Upcoming Sessions - 408 Gumberg Library
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13 -- Google Scholar, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
19 -- Google Scholar, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
1 -- eBook eVolution: Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions for Teaching and Learning, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
15 -- LexisNexis Academic Overview, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
19 -- Introduction to Scopus, 4-5 p.m.
22 -- What You Really Need to Know about PubMed 10:30 a.m.-noon
5 -- Copyright Essentials @ Duquesne, 11 a.m.-noon
16 -- Introduction to Scopus, 3-4 p.m.
2 -- Documenting the Impact of Your Scholarship, 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Copyright Essentials @ Duquesne
A fundamental understanding of copyright is essential for both teaching and research. This 60 minute presentation will introduce Duquesne’s copyright policy and fair use guidelines. The presentation will also provide practical tips for posting course reserves material and for obtaining material for teaching and scholarship, including an analysis of the recent Georgia State e-reserves case.
Documenting the Impact of Your Scholarship
The workshop's goal is to help faculty members applying for promotion and tenure to make the case for excellence in scholarship by using tools such as citation analysis, journal metrics, and other methods. Newer faculty who are just starting to publish can also benefit by using these tools to develop effective publishing strategies. Following the presentation, participants will have hands-on opportunities to use the tools and begin documenting the impact of their own scholarship. The workshop will conclude with a faculty-led discussion about using scholarship data in the promotion and tenure process. Cosponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence and Gumberg Library.
eBook eVolution: Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions for Teaching and Learning
Gumberg Library currently provides access to more than 85,000 electronic books. This list continues to grow, as more and more publishers choose to publish eBooks. The goal of this workshop is to provide an overview of the current eBook environment, showcase the Gumberg Library’s eBook collections, and demonstrate how you can use eBooks in your courses. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to search the Gumberg Library’s eBook collections as well as learn how to download eBooks. This workshop is open to all faculty, teaching assistants, and individuals who handle departmental technology support.
This session will focus on how to use Google Scholar as a supplement to library research through a demonstration of advanced search features. Participants will learn how to make their searching more precise and how to set up access to Duquesne’s resources through Google Scholar at home. We will also discuss some advantages and disadvantages of using Google Scholar for academic research.
Introduction to Scopus
Scopus is Gumberg Library's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research. Try Scopus if you need a comprehensive resource in the Life & Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, or Social Sciences & Humanities. Scopus enables you to do citation searching, determine author impact, and compare journal metrics. This presentation will cover the types and formats of literature indexed in Scopus, basic search techniques, and how to use the author and journal metrics available in Scopus.
LexisNexis Academic Overview
Learn the basics about this multidisciplinary database that can help you save valuable research time by offering quick, easy access to more than 17,000 of the most credible business, legal, and news sources. LexisNexis Academic provides access to legal-research sources including full text of articles from law reviews and journals, federal and state cases and statutes, U.S. Supreme Court Decisions since 1790, federal regulations, tax materials, and over 1,500 legal periodicals. It includes patents from 1790 forward. It offers full text business resources such as Securities Exchange Commission filings and reports. It also offers extensive news coverage from more than 2,500 newspapers, magazines, journals and newsletters, local, national, and international sources, wire services, transcripts from major television and radio networks, as well as premium blogs, video blogs and Twitter feeds.
What You Really Need to Know about PubMed
This workshop is designed to help interested faculty and graduate students learn how to search PubMed@Duquesne more efficiently and completely. The workshop will address how to create effective search strategies using Boolean operators, filters, MeSH, and Topic-Specific Queries. We will also demonstrate several ways to easily access full-text articles, and provide additional information on the differences between PubMed, PubMed Central, and MEDLINE