February 2010 Archives

Intro to SciFinder Scholar on the Web 3/2

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Tue, 03/02/2010 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Learn how to use SciFinder Scholar on the Web 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.

Creating Posters Using PowerPoint 3/1

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Mon, 03/01/2010 - 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Getting ready to present a poster at an upcoming conference? Learn pointers about using PowerPoint to create the poster as one giant slide, and send it to a large-scale printer.

Register here for the workshop.

Grad Commons: Publishing Your Science Research Article 3/2

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Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: 435 Blegen Hall

This workshop, intended for graduate students 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.

Learn more about and register for this workshop and other upcoming workshops here.

Grad Commons: Tricks of the Trade - Conducting Efficient Library and Web Research 2/23

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Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Location: 101 Walter Library

Check out the upcoming workshops being offered through the Graduate School's Grad Commons including this week's workshop.

Tricks of the Trade: Conducting Efficient Library and Web Research.


There are many tools available from the University Libraries and the web that can increase your effectiveness and efficiency as a researcher. Learn how to use these to help narrow your topic, research your literature review, and fill in research gaps. This workshop will include mini-versions of popular Library workshops including "How do I know I have found Everything?," "Introduction to Citation Managers," "Google for Researchers" and more.

For more information on upcoming workshops and links to register for the workshops visit this web page.

Web of Science: Research Made Easy 2/24

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Wed, 02/24/2010 - 10:15am - 11:15am
Location: 310 Walter Library

Web of Science searches journal and conference literature from the most highly-cited journals in the world, and in nearly every subject disciplinary. Learn how this tool can help you search, find, evaluate, access and cite research in one streamlined process. This introductory workshop is ideal for undergraduates or graduates beginning their research process who are looking for a deeper method of literature review, one that goes beyond simply skimming the surface.

We will cover search strategies, setting up email alerts, citation management and journal ranking methods, such as h-index, Impact Factor, and Eigenfactor metrics. Subject examples will focus on the sciences, but arts, humanities and social sciences are also covered by this index.

Register here.

Introduction to Data Management for Scientists and Engineers 2/23

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Tue, 02/23/2010 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Digital data is growing at an exponential rate, and the work involved in managing that data is rapidly increasing as well. How can we ensure that our research data will still be available in a usable form in 5, 10, or 20 years? We will discuss why having a data management plan is important as well as key considerations and best practices for data management.

Register here for the workshop.

Energy Security: From Deal Killers to Game Changers 2/24

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Time: 3:35-4:45 p.m.
Location: Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 131

Former U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science Raymond Orbach will address five energy security "deal killers" and discuss the way in which basic research can transform these "deal killers" into "game changers" to provide possible solutions for our country's future energy security. Free and open to the public.

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Getting Published: How to Publish Your Science Research Article 2/18

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Thu, 02/18/2010 - 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 here for the workshop.

Canceled: Sustainable Communities Interdisciplinary Lecture 2/23

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UMore Park reports that this lecture is (regrettably) being canceled. There hasn't been any notice about it being re-scheduled yet.

February 23, 2010
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus

Sustainable community design and development expert Joachim Eble, founder and director of Joachim Eble-Architektur in Tübingen, Germany

The event is free but you are requested to register to ensure a seat at the event.

Register here.

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Engineering: Find Better Information Faster 2/10

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Wed, 02/10/2010 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

A quick tour of the resources available for finding the best information for your engineering research. We'll demonstrate how to find journal articles and conference papers using Engineering Village and Web of Science, show how to access reference books online using Knovel, and discuss best practices in patents and standards searching. Register here for the workshop.

From flapping birds to space telescopes: the math of origami 2/9

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7:00pm, Tuesday, February 9, 2010, Willey Hall 175

Robert J. Lang, artist and consultant

The principles of origami, the centuries-old Japanese art of paper-folding, can be used to solve a wide range of folding problems, from how to compress an airbag into a steering wheel to how to design complex folding telescopes. These math-based origami concepts are used in product development, architecture, and designs seen all around us. For example, the University of Minnesota's Weisman Art Museum is an origami-inspired structure. The speaker is an artist and a consultant who applies origami principles to engineering problems.

Questions?

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

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