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Fall Workshops Still Open
10-Oct-2012 Newsletter article

The last few workshops still have some openings. Pre-registration required for all workshops. 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.

Questions on Registration? Contact: Jody A. Kalvik - jkalvik@iastate.edu

Knovel: An Introduction to A Major SciTech eBook Collection
Gerry McKiernan
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 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
Thurs., Oct. 18, 11:00 a.m. - noon
Thurs., Oct. 18, 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
Tue., Oct. 23, 3:00-4:30
Thurs., Oct. 25, 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
Tues., Nov. 6, 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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