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Date archive for: October 2012

October Library News, Events & Workshops

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Exhibit Reception Announcement:
Vanishing Points: Paintings by Erika Wade

Come meet Worcester painter Erika Wade, Thursday, Oct. 4 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Class of ’41 Gallery, Gordon Library, 3rd floor. She will talk about the serene landscapes in her exhibition, “Vanishing Points.” The exhibition is on display through December. More information…

New Innovators Display: Ground Floor

The new innovators exhibit will open this week and highlights the lifetime achievement awards of Richard Whitcomb, Class of 1943, artifacts from the library of Robert Goddard, Class of 1908, and prototypes of the home smoke detector developed by entrepreneur and business leader Duane Pearsall.

Research Workshops

Summon – Simplify Your Research!

Tuesday, Oct. 2
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Library Lab A

Have you ever wished that you could find library resources in one place? Well now you can. Summon is one stop shopping for searching for books, e-books, project reports, articles, patents and more. Instead of searching separately through many sources, you can search Summon to get the research you need quickly and easily. From your search results, it’s one step to the full text of articles or determining if a book is on the shelf. Summon is still growing –features continue to improve, and content is being added regularly. Come try it out and find out how it can benefit your research!

Get to Know Engineering Village 
Wednesday, Oct 3
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Library Lab A

Are you an engineer or do you hope to be one someday? Meet your new best friend for research: Engineering Village database. Perhaps you know it by another name such as COMPENDEX, INSPEC, or Engineering Index. No matter what you call it, Engineering Village is the most comprehensive index to engineering literature, past art, and research across all sub-disciplines. Containing citations to journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, and theses from 1884-present, and providing engineering-specific search features to help you hone in on highly specialized research, it is a tool not to be missed. Come to this introductory training and you may never have to say, “I can’t find any research on my topic” again.
RegisterEndNote Desktop Essentials
Thursday, Oct. 4
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Library Lab A

For faculty and graduate students: EndNote Desktop is a powerful citation management tool allowing researchers to easily manage a large number of citations, PDFs of articles, book chapters, conference papers and more. A toolbar within MS Word allows users to generate in-text citations, footnotes or endnotes while writing. Before attending this introductory session, please install EndNote on your laptop and bring along to the training. Contact or your library liaison if you would like a personal lesson in your office or visit their website for online tutorials.
EndNote Web
Monday, Oct 8
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Library Lab A

Discover EndNote Weband find out how to get organized and save time. ENW helps you to:

  • collate, annotate and organize references
  • create reference lists and add or import citations from other databases into your own personal collection of references.
  • share your references with other EndNote Web users
  • integrate with MS Word to create in-text references as well as footnotes or endnotes.

Set up an account or learn more.