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Refworks Workshop Friday at 3 pm

Join us in the Uris Library Classroom for a workshop on RefWorks, a Web-based tool that helps make library research and paper writing easier. Free to Cornell students and faculty, the program retrieves and organizes citations from online databases, then correctly formats citations for bibliographies.

Please register in advance.

 

Digital Scholarship Series Fall 2014

Olin and Uris Libraries are offering a special schedule of workshops this fall under the banner: Digital Scholarship Series. The “Digital Scholarship Series” is intended to highlight tools and concepts that students and faculty might find useful as they navigate the world of Digital Scholarship.

Please sign up in advance for the workshops.

09/26/2014 – 3:30pm – 5:00pm  Introduction to Zotero for PDF and Citation Management

10/03/2014 – 10:00am – 11:30am  Google Earth

10/03/2014 – 3:30pm – 5:00pm  Advanced Zotero

10/16/2014 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm  Introduction to Zotero for PDF and Citation Management

10/17/2014 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm  Finding Images and Visual Media

10/21/2014 – 4:30pm – 5:30pm   Publishing in a Networked Era: Open Access & Open Data

10/30/2014 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm  Advanced Zotero

10/31/2014 – 10:00am – 12:00pm  Introduction to ArcGIS I

11/05/2014 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm  Organize, Safeguard, Update: Managing your digital research files workshop

11/07/2014 – 10:00am – 12:00pm  Introduction to ArcGIS II

11/13/2014 – 3:00pm – 4:30pm  Text Mining: Hands-on Exploration

 

Olin Book Talk: Ethereal Queer: Television, Historicity, Desire

The Olin Book Talks series is part of the Cornell University Library’s Chats in the Stacks program. Olin Book Talks feature the latest in Cornell humanities and social science scholarship, as Cornell faculty members read from their recent publications and answer questions from their audience.

Join us September 17th at 4:30 pm in Olin Library 107 for a Chats in the Stacks book talk with Amy Villarejo, professor and chair in the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell. Her new book Ethereal Queer (Duke University Press, January 2014) offers an account of how TV representations of queer life have changed as the medium has evolved since the 1950s.

Challenging the widespread view that LGBT characters did not make a sustained appearance on television until the 1980s, she draws on network archives to reveal queer television’s lengthy, rich, and varied history.

This event is hosted by Olin Library. Buffalo Street Books will offer books for purchase and signing, and light refreshments served. Come early and take a short walk down the corridor to Kroch Library to see the exhibition Speaking of Sex, celebrating Cornell’s Human Sexuality Collection, on view until Oct. 11.

Get the most out of your research time!

Essential Research Tools is a small group, hands-on workshop designed to help students learn how to navigate through electronic articles, databases, and citation management tools.

We will show you tips for improving research efficiency, how to search for citations, when and how to request items through Interlibrary Loan, and introduce ways to keep track of the research you find.

We have two sessions this month (click on the links to register):

the 16th from  3:00pm – 4:00pm in Olin 106G

and the

the 25th from 4:00pm – 5:00pm in Olin 106G

Please bring your laptop, or borrow one from Olin Circulation Desk before the session.

Conversations in Digital Humanities: “Ludus Interruptus: How Digital Games Struggle with Sexuality.”

The Conversations in Digital Humanities series’ goal is to foster a broad, interdisciplinary community of interest through discussion of speakers’ projects.  Events are structured to be relatively brief and conversational, with a time frame of approximately one hour.

Join us on Monday, September 15th at 4:30 pm in Olin 107 for the inaugural conversation of the semester: a talk by independent digital game designer Merritt Kopas titled, “Ludus Interruptus: How Digital Games Struggle with Sexuality.”

“Digital games have grown from their roots in fantasy roleplaying to encompass wider and wider ranges of human experiences. But one domain remains conspicuously absent: the sexual. Why have interactive media struggled to depict sexuality, and what does the state of games about relationships tell us about cultural attitudes towards sex and play? By considering some examples ranging from blockbuster mainstream games to short works produced by individual authors, we’ll attempt to answer these questions as well as consider how we might move towards more useful and interesting interactive media about sex and eroticism.”

