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July 6, 2009

Grant Funding for Graduate Students 7/15

Time: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 9:00 AM -- 10:15 AM
Location: Walter 310

Find out more about funding opportunities available to graduate students. Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources.

Resources for the course are listed on the Web site of the Office of the VP for Research, http://www.collaborate.umn.edu/explore/searching.html

Register here for the workshop.

June 14, 2009

Grant Funding for Graduate Students 6/26

Time: Friday, June 26, 2009 9:00 AM -- 10:15 AM
Location: Walter 310

Find out more about funding opportunities available to graduate students. Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources.

Resources for the course are listed on the Web site of the Office of the VP for Research, http://www.collaborate.umn.edu/explore/searching.html

Register here for the workshop.

June 8, 2009

Grant Funding for Graduate Students 6/9

Time: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 3:00 PM -- 4:15 PM
Location: Walter 310

Find out more about funding opportunities available to graduate students. Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources.

Resources for the course are listed on the Web site of the Office of the VP for Research, http://www.collaborate.umn.edu/explore/searching.html

Register here for the workshop.

May 26, 2009

RefWorks Basics 6/3

Time: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 10:00 AM -- 11:00 AM
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 (MLA, APA, etc) for your bibliography. See http://www.lib.umn.edu/refworks/ for more details about RefWorks.

Register here for the workshop.

May 11, 2009

Case studies in publishing: Your choices in journal contracts 5/26

Time: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 9:00 AM -- 10:00 AM
Location: Bio-Medical Library, Room 555

In this workshop, participants will work through two common decision points raised by journal article contracts. Relevant context will be provided on academic publishing issues such as copyright and author's rights, cultural and economic norms, and promotion & tenure implications. Practical strategies and helpful tools will be discussed.

This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

Register for the session here.

April 9, 2009

Grant Funding for Graduate Students 4/14

Time: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 3:00 PM -- 4:15 PM
Location: Walter 310

Find out more about funding opportunities available to graduate students. Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources. Register here for the workshop.

April 8, 2009

RefWorks Basics 4/14

Time: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 11:15 AM -- 12:15 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 (MLA, APA, etc) for your bibliography. See http://www.lib.umn.edu/refworks/ for more details about RefWorks.

Register here for the workshop.

March 31, 2009

EndNote for Engineers and Physical Scientists 4/8

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.

March 24, 2009

Introduction to SciFinder Scholar 3/30

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.

March 5, 2009

Google for Researchers 3/10

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.

March 4, 2009

RefWorks Basics 3/23

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.

March 1, 2009

Formatting Your Dissertation in Word 2007 3/11

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.

February 26, 2009

Zotero: An Introduction 3/9

Time: Monday, March 9, 2009 1:25 PM -- 2:25 PM
Location: Walter 310

An introduction to the *free* Firefox extension that allows you to collect, manage and cite your research citations with ease.

Register here for the workshop.

February 19, 2009

Getting Published: How to Publish Your Science Research Article 3/5

Time: Thursday, March 5, 2009 11:15 AM -- 12:15 PM
Location: Walter 310

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.

February 18, 2009

Making an Impact with Wikipedia 2/25

Time: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 11:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Location: Walter 310

Are you starting your research in Wikipedia? Sometimes we do, too. But your research should never end there. In this workshop, you'll learn how to get the most out of any Wikipedia article. You'll look at the discussions and controversies that happen behind the scenes as an article comes together and learn how to track down and evaluate the links, journal articles, and books behind the citations that each article includes. You'll also find out how to write and edit Wikipedia articles that stand up to the scrutiny of the pickiest Wikipedian.

Register here for the workshop.

February 10, 2009

Engineering: Find Better Information Faster 2/18

Time: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 3:30 PM -- 4:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

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.

February 5, 2009

Grant Funding - Search Tools and Resources 2/12

Time: Thursday, February 12, 2009 3:00 PM -- 4:15 PM
Location: Walter 310

Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources.

Resources for the course are listed on the Web site of the Office of the VP for Research, http://www.collaborate.umn.edu/explore/searching.html

Register here for the session.

Research Made Easy: Discover the Web of Science 2/11

Time: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 2:30 PM -- 3:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

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 and RefWorks. Subject examples will focus on the sciences, but arts, humanities and social sciences are also covered by this index.

Register here for the workshop.

