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Date archive for: May 2012

Congratulations to the winners of the D-term 2012 IEEE Explorations Research Challenge.

Posted in In and Around the Library

Grand Prize ($200 Amazon Gift Card): Mallick Kelly

First Prizes ($100 Amazon Gift Cards): Lauren Laboissonniere, Adrian Delphia

Second Prizes ($25 Amazon Gift Cards): Sinan Asaad, Tara Meicnk, Brad Mello, James DeCelle

Third Prizes (IEEE Stainless Steel Water Bottles): Andrew Moscariello, Hailey DiSpirito, Pedro Miguel, E O’Neil, Jean Friend, Bror Axelsson, Zhi Hao (Edward), Ricardo Bonhomme, Kyle Gagnon, Dennis Koufos, Randy Chin, Mitchell Hunt, Samuel Veilleux, Adam Trumbley, Steven Cortesa, Nyansafo Aye-Addo, Brie Newton, Tyler Modelski, and Benzun Pious.

Thank you to IEEE for providing funding for our prizes.

Thank you to the WPI faculty who helped promote the contest: Fiona Levey (ME), John Blandino (ME), Keith Pray (CS), Satya Shivkumar (MTE/ME), Stephen Bitar (ECE), and Martha Cyr (ME).

For more details about the contest please visit


Higgins Armory Museum: Collection Highlights with the Curator

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The WPI Library is pleased to kick off our annual summer local cultural tours series with a visit to the Higgins Armory.
Higgins Armory
Higgins Armory Museum: Collection Highlights with the Curator

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 5:15pm
Location: Meet at Higgins Armory, 100 Barber Ave. Worcester, MA

WPI students, faculty, staff alumni and partners/children are welcome to register for an afterhours tour with Dr. Jeffrey Forgeng, Curator, Higgins Armory Museum and Adjunct Associate Professor at WPI. More details on the Higgins Armory Museum …

Please register.

For library research workshops and upcoming free local cultural tours for WPI, check the library website. More will be added soon, such as tours of AAS, WAM, MA Military Museum among others.

The New Look of Google Scholar

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Google continues to work on new ways to search and interact the web. Recently, Google Scholar changed its appearance. It still offers all of the great features including bibliography manager and library links.

Adding Library Links to your Google Account – (Use this when you are off campus and researching. It will include WPI Library subscribed information and give you greater access to the web! See our LibGuide for more information.)

Go to the “gear” that allows you to edit your user preferences:






Then, select “Library Links” on the left hand side:











From Library Links you will be able to search for “Worcester Polytechnic Institute”







Now you will see WPI Library subscribed content while you search!


Adding your Bibliography Manager:


Go to the “gear” that allows you to edit your user preferences:






Then, in the section marked “Bibliography manager” Select “Add links to import citations into:” and select whichever bibliography manager you use. (I use RefWorks, so that is the one I would choose)









Also note Limiters have been moved to the left hand side of the screen, pictured below:











You can contact a Research and Instruction Librarian for more information through, 508-831-6700, or stopping by the Information Desk.