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August 26, 2010

Jumpstart for Graduate Students Workshops

8/23-8/27 Workshops: Jumpstart for Graduate Students, covering topics from grants to Google

To register for any of the following workshops and more, visit http://www.lib.umn.edu/services/workshops/registration

  • Formatting Your Dissertation or Thesis in *Word 2007*
  • Introduction to Citation Managers
  • Grant Funding for Graduate Students
  • RefWorks: Basics
  • EndNote: Basics

SciFinder Scholar Updates for Fall

By Meghan Lafferty, Chemistry Librarian
I just got back from the ACS meeting in Boston and have some SciFinder Scholar news.

* We now have 20 SciFinder Scholar seats available to us. Those seats are split between the client (13) and web versions (7) for now.
* The SciFinder Scholar client software will be available until June 30, 2011.
* Highlighted changes for the web version:
o Find articles using DOIs with Document Identifier
o Sort substance answer sets by MW or MF.
o Set preferences to automatically get rid of MEDLINE results.
o Search Markush structures, generic hypotheticals found in patents, with Explore Substances. It is limited to compounds only found in patents and not well-characterized enough to be included in the Registry.

August 11, 2010

Sneak Peek by Goldie

Goldie made a quick appearance at Magrath Library on Tuesday afternoon. Hopefully he will come back and visit out other sections of the Library soon.

p.s. Goldie had to figure out how to cite the Minnesota Rouser in an upcoming paper.

August 6, 2010

Summer Break Reduced Hours

The Libraries will have reduced hours over summer break. You can find a complete listing of all the Libraries on campus and their hours, at: http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/collections

Magrath Library

Break (Aug. 7-Sept. 6)
M-F 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
7/5 (M) CLOSED
9/6 (M) CLOSED