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Library Workshops » Library Workshops 2010-11

Library Workshop Series 2010-2011:
Savvy Skills for Researchers



Spring 2011

Title About Description Resources
E-books at the University of Idaho Library February 10, 2011

12:30pm

Crest Room, Idaho Commons

The popularity of e-book readers is expanding rapidly, however due to different formats and digital rights management issues e-books are often confusing and limiting to users. These issues become even more prevalent when considering e-books in relationship to libraries. Learn how to access and use e-books in our library along with the main issues regarding e-books.

The Evolving World of Life Sciences and Biomedical Literature: Diversity and Selection

March 3, 2011

12:30pm

Crest Room, Idaho Commons

Doing a literature search in the vast and changing world of biological and biomedical literature can be challenging. In this program, you will learn advanced searching techniques in a variety of key databases to make the process more efficient.
Special Collections at the University of Idaho April 7, 2011

12:30pm

Crest Room, Idaho Commons
Come discover what lurks in the bowels of Special Collections. Our holdings include personal papers of individuals and families; business archives of lumber, railroad, mining, and other companies; Idaho state publications; papers of government officials, educators, authors, and business people; and the records of organizations such as religious, fraternal, civic, and environmental associations, among many other things. We’ll discuss not only the variety of materials we hold, but also how these resources can be useful to a wide range of research projects – from family history to the determination of water rights.

Wikileaks and Other Tools for Digital Humanists April 14, 2011

12:30pm

Crest Room, Idaho Commons

An exploration into the database, visualization and textual analysis tools available (freely!) over the web. We will begin by looking at the different Wikileaks databases (cablegate, etc.) and how they can be used for research purposes. We will also be exploring some visualization tools (for both texts and data) as well as some tools available for use in textual analysis. Bring a laptop with some large text or data files to visualize.



Fall 2010

Title About Description Resources
Introduction to University of Idaho Library Online Resources September 29, 2010 The convenient world of online resources can be convoluted, learn how to make sense of this maze. Discover the reasoning behind the organizational structure of online resources and what the practical implications are for you when doing research. This session will be more of an academic conversation, however learning how to access e-books and highlights of some of the more unknown resources will be discussed.
Finding Market and Demographic Information October 20, 2010 Accurate marketing and demographic information is vital to business, outreach, and fundraising endeavors. Come learn about one of UI's newest resources – the Local Market Audience Analyst. This database facilitates marketing and demographic research down to the county level, including our own Latah county! This overview will give you a firm grasp of the new resources and opportunities available to you through this tool and how to use them. Students, faculty, and community members are all welcome.

How to Use the Library for Graduate Research November 17, 2010 Wondering how the library can help you with your literature review and research?  Do you need to track down articles or dissertations that aren’t available at the UI Library? This workshop will cover specialized library resources and advanced searching tips that will help you be more efficient in your research.

Electronic Government Resources for Research December 1, 2010 The US Government has a lot of electronic resources that are helpful to researchers.  See how USA.gov, the Monthly Catalog and American Fact Finder can help you with your research.  Also, discover government search services like ERIC PubMed and Agricola.