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In-Depth Research Rescue: Research Consultations Are Now Available

Is that final paper deadline suddenly too close for comfort?   Do you have specific questions on how to tailor Zotero to your research needs?  Would you like to meet with your subject librarian to help find resources in your area of interest?

Fill out a research consultation form: .

Whenever possible, requests will be responded to within two business days by librarians who will schedule an appointment with you. If you need assistance more quickly, Ask a Librarian.

October Workshops at Cornell University Library

October 11, 3:00 pm: Intro to EndNote via WebEx, Online

Endnote is an easy-to-use citation management tool that helps you store, organize, cite, and share your research.  This online introductory workshop will cover the basics and get you comfortable using the program—no prior experience necessary.

October 13, 3:30 pm: Zotero Clinic, Olin Library

This session is intended for researchers who have started using Zotero, but need a review of certain functions or want to learn more about features like groups, Zotfile, notes, tagging, managing storage, and more. Bring your questions and laptop with Zotero installed.

October 14, 10:00 am: Introduction to Tableau Public, Uris Library

Tableau Public is a free data visualization tool. It requires no plug-ins and no API. You can create interactive graphs, dashboards, maps and tables from virtually any data. The tool includes a free desktop product that you can download and use to publish interactive data visualizations to the web.

October 18, 4:30 pm: Using Excel with Research Data: Macros, Uris Library

Macros in Excel enable you to automate a repetitive task so that you can do the task again with a single click. During this workshop, we’ll teach you how to record a macro and introduce you to the Visual Basic Editor for more advanced macro programming. You’ll leave with a greater awareness of when macros might be useful, as well as hands on practice creating macros, and resources to continue your learning.

October 20, 3:00 pm: Introduction to LaTeX, Uris Library

A hands-on introduction to document creation with LaTeX using the TeXStudio front-end ( and the MikTeX engine for Windows ( LaTeX ( is a markup language enabling anyone to create high quality typeset documents. Learn the basic structure of LaTeX and take advantage of the tools provided in TeXStudio. No previous experience required.

October 25, 4:30 pm: Poster Design, Mann Library

Learn best practices and useful resources for research poster design! In this short interactive workshop,  review basic design principles by  judging existing posters, learn the resources for poster printing at Mann Library, and have an opportunity to work on your poster  and get feedback.

October 27, 2:00 pm: Intro to ArcGIS, Mann Library

Learn the basics of ArcMap (ArcGIS), Esri’s desktop GIS application for mapping and geospatial analysis.  We will work together through examples of loading common types of data, modifying the display styles, and performing some basic analysis.

Fall Break Hours at Olin and Uris

Fall Break Hours started on Friday, October 7th and run through Monday, October 10th. Regular operating hours begin again on Tuesday, October 11th.

Uris Library

Friday, October 7th                         closes at 5 pm
Saturday, October 8th                     12 pm to 5 pm
Sunday, October 9th                       CLOSED
Monday, October 10th                    8 am to 5 pm
Tuesday, October 11th                     Opens at 8 am

Olin Library

Friday, October 7th                         closes at 6 pm
Saturday, October 8th                    10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, October 9th                       12 pm to 9 pm
Monday, October 10th                    8 am to 9 pm
Tuesday, October 11th                     8 am to 2 am

For more information on specific services please visit:

If you wish to access Cornell online materials over the fall break, use the library home page as your starting point. You will need to use your Net ID and password to authenticate your Cornell credentials.  You can download Passkey, a bookmarklet that allows you to access materials without going through the Cornell library website.

Our 24/7 chat service will be available over the break.  A link to the chat service is available on the Ask a Librarian page.

Conversations in Digital Humanities: Transmediating Knowledge

This theme of this year’s Conversations in Digital Humanities is “Transmediating Knowledge: Situating the human in the transfer between books, code, environments, games, and other media.” The goal is to enrich and expand Cornell’s DH community by connecting to people and programs on campus doing exciting work with digital technologies in research, teaching, and outreach. We hope you can join us!

Thursday, October 13, 4:30-6:00 pm, Olin Library 703.  Graduate Student Roundtable: Digital Pedagogies Show and Tell,” A panel discussion between Liz Alexander (PhD Candidate, English), Kaylin O’Dell (PhD Candidate, English), Molly Reed (PhD Candidate, History), Anna Waymack (PhD Candidate, Medieval Studies), John Wyatt Greenlee (PhD Candidate, Medieval Studies), and Liza Flum (MFA Lecturer, English) moderated by Susette Newberry (Head of Research and Learning Services, Olin and Uris Libraries).

