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From Government Studies @ the Library: “Journal Rankings — Two Approaches”

1. Google Scholar H-5 index
About Google Scholar Metrics
See also this post from the Scholarly Kitchen

To read more, please visit: http://blogs.cornell.edu/govlibrary/2014/07/22/journal-rankings-two-approaches/

PDF and Citation Management Workshop July 31st at 10 am

Whether you are preparing a draft of your dissertation or just getting started with your thesis research, this workshop will help you organize and manage your citations.

PDF and Citation Management will begin with a quick overview of two citation/pdf managers that are best for humanities and social sciences research–Zotero and RefWorks. It’s then class choice; attendees decide which one(s) they want to learn to use.

Please register  in advance.

“Foreign Fields: Perspectives on the Great War”

Foreign Fields: Perspectives on the Great War

This exhibition explores the cultural and political frontiers of World War I, examining its effects from a variety of national and transnational viewpoints. Highlights include a series of historic cartographic materials and original maps created using GIS to demonstrate the extent of the war’s reach. Other materials—diaries, letters, posters—reveal cross-cultural exchanges that reflect the war’s broad geographical scope, from Ottoman to Canadian, Australian to Bulgarian.

Check Library website for hours: www.library.cornell.edu/libraryhours.

Digital Scholarship Series Workshops

Olin and Uris Libraries are offering a special schedule of workshops this summer 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.

07/29/2014 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm    Adobe Photoshop CS6

07/31/2014 – 10:00am – 11:00am    PDF and Citation Management

08/07/2014 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm    Text Mining: Hands-on Exploration

Wikipedia Editing Workshop July 28th at 1 pm

Interested in becoming a Wikipedian and improving the open educational content of this online encyclopedia?

The first thirty minutes of this class will be a short introduction to how Wikipedia works, why getting involved in it matters, and an overview of the basics of editing for new and beginning editors. The introduction will be followed by a hands-on editing session.

You don’t have to be an expert to contribute – just bring your questions and topics that you’re interested in working on to start.  Please register in advance.

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.

Libraries_Worldwide

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

Library_and_relevance

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.

Relevance

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

“Book & Paper Conservation at Cornell” Exhibit Tour

 

 

 

 

Please join us July 25th at 10 am for a tour of the “Book & Paper Conservation at Cornell” exhibit currently on display on the Gallery Level in Uris Library. The exhibit showcases both bookbinding techniques and materials, and the development of hand papermaking, two craft traditions that greatly inform and direct conservation treatment practices.

Highlighting the work of the Cornell University Library Conservation Laboratory, the exhibition demonstrates a variety of bookbinding techniques and materials, papermaking and specialty papers used in library conservation, and paper and photograph conservation.

“Designing Effective Presentations” Workshop July 24th at 1 pm in Olin Room 106G

This one hour workshop will show you where to find images that can be used legally and ethically, and give tips to design visually compelling slides that will get your points across effectively and boost your confidence as a presenter.

Learn the basics of creating dynamic visual presentations in any discipline, whether you use PowerPoint or Keynote as your presentation software.

Join us on July 24 at 1 pm in Olin 106G. Please register in advance here.

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.

single_search

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.

Libraries_Worldwide

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

Library_and_relevance

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.

Relevance

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

Publishing in a Networked Era: Open Access & Open Data Discussion

Join us at 1 pm on July 23rd  for an informal discussion and Q&A session to explore the current scholarly communication trends and the emerging federal and state mandates for making the results of funded-research outcomes, such as peer reviewed papers and data, openly available to public.  This will be an informal opportunity to discuss current issues and trends around open access, including publishing, institutional repositories, legislation, and author rights.

The discussion will take place in Olin Library 106G.  Please register in advance.

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