noted ecologist, ornithologist and artist, who died at age 100 in 2003. Breckenridge's autobiography, My Life in Natural History, edited by his daughter Barbara Breckenridge Franklin and John Moriarty, was recently published by the University of Minnesota Bell Museum of Natural History. The book traces Breckenridge's life, from boyhood in Iowa through travels to the Arctic and Galapagos Islands, and includes color plates of his paintings. Books will be available for purchase and signing by John Moriarty. Proceeds benefit the Breckenridge endowment fund that supports the museum.

* Arboretum members are welcome to join the Friends of Andersen Horticultural Library anytime. Membership dues ($10/yr, individuals; $15/yr, household) support the library. Members enjoy quarterly programs, reduced pricing on special events, and receive the Friends newsletter. Call 952-443-1405 or visit www.arboretum.umn.edu/library.aspx for more information.

June 4, 2010

Summer Workshops at Magrath

To register for a workshop, visit: Workshops Page


CREATING POSTERS USING POWERPOINT
Tue, 06/08/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tue, 06/22/2010 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wed, 07/07/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

ENDNOTE: BASICS
Wed, 07/07/2010 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

EXTREME GOOGLING: COLLABORATION TOOLS

Tue, 06/08/2010 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tue, 06/22/2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wed, 06/30/2010 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

FORMATTING YOUR DISSERTATION OR THESIS IN *WORD 2007*
Mon, 07/12/2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wed, 07/28/2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

GRANT FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Tue, 07/20/2010 - 3:00pm - 4:15pm

REFWORKS: BASICS

Wed, 06/16/2010 - 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Wed, 07/14/2010 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Tue, 08/03/2010 - 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Wed, 08/25/2010 - 3:00pm - 4:15pm