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Search Savvy Seminars: Fall 2017 Search Savvy Seminars

Join us for the University Libraries' series of hour-long workshops that cover tips and tricks for researching more efficiently!
Welcome to the Fall semester! Below is our schedule for our Fall 2017 Search Savvy Seminar series. 

Sessions are 50 minutes long and open to all URI students, faculty, and staff. Sessions will meet in the Robert L. Carothers Library, room 142, unless otherwise specified.

If you have questions, please contact Amanda Izenstark at amanda@uri.edu.

 

September

  • Getting Started @ the Libraries - Thursday 9/7 @ 3pm and Friday 9/8 @ 9am
    Are you a new student, staff, or faculty member? Would you like to learn more about the services and tools the University Libraries offer? In this short session, we’ll cover what the library can do for you, tips for efficient searching, how to get items the Libraries don’t have, and where to get help.
    Presented by:
    Amanda Izenstark, Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries

  • Using Scopus to Find Articles, Track Citations, and More - Wednesday 9/13 @ 11am and 2pm
    Scopus is a multidisciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from around the world. It is useful for citation and article searching, and it is a powerful tool for measuring article impact. Come and learn how to make Scopus work for your research and career!
    Presented by:
    Giacomo Mancini, Customer Consultant, Elsevier

  • Managing Research and Citations with RefWorks - Tuesday 9/19 @ 3pm and Friday 9/22 @ 10am
    The RefWorks reference manager helps you efficiently collect research, manage and share citations, and build bibliographies. The Microsoft Word and Google Docs plugins allow you to sync your citations and seamlessly insert them into your work. (If you’d like assistance in installing the Word plug-in, please bring a laptop with you to this session.)
    Presented by:
    Amanda Izenstark, Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries

  • Get What You Need, Fast: Interlibrary Loan, Institutional Repositories, and More - Tuesday 9/26 @ 3pm (in-person) and Friday 9/29 at noon (online at rhody.webex.com)
    What's the best way to get a book or article you need for your research if URI doesn't have access? Join us to learn how to use our new Interlibrary Loan system and get additional tips and strategies for locating materials not at URI.
    Presented by:
    Brian Gallagher, Associate Professor, Head of Access Services, University Libraries
    Amanda Izenstark, Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries

 

October

  • Manage Research and Citations with Mendeley - Tuesday 10/3 @ 3pm and Friday 10/6 @ 1pm
    Mendeley is a citation and research manager that also helps you connect with other researchers in your field and share your data. Learn about these major functions in this introductory session, and bring your laptop if you’d like assistance setting up the Microsoft Word plugin.
    Presented by:
    Amanda Izenstark, Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries

  • Using Scopus to Find Articles, Track Citations, and More - Wednesday 10/11 @ 11am & 2pm
    Scopus is a multidisciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from around the world. It is useful for citation and article searching, and it is a powerful tool for measuring article impact. Come and learn how to make Scopus work for your research and career!
    Presented by:
    Giacomo Mancini, Customer Consultant, Elsevier

  • Introduction to Finding Social Science Research Data - Tuesday 10/17 @ 3pm and Friday 10/20 @ 1
    This workshop will provide a quick overview of commonly used sources of social science data. It will also include a discussion of helpful software and data analysis tools. 
    Presented by:
    Harrison Dekker, Associate Professor, Data Services Librarian, University Libraries

 

November

  • Get Better Search Results: Optimal Search Strategies for Google and Databases - Tuesday 11/14 @ 3 (in person) and Friday 11/17 @ 12pm (online at rhody.webex.com)
    Different search tools can interpret the same searches in different ways, giving you surprising and sometimes irrelevant results. In this session, get tips for searching search engines and databases that will help you get the results you want.
    Presented by:
    Amanda Izenstark, Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries

  • Using Scopus to Find Articles, Track Citations, and More - Wednesday 11/15 @ 11am and 2pm
    Scopus is a multidisciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from around the world. It is useful for citation and article searching, and it is a powerful tool for measuring article impact. Come and learn how to make Scopus work for your research and career!
    Presented by:
    Giacomo Mancini, Customer Consultant, Elsevier

  • Manage Research and Citations with RefWorks - Tuesday 11/28 @ 3pm
    The RefWorks reference manager helps you efficiently collect research, manage and share citations, and build bibliographies. The Microsoft Word and Google Docs plugins allow you to sync your citations and seamlessly insert them into your work. (If you’d like assistance in installing the Word plug-in, please bring a laptop with you to this session.)
    Presented by:
    Amanda Izenstark, Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries

 

December

  • Is Your Research Reproducible? - Friday 12/1 @ 1 and Tuesday 12/5 @ 3 
    Learn more about the reproducibility crisis, how tools like the Open Science Framework can help you contribute to solutions, and about how proper management of your code and data helps you and other researchers.
    Presented by:
    Andrée Rathemacher, Professor, Head of Acquisitions, University Libraries
    Amanda Izenstark, Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries
    Harrison Dekker, Associate Professor, Data Services Librarian, University Libraries

     

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