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Spring 2015 Search Savvy Seminars

January

Using Google Drive for Research and Writing
URI has just “gone Google,” and now you have access to functionality in Google Drive that can make your research and writing easier. This session will introduce you to collaboration tools, citation manager plugins, and more.

Presented by:
Amanda Izenstark, Associate Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries

Robert L. Carothers Library & Learning Commons, Room 142
Wednesday 1/28 @ 10 am RESCHEDULED to Wednesday 2/11 @ 10 am
Thursday 1/29 @ 3 pm

February

Google Tips & Tricks: Strategies to get great results from Google
Google’s basic search is sometimes a good place to start researching, but the advanced search interface offers you far more precision. Google Scholar provides a good complement to library databases, but you can tweak settings to have it search the Library’s collection and export references to your citation manager. Learn more and save time in your research and personal life at this Search Savvy Seminar!

Presented by:
Amanda Izenstark, Associate Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries

Robert L. Carothers Library & Learning Commons, Room LL11B
Weds 2/25 @ 10 am
Thur 2/26 @ 3 pm

March

Using Google Drive for Research and Writing (Newly added date!)
URI has just “gone Google,” and now you have access to functionality in Google Drive that can make your research and writing easier. This session will introduce you to collaboration tools, citation manager plugins, and more.

Presented by:
Amanda Izenstark, Associate Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries

Robert L. Carothers Library & Learning Commons, Room 142
Weds 3/18 @ 10 am CANCELED

 

Bending Databases and Search Engines to Your Will: Developing Optimal Searches to Get The Best Results

Ever wonder if you’re using the best search terms and techniques for your research? Want tips for more efficient and effective searching? Bring your research questions to this session and get pointers for improved searching.

Presented by:
Amanda Izenstark, Associate Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries

Robert L. Carothers Library & Learning Commons, Room LL11B
Weds 3/25 @ 10 am
Thur 3/26 @ 3 pm

April

Who’s Talking About (and Citing) Me? Tracking Your Work using Databases, Google, Web of Knowledge, and Altmetrics Tools

Stop using the impact factor as a measure of the value of your research. There are better ways. In this hands-on session find out about tools that can help you learn how your work is being received, used, and disseminated across scholarly platforms and social media networks.

Presented by
Julia Lovett, Assistant Professor, Digital Initiatives Librarian, University Libraries
Andrée Rathemacher, Professor, Head of Acquisitions, University Libraries
Amanda Izenstark, Associate Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries

Robert L. Carothers Library & Learning Commons, Room 142
Weds 4/15 @ 10 am Rescheduled to Weds 4/22 @ 10 am
Thur 4/16 @ 3 pm Rescheduled to Thur 4/23 @ 3 pm

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