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Workshop Announcement! Zotero: Simple Research Management

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If you are looking for a simple and intuitive way to organize sources and reference list citations, Zotero may be the solution.  An introductory Zotero workshop will be held three times this semester, sponsored by the UB Libraries.  The workshop will teach you how to capture online sources and import citations from databases.  You will also learn how to attach documents, include your own research notes, and maintain an organized library of sources!

Where?

223 Lockwood Library, North Campus

When?

  • Tues. 10/7; 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Tues. 10/28; 1:30pm – 3:00pm
  • Tues. 11/18; 4:30pm – 6:00pm

You can register for the workshop date you want to attend here. Don’t forget to bring your own laptop or tablet.  You’ll be glad you did!

Top 10 Things Every Student Should Know About the UB Libraries

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As you begin to settle in for the new semester, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share information about resources and services available to you as a UB student. Here is our top ten list of “must knows” about the UB Libraries:


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Each major has a librarian who can help you with your information needs: Subject Librarians

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You can get instant answers from REAL people by using our 24/7 chat

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The Libraries have an online guide and videos designed to help you understand basic research skills

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There are many different study spaces in the UB Libraries, both group and silent – find out which ones are best for you

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You can use your print quota from your laptop: Printing from your computer

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The Silverman Library in Capen Hall is open 24/7 during Fall and Spring semesters.

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You can have journal articles and book chapters delivered electronically, and library books made available for pick-up at the UB library of your choice using Delivery+

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Undergraduate students are required to complete the Library Skills Workbook during their first year at UB

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The UB Libraries are the go-to places to find sources for your research paper or project: http://library.buffalo.edu

 

New to UB? You may also want to check out the Resources at University at Buffalo video to learn about even more amazing services and resources available to you around campus!

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

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The 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: library.buffalo.edu/research-prize.

The application deadline is March 6, 2015.

Why You Should be Searching the Web of Science Databases

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

On October 14th, a Web of Science trainer will be in the Science & Engineering Information Center in Silverman Library to demonstrate Web of Science databases and answer your questions. The Web of Science indexes over 12,000 journals, 148,000 conference proceedings, and 50,000 editorially selected books across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.   Students and faculty in all areas of science and engineering will benefit from these sessions, as well as those from the health and social sciences.

Please Note: Registration is required; see below to register.

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 14th

WHAT: Three sessions will teach you tips and tricks for using the Web of Science databases and how to determine citation metrics and impact factors.   You can come to just one, two, or all three sessions.  Your choice!

SESSION 1           11:30am-1pm     Tips for Searching Web of Science (WoS) [refreshments will be served]

SESSION 2           2pm-3pm             Researching Citation Metrics and Impact Factors Using WoS

SESSION 3           3pm-4pm             Searching the New Patent and Data Citations Indexes on WoS

WHERE:  Science & Engineering Information Center, 2nd floor, Silverman Library, Capen Hall [back by the windows]

PRIZES: Prizes, courtesy of Web of Science, will be awarded at each session!

REGISTRATION:  Please register by October 6th by sending an email to Ruth Oberg in the Silverman Library at oberg@buffalo.edu with the following information:

  1. Your name:
  2. Your department:
  3. Your email:
  4. Which session(s) you will attend:

___        SESSION 1:  Tips for Searching Web of Science (WoS)

___        SESSION 2:  Researching Citation Metrics and Impact Factors Using WoS

___        SESSION 3:  Searching the New Patent and Data Citations Indexes on WoS

5.  Any questions or topics you would like discussed at the sessions