February 4, 2009

Keeping Up: Web-Based Tools That Help You Work Smarter 2/9

Time: Monday, February 9, 2009 2:30 PM -- 3:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

This workshop will introduce you to web-based tools like tagging, RSS feeds and library databases that can help you more efficiently keep up with your fields of interest.

Register here for the workshop.

February 1, 2009

EndNote for Engineers and Physical Scientists 2/5

Time: Thursday, February 5, 2009 11:15 AM -- 12:15 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.

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

January 30, 2009

Web Tools for Working Collaboratively 2/4

Time: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 11:15 AM -- 12:15 PM
Location: Walter 310

Whether working with your colleagues across the University or around the world, it can be challenging to collaborate when you are in separate locations. Learn about web-based resources, both at the University and freely available on the web, that can help you to effectively collaborate. We will include resources such as Google Docs, del.icio.us and UThink.

Register here for the workshop.

December 15, 2008

Jumpstart your Research workshops starting 1/12

Take advantage of the quiet time during the winter break to learn how to use some of the free resources that can help you save time. The workshops will include, Google for Researchers, Web Tools for Working Collaboratively, RefWorks Basics, Tips on Publishing your Science Research Article and Research Made Easy: Tips on using Web of Science effectively.

For more information on the Science and Engineering Library workshops visit the workshops' page.

November 6, 2008

Grant Funding for Graduate Students 11/11

Time: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:00 PM -- 4:15 PM
Location: Walter 310

Find out more about funding opportunities available to graduate students. Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources.

Resources for the course are listed on the Web site of the Office of the VP for Research, http://www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/

Register here for the workshop.

October 28, 2008

RefWorks Basics 11/6

Time: Thursday, November 6, 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.

October 14, 2008

Grant Funding for Graduate Students 10/22

Time: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 3:00 PM -- 4:15 PM
Location: Walter 310

Find out more about funding opportunities available to graduate students. Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources.

Resources for the course are listed on the Web site of the Office of the VP for Research, http://www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/

Register here for the workshop.

Google for Researchers 10/21

Time: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 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 for the workshop.

October 9, 2008

Getting Published: How to Publish Your Science Research Article 10/14

Time: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:30 PM -- 2:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

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.

Create your Poster in PowerPoint 10/14

Time: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 2:30 PM -- 3:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

Getting ready to do 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.

October 1, 2008

Keeping Up: Web-Based Tools That Help You Work Smarter 10/8

Time: Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:30 PM -- 3:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

This workshop will introduce you to web-based tools like tagging, RSS feeds and library databases that can help you more efficiently keep up with your fields of interest.

Register here for the workshop.

September 24, 2008

Advanced EndNote Q & A 10/2

Doug Nguyen, an EndNote representative, will be on campus to offer instruction on advanced EndNote topics. The workshop will be built around the questions you bring. Doug will be happy to talk about advanced customization features (customizing citation styles, import filters, reference types) and help troubleshoot any problems. Sign up for the workshop here.

September 17, 2008

Research Made Easy: Discover the Web of Science 9/24

This is an ideal workshop for undergraduates or graduates beginning their research process who are looking for a better way of searching. And, 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. Sign up for this workshop here.

Got EndNote? Now what? 9/24

This workshop is an introduction to learning EndNote. Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations. We will also discuss using EndNote in conjunction with EndNoteWeb, a free, web-based version of EndNote available to University students, faculty and staff. Register here for this workshop.

Grant Funding for Graduate Students 9/23

Find out more about funding opportunities available to graduate students. Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources. Register here for the workshop.

September 9, 2008

Intro to SciFinder Scholar 9/17

The library is offering an introductory workshop on SciFinder Scholar on Wednesday, September 17, in room 310 Walter Library. Register here to learn more about the features of the premier chemistry database.

August 27, 2008

RefWorks Basics 9/9

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.

August 26, 2008

Jumpstart Your Research fall workshops beginning 9/9

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.

August 5, 2008

Jumpstart your Research workshops starting 8/18

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.

June 23, 2008

Create your Poster in PowerPoint 7/16

Getting ready to do 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.

Grant Funding - Search Tools and Resources 7/15

Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources.

Resources for the course are listed on the Web site of the Office of the VP for Research, http://www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/

Register here for the workshop.

June 11, 2008

Grant Funding for Graduate Students 6/18

Time: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 12:30 PM -- 1:45 PM
Location: Walter 310

Find out more about funding opportunities available to graduate students. Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources.

