Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Library Research Seminars for Faculty and Graduate Students

This Spring, the Reference Services Department is offering free seminars designed to help you learn new skills, explore the library’s services, and find the best resources for your research.   Register now at http://www.indiana.edu/~library/seminars.

Getting Ready for Research: An Intro to the IU Libraries for New Faculty, Post-Docs, and Grad Students
This seminar is designed to introduce new faculty, post docs, and grad students to IU Libraries' resources and services. Important databases, useful services, and selected online resources will be featured.

Save & Share Your Favorite Web Pages: Web 2.0 & Social Bookmarking Tools:
Have you ever found a great web page and then had trouble finding it again or worse you could not find the web page again? Would you like to easily share web pages with your friends, colleagues or students? This workshop will show you how you can save important web pages and  easily find them again using Web 2.0 tools. We will cover tools such as Delicious, Google bookmarks and Diigo. We will also cover essential web 2.0 tools for collaboration and project management.

Research Refresher: Making the Most of Electronic Resources
Find out about ways to identify the appropriate journals and databases for your field of study. Improve your electronic research skills and develop your familiarity with specific databases which are of interest to researchers in a range of disciplines. We will look at some of the major journal databases as well as some of the less well-known ones. Built in to the seminar will be time to practice and ask questions about particular problems and issues.

Copyright 101 for Authors

Did you know that you have rights as an author? Do you know what rights you have and how to protect those rights? This workshop will cover the basics of copyright law for authors and discuss how to protect and manage your rights. We’ll also look at some licensing agreements including creative commons licensing. (Please note: The information provided in this workshop is not legal advice and is not meant to substitute for professional legal counsel.)

Researching 18th-Century Literature: Internet Resources

Nowadays, a wide range of reputable scholarly resources are available via the Internet. This seminar aims to introduce researchers of 18th-century literature to important Internet resources in their field. Particular attention will be paid to bibliographic resources and electronic full text pertaining to Anglo-American and West European literatures. All of the resources covered in this seminar are from reputable sources, and all are freely available without subscription.

Introduction to the E-Korean Studies Database

This is an introduction session to demonstrate how to access and search the eleven databases included in E-Korean Studies.

Register for these seminars and see complete listings of our Spring Research Seminars for faculty and graduate students at http://www.indiana.edu/~library/seminars/.   A calendar of currently scheduled Seminars is available here: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=5866.