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RefWorks Workshops at the Claire T. Carney Library

RefWorks Instruction Sessions - Sign Up!

RefWorks allows you to create your own database of references. You may then use those references in a bibliography or you may cite references in your paper and RefWorks will format your paper and bibliography in any style that you choose.

The Library is offering sessions to help beginners and advanced users. These sessions are open to both students and faculty. Bring your laptop to follow along and set up your own account. Rooms will be scheduled when we see how many people register for each session. Your registration will be acknowledged and you will receive the location of your class.

Please RSVP for a session by contacting Liz Winiarz at ewiniarz@umassd.edu
or call Liz at x8696 if you have any questions. If none of these times fit your schedule, please let Liz know.

Beginners will learn:

  • How to open an account
  • Basic citation importation
  • How to create and organize folders in your account
  • How to link to your paper in MSWord
  • How to create a basic bibliography

Advanced sessions will focus on:

  • Importing from other sources (web pages, RSS feeds, and other databases)
  • Editing references
  • More viewing and sorting options
  • Checking for duplicates
  • Troubleshooting problems

Beginner

  • Tuesday, October 21 , 2014 12noon-1pm Elizabeth Winiarz
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 10 am Elizabeth Winiarz
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10 am Hilary Kraus
  • Thursday, November 6 , 2014 2pm Hilary Kraus
  • Wednesday, November 12 , 2014 2pm Hilary Kraus

Advanced

  • Thursday, November 6, 2014 10 am Elizabeth Winiarz
  • Monday, November 10, 2014 10 am Elizabeth Winiarz
  • Thursday, November 20 , 2014 2 pm Elizabeth Winiarz

PubMed now features easy access to full-text articles from the UMassD library!

NCBI PubMed LogoPubMed now features easy access to full-text articles from the UMassD library!

You may already know that many library databases have a link or button labeled Get It!@UMassD. This link brings you to our full-text article access; if we don’t have the article, the button also simplifies the process of requesting it by InterLibrary Loan.

This terrific feature is now available in PubMed, too! Link to PubMed from the library web site, and you’ll see the button

GetIT @ UMassD Button

next to each citation. Click the button to access the full-text of the article or to easily complete an ILL request.

For those of you with a My NCBI account, you can add the library’s button to your account so you’ll see it even if you don’t go to PubMed directly through our web site. In your My NCBI site preferences, choose Outside Tool and find us listed as University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Library. Select us and save your settings, and you’ll always have our handy button available to you!

Questions about PubMed? Hilary Kraus, our Nursing & Health librarian, can help you! E-mail her at hkraus@umassd.edu or call 508-999-8681.

In Celebration of International Open Access Week 2014

Open Access Week 2014International Open Access Week, is an annual international celebration, now in its seventh year, created to raise awareness of the issue of access to published scholarly research. The week is serves as an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they have learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. For more information and news about the event and open access in general go to “International Open Access Week” (http://www.openaccessweek.org)

Black History Month 2014 – Claire T. Carney Library – UMass Darmouth

Black History MonthLibrary of Congress: World-Telegram photo

Small image of front page of Black History Month guideIn celebration of black history month, the Claire T. Carney Library is highlighting select resources. Librarian liaison for African Studies, Linda Zieper, identified several books and websites which have been compiled into a handy black history month resource that is available for you to download.

Since this page lists only a fraction of the library’s available resources and relevant websites, readers wanting to do more research should check out Ms. Zieper’s African & African American Studies LibGuide. We hope you find this celebratory page interesting and helpful. If you have questions or need help finding something specific, let us know!

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the inaugural event of UMassD’s Black History Month: A presentation by Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, “Now You See it, Now You Don’t! The Sweet Enchantment of Post-Racial Racism in Contemporary America.” The presentation is on Feb. 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in our Claire T. Carney Library’s Library Grand Reading Room. A reception will follow the presentation at 1:30 p.m. in the UMass Dartmouth Frederick Douglass Unity House.

 

 

Canceled – Copyright, Fair Use and Scholarly Communication – Presentation & Discussion – Claire T. Carney Library

The presentation “Copyright, Fair Use and Scholarly Communication – Presentation & Discussion – Claire T. Carney Library” planned for today in the Claire T. Carney Library has been canceled. A traffic situation on the Mass Pike has delayed the presenters and made it impossible for them to arrive in time for the presentation to go forward as scheduled.

The presentation will be rescheduled for later in the semester. The rescheduled date and time will be posted here as soon as it is available.

 

Copyright, Fair Use and Scholarly Communication – Presentation & Discussion – Claire T. Carney Library March 26th

Copyright & Fairuse - MBillings & LQuilter PicturesCopyright and Fair Use are hot topics today with recent court cases in the news.  It’s also a topic that brings feelings of confusion and frustration over what we can and can’t do in a digital age.    Please join us with your questions and concerns for a presentation and discussion by Marilyn Billings and Laura Quilter from UMass Amherst Libraries about copyright, fair use, scholarly communication, White House Open Access Directive, and UMass Amherst’s Open Education Initiative on Tuesday, March 26, 2013  10:30-1PM in the Claire T. Carney Library’s Grand Reading Room.

