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2012 Fall Workshops Available for Faculty, Staff, and Grad Students
12-Sep-2012 Newsletter article

The Iowa State University Library offers workshops on a number of different topics during the school year. This is our list for Fall 2012. Topics may be of interest to faculty, grad students, and staff.

Pre-registration required for all workshops. Registrations will open several weeks before the workshop. Limit of 48 attendees per session. We reserve the right to cancel workshops with fewer than five registrations. Location for workshop confirmed with registration. Scroll down for details on each workshop.

Date

Time

Title/Topic

     

Thurs, Sept 13

3-4:30 pm

Grad Students: Everything you need to know about the Library

Fri, Sept 14

1-2:30 pm

Grad Students: Everything you need to know about the Library

     

Tues, Sept 25

11 am - noon

Springer Materials

Tues, Sept 25

2-3:30 pm

Springer Materials

     

Tues, Oct 2

1-2:30 pm

Digital Textbooks: A Perfect Storm for Higher Learning

     

Tues, Oct 9

1-2:30 pm

Elsevier Biofuel Database

     

Tues, Oct 16

3-4:30 pm

Knovel: Introduction to a Major SciTech eBook collection

     

Thurs, Oct 18

11 am - noon

Web of Science

Thurs, Oct 18

1-2:00 pm

Web of Science

     

Tues, Oct 23

3-4:30 pm

Finding Funding: How to Find Non-Government Grants for Your Research!

Thurs, Oct 25

3-4:30 pm

Finding Funding: How to Find Non-Government Grants for Your Research!

     

Tues, Nov 6

1-2:30 pm

SciVerse Hub

See e-Library News & Events for links to registration 
Questions on Registration? Contact: Jody A. Kalvik - jkalvik@iastate.edu

Fall Workshops -

Grad Students: Everything you need to know about the Library ... but were afraid to ask.
Susan Vega-Garcia, Rebecca Jackson, Lorrie Pellack
9/13/2012, 3-4:30 p.m.
9/14/2012, 1-2:30 p.m.
Grad Students: Learn how to find dissertations, influential research articles and important journals in your subject area! Find out who is your subject librarian, and learn about Library services that can help facilitate your research and writing! Two identical workshops are offered.

Springer Materials
Heather Lewin
9/25/2012, 11:00 a.m. - noon, Beginning Level Searching
9/25/2012, 2-3:30 p.m., In-Depth Searching
You will learn how to effectively utilize Springer Materials: the World's Largest Resource for Physical & Chemical Data in Materials Science. Two workshops offered: Beginning Level Searching (undergrads, grad students, and instructors), In-Depth Searching (grad students, research faculty.)

Digital Textbooks: A Perfect Storm for Higher Learning
Gerry McKiernan
10/ 2/ 2012, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
While not currently widely adopted, an increasing number of colleges and universities are providing campus-wide access to digital textbooks or piloting their use for specific courses. This seminar will provide an overview of a number of major local, state, regional, and national initiatives by institutions of higher learning as well as by primary and secondary schools in the U.S. and elsewhere. It will also profile select e-textbook platforms and features and the associated costs and benefits of digital textbook use.

Elsevier Biofuel Database Presentation
Gerry McKiernan
10/9/2012, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Elsevier Biofuel (EB) [http://www.info.elsevier-biofuel.com/] is a comprehensive, online platform that covers scientific, industrial, and commercial biofuel information sources. Through the Elsevier Biofuel database, users have access to relevant full-text content from 1,000 journals, 2,000 eBooks, and 15 years of patent backfiles. See Sept. Your Library eNewsletter for article on Elsevier Biofuel database.

Knovel: An Introduction to A Major SciTech eBook Collection
Gerry McKiernan
10/16/2012, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Knovel [http://why.knovel.com/] provides a searchable database of handbooks, datasets and reference sources in science, technology and engineering through a single interface. The ISU library now offers access to nearly 4,000 full-text ebooks through this service in a broad range of disciplines that include Biochemistry, Biology & Biotechnology; Chemistry & Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Power Engineering, Food Science, Industrial Engineering, Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering, Metals & Metallurgy, Sustainable Energy & Development, Transportation Engineering, among several others [http://www.knovel.com/web/portal/browse/subject/].

Web of Science® Workshop
Lorrie Pellack
10/18/2012, 11:00 a.m. - noon, and 1 - 2:00 p.m.
Are you interested in discovering who is citing your work or the work of others? Learn how to use the Web of Science (Science Citation Index ExpandedTM, Social Sciences Citation Index®, Arts & Humanities Citation Index®) to utilize your research time more efficiently. This workshop covers:

  • The publication selection process
  • Using the search interfaces for topic, author, source title, and address searching, as well as more advanced set and field combination searching
  • Integration with the ResearcherID author identification product
  • E-mailing, saving, printing, or exporting your results to EndNote Web
  • Saving a search history and creating search and citation alerts.

Finding Funding: How to Find Non-Government Grants for Your Research!
Rebecca Jackson
10/23/2012, 3:00-4:30
10/25/2012, 3:00-4:30
Faculty and graduate students learn from their colleagues and advisors about grant funding opportunities from the government. But did you know that there are many non-governmental non-profits who generously fund education and research projects in the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences? Rebecca Jackson, ISU Library, will show you how to find these important funding resources, and Donna Van Pelt, ISU Foundation, will help you with information and tips about applying for these non-profit foundation grants.

SciVerse Hub
Gerry McKiernan
11/6/2012, 1-2:30 p.m.
SciVerse Hub Beta: a one-stop single search across SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse SciTopics Beta and relevant web/third-party content. Access is provided to

  • Journal content from 18 scholarly publishers
  • Nearly 25 million patent records from five major patent offices
  • Dissertations, theses, and other documents from 246 worldwide institutional and subject repositories worldwide
  • More than 375 million scientific web pages from global STM, university and government sites
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