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August 24, 2011

Featured Book: Minnesota State Fair: an illustrated history

As the Fair approaches this Thursday, and we catch a whiff of fried food from the entrance of Magrath Library from the fairgrounds, I thought folks might appreciate a look back at the Great Minnesota Get-Together!

mnfair.JPGMinnesota State Fair : an illustrated history
Koutsky, Kathryn Strand, 1938- Koutsky, Linda.
Minneapolis, MN : Coffee House Press ; Saint Paul, MN : Primary distributor, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution c2007
Available at Magrath Library Folio S555.M666 K68 2007

August 15, 2011

Research Jumpstart workshops August 22-26

Below is a sample of workshops we offer. To see the complete list and register go to: http://www.lib.umn.edu/services/workshops/registration.


IMPROVE YOUR RESEARCH

*New* Gauging Impact: How to Determine Impact Factors And What They Really Tell You
Learn how to compute an individual's h-index using Web of Science and Google Scholar and how to find a journal's impact factor.
Wed, 08/24/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm, Location: 310 Walter Library

*New* Google Scholar and Web of Science: Complementary Tools for Finding Academic Content
Learn how these two databases offer unique ways to retrieve and analyze academic research. Find how to use of their broad subject coverage to do effective interdisciplinary research.
Thur, 08/25/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm, Location: Magrath Library

Google: Advanced Searching for Researchers
Learn advanced search techniques and tools such as Google Scholar, Google Books, Alerts and more that will help you access, evaluate, and share information.
Thu, 08/25/2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Location: Magrath Library

ORGANIZE AND FORMAT YOUR RESEARCH

RefWorks Basics
This hands-on class will cover how to use the free software RefWorks to better organize and access your electronic article library.
Tue, 08/23/2011 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Location: Magrath Library

EndNote Basics
This hands-on class will cover how to use the software EndNote to better organize and access your electronic article library.
Wed, 08/24/2011 - 9:30am - 10:30am, Location: Magrath Library

Zotero Basics
This hands-on class will cover how to use the free software Zotero to better organize and access your electronic article library.
Wed, 08/24/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm, Location: Magrath Library

Formatting Your Dissertation or Thesis in *Word 2007*
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.
Fri, 08/26/2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm, Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)


SEARCH FOR FUNDING

Grant Funding for Graduate Students
Find out more about funding opportunities available to graduate students. Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities.
Wed, 08/24/2011 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)


EXPLORE YOUR REPUTATION

*New* What the World Knows About You: Privacy and Online Reputation Management with Social Media
Ever "Googled" yourself? Ever wondered just how much information about you is out on the web? So do your future employers and professors! Learn how to configure your profile to protect the information you want to keep private and expose the information that will help you market yourself to employers.
Tue, 08/23/2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Location: S30C Wilson Library

Minnesota Roots of the Green Revolution: A Legacy of Greatness

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What: Exhibit
When: Tuesday, July 26 - Friday, October 21, 2011
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library Gallery
Free and open to the public

If Norman Borlaug was the father of the Green Revolution, its grandfather was E.C. Stakman of the University of Minnesota's Plant Pathology Department, which was created in 1907 to combat the devastating cycles of crop-destroying wheat stem rust that periodically threatened the state's economy. Plant Pathology became the premier program of its kind, attracting generations of brilliant young scientists whose work saved millions from starvation worldwide. This exhibit will showcase the rare and unique agriculture records from the University Archives' Green Revolution collections, including the Borlaug and Stakman papers.

Join us for an exhibit reception on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

University Libraries in Captain America

Planning to go see Captain America? Watch for a couple of war posters provided by Archives and Special Collections (go to: http://umedia.lib.umn.edu/node/45350 and: http://umedia.lib.umn.edu/node/43191 ), and for a special thank you to the University of Minnesota Libraries at the end of the credits!