Wednesday, October 26, 4:30-6:00 pm, Olin Library 106 G.  Game Design: Bridging Computing, Humanities and the Arts,” lecture by Walker White, PhD, Director, Game Design Initiative at Cornell; Faculty, CIS Computer Science and Traci Nathans-Kelly, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Engineering Communications Program.

Thursday, November 17, 4:30-6:00 pm, Olin Library 107.  The LIT ROOM: Augmenting Children’s Read-Alouds through an Interactive, Cyber-Physical Environment,” lecture by Keith Evan Green, Professor of Design (DEA) , Professor of Mechanical Engineering (MAE), Architectural Robotics Lab at Cornell.

All events sponsored by Cornell University Library, the Society for the Humanities, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

In addition to the above events, the Cornell community is invited to take part in 

Digital Humanities Coworking

Informal gathering for students, faculty, and staff to work on their own DH projects, learn new things, meet people, and talk about ideas. If you’re interested in digital humanities at Cornell and looking for more information, this is an excellent place to start.  Meets every Friday afternoon, 1:30-4:00 pm, in Olin Library 703, beginning after October 15.

SPARK Talks: Scholars Present About Research and Knowledge


Cornell University Library is proud to host SPARK Talks – a series of five-minute lightning talks from Cornell graduate students and postdocs.

It’s more important than ever for scholars to be able to clearly communicate their research whether to undergraduates in the classroom, prospective employers, funding agencies, or the general public. SPARK Talks are an opportunity to present research to a wider audience, to get feedback, and network. Scientists present to humanists, economists present to engineers – and everyone in between.

SPARK Talks are held once a year at different libraries. Each SPARK Talks has an interdisciplinary theme.

The Fall SPARK Talks 2016 event will be held on Thursday, October 27 in Olin Library, Room 107, from 4-6pm.  The theme is Community.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, October 3, 2016. Apply now.


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Banned Books Week 2016: “Ithaca: Refuge for Writers” Exhibition and Reading


Happy 125th Birthday, Uris Library


Chats in the Stacks: How to Succeed in College and Beyond: The Art of Learning



Join us on September 14th at 4:30 pm for a Chats in the Stacks book talk with Daniel Schwarz, Frederic J. Whiton Professor of English Literature and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell. His new book How to Succeed in College and Beyond (Wiley-Blackwell, February 2016) is an insightful guide to the undergraduate experience, helping them balance the joy of learning with the necessity of career preparation.

Refreshments served and books available for purchase. This event is hosted by Olin Library and will take place in Room 107.

 For more information about the book talk series, visit

 Free and open to the public.

September Workshops at Cornell University Library

Cornell University Library offers a wide variety of workshops designed to assist patrons in developing skills in library research, information management and computer applications. These workshops are free and open to registered Cornell students, faculty and staff. Below are the workshop offerings for September 2016.

Sept 6 , 4:30 pm: Introduction to Bloomberg, Mann Library

Sept 8, 4:30 pm: Managing Data to Facilitate Your Research, Mann Library

Sept 12, 4:30 pm: Introduction to Mendeley Premium for Labs, Engineering Library

Sept 14, 4:00 pm: Intro to EndNote, Mann Library

Sept 16, 1:30 pm: Introduction to Bloomberg, Mann Library

Sept 19, 4:00 pm: Intro to Mendeley, Mann Library

Sept 20, 4:30 pm: Using Excel with Research Data: Formulas and Functions, Uris Library

Sept 22, 3:30 pm: Introduction to Research Management with Zotero, Olin Library

Sept 22, 4:30 pm: Data Publishing: How to Get your Data Out There for Others to Find and Use, Mann Library

Sept 27, 3:30 pm: Building an Online Collection with Omeka, Uris Library

Sept 27, 5:00 pm: Introduction to Bloomberg, Mann Library

Sept 28, 3:00 pm: Intro to Zotero, Mann Library

Sept 29, 3:30 pm: Designing Effective Presentations, Olin Library

Sept 29, 4:30 pm: Data Documentation: An Introduction to Science Metadata, Mann Library

To register for the workshops or for a list of all the fall workshop offerings, please visit: If you have any questions, please email

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