For more information about our presenters:

 

RefWorks Workshops – An easier way to organize research & format citations – RSVP NOW!

RefWorks Instruction Sessions - Sign Up!RefWorks Workshops at the Claire T. Carney Library

RefWorks allows you to create your own database of references. You may then use those references in a bibliography or you may cite references in your paper and RefWorks will format your paper and bibliography in any style that you choose.

The Claire T. Carney Library is offering sessions to help beginners users. These sessions are open to both students and faculty.

  • Wednesday, March 6 at 9:00 am
  • Wednesday, March 6 at 11:00 am
  • Friday, March 8 at 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, March 12 at 8:00 am

Please RSVP for a session by contacting Liz Winiarz at ewiniarz@umassd.edu
or call Liz at x8696 if you have any questions.

Beginners will learn:

  • How to open an account
  • Basic citation importation
  • How to create and organize folders in your account
  • How to link to your paper in MSWord
  • How to create a basic bibliography

Transfer Students! Interested in learning about library services and resources? Sign Up Now!

Library Instruction - UMass Dartmouth LibraryThe Claire T. Carney Library is offering sessions for transfer students who wish to learn about services and resources. Freshmen get an introduction to the library in first year English classes. This is your opportunity.

Classes will be held in one of the Claire T. Carney Library‘s classrooms:   2nd floor: Room 225 or 226
1st floor: Room 128

While these sessions are geared to transfer students, anyone may sign up.

  • Wednesday March 6, 2013 10 am or 4 pm
  • Thursday March 7, 2013 10 am or 4 pm
  • Friday March 8, 2013 9 am or 2 pm
  • Wednesday March 13, 2013 4 pm
  • Thursday March 14, 2013 9 am or 2 pm

For further information, please contact Elizabeth Winiarz at
ewiniarz@umassd.edu or by calling x8696.

 

Library Orientation for Students in Fully-Online Programs – Two days – February 19th & 22nd

Library Systems & Digital Services

Librarians at Claire T. Carney Library are offering an orientation to online library services. Sign up for one of two sessions designed especially for students in online programs. Find out how the Carney Library’s staff and resources can help you succeed. The orientation will cover key library services, including the library’s new Primo discovery search, free home delivery of books and electronic delivery of articles, registration for a library card/university ID, and the availability of research help and technical support (read samples of student feedback).

The orientation sessions are scheduled for Tuesday February 19th from 6 to 6:45 pm and Friday, February 22nd from 10 to 10:45 am. The sessions will be conducted using Wimba, an online teaching and learning tool. We will email attendees the link to the Wimba classroom and directions for accessing it.

If you’re interested in attending one of the sessions, please complete the online registration form by Monday, February 18th.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions!

Presenters

Matt Sylvain, Library Online Support Coordinator
Charlie McNeil, Library Systems and Digital Services Librarian

Technical Requirements

  • Windows 7, Vista, or XP; Mac OSX 10.4+
  • 256 MB RAM
  • IE 7.0+, Safari 3.0+, Firefox 3.0+ (Browser must be Java and JavaScript enabled)

You need speakers or a headset to listen to the presentation. We also recommend that you have a microphone to ask questions and make comments. If you don’t have a microphone, you may use Wimba’s text-based chat to communicate with the presenters and fellow participants.

We recommend that you use a broadband connection or higher. Dial-up and wireless may not provide an uninterupted connection.

Feedback from previous attendees:

“The orientation was a wonderful experience and a great way to interact with online students. Thank you”

“Lastly, the availability of the library liaison is very useful to an online student and shows how serious you are about delivering a first-class online education experience.”

“The important thing to me is that the orientation made me feel that full on-line students are also part of the library and that you care about us…now I have something else to love about UMassD.”

“Being a returning student with minimal computer resource knowledge, this instruction has made me more comfortable to pursue information and provided the avenues in which I would be able to obtain it.”

Transfer Students! Interested in learning about library services and resources? Sign Up Now!

Library Instruction - UMass Dartmouth LibraryThe Claire T. Carney Library is offering sessions for transfer students who wish to learn about services and resources. Freshmen get an introduction to the library in first year English classes. This is your opportunity.

All classes will be held in the Claire T. Carney Library‘s 2nd floor classroom, room 225.

Sessions will be led by Linda Zieper.

While these sessions are geared to transfer students, anyone may sign up.

For further information, please contact Elizabeth Winiarz at
ewiniarz@umassd.edu or by calling x8696.

  • Thursday, November 29: 10-11 am
  • Thursday, November 29:  1-2 pm
  • Thursday,  December 6: 10-11 am
  • Thursday,  December 6: 2-3 pm