Creating Citations with EndNote – Learn & Create Xpress Class!

We have joined with the Engineering Technology Centers to present a new series of classes!! The Learn & Create Xpress Classes will cover a variety of topics and are scheduled for Thursday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. in the Engineering Library Creative Space. The classes are half an hour long and are limited to 20 participants. Click on the link to register!

This Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, Marina Zhang, Engineering & Informatics Librarian, will be presenting Creating Citations with EndNote. EndNote is a bibliographic management tool for collecting, organizing, sharing, and formatting citations. It is citation management software which allows you to import, organize, and format citations for your papers and articles! Sign up now – registration is limited and you don’t want to miss this class! This is information you will use throughout your academic career!

Each Learn & Create class is limited to 20 participants – and they fill up fast! To register for each class head to the Learn & Create Xpress Classes webpage! Each class has a registration link and the option of being put on a wait list if the class is already full!

Future Learn & Create Xpress Classes:

2/15/2018: Oscilloscope Basics. An oscilloscope allows for the observation of varying signal voltages. We have one available to check out in our Tool Library. Diem Nguyen and John Kostman from the Engineering Electronic Shop will be the presenters.

2/22/2018: Patents & Standards: The University of Iowa Libraries provides electronic access to several sources of patents and standards from around the world. Kari Kozak, Lichtenberger Engineering Library, will present the various resources that can be accessed on and off campus.

3/1/2018: Multimeter Basics: The multimeter is a tool used for measuring voltage, current, and resistance. We have one here in the Tool Library and it is available for you to check out. Diem Nguyen, Engineering Electronic Shop, will help you learn to troubleshoot electrical problems!

3/8/2018: Collect & Analyze Data Using LabQuest Devices. The Tool Library includes LabQuest Devices and a wide range of sensors to use with the LabQuest. These LabQuest devices allow for collecting and analyzing data – with a nearly endless number of possibilities! This course, presented by John Kostman, Engineering Electronic Shop, will provide an overview of what the Tool Library has and instruction on how to use it.

3/22/2018: MATLAB.  MATLAB combines a desktop environment tuned for iterative analysis and design processes with a programming language that expresses matrix and array mathematics directly. Learn what is possible with this software! This class will be presented by Mitchell Moeller.

3/29/2018: Creating a Poster for Presentation. Presenter: Scott Coffel, Hanson Center for Technical Communication.

4/5/2018: Camtasia & Video Creation. Create and edit video tutorials and presentations via screencast using the Camtasia software suite! John Kostman & Diem Nguyen, Engineering Electronic Shop, will help you learn about the software PC World calls “a full-featured education/information video tool.”

4/12/2018: Managing Data with OpenRefine. Presenter: Brian Westra, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

4/19/2018: 2D & Vector Design with CorelDRAW. CorelDRAW is a vector graphics editor and image-editing software package.  Learn about power that CorelDRAW gives you to create digital art! Presenters: John Kostman & Diem Nguyen, Engineering Electronic Shop.

Each of these classes are limited to 20 participants – and they are filling up! To register for each class head to the Learn & Create Xpress Classes webpage! Each class has a registration link and the option of being put on a wait list if the class is already full!

Don’t miss out on these free and informative classes – sign up now!

 

New Learn & Create Xpress Classes!!!

We have joined with the Engineering Technology Centers to present a new series of classes!! The Learn & Create Xpress Classes will cover a variety of topics and are scheduled for Thursday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. in the Engineering Library Creative Space. The classes are half an hour long and are limited to 20 participants. Click on the link to register!

This week, 2/1/2018, Cliff Curry from the Engineering Electronic Shop will be presenting Printing Circuit Boards: Testing (Part 2). This session is a follow-up to last week’s session and will go into detail about special problems and challenges for circuit boards, including testing.

Check out the schedule for the rest of the Learn & Create Xpress Classes:

2/8/2018: Creating Citations with EndNote. Marina Zhang from the Lichtenberger Engineering Library will be presenting on how you can use EndNote in your next paper or project. EndNote is a bibliographic management tool for collecting, organizing, sharing, and formatting citations.

2/15/2018: Oscilloscope Basics. An oscilloscope allows for the observation of varying signal voltages. We have one available to check out in our Tool Library. Diem Nguyen and John Kostman from the Engineering Electronic Shop will be the presenters.

2/22/2018: Patents & Standards: The University of Iowa Libraries provides electronic access to several sources of patents and standards from around the world. Kari Kozak, Lichtenberger Engineering Library, will present the various resources that can be accessed on and off campus.

