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Still time to register for the Interprofessional Education Conference

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There’s still time to register for the Interprofessional Education Project Conference funded by a SUNY Innovative Instructional Technology Grant (IITG).

Friday, October 30, 2015, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm in 125 Kapoor Hall, South Campus.

It’s free to attend.

View the IPE conference invitation.

To register and for more information: http://library.buffalo.edu/iec/.

Check-in on the day of the conference begins at 12:30 pm.

Keynote speaker, Dr. Amy Blue, AVP for IPE, University of Florida will share a current overview of IPE from the national perspective and how it relates to activities and initiatives in Buffalo.  Plenary speaker Dr. Joseph Zorek, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss his research on comparative IPE education standards in the United States.

Please join us for interesting and enlightening presentations and discussions concerning interprofessional education.

Delivery+

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You’re trying to find articles or books or some other kind of material and one of the following happens:

  • No full text
  • The book’s checked out
  • The item is located in another library on the other campus
  • UB Libraries doesn’t own it

Don’t despair/change your paper topic/pay money for it. There is a simple solution: Delivery+

Login with your UBIT name and password. Fill out the profile. Request your item.

It’s free to you, turnaround time is pretty quick, and if it’s an article, you’ll get it in PDF form.

For more information, go to the FAQ.

 

 

Interprofessional Education Conference – you’re invited!

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All are cordially invited to join us for the Interprofessional Education Project Conference funded by a SUNY Innovative Instructional Technology Grant (IITG).  The conference will be held Friday, October 30, 2015, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm in 125 Kapoor Hall, South Campus. There is no charge for attendance.

View the IPE conference invitation. To register and learn more, visit http://library.buffalo.edu/iec/.  Check-in on the day of the conference begins at 12:30 pm.

Keynote speaker, Dr. Amy Blue, AVP for IPE, University of Florida will share a current overview of IPE from the national perspective and how it relates to activities and initiatives in Buffalo.  Plenary speaker Dr. Joseph Zorek, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss his research on comparative IPE education standards in the United States.

Please join us for interesting and enlightening presentations and discussions concerning interprofessional education.

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Scopus

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What is Scopus?

Well, to use their language, it’s “the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.” It’s got a lot of content covering a lot of different disciplines and if you’re a graduate student or researcher, it’s an invaluable tool.

Like Web of Science, it offers you the ability to search for works cited in the original publication and works citing the original publication. So not only can you mine the article for related papers, but you can see who has cited the article since it’s been published.

Scopus has a lot of neat features. Like most databases, you can create a personal account which will let you save preferences and searches. If you’ve already created an account for ScienceDirect, the same login should work.

Interested in things like the h-index? Citation metrics? Scopus has those too.

And if you’re someone who publishes, you can also get citation alerts and import your ORCID information into Scopus’ Author Identifier.

 

 

Fall workshops

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Whether you’re new to UB or not, the University Libraries offer workshops on both campuses every semester. Taking one of these can help you be more productive when it comes to searching, presenting, or citing. In addition to workshops like:

  • No Experience Endnote
  • Advanced EndNote

we also have offerings such as:

  • Scopus: Our Newest Multidisciplinary Database
  • Get Cited or Perish: Citation Metrics for Tenure, Promotions & Grants
  • Prezi: Moving Beyond PowerPoint
  • Google Drive

These fill up fast, so register now!

Study spaces in the libraries

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Whether you want to find a nice, quiet spot to do some focused reading or writing or you have a group project calling for something where you can work collaboratively, the University Libraries has you covered.

Take a look at some of your options here–the group rooms need to be reserved (links are on that page).

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Welcome and welcome back!

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For those of you who are returning, welcome back! We missed you (no, seriously–we love it when it’s busy). For those of you who are new, welcome!

My name is Michelle Zafron and I’m the library liaison to the School of Public Health and Health Professions here at UB. Should you need help with anything library related (and that covers a wide range), you can contact me a couple of different ways:

  • Phone: (716) 829-5746
  • Email: mlzafron @ buffalo . edu
  • Chat: See this box? It should also be on the right hand side of your screen. Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5, I am generally available. Just type your question into that box and I’ll do the best I can to help you.Library H3lp

Things you should know about:

  • Delivery+ is a free service to UB students, faculty, and staff. If you need a book, book chapter, or an article, you can request it. You’ll need to register but it’s pretty painless and the service is amazingly faast.
  • Want to access databases or articles from off-campus? Just make sure you log in through the UB Libraries. You’ll need your UBIT name and password, but once you’ve done that, you should be able to get to most everything but print materials from wherever you are.
  • Consider taking a workshop. They fill up fast. Learn to use PubMed. Make your presentations more effective with Prezi. Use EndNote to organize your citations and work with Word for easy formatting. Consider how to be more productive with your iPad. You can find out more about them here.
  • Maximize Google Scholar . I’m not knocking it. Google Scholar is a great tool (it shouldn’t be your only tool, but it’s a good one). Set it up to search UB Library holdings for you. Instructions are on the linked page.
  • Need help in the middle of the night or on the weekends or any hour? Use our 24/7 chat service.
  • Have a great year and remember to contact me if you need help!
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