Join us for a fun filled Pi Day Celebration!!!
We are celebrating our favorite mathematical constant, pi, with an afternoon of trivia, library resources fair, and FREE apple pie bites!! Festivities will kick off at 1:59 pm on March 14, 2019 in the Seamans Center Student Commons.
What is the Library Resource Fair?
This year representatives from various library resources will be here! They’ll be available for you to talk with and explore what their particular resource provides! Trainers will be here from Elsevier (EVillage – Compendex), IEEE (IEEExplore), NLM (PubMed), ACS (SciFinder), and Clarivate (TechStreet).
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IEEE Xplore by IEEE is a research database for discovery and access to journal articles, conference proceedings, technical standards, and related materials on computer science, electrical engineering and electronics, and allied fields. The digital library is your gateway to trusted research—journals, conferences, standards, ebooks, and educational courses—with more than four million articles to help you fuel imagination, build from previous research, and inspire new ideas.
PubMed, part of National Library of Medicine, comprises more than 29 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
SciFinder, produced by American Chemical Society, is a research discovery application that provides integrated access to the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences. It gives you instant access to the world’s largest curated collection of information on disclosed chemistry and related research produced by CAS. (Everyone MUST register on campus using an Iowa email account to use this resource. Detailed instructions are located at guides.lib.uiowa.edu/chem. )
Techstreet, part of Clarivate Analytics, offers simultaneous access to a custom set of standards in electronic format. It includes automatic updates. 48 Organizations are included such as ISO, ANSI, AWWA, ASME, and ASHRAE. Techstreet keeps you connected to essential standards and codes from around the world.
Test your knowledge with some pi/pie trivia!
We will also have an afternoon of trivia!! Get your team together, or join a team when you get here. Brush up on your pi/pie trivia and get ready to compete! Can you beat your professors? Professors, want to prove to the students that you know more than they do? Come and find out!!
Example: Which Star Trek character foiled an evil computer by telling it to compute to the very last digit of pi?
What would Pi Day be without FREE APPLE PIE BITES!!??
We will have delicious apple pie bites from Neel House Bakery.
Stop in, explore our resources, play some trivia and enjoy pie bites!
It would be irrational not to spend Pi Day with us!
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