3/1/2018: Multimeter Basics: The multimeter is a tool used for measuring voltage, current, and resistance. We have one here in the Tool Library and it is available for you to check out. Diem Nguyen, Engineering Electronic Shop, will help you learn to troubleshoot electrical problems!

3/8/2018: Collect & Analyze Data Using LabQuest Devices. The Tool Library includes LabQuest Devices and a wide range of sensors to use with the LabQuest. These LabQuest devices allow for collecting and analyzing data – with a nearly endless number of possibilities! This course, presented by John Kostman, Engineering Electronic Shop, will provide an overview of what the Tool Library has and instruction on how to use it.

3/22/2018: MATLAB.  MATLAB combines a desktop environment tuned for iterative analysis and design processes with a programming language that expresses matrix and array mathematics directly. Learn what is possible with this software! This class will be presented by Mitchell Moeller.

3/29/2018: Creating a Poster for Presentation. Presenter: Scott Coffel, Hanson Center for Technical Communication.

4/5/2018: Camtasia & Video Creation. Create and edit video tutorials and presentations via screencast using the Camtasia software suite! John Kostman & Diem Nguyen, Engineering Electronic Shop, will help you learn about the software PC World calls “a full-featured education/information video tool.”

4/12/2018: Managing Data with OpenRefine. Presenter: Brian Westra, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

4/19/2018: 2D & Vector Design with CorelDRAW. CorelDRAW is a vector graphics editor and image-editing software package.  Learn about power that CorelDRAW gives you to create digital art! Presenters: John Kostman & Diem Nguyen, Engineering Electronic Shop.

Each of these classes are limited to 20 participants – and they are filling up! To register for each class head to the Learn & Create Xpress Classes webpage! Each class has a registration link and the option of being put on a wait list if the class is already full!

Don’t miss out on these free and informative classes – sign up now!

 

 

How Much Coffee? Make a Guess – Win a Mug!

How many cups of coffee will be made in the Engineering Library during Finals Week?
Make a guess & win an official Lichtenberger Engineering Library Travel Mug!!

 

Don’t forget we have extended hours!
Sunday, December 10th, from 2:00 p.m. to midnight
Monday through Thursday, December 11th through 14th, 8:30 a.m. to midnight
Friday, December 15th, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Post your guess on Facebook or Twitter by 6:00 p.m. on December 13th! Use #uienglibcoffee to post your guess! If your guess is the closest to how much we actually serve, you will win a new Lichtenberger Engineering Library travel mug! You don’t want to miss out on winning this amazing travel mug – be the envy of all your classmates!

 

 

Good Luck!!

Twitter: @UIEngLib
FB: UI Lichtenberger Engineering Library
Contest open to University of Iowa students, faculty and staff. Only one guess per person.

Extended Finals Week Hours!

It’s that time again – FINALS WEEK!

 

Are you finding that you are having trouble concentrating when you try and study in your room? Too many distractions? The couch and TV or gaming system just too close? Or that nice, soft, comfy bed? Let us help!

 

Extended Hours
Sunday, December 10th: 2:00 p.m. to Midnight
Monday, December 11th through Thursday, December 14th: 8:30 a.m. to Midnight
Friday, December 15th: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, December 16th and 17th: Closed

 

 

And, to help you stay awake and focused – we’ll be providing FREE coffee, hot chocolate, and hot cider throughout the week (while supplies last!!)

Please bring your own mug – Mother Earth will thank you!

We have plenty of space for both individual and group study. We have 2 group study pods with white boards, and pod 1 has MediaScape®. Instructions for reserving the study pods are here on our webpage.

 

The Creative Space is also available for group or individual study! We have two 4-person collaboration tables with 43 inch (4K) quad monitors, 4 modeling stations, and 5 dry erase boards! There is room to spread out and work collaboratively on that final project!

 

And, don’t forget the lower level of the library is a dedicated quiet space! We have study carrels (with lights & electrical outlets), easy chairs, bean bag chairs, and gamer chairs. You’ll be able to find the perfect spot to focus and concentrate.

 

 

We also have tools and cables in the Tool Library. Need a calculator? You can check one out! And we have cables and chargers in case your laptop battery runs low!

 

 

Stress getting to you? Need a break to help clear your mind? We’ve got you covered there, too! We have Color by Number – Engineering Style grids, LEGOs®, and this year we have an augmented reality sand table! Perfect for giving your mind a break!

 

Come study with us – and GOOD LUCK!