September Workshops at Olin and Uris Libraries

Please register for the workshops in advance from the links in the workshop titles.

Essential Research Tools 9/16/2014, 3 pm to 4 pm, Olin 106G

Join us for a small group, hands-on workshop, and learn to navigate through electronic articles, databases, and citation management tools. We will show you tips for improving research efficiency, how to search for citations, when and how to request items through Interlibrary Loan, and introduce ways to keep track of the research you find. Get the most out of your research time!

Introduction to American Academic Libraries 9/18/2014, 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm, Olin 106G

This program is for students with little or no experience using American Academic Libraries. Learn how to use Cornell’s library, starts searches, and improve your research skills.

Manage Citations with RefWorks 9/19/2014, 3 pm to 4 pm, Uris Classroom B05

Free to Cornell students and faculty, RefWorks is a Web-based tool that helps make library research and paper writing easier. It retrieves and organizes citations from online databases, then correctly formats citations for bibliographies. Join us for a small, hands-on workshop. Class outline
Limited to the Cornell University community.

Essential Research Tools9/25/2014, 4 pm to 5 pm, Olin 106G

Join us for a small group, hands-on workshop, and learn to navigate through electronic articles, databases, and citation management tools. We will show you tips for improving research efficiency, how to search for citations, when and how to request items through Interlibrary Loan, and introduce ways to keep track of the research you find. Get the most out of your research time!

Introduction to Zotero for PDF and Citation Management9/26/2014, 3:30 pm to 5 pm, Olin 106G

This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the free PDF and citation management tool, Zotero (zotero.org). This session will cover the basics of how to add citations and PDFs and how to create bibliographies in various formats. If you’ve already using Zotero and want to learn how to use it more efficiently, consider attending our Advanced Zotero workshop. Bring your own laptop to this session. Please download and install Zotero before the workshop.

Adobe Photoshop CS69/30/2014, 2 pm to 4 pm, Uris Classroom B05

A hands-on introduction to image manipulation using the Adobe Photoshop CS6 software. Learn about image file formats, color correction, how to touch up photos and ready images for print or web publishing. Practice with basic Photoshop tools used for selecting and altering forms, adjusting brightness, contrast and color saturation, and converting and resizing images. No previous experience required.

A full list of the semester’s workshops can be found here: http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/workshops

In-Depth Subject Expertise Is Available

Do you need help locating resources for your dissertation or thesis?  Do you have specific questions on how to tailor Zotero to your research needs?  Would you like to meet with your subject librarian?

Consider filling out a research consultation form: https://www.library.cornell.edu/research/consultation .

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.

Locating Items Not Held at Cornell in New Library Website

The single search box on the new Cornell Library website searches Cornell holdings, sorting the results into different formats.

For example: I am looking for the script of the 2000 film, Cast Away.

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The results below show that Cornell does not have the script. There is an option on the left side of the results page that will allow you to search “Libraries Worldwide”. Click on images to enlarge.

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Once you click on that link, you will need to change the “sort by” (see picture below) from “Library and Relevance”

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to “Relevance”. Once you find the item you are looking for, in this case below #1, click on the title to request from Borrow Direct.

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If you have any issues with locating or requesting an item, Ask a Librarian.

Questions About the New Library Website? Ask a Librarian

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Fall Semester Lockers Are Still Available in Uris and Kroch

Tired of lugging books from your dorm to central campus and back each day?  If so, the solution is here: rent a Uris or Kroch locker.

The Uris lockers are all in section of Uris Library that is accessible 24 hours a day from Sunday at 10 am to 9 pm Friday.  They are especially convenient on those cool, wintery days that are not so far away.The locker rental fee is $20 per semester. Stop by the Uris Circulation Desk to sign up for a locker.

Kroch lockers are accessible Sunday through Thursday from 8 am to 2 am, Friday from 8 am to 10 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm. The locker rental fee is $20 per semester. Stop by the Olin Circulation Desk to sign up for a locker.

Give your back a break this fall.  Rent a locker.

 

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