Do you use Web of Science in your research? The UI Libraries provide free access to Web of Science, an excellent multidisciplinary citation database. Join us for a Web of Science Workshop and learn advanced techniques that will help you conduct your research more efficiently and effectively.
Lunch @ the Sciences Library
Web of Science Workshop
12:30-1:20pm, Wednesday, March 5th
102 SL (Sciences Library Classroom)
In this workshop, you will learn how to:
- Access Web of Science from off-campus;
- Use Advanced Search to retrieve more relevant search results;
- Analyze search results by author, organization, publication year, etc.;
- Save citations from Web of Science to citation managers;
- Set up Saved Searches and Citation Alerts to keep up with the literature in your field;
- Find the full-text of citations retrieved in Web of Science;
- Get help when you need it!
This workshop is free and open to all UI students, faculty and staff. There is no need to register. You may bring your lunch if desired. Free coffee will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Scheib at firstname.lastname@example.org or (319) 335-3024.
Conference proceedings removed from subscription databases after scientist reveals that they were computer-generated.
Full article available at: http://www.nature.com/news/publishers-withdraw-more-than-120-gibberish-papers-1.14763
RefWorks will be unavailable due to maintenance for approximately 8 hours starting at 4AM on Sunday, February 15th.
Are you starting a new research paper or project looking for a way to manage your references? Then join us for this useful and informative workshop about EndNote Web, a web-based citation management tool available for free to UI students, faculty and staff.
In this workshop, you will learn how to:
- Sign up for a free account;
- Import references from popular databases;
- Organize and share your references;
- Use tools to automatically format citations and bibliographies;
- Use add-ons to Microsoft Word to include preformatted citations in your paper.
This workshop is open to all UI students, faculty and staff. There is no need to register. You may bring you lunch if desired. Free coffee will be provided. If you have any questions or if you’d like to request a workshop for your class/group, please contact Sara Scheib at email@example.com or (319) 335-3024.
||Wednesday, February 5, 2014
||12:30pm – 1:20pm
||Sciences Library Classroom (102SL)
Astronomy Image Explorer: http://www.astroexplorer.org/.
“The Astronomy Image Explorer (AIE) has been designed as a convenient and efficient tool for researchers working in the fields of Astronomy and Astrophysics to gain access to images published in peer-reviewed journals. At its launch in December of 2013, the AIE was populated with hundreds of thousands of images published in the journals of the American Astronomical Society.”
From MSN News: “According to a study by Timothy H. Vines, et al. titled ‘The Availability of Research Data Declines Rapidly with Article Age,’ published last week in Current Biology, most raw data from scientific papers published twenty years ago is unobtainable – either because authors have since changed their contact information and can’t be reached or because the data was stored using outdated technology, like floppy disks.”
This study confirms the importance of policies requiring proper archiving of research data. For more information about data archiving, please contact the Sciences Library.
From CERN Press Release:
“After intense preparations and consensus building, CERN1 has today confirmed that the SCOAP3 Open Access publishing initiative will start on 1 January 2014. With the support of partners in 24 countries2, a vast fraction of scientific articles in the field of High-Energy Physics will become Open Access at no cost for any author: everyone will be able to read them; authors will retain copyright; and generous licenses will enable wide re-use of this information.”
For more information, please see the CERN Press Release.
The American Chemical Society announced an expansion of its open access publishing options, designed to assist authors. The expansion includes a new open access, peer-reviewed journal, ACS Central Science, to be launched in 2014, plus more licensing choices for authors and a stimulus program to support authors who select ACS journals when seeking to publish their work open access.
For more information, please visit http://acsopenaccess.org/. If you have any questions about scholarly publishing or open access, please contact the Sciences Library at 335-3083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Royal Society of Chemistry recently launched the Chemical Sciences Article Repository, “a non-commercial subject specific open access repository for chemistry papers, hosting Green and Gold Open Access(OA) papers and linking back to the publisher’s Article of Record.” This repository can be used to deposit and search for open access papers in the chemical sciences. For more information: http://www.rsc.org/chemical-sciences-repository/articles/faqs.
If you have questions about the Chemical Sciences Article Repository, open access, or the UI’s institutional repository, please contact the Sciences Library at 335-3083 or email@example.com.