March 2009 Archives

EndNote for Engineers and Physical Scientists 4/8

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Time: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 3:30 PM -- 4:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

An introduction to using EndNote. Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations.
We'll also discuss using EndNote in conjunction with EndNoteWeb, a web-based version of EndNote available for free to current University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff.

Register for the class here.

Congratulations to Team Joe Don Baker 2009 Science Quiz Bowl Champs!

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The 6th annual University Libraries' Science Quiz Bowl kicked off IT Week on Sunday, March 29th, 2009 with 28 teams teams playing a double-elimination tournament in Walter Library. "Joe Don Baker" bested "The Thrust Faults" in the final game to become the Science Quiz Bowl Champions! Congratulations to both teams. FFI

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Research Showcase 4/7

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Noon—2 p.m.
The Great Hall
Coffman Memorial Union

Come view more than 65 posters representing 40 graduate programs. Meet the top recipients of the 2008–09
doctoral dissertation fellowships—outstanding, final-year Ph.D. candidates—as they describe their work in fields from
engineering to English.

Introduction to SciFinder Scholar 3/30

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Time: Monday, March 30, 2009 4:00 PM -- 5:15 PM
Location: Walter 310

Learn how to use SciFinder Scholar to find information on chemical substances and literature from chemistry and a wide variety of related fields including food science, geochemistry, materials science, medicine, and more. We'll cover tips and tricks and the basics of structure drawing. Register here for the workshop.

Last chance to register for the Science Quiz Bowl!

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Register by March 25!

Quiz Bowl information

When: Sunday, March 29, 1-8 pm
Where: Walter Library

IT students are invited to play in an intramural quiz competition in Walter Library, to kick off IT Week. The 6th annual University Libraries' Science Quiz Bowl is a double-elimination tournament. Register your team and learn more about the Quiz Bowl here.

Watch the Science Quiz Bowl Championship game 3/29

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All are invited to watch the Championship Game at 7:30PM on Sunday, March 29th, in Walter Library room 101. See which IT student team comes out on top! For more information on the Science Quiz Bowl visit the website.

Solar After Dark: Going Green at Night 3/24

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Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholar Lecture
Professor Jane Davidson, Mechanical Engineering

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cowles Auditorium
Hubert H. Humphrey Center

Jane's presentation, "Solar after Dark: Going Green at Night," will focus on one of the most pressing challenges facing humankind--the need to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously meeting an exploding global demand for energy. Dessert reception follows the lecture in the HHH Atrium. Event is FREE and open to the public, but RSVP is required at women@umn.edu or 612-625-9837.

Register by 3/25 for the Science Quiz Bowl!

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When: Sunday, March 29, 1-8 pm
Where: Walter Library

IT students are invited to play in an intramural quiz competition in Walter Library, to kick off IT Week. The 6th annual University Libraries' Science Quiz Bowl is a double-elimination tournament. Register your team and learn more about the Quiz Bowl here.

Google for Researchers 3/10

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Time: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 2:30 PM -- 3:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

With Google, you already search the web, share photos/movies/music, map directions and discover new things...but there are some tools you may have missed. This web search engine is on a mission to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible." So let's explore the new tools and technology that pair Google-efficient tools with library-quality results to weave together a rich information web that goes beyond just the World Wide Web.

We'll look at tools such as, Google Docs, RSS Reader, Google Scholar, and iGoogle Research Gadgets that will help you access, evaluate, and share information in an easy collaborate environment.

Register here.

An Evening of Science Trivia 3/10

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March 10, 2009, 8 p.m.
Nomad World Pub
501 Cedar St., Minneapolis
$5-$10; pay what you can

Prepare for the IT Week Science Quiz Bowl and feed your need for science and nature at the Bell Museum's monthly Science Trivia Night. Teams of up to five people compete for prizes and questions range from basic biology to current events, from science fiction to science history.

Sponsored by the Bell Museum and the Nomad World Pub.

RefWorks Basics 3/23

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Time: Monday, March 23, 2009 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 Faculty, students and staff. Adding references to RefWorks will be covered, as well as exporting them to Word, and selecting a style (ACS, APA, Bibtex, etc) for your bibliography. See http://www.lib.umn.edu/refworks/ for more details about RefWorks.

Register here for the workshop.

Formatting Your Dissertation in Word 2007 3/11

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Time: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 9:00 AM -- 11:00 AM
Location: Walter 310

Cut time spent sitting at your computer toiling away at Microsoft Word! In this workshop, you'll learn how to use Word features effectively and efficiently, including: inserting images and page numbers, generating tables of contents and figures; and more! This workshop covers basic formatting! For advanced formatting questions please consult the Writing Center and Graduate School guidelines. Participants should have basic experience using MS Word. Note this version of the workshop specifically uses Office 2007. We will be using a template and not be working with individual dissertations.

Register here for the workshop.

Questions?

Contact Walter Library:
(612) 624-3366
sciref@umn.edu

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