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New Library Catalog is Available! Click Here For Details and Updates. Thank you for your patience as we address issues during the transition.

Fall 2015 Search Savvy Seminars

Please join us for the Fall 2015 Search Savvy Seminar series! This semester, we have an introduction to the new catalog, visits from Elsevier and SciFinder trainers, and an update on searching government publications.

All sessions are open to students, faculty, staff, and the University community. They will take place in the Robert L. Carothers Library & Learning Commons, Room 142. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Izenstark at 401-874-4582 or


Meet the New URI Libraries Search
From sophisticated sorting and personalization to enhanced access to online resources, the new catalog has features that can make your research faster and easier. This one hour session will cover the basics of searching and advanced features.
9/16 @ 11
9/17 @ 3
Presented by:
Amanda Izenstark, Associate Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian


SciFinder is essential for research in chemistry, and in these sessions, you can learn more about harnessing its full capabilities.
These sessions are on 10/2
11-12 and 1-2: SciFinder Tips & Tricks
2-3 – Beyond Basic: SciFinder Office Hour – Meet with our SciFinder trainer and get personalized answers to your questions.
Presented by:
Rebekah Burr, CAS

Scopus & Mendeley
Learn about two tools to help you with your research and reference management. The URI Libraries recently added Scopus to its list of databases and Mendeley is a free reference manager.
These sessions are on 10/16
11-12 – Scopus
1-2 – Mendeley
2-3 – Beyond Basic: Scopus/Mendeley Office Hour – stop by and ask questions about either of these tools.
Presented by:
Joe Krongold, Elsevier


Using RefWorks to Manage Citations and Create Bibliographies
11/18 @ 10
11/19 @ 3
The RefWorks reference manager helps you collect research, manage and share citations, and builds bibliographies. Learn how to use the full range of features in this session. Please bring a laptop with you to this session.
Presented by:
Amanda Izenstark, Associate Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries


Uncle Sam at Your Fingertips: Discovering Electronic Government Information
12/9 @ 10
12/10 @ 3
Government web sites offer a treasure trove of data and information, from statistics and demographics to technical reports and medical research. Explore major research portals and learn to efficiently mine the government’s wealth of information. If time permits we’ll explore in depth some popular specialized sites.
Presented by:
Deborah Mongeau, Professor, Government Publications Librarian, University Libraries


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