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Web of Science Training Sessions

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webofscienceFind out how the Web of Science can work for you!

The Science & Engineering Center in Silverman Library will host three informative sessions that will teach you tips and tricks for using the Web of Science databases. The Web of Science indexes thousands of journals, books, and conference proceedings across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.  Prizes, courtesy of Web of Science, will be awarded at each session!

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 14, 2014

WHERE:  Science & Engineering Info Center, 2nd floor, Silverman Library, Capen Hall

SESSION 1:  11:30am-1pm  – Tips for Searching the Web of Science

SESSION 2:  2pm-3pm – Researching Citation Metrics and Impact Factors Using the Web of Science

SESSION 3:  3pm-4pm – Searching the New Patent and Data Citation Indexes on Web of Science

We look forward to seeing you on October 14th!


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2015 Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research ($500) – Deadline March 6, 2015

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ResearchPrizeThe University at Buffalo Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, are pleased to sponsor and announce the 2015 Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research.
The Prize recognizes students who produce significant academic inquiry requiring use of information resources, the University at Buffalo Libraries and the collections. Undergraduate research conducted by individual students or by student teams is eligible.

Research in all disciplines is eligible for the Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research

  • Submissions must document use and application of library/information resources in any format (online, print, Web, media, etc.)
  • Research conducted in full or part during the period from January 2014 – February  2015 is eligible
  • Research projects can be presented in any format (print, web-based, media, database, art works, etc.)
  • Prize winning research will be featured on the UB Libraries and Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Web sites

One $500 prize will be awarded.

For more information and/or to apply, please visit:

The application deadline is March 6, 2015.

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Confucius Reading Area

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confucius-250The University at Buffalo’s Confucius Institute (CI) has donated a selection of Chinese and English-language materials about China and Chinese topics to the UB Libraries. In recognition of this and future gifts, a sign designating a Confucius Reading Area has been placed in Lockwood Library’s East Asian Collection, located on the lower level of the library.

 The newly-added titles cover a broad spectrum of topics. Highlights include 21 volumes of the Library of Chinese Classics, beautifully-illustrated books for children, and a variety of DVDs, many of which will be especially valuable for Chinese language learning.

 Established in 2010, UB’s Confucius Institute is one of over 300 throughout the world. Confucius Institutes are a collaborative effort of a host institution (in our case, UB), the People’s Republic of China’s Office of the Chinese Language Council International, and a Chinese institution. UB’s partner is Capital Normal University in Beijing. The primary objective of UB’s Confucius Institute is to promote the teaching of Chinese language and culture, and further an understanding of contemporary China throughout Western New York. To learn more about the many programs and services offered by UB’s Confucius Institute, visit:

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9/19 “Acts of Curation” roundtable and poetry reading

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3:30pm, Poetry Collection, 420 Capen Hall

A roundtable discussion featuring curators, catalogers, archivists, editors, and poets:


Michael Basinski (UB Poetry Collection)

Marie Elia (UB Poetry Collection)

Nancy Kuhl (Yale Collection of American Literature)

James Maynard (UB Poetry Collection)

Edric Mesmer (UB Libraries)

Marta Werner (D’Youville College)

8pm, Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.

Poetry reading:


Michael Basinski

Marie Elia

Nancy Kuhl

Edric Mesmer

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EndNote Clinics

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endnoteThe Science & Engineering Information Center is offering a series of EndNote Clinics during the fall semester.  Bring your laptop to the clinic and our EndNote experts will help you use this free software program, which helps you save, manage and format your references for use in writing papers.  We will also be available at these clinics to help advanced EndNote users troubleshoot any problems you may have using the software.

Required:  Bring your laptop  – and please download the free EndNote software to your laptop in advance from

Location: Science & Engineering Information Center, Silverman Library 2nd floor, Capen Hall

Dates:  Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 22, and Nov. 5

Time:  3:00-4:00pm

Questions?  Contact Nancy Schiller, Engineering Librarian,

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