Web of Science Training

Training for Researchers: Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports & Essential Science Indicators
The University of Missouri has recently purchased access to Web of Science, a major resource for research discovery in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. MU Libraries has partnered with Thomson Reuters and the School of Natural Resources to provide training sessions for researchers interested in learning more about Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators:

Web of Science Core Collection training session
An introduction to the Web of Science Core Collection and how to search it.
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Tuesday March 31st
Location: Ellis Library Room 4F51A, map of 4th floor Ellis Library, video directions to 4F51A Ellis Library
Register at: http://libcal.missouri.edu/event/2053997

Web of Science Advanced training session
Focusing on cited reference searching, Journal Citation Reports (impact factors and journal rankings) and Essential Science Indicators (the most influential individuals, institutions, papers and publications)
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Tuesday March 31st
Location: Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building Room 210
Register at: http://libcal.missouri.edu/event/2053999

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Friday Workshop, April 3

Creating Bibliographies with Zotero
April 3 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 213, Ellis Library

Zotero is a free, simple, open-source tool for organizing, managing and formatting bibliographic citations. Learn to extract citations from PDFs and web pages at the click of a button, and create in-text references and bibliographies.

Rachel Brekhus, Humanities Librarian

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats: Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: http//tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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Spring Break Hours

The MU Libraries have reduced hours during Spring Break. Find a complete listing at http://library.missouri.edu/hours/.

The Bookmark Cafe is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 2 pm.

 

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Friday Workshop, March 20

Creating Bibliographies with Endnote
March 20 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 213, Ellis Library

EndNote is a powerful program for storing citation data and producing in-text citations and bibliographies in a plethora of formats. Learn how to put this tool to work for your academic writing.

Michael Muchow, Humanities Librarian

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats: Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: http//tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

 

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Computer Projectors

Check out a computer projector from one of these four libraries:

Ellis Library
Engineering Library
Health Sciences Library
Journalism Library

Checkout availability can be found in the MERLIN Catalog.

Take a look at all of our equipment!

 

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Friday Workshop, March 13

Maximize Your Research Identity and Impact
March 13 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 213, Ellis Library


Utilize ORCID, Google Scholar Profile, MOspace, h-index, impact factors and more to maximize your professional impact. Learn how to set up accounts and make these tools work for you!

Janice Dysart, Science Librarian; Rebecca Graves, Health Sciences Librarian

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats: Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: http//tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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Friday Workshop, March 6

Creating Effective Surveys with Qualtrics
March 6 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 213, Ellis Library


Learn how to capture survey results that can assist with collecting data for research projects or class assignments, or assess user satisfaction with academic and administrative programs. Create surveys, collect responses, and analyze data through the Qualtrics insight platform.

Navadeep Khanal, E-Learning Librarian
Kimberly Moeller, Social Sciences Librarian

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats: Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: http//tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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Genes, Culture and Evolution

Lecture by Dr. Karthik Panchanathan
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Monday, March 9, 2015
1 PM
Ellis Library, Government Documents Study Area
 

Epigenetics refers to the study of traits that are heritable but not caused by changes in the DNA sequence. And, in some cases, events that happen during an individual’s life can sometimes result in epigenetic changes that are subsequently heritable. This is a form of Lamarckian inheritance, the idea that an organism can pass on characteristics that it acquired during its lifetime to its offspring. Humans are unique among animals in the degree to which adaptive behavior is shaped by both genes and culture. Cultural transmission is a form of Lamarckian inheritance: individuals pass on cultural traits which they learned during their lifetime to their offspring. In this talk, Dr. Panchanathan will discuss how anthropologists think about and model cultural evolution. In particular, Dr. Panchanathan will discuss how and why natural selection on genes resulted in the human capacity for culture; how cultural evolution is similar to and different from genetic evolution; and how cultural processes have shaped our genes, so-called gene-culture co-evolution.

This event is in conjunction with the 11th Annual Life Sciences and Society Symposium.

 

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Friday Workshop, Feb. 27

Mendeley for First Timers
Feb. 27 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 213, Ellis Library

This hands-on session is intended to introduce Mendeley to first-time users. It will focus on using Mendeley to build your database of citations from journal articles, books, and other publications and use entries to cite in your own documents. Mendeley is free to download and use as a personal database. Registrants will receive email instructions on how to set up their Mendeley account before the class.

Rebecca Graves, Health Sciences Librarian

All workshops are offered simultaneously in two formats: Face-to-face in Rm. 213 Ellis Library and live online.
To Register: http//tinyurl.com/MULibrariesworkshops
(click on gold calendar entries for face-to-face workshops and pink calendar entries for live online)

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Black History Trivia Night, February 25, 5:30-7:30 pm

On Wednesday February 25th, from 5:30-7:30 pm, there’s a free event we’d like to invite you to – challenge you to attend, even. It is the first annual BLACK HISTORY TRIVIA NIGHT offered in conjunction with MU’s Black History Month event series.

There will be PRIZES!  There will be FREE FOOD!  There will be FRIENDLY COMPETITION!  There will be FUN PEOPLE there, starting with YOU!  There will not necessarily be anyone competing who considers themselves any sort of major expert in Black History, so don’t be intimidated…and also, any question you get wrong will be a NEW fact you learn! 

You may register as an individual or register several people together to form a team – teams of four will be seated together and if you register singly you’ll be placed at a table.  Here’s the registration link: https://t.co/hbCdjkMqAa – if you prefer not to register online, you can call me, Rachel Brekhus, at 882-7563, and I’ll take your information over the phone, if you catch me while I’m in my office.

After 5:00 PM, there is free parking in the University Avenue Garage.  If you park there, keep walking west on University until you reach Hitt St., turn left, walk past the Fine Arts Building, and then turn right into the pedestrian mall in front of Ellis Library.  Look for the big main entrance, with steps going up to it, on your left.  Once you enter the library, you will turn left, then walk past the stairs to the elevators on your right, take the elevator to 4R. Exit the elevator, turn left, then immediately right, down the hallway with all the book trucks parked in it.  Room 4F51A will be the last door on the right side of the hall.

Please come!  Bring friends and/or kids!  Start thinking of a fun team name! 

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