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The purpose of these sessions is to provide a quick, hands-on introduction in using the basic elements of EndNote. Activities will include learning how to:
Scholar now offers a Library Help link in the Scholar tools menu which will point students directly to library resources and support. To add this to a current Scholar site use the Scholar Site Info tool, click on Edit tools, and check the box next to Library Help tool.
SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application designed for non-technical as well as advance users to create thematic maps and reports using a variety of demographic, business, and marketing data. There are more 75,000 data variables related to demographics, employment, housing, market segments, businesses, consumer spending, brand preferences, and public health.
Part 1 of this course is a brief introduction to cloud computing and what it can do for you as a researcher. We will tour through the key cloud computing concepts, technologies, and implementations such as the IBM and Amazon cloud. We will demonstrate a few typical cloud computing applications, and then discuss its limitations.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Graduate Life Center Auditorium
Free and open to the public
Jer Thorp's work focuses on adding meaning and narrative to huge amounts of data as a way to help people take control of the information that surrounds them. He will speak about how he uses software-based art to bring big data sets to life.
This database in on trial through May 1, 2014. SAGE Research Methods Cases provides full-text case studies in HTML and PDF about methodological concepts in practice. Each case study has learning outcomes and discussion questions to guide understanding. Please send feedback on this database to Leslie O'Brien or your college librarian.
Black Studies Center from ProQuest provides the full text of essays, journals, newspapers, dissertations, and abolitionist papers, plus citations and abstracts for fiction, poetry, and literary reviews from black periodicals and newspapers. It includes videos of oral history interviews from African Americans who have made significant contributions to history and politics, education, law, the creative arts, science and medicine, business, the military, and sports.
Open access continues to rapidly grow in importance within scholarly publishing. Interest in broadening access to information in the field of high energy physics (HEP) has led to a unique initiative, with the full support of CERN, called SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics). This partnership involves libraries around the globe working with publishers and learned societies to convert several key HEP journals to open access, all at no cost to authors. Nearly 400 articles have already been made available since the start of the program earlier this month. These will be included in the SCOAP3 repository which will launch in February 2014.
Sun, Mar 9: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Mon-Fri, Mar 10-14: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Sat, Mar 15: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sun, Mar 16: open 9:00am*
*During 24 hour operation, a valid Hokie Passport is required to access or remain in the library between 12 midnight and 7:30am.
Sun, Mar 9: Closed
Mon-Fri, Mar 10-14: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat-Sun, Mar 15-16: Closed
Mon-Thu: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Fri: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun, Mar 9: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Mon-Thur, Mar 10-13: 7:30am - 11:00pm
Fri, Mar 14: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Sat-Sun, Mar 15-16: Closed