September 2006 Archives

Knovel University Challenge

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Explore the Knovel website and enter the Knovel University Challenge. Knovel includes the full-text of over 900 engineering books. The Knovel University Challenge presents 5 questions that can be answered on their website, with iPods and $500 offered as prizes.

U team in World Solar Rally

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Ten members of the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project team placed fourth in the 2006 World Solar Rally in Taiwan. Borealis III, the University's seventh-generation solar car, was rebuilt and modified to accommodate the new rules of the World Solar Rally. Here's the team's blog address:

Cafe Scientifique: Avian Flu 10/10

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Tuesday, October 10, 6 p.m., Varsity Theater, Dinkytown, $5 suggested donation
This month’s café will go behind the headlines, examining the complexities of avian influenza (bird flu) from the perspective of wildlife biologists as well as human health. Who is monitoring wild bird populations, and are we prepared for the impact of a possible influenza epidemic?

RefWorks Basics 10/5

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RefWorks allows you to import references from most databases, keep track of your references in a searchable database and then add those references to your papers with RefWorks doing the work of formatting your references in the appropriate style. Learn how to do it at the RefWorks workshop on 10/5 from 2-3 pm in room 310 Walter Library.
Sign up here.

Science Citation Index -- more coverage

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We now have online access to this important index back to 1975. With its broad multidisciplinary coverage and unique citation indexing this resource is even more valuable than ever. Check it out.

Web of Science workshop 9/27

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The Web of Science is the online version of the Science Citation Index and it allows you to find articles that cite an earlier article. The Science & Engineering Library is offering a hands-on workshop on 9/27 10-11 am, which will teach you effective ways to use the database. You can register for the workshop here.

Frank Wilczek lecture, 10/4

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Frank Wilczek, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, 2004 Nobel Laureate, lectures on "The Origin of Mass and Feebleness of Gravity". October 4, 2006 - 4:00 p.m. in Van Vleck Auditorium, Room 150, Tate Lab of Physics.

SciFinder Scholar workshop

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An introduction to the SciFinder Scholar chemistry database is scheduled for Wednesday, September 20 from 10-11:30 am in room 310 Walter Library. Sign up here

Keeping Current in the Sciences 10/12

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This class offers an overview of the alerting services in the science & engineering fields. Library databases will send weekly updates of current literature references which meet the criteria you specify. We will help you define your interests in a search profile and set up an alert in the appropriate database. Sign up here.

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