Finals Week at the Sciences Library

Chauncey, the Sciences Library mascot

Study for finals at the Sciences Library! We’ll be open from 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday. The following special activities will be available all week! (Mon. May 8 – Fri. May 12)

  1. Missing Mascot Mug Giveaway!
    Keep an eye out for our mascot, Chauncey, while you’re looking for a quiet corner to study. If you find him, bring him to the service desk. You’ll win a free Sciences Library mug! Chauncey, the Sciences Library mascot Travel mug
  2. Treats!
    Fill your free coffee mug with free coffee and tea. And when you need a snack, make sure to try Pam’s famous homemade mini-brownies!

    coffee and treats
  3. Toys and Games!
    Ready for a break? We have building toys like Legos and K’Nex, card games like UNO and Phase 10, and coloring pages and crayons to help you relax.toys and games
  4. Quiet Study Space and Friendly Staff!
    As always, our quiet study spaces will help you focus on your work. And if you have questions, our friendly staff is always happy to help.quiet study space
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New Exhibit: Library Technology Through the Years

Library Technology Through the Years

The Sciences Library has a new exhibit, relating to this semester’s theme: Our Lives Online. The exhibit, “Library Technology Through the Years”, showcases items from the University Archives collection that have been made obsolete by new forms of media and online streaming. In our cases, you’ll find an antique typewriter, an Edison phonograph record, a Barbara Streisand 8-track, an Asteroids Atari game cartridge, and so much more. Check out our exhibit and take a walk down memory lane! How many of the items do you remember?

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New Exhibit: Library Technology Through the Years

Library Technology Through the Years

The Sciences Library has a new exhibit, relating to this semester’s theme: Our Lives Online. The exhibit, “Library Technology Through the Years”, showcases items from the University Archives collection that have been made obsolete by new forms of media and online streaming. In our cases, you’ll find an antique typewriter, an Edison phonograph record, a Barbara Streisand 8-track, an Asteroids Atari game cartridge, and so much more. Check out our exhibit and take a walk down memory lane! How many of the items do you remember?

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Love Your Data Week

Love Your Data Week

It’s Love Your Data Week! A five-day international event to help researchers take better care of their data. Did you know there are resources on campus to help you create a management plan to store, organize, document, share, and preserve your research data? Research Data Services can help!

If you have questions about any of the services described above, please contact us for assistance. And make sure to stop by one of the campus libraries this week for candy and a bookmark!

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Love Your Data Week

Love Your Data Week

It’s Love Your Data Week! A five-day international event to help researchers take better care of their data. Did you know there are resources on campus to help you create a management plan to store, organize, document, share, and preserve your research data? Research Data Services can help!

If you have questions about any of the services described above, please contact us for assistance. And make sure to stop by one of the campus libraries this week for candy and a bookmark!

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Staying Current Workshop

Staying Current Workshop

Wednesday, February 22 at 1-1:50 PM
Sciences Library, room 102

How do you keep up with the news and research in your field? Would you like to learn how to use technology to find new information? Join us for a Staying Current workshop, and learn how to use RSS feeds and other alert options to keep up with blog posts, news, and scholarly articles.

Our workshops are open to everyone and there is no need to register. If you’re interested, but unable to attend this workshop, private appointments and webinars are available. Contact Sara Scheib for more information.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Sara Scheib in advance at sara-scheib@uiowa.edu.

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Staying Current Workshop

Staying Current Workshop

Wednesday, February 22 at 1-1:50 PM
Sciences Library, room 102

How do you keep up with the news and research in your field? Would you like to learn how to use technology to find new information? Join us for a Staying Current workshop, and learn how to use RSS feeds and other alert options to keep up with blog posts, news, and scholarly articles.

Our workshops are open to everyone and there is no need to register. If you’re interested, but unable to attend this workshop, private appointments and webinars are available. Contact Sara Scheib for more information.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Sara Scheib in advance at sara-scheib@uiowa.edu.

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Pro-Searching Tips Workshop

Pro-Searching Tips workshop

Wednesday, February 8 at 1-1:50 PM
Sciences Library, 102

This is your chance to learn how to search like a librarian! Bring your questions and learn how to save time and effort by applying some simple search strategies. You’ll learn how to improve your search results, which resources are the best bets for different types of information, and how to refine your results when you get overwhelmed. And you’ll learn how to evaluate the quality of the information you find, no matter where you find it.

Our workshops are open to everyone and there is no need to register. If you’re interested, but unable to attend this workshop, private appointments and webinars are available. Contact Sara Scheib for more information.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Sara Scheib in advance at sara-scheib@uiowa.edu.

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Pro-Searching Tips Workshop

Pro-Searching Tips workshop

Wednesday, February 8 at 1-1:50 PM
Sciences Library, 102

This is your chance to learn how to search like a librarian! Bring your questions and learn how to save time and effort by applying some simple search strategies. You’ll learn how to improve your search results, which resources are the best bets for different types of information, and how to refine your results when you get overwhelmed. And you’ll learn how to evaluate the quality of the information you find, no matter where you find it.

Our workshops are open to everyone and there is no need to register. If you’re interested, but unable to attend this workshop, private appointments and webinars are available. Contact Sara Scheib for more information.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Sara Scheib in advance at sara-scheib@uiowa.edu.

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Spring Workshops

Spring 2017 Sciences Library Workshops

Spring 2017 Sciences Library WorkshopsThe following workshops will be offered at the Sciences Library during the Spring semester. Our workshops are open to everyone and there is no need to register. They will be held in 102 SL, the classroom on the first floor of the Sciences Library. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Scheib.

Pro-Searching Tips – Wednesday, February 8 at 1 – 1:50 PM 
This is your chance to learn how to search like a librarian! Bring your questions and learn how to save time and effort by applying some simple search strategies. You’ll learn how to improve your search results, which resources are the best bets for different types of information, and how to refine your results when you get overwhelmed. And you’ll learn how to evaluate the quality of the information you find, no matter where you find it.

Staying Current – Wednesday, February 22 at 1 – 1:50 PM
How do you keep up with the news and research in your field? Would you like to learn how to use technology to find new information? Join us for a Staying Current workshop, and learn how to use RSS feeds and other alert options to keep up with blog posts, news, and scholarly articles.

EndNote – Wednesday, March 8 at 1 – 1:50 PM
In this workshop you will learn to use EndNote to import references from popular databases, organize and share your references, use tools to automatically format in-text citations and bibliographies, and use Microsoft Word add-ons to include pre-formatted citations in your paper. Participant’s questions about other citation management tools will be addressed if time permits.

Scholarly Publishing – Wednesday, April 5 at 1 – 1:50 PM
Have you ever wondered how the scholarly publishing process works? Have you heard the buzz about open access and wonder if/how it changes things? Are you worried about predatory publishers? This workshop will provide an overview of traditional and open access scholarly publishing models. Participants will also learn more about the UI Libraries Open Access Fund, author’s rights, and how to identify predatory publishers.

Data Management 101 – Wednesday, April 12 at 1 – 1:50 PM
Are you confused about funding agencies’ new data management and sharing policies? Or do you need some help managing your research data? You’re not alone, and we can help! The purpose of this workshop is to explain research-data management and its importance, help identify some common data management issues, and learn about best practices and resources that are available.

Scholarly Impact – Wednesday, April 26 at 1 – 1:50 PM
In this workshop, participants will learn how to use tools such as Ulrich’s, Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science, and Scopus to determine the impact that journals, articles, and authors have had on a particular field. Topics include impact factors, H-indices, and other metrics.

If you’re interested, but unable to attend these workshops, private appointments and webinars are available. Contact Sara Scheib for more information.

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