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Spring 2017 Search Savvy Seminars

Welcome to the Spring Semester! The University Libraries has planned another semester of Search Savvy Seminars to help you and your students take full advantage of the University Libraries and our resources.

These are introductory sessions, introducing the topic and main uses, and are open to the entire community. Please share these with your students and colleagues.

If you have anything you’d like to see in future Search Savvy Seminars, please feel free to email the coordinator, Amanda Izenstark at amanda@uri.edu.

 

January

Getting Started @ the URI Libraries

Friday 1/27 1pm-2pm
Tuesday 1/31 3pm-4pm
Monday 2/6 11am-12pm
Robert L. Carothers Library, Room 142
Are you a new student, staff, or faculty member? Would you like to learn more about the services and tools the University Libraries offer? In this short session, we’ll cover what the library can do for you, tips for efficient searching, how to get items the Libraries don’t have, and where to get help.
Presented by:
Amanda Izenstark, Associate Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries

 

February

Manage Citations and Research with RefWorks

Tuesday 2/14 3pm-4pm
Friday 2/17 1pm-2pm
Robert L. Carothers Library, Room 142
The RefWorks reference manager helps you efficiently collect research, manage and share citations, and build bibliographies. The Microsoft Word and Google Docs plug-ins allow you to sync your citations and seamlessly insert them into your work. (If you’d like assistance in installing the Word plug-in, please bring a laptop with you to this session.)
Presented by:
Amanda Izenstark, Associate Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries

 

March

Scopus

Friday 3/3, 12pm-1pm and 2pm-3pm
Robert L. Carothers Library, Room 142
Scopus is a multidisciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from around the world. It is useful for citation and article searching, and it is a powerful tool for measuring article impact. Come and learn how to make Scopus work for your research and career!
Presented by:
Lana Wear, Elsevier Research & Education Solutions

How to Find Data for Your Next Project

Friday 3/24, 2pm-3pm
Tuesday 3/28 2pm-3pm
Robert L. Carothers Library, Room 142
There is a vast amount of openly available numeric data on the web but it can be a challenge to find and use. In this seminar, we’ll explore strategies for finding the right data for your research and introduce as well as introduce some commonly used tools for preparing data for analysis.
Presented by:
Harrison Dekker, Associate Professor and Data Services Librarian

 

April

Putting the Census to Work for You

Tuesday 4/11 3pm-4pm
Friday 4/14 1pm-2pm
Robert L. Carothers Library, Room 142
US Census data can help you discover economic, demographic, and social trends. In this interactive session, you’ll learn how to locate current and historic census data.
Presented by:
Deborah Mongeau, Professor, Government Publications Librarian

 

Scopus

Tuesday 4/18, 11am-12pm and 2pm-3pm
Robert L. Carothers Library, Room 142
Scopus is a multidisciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from around the world. It is useful for citation and article searching, and it is a powerful tool for measuring article impact. Come and learn how to make Scopus work for your research and career!
Presented by:
Lana Wear, Elsevier Research & Education Solutions

 

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