October 2009 Archives

Open Access Week is October 19-23

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Open Access Week is intended to educate people about this movement to make research results available to all whether or not they can afford expensive journal subscriptions. Learn more about Open Access Week at the University of Minnesota.

Getting Published Workshop

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Getting Published: How to Publish Your Science Research Article will be held next Monday, October 19 at 1:30 pm in Walter 310. Learn more about choosing appropriate venues for publishing your research and how to manage your rights when signing a contract with a publisher. This workshop is intended for graduate students and newer faculty in the sciences. Join your colleagues to share your ideas and discuss the issues you face as an emerging academic author.

SciFinder Scholar Web Now Available

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The web version of SciFinder Scholar is now available, and access via the client software will end in late 2010. Until we move completely to the web, our 17 seats will be split between the web and software versions. I will monitor how many people are turned away each day and change the allocation as needed. Keep in mind that weekday afternoons are the busiest times. The web version still requires you to use VPN off-campus.

- You  need to register to use it.
- A glitch in our website may send you to an Access Denied page. Just click on the "Please login..." link.
- You may need to go back to the registration page if you get a blank page.
- When you fill out the registration form, use your umn.edu e-mail address.
- Because only current University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff are permitted to use SciFinder Scholar, please do not share registration/log-in information with non-affiliates.

Tell Us What You Think about MNCAT

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We are constantly working to improve our tools and services, and our catalog, MNCAT, is one of the most visible of these. Please help us make the library catalog better by filling out a survey about MNCAT. We're especially interested in your comments. There is one survey for MNCAT Classic, and one for MNCAT Plus. You can answer one or both, and each only takes about 5 minutes. We want to hear from you!

Alumni Access for RefWorks

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RefWorks has recently announced that they will offer lifelong access to alumni of subscribing institutions. See their FAQ for more information.

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