Library Workshops This Week! Copyright & Your WPI Project and Finding Numbers/Statistics

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Copyright & Your WPI Project

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012

Library Lab A

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Since WPI Interactive Qualifying Projects (IQPs), Major Qualifying Projects (MQPs), theses, and dissertations are now published online and often distributed to a sponsor, you need to pay close attention to copyright law. You need to consider such issues as:

  • Can I copy an image from a commercial Web site?
  • May I use a chart or table from an article in my MQP, IQP, thesis or dissertation

For online projects it is not enough to simply cite your source with a citation; copyright permissions are required for works under copyright protection. This workshop will explain basic copyright as it relates to your project as well as show you how to find free-to-use images and other resources for your project work.

Register for Copyright & Your WPI Project

 

Finding Numbers: Damned Lies and Statistics

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

Library Lab A

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Various data sources will be explored including ProQuest Statistical Insight (for a wide range of charts and tables on poverty, hunger, financial, cell phone users, imports, labor, etc.). Also explore other databases and research strategies to track down data or statistics you may need to back your research claims.

Register for Finding Numbers: Damned Lies and Statistics

Hope to see you there!

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This post was written by:

Evelyn Riley

- who has written 73 posts on Gordon Library.

Prior to retiring, Lynn served as primary library contact for questions, instruction, and information on copyright issues. In addition, Lynne participated in the research education program, providing library resources training sessions and research consultations to courses such as: First year seminars; Writing intensive courses; Undergraduate team projects; and Humanities inquiry seminars.

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