Resources for the course are listed on the Web site of the Office of the VP for Research, http://www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/

Register here for the workshop.

May 30, 2008

Research Made Easy: Discover the Web of Science 6/4

Time: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 2:00 PM -- 3:00 PM
Location: Walter 310

Register here for the workshop.

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! 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.

May 29, 2008

Keeping Up: Web-Based Tools That Help You Work Smarter 6/11

Time: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 1:00 PM -- 2:00 PM
Location: Walter 310

This workshop will introduce you to web-based tools like tagging, RSS feeds and library databases that can help you more efficiently keep up with your fields of interest. Register here for the workshop.

May 21, 2008

RefWorks Basics 5/28

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.

May 12, 2008

Getting Published: How to Publish Your Science Research Article 5/21

Time: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 2:00 PM -- 3:00 PM
Location: Walter 310

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.

May 6, 2008

Grant Funding for Graduate Students 5/15

Time: Thursday, May 15, 2008 2:00 PM -- 3:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

Find out more about funding opportunities available to graduate students. Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources.

Resources for the course are listed on the Web site of the Office of the VP for Research, http://www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/

Register here for the workshop.

March 27, 2008

Web of Science vs. Google Scholar Smackdown 4/8

Time: Tuesday, April 8, 2008 12:00 PM -- 1:00 PM
Location: AHC Learning Commons, 535/545 Diehl Hall

Where do you go to find the article? This class will compare and contrast two different library resources -- Google Scholar and Web of Science -- in a smackdown to determine which is better for tracking down incomplete or incorrect citations.

Using Web of Science and Google Scholar, you can also identify how often a publication has been cited, trace how research on a topic has evolved over time, and track who has cited your publications. Learn also how to search for books, articles and other sources cited in bibliographies and works cited lists.
Register here for the workshop.

This class will have a health sciences focus.

March 4, 2008

RefWorks Basics 3/26

Time: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 11:00 PM -- 12:00 PM
Location: Walter 310

Prepare for your upcoming papers and research by learning about RefWorks, the Web-based citation manager that is freely available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff.

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.

You can register for the workshop at this address.

March 3, 2008

Grant Funding for Graduate Students 3/18

Time: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 2:30 PM -- 4:00 PM
Location: Walter 310

Find out more about funding opportunities available to graduate students. Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources. Register here for the workshop.

Resources for the course are listed on the Web site of the Office of the VP for Research, http://www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/

February 21, 2008

Getting Started: Publishing Your Science Research Article 3/3

Time: Monday, March 3, 2008 2:00 PM -- 3:00 PM
Location: Walter 310

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.

February 20, 2008

RefWorks Basics 2/27

Time: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 2:30 PM -- 3:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

Prepare for your upcoming papers and research by learning about RefWorks, the Web-based citation manager that is freely available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff.

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.

You can register for the workshop at this address.

February 12, 2008

Keeping Current in the Sciences 2/21

This is an overview of the alerting services in the science & engineering fields. We will highlight the databases that send weekly updates of current literature references which meet the criteria you specify. The workshop will also cover some of the new web-based resources that you can customize to keep up with new information. We can also help you define your interests in a search profile and set up an alert in the appropriate database. Register here for the workshop.

February 4, 2008

Research Made Easy: Discover the Web of Science 2/12

Time: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 11:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Location: Walter 310

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 RefWorks. Subject examples will focus on the sciences, but arts, humanities and social sciences are also covered by this index. Register here.

January 29, 2008

Intro to SciFinder Scholar 2/4

The library is offering an introductory workshop on SciFinder Scholar on Monday, February 4, in room 310 Walter Library. Register here to learn more about the features of the premier chemistry database.

December 18, 2007

Jumpstart your Research workshops starting 1/8

The Science and Engineering Library staff will be offering a series of workshops for IT graduate students and faculty over the winter break.

Learn more about available library tools and techniques to simplify your research.
Planned classes include Grant Funding resources, Refworks Basics, Tips for publishing your research article, Effective use of Web of Science and How to use Beilstein with the new DiscoveryGate interface.

For further information contact Jody Kempf.

To register for the workshops visit the Jumpstart Your Research page.

