This Fall, the Reference Department is offering free seminars designed to help you learn new skills, explore the library’s services, and find the best resources for your research. Register now at http://www.indiana.edu/~library/seminars.
Library 101 for New Graduate Students
If you want to get a jump on how to use resources and services in the IU Libraries, this is the workshop for you! We will present an overview of the databases and helpful services that aid in the development of your research papers and projects. Welcome to the vast riches of the IU Library system!
It's Not All Google Map: Online Map Resources
Numerous digital projects have placed literally thousands of maps and cartographic charts at our fingertips. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications enable researchers across the globe to create visual representations of data showing geographic distributions, i.e. maps, with layers of historic as well as current information. This session will review a few of these and will illustrate types of maps available online, how to access and use them, and how to integrate them into basic research, study and teaching.
Researching the Nineteenth Century
This session introduces essential library resources for historical and literary research on 19th Century topics, including several new resources that give researchers greatly enhanced access to 19th Century journals and newspapers.
IU WorldCat: IU Bloomington’s New WorldCat Local Catalog and More!
Discover IU WorldCat, a resource that helps you to identify and request a variety of books and articles quickly. It does not replace the IUCAT you know, but it can make it easier to find known books and articles and initiate delivery of resources from other IU campuses or libraries outside IU with just a few clicks. IU WorldCat includes millions of journal articles, linked to full text sources to which we subscribe. You can find books, articles and other research resources, all in one convenient search. Later this fall, additional journal indexes will be added, making IU WorldCat an even more useful place to use to start your research.
Basics: Statistical Yearbooks from Foreign Countries
The session will focus on easy access to print sources from the 19th century onward and the IU Libraries’ web archiving project for national level statistical web sites.
Library Resources on the Web: What’s New? What Should I Use?
Many scholarly resources and most library services are available from the IU Bloomington Libraries web site, accessible from home or office, on- or off-campus. New services and resources are available this fall from your mobile phone. Learn about services that you did not know existed, find out how to focus your research in a discipline, discover ways that library resources can be made available for a specific class you teach, and make your research more efficient and effective.
Research Refresher: Making the Most of Electronic Resources
Find out about ways to identify the appropriate journals and databases for your field of study. Improve your electronic research skills and develop your familiarity with specific databases which are of interest to researchers in a range of disciplines. We will look at some of the major journal databases as well as some of the less well-known ones. Built in to the seminar will be time to practice and ask questions about particular problems and issues.
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Register for these seminars and see our complete schedule of upcoming Fall Research Seminars for faculty and graduate students at http://www.indiana.edu/~library/seminars/.