August 2008 Archives

RefWorks Basics 9/9

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Time: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 2:30 PM -- 3:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

Learn the basics of using RefWorks, the Web-based citation manager that is available to all U of M students, faculty, and staff. Adding references to RefWorks will be covered, as well as exporting them to Word, and selecting a style (ACS, APA, LaTeX, AIP, etc.) for your bibliography. You can register for the workshop here.

MNCAT Plus now available

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MNCAT Plus is a new interface to the libraries' catalog which offers new features such as:

* Google-style searching. Simply type a search term or two and click “Go.�
* Relevant results. The items that best match your search terms will rise to the top of your results list.
* Powerful filters. Start with a broad search and refine your results with the links on the right-hand side of the screen.
* Real-time availability information. See at a glance whether materials are available online or at one of our libraries.
* Familiar functions. Features like Did You Mean? suggestions and links to Google Books and WorldCat make it easier for you to find what you need. When available, cover images of books will be displayed.
* Social networking features. Reviews and tagging allow you to make your own contributions to the experience of others.
* Save and gather your citations. Push citations for materials you want to use or share to RefWorks and del.icio.us.
* Integrated access and delivery. Search MNCAT Plus and then move directly to online versions of items or request delivery of physical items with the “Get It� link.

Jumpstart Your Research fall workshops beginning 9/9

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Prepare for fall semester and learn about library and web-based resources that can help you work more efficiently and effectively. The library is offering a series of workshops to "Jumpstart Your Research" during the fall semester. Visit the Science & Engineering Library's workshop webpage for more information.

Reduced library hours over the August break

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The Science & Engineering Library will have limited hours between August 9 and September 2.

August Break (Aug. 9-Sept. 1)
M-F 8 am-6 pm
Sa, Su 12 noon-6 pm

9/1 12 noon - 6 pm

Summer Sci-Fi Film Series: Research to the Rescue! 8/14-8/28

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Thursdays, August 14–28, dusk
Bell Museum courtyard

Is your global climate in peril? Got alien invaders? Is a meteor threatening to end civilization as you know it? These campy sci-fi films put researchers up against natural disasters, unexplained phenomena, political bureaucracy, and even romance—will they save the day with science? Join the Bell Museum and Take-up Productions for the second annual Summer Sci-Fi Film Series featuring free outdoor films and related activities.
Films are free and start at dusk—popcorn and soda will be available for purchase. In the event of rain, films will be moved indoors to the Bell Museum Auditorium and begin at 8:30 p.m.

Fantastic Voyage (1966)
August 14
A medical team is miniaturized and injected into a scientist's brain in order to save his life.

The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
August 21
A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and ultimately New York City.

The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
August 28
British reporters suspect an international cover–up of a global disaster in progress—and they are right.

Jumpstart your Research workshops starting 8/18

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The Science and Engineering Library staff will be offering a series of workshops for IT graduate students and faculty before the start of the fall semester.

Learn more about available library tools and techniques to simplify your research.
Planned classes include Grant Funding for Graduate Students, Refworks Basics, Tips for publishing your research article, Effective use of Web of Science and Google for Researchers.

For further information contact Jody Kempf.

To register for a workshop visit the libraries' registration page.

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