December 17, 2007

Research Made Easy: Discover the Web of Science 1/14

Web of Science is one of the most powerful cross-disciplinary indexes available. We will cover search strategies, article retrieval, journal ranking, and exporting citations to RefWorks. For more information visit the Jumpstart website: http://sciweb.lib.umn.edu/workshops.phtml


Beilstein Basics 1/16

Learn how to use one of the best databases for locating chemical property data and organic reaction information. Discover the power of the DiscoveryGate search engine in searching the Beilstein and Gmelin databases. Register on the Jumpstart your Research page.

RefWorks for Scientists and Engineers - 1/10

Join us tomorrow, January 10, at 1:30 pm in room 310 to learn about how to use RefWorks to organize and keep track of your references, and also how to easily add them to your documents.

We will be focusing on using RefWorks with databases most often used in the sciences and engineering. Visit the Jumpstart your Research web page for further information and registration for the workshop.

November 26, 2007

Grant Funding - Search Tools and Resources 12/5

Time: Wednesday, December 5, 2007 12:30 PM -- 1:45 PM
Location: Walter 310

Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources. Register here for the workshop.

November 14, 2007

RefWorks Basics 11/27

Time: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 1-2 pm
Location: Walter 310

Prepare for your upcoming papers and research by learning about RefWorks, the Web-based citation manager that is freely available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff.

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.

You can register for the workshop at this address.

November 1, 2007

Research Made Easy: Discover the Web of Science 11/14

Time: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 9:00 AM -- 10:15 AM
Location: Walter 310

Register here for the workshop.

Unlock doors to countless research articles in the sciences and beyond in one of the most powerful cross-disciplinary citation indexes available: the Web of Science. 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 later this month, 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.

Grant Funding - Search Tools and Resources 11/13

Time: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 2:00 PM -- 3:15 PM
Location: *Magrath Library Instruction Room - St. Paul*

Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources. Register here for the workshop.

October 17, 2007

RefWorks Basics 10/24

Time: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 11:15 AM -- 12:15 PM
Location: Walter 310

Prepare for your upcoming papers and research by learning about RefWorks, the Web-based citation manager that is freely available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff.

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.

You can register for the workshop at this address.

October 9, 2007

Research Made Easy: Discover the Web of Science

Time: Thursday, October 18, 2007 11:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Location: Walter 310

Register here.

Unlock doors to countless research articles in the sciences and beyond in one of the most powerful cross-disciplinary citation indexes available: the Web of Science. 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 later this month, 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.

Beilstein Basics 10/16

Time: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 4:30 PM -- 6:00 PM
Location: Walter 310

Beilstein offers deep coverage of the literature of organic chemistry and the ability to search structures, properties, and reactions. This workshop offers an introduction to fact and structure searching in Beilstein with hands-on time as a part of the class. We will also provide an introduction to the new web-based interface for Beilstein and Gmelin, DiscoveryGate.

Register here for the workshop.

October 1, 2007

Create your Poster in PowerPoint 10/8

Monday, October 8, 2:30-3:20 pm
310 Walter Library

Getting ready to do 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.

September 26, 2007

Tips and Tricks for Finding Property Data 10/1

Learn about the wide range of electronic and print resources for property data in the physical sciences and engineering, as well as some ideas to help you efficiently discover the appropriate resources.

Monday, October 1
2:30 PM -- 3:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

Register here to attend the workshop

September 18, 2007

Introduction to SciFinder Scholar 9/26

The library is offering an introductory workshop on SciFinder Scholar on Wednesday, September 26 from 5-6:30 pm in room 310 Walter Library. Register here to learn more about the features of the premier chemistry database.

RefWorks Basics 9/26

Time: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 2:30 PM -- 3:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

Prepare for your upcoming papers and research by learning about RefWorks, the Web-based citation manager that is freely available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff.

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.

You can register for the workshop at this address.

September 11, 2007

Keeping Current in the Sciences 9/18

This class is an overview of the alerting services in the science & engineering fields. The 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. Register for the class here.

August 26, 2007

RefWorks Basics 9/11

Prepare for your upcoming papers and research by learning about RefWorks, the Web-based citation manager that is freely available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff.

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.

There is a workshop scheduled for Tuesday, September 11, 2:30-3:30 pm in 310 Walter Library.

You can register for the workshop at this address.

August 8, 2007

Grant Funding - Search Tools and Resources 8/21

Tuesday August 21
2-3:15 pm
Walter 310

Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources. Register here for the course.

