October 2009 Archives

Peer Research Consultants Now Available

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The Peer Research Consultant (PRC) program is now available to give students peer help on their research questions. PRCs can help students narrow a topic, find articles and books, select academic sources, and more. Students looking for additional help or feeling overwhelmed by their research papers will be good candidates for the program. The PRCs will also refer students to subject librarians if needed.

For the fall 2009 pilot phase, the program will concentrate on supporting First Year Writing and SEAM (Student Excellence in Academics and Multiculturalism).

Fall 2009 Walk-in Hours
Monday: 10:30 to 1:30 (Walter Library-SMART Commons)
Tuesday: 1:30 to 4:30 (Wilson Library-SMART Commons)
Wednesday: 1:30 to 3:00 (Walter Library-SMART Commons) and 1:30 to 2:30 (MCAE in Appleby Hall)
Thursday: 12:00 to 2:00 (MCAE in Appleby Hall)
Friday: 1:30 to 4:00 (Wilson Library-SMART Commons) and 1:30 to 4:30 (Walter Library-SMART Commons)

For more information, visit http://www.lib.umn.edu/services/prc or contact Jody Gray at grayjl@umn.edu.

The Peer Research Consultant program was developed in partnership with the University Libraries, MCAE: Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence, and the SMART Learning Commons.

Google for Researchers 11/11

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Wed, 11/11/2009 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

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. 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 collaborative environment.

Register here for the workshop.

Minnesota Supercomputing Institute Open House 11/4

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November 4, 11:30 am - 4 pm
Rooms 402 and 575 Walter

The Supercomputing Institute will host an Open House on Wednesday, November 4, 2009. Attendees will be able to tour MSI facilities, including the machine room, the Scientific Development and Visualization Lab, and the LCSE-MSI Visualization Lab. They can also see software demonstrations and displays about research being performed using MSI. We will also have food, goody bags, and door prizes.

Register here for the open house.

EndNote: Basics 11/3

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Tue, 11/03/2009 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

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 here for the workshop.

Friday October 30, 2009
3:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Civil Engineering Building and Campus Club

Afternoon events

The University of Minnesota's Solar Decathlon Experience
Solar Decathlon team advisers Ann Johnson, PE, Peter Hilger, AIA, and David McDonald, PE, will talk about their experiences.

Integrated Design on the I-35W Bridge Project by Jon Chiglo, University of MN Alumnus and the Minnesota Department of Transportation's project manager on the I-35W Bridge project

Dinner: Campus Club, West Wing of 403 Coffman Union

Enjoy a welcome and history presentation by Department Head Roberto Ballarini and Professor Emeritus Charles Fairhurst. Keynote with George Bugliarello from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU presents a timely and enlightening lecture on urban sustainability. Cost of dinner is $25.

FFI

RefWorks: Advanced 10/27

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Tue, 10/27/2009 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

For RefWorks users who would like to learn more about linking to full text documents, editing styles, and other specialized tasks. Attendees are encouraged to bring their RefWorks questions to the session. A list of advanced features may be found here.

Register for the workshop here.

Many library resources will be down October 24, 25

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Due to a necessary upgrade to the utility and emergency power provided to the University's WBOB Data Center, a number of library systems will experience downtime on Saturday October 24, 2009 from approximately 2:00 AM to 12 noon Sunday October 25, 2009. See what's affected here.

Better Architectures and New Security Applications for Coarse Network Monitoring 10/19

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Presenter: Michael Reiter
Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Time: 11:15 - 12:15
Location: EE/CS 3-180

In this talk we will describe an approach we have developed to improve the fidelity of these traffic summaries, by coordinating the monitoring performed by the network's routers so as to achieve network-wide monitoring goals while respecting each router's processing constraints.

FFI

Getting Published: How to Publish Your Science Research Article 10/19

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Mon, 10/19/2009 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

This workshop, intended for graduate students and newer faculty in the sciences, will help you identify appropriate journals to which to submit your article and discuss how to manage your rights when signing a contract with a publisher. Join your colleagues to share your ideas and discuss the issues you face as an emerging academic author.

Register for the workshop here.

Intro to SciFinder Scholar 10/14

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Wed, 10/14/2009 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

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.

Life in a Changing Climate 10/14

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Date: October 14, 2008
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: 110 Green Hall, St Paul Campus

The University of Minnesota Water Resources Science Distinguished Lecture Series presents Jörg Imberger, Director of the Centre for Water Research University of Western Australia.

FFI

Web of Science: Research Made Easy 10/12

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Mon, 10/12/2009 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

This introductory workshop is ideal for undergraduates or graduates beginning their research process who are looking for a better way of searching, one that goes beyond simply skimming the surface! Plus, with the unveiling of a new interface, even experienced Web of Science users will learn new tricks that will make their literature research a seamless and continuous process.

We will cover search strategies, article retrieval, journal ranking, and exporting citations to Endnote. Subject examples will focus on the sciences, but arts, humanities and social sciences are also covered by this index.

Register here for the workshop.

Questions?

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

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