Resources for the course are listed on the Web site of the Office of the VP for Research, http://www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/

RefWorks Basics 8/20

Prepare for your upcoming papers and research by learning about RefWorks, the Web-based citation manager that is freely available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff.

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.

There is a workshop scheduled for Monday, August 20, 2-3 pm in 310 Walter Library.

You can register for the workshop at this address.

June 13, 2007

Create your Poster in PowerPoint 6/20

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 2:00 PM Walter 310

Getting ready to do 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.

June 12, 2007

Grant Funding - Search Tools and Resources 6/28

Thursday, June 28, 2007 1:00 PM -- 2:00 PM, Walter 310

Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources. Register here for the course.

Resources for the course are listed on the Web site of the Office of the VP for Research,

June 3, 2007

Beilstein Basics 6/13

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 2:00 PM -- 3:30 PM, Walter 310

Beilstein offers deep coverage of the literature of organic chemistry and the ability to search structures, properties, and reactions. This workshop offers an introduction to fact and structure searching in Beilstein with hands-on time at the end of the class. Register here for the workshop.

June 1, 2007

Grant Funding - Search Tools and Resources 7/26

Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources. Register here for the course.

Resources for the course are listed on the Web site of the Office of the VP for Research, http://www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/

May 24, 2007

Keeping Current in the Sciences 6/6

Wednesday, June 6
2-3 pm
Walter 310

This is an overview of the alerting services in the science & engineering fields. The 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. Register here.

May 21, 2007

Intro to SciFinder Scholar 5/30

The library is offering an introductory workshop on SciFinder Scholar on Wednesday, May 30 from 2-3:30 pm in room 310 Walter Library. Register here to learn more about the features of the premier chemistry database.

Tips and Tricks for Finding Property Data 5/23

Learn about the wide range of electronic and print resources for property data in the physical sciences and engineering, as well as some ideas to help you efficiently discover the appropriate resources.

Wednesday May 23
2:00 PM -- 3:00 PM
Location: Walter 310

Register here to attend the workshop.

May 9, 2007

RefWorks Basics 5/16

Prepare for your upcoming papers and research by learning about RefWorks, the Web-based citation manager that is freely available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff.

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.

There is a workshop scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 10-11am in 310 Walter Library.

You can register for the workshop at this address.

March 20, 2007

Create your Poster in PowerPoint 4/12

Getting ready to do a poster at an upcoming conference or symposium? Learn pointers on how to use PowerPoint to create the poster as one giant slide, and send it to a large-scale printer on Thursday, April 12, 2007, 12:30 PM -- 1:15 PM in Walter 310. You can register here.

February 28, 2007

RefWorks Basics 3/5

Prepare for your upcoming papers and research by learning about RefWorks, the Web-based citation manager that is freely available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff.

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.

There is a workshop on Wednesday, March 5, 3-4 PM in 310 Walter Library

You can register for the workshop at this address

Beyond Google: Conducting Effective Research in Engineering 3/7

Wednesday, March 7, 10:10 am-11 am, room 310 Walter Library

If you are only searching Google for academic research, you are only getting a fraction of the information available. The library has a host of quality indexes, databases, and e-book collections specifically for engineering research. Learn which databases are best, how to search them, and why knowing how to use these resources will give you a competitive edge.

February 8, 2007

RefWorks Basics 2/14

Prepare for your upcoming papers and research by learning about RefWorks, the Web-based citation manager that is freely available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff.

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.

There is a workshop on Wednesday, February 14, 10-11 AM in 310 Walter Library

You can register for the workshop at this address

Tips and Tricks for Finding Property Data

Learn about the wide range of electronic and print resources for property data in the physical sciences and engineering, as well as a process to efficiently discover the appropriate resources.

Monday, February 19, 2007 2:00 PM -- 3:00 PM
Walter 310

Register here.

February 1, 2007

SciFinder Scholar workshop 2/8

The library is offering an introductory workshop on SciFinder Scholar on Thursday, February 8 from 4-5:30 pm in room 310 Walter Library. Register here to learn more about the features of the premier chemistry database.

January 15, 2007

Keeping Current in the Sciences 1/31

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.

November 6, 2006

Refworks Basics 11/8

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 11/8 from 10-11 am in room 310 Walter Library.
Sign up here.

September 5, 2006

Keeping Current in the Sciences 10/12

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.