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. Several seminars are scheduled in the upcoming days and weeks; register now at http://www.indiana.edu/~library/seminars.
Keeping Up with New Research: RSS and Current Awareness Services
This session will focus on automatic search techniques. We will show you how to set up searches and have information delivered to your desktop or your inbox at your convenience. The emphasis will be on two methods: 1) RSS (Really Simple Syndication) services available through the Libraries, including New Titles in the IUB Libraries and news from the Chronicle of Higher Education; and 2) Current Awareness Services - automatic email notification of new research and new journal content.
Researching the Nineteenth Century
This session introduces essential library resources for historical and literary research on 19th-century topics, including new resources that give researchers greatly enhanced access to 19th-century journals and newspapers. We’ll also look at the impact of Google Books on 19th-century research.
Online Newspaper Searching: Past and Present
The IU Libraries subscribe to thousands of newspapers from around the world and more are available in some capacity online, sometimes even for free. Join in this seminar to learn about the resources and how to structure searches in historical as well as current collections. Learn more about the complexities regarding what is actually available and what your options are when the IU Libraries do not have subscriptions.
Citation Indexes on the Web
The Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index and Science Citation Index (back as far as 1955) are available on the Web. In addition to indexing articles, the Citation Indexes index footnotes, making it possible to trace patterns of influence among scholars and scientists. Citation Alerts can be set up and search analysis tools are available.
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.
Overview of the IUScholarWorks Program and the Open Access Movement
This session will highlight the IUScholarWorks services which include publishing open access journals and depositing faculty and student research of various type into a program that makes the content easily discoverable from Google, openly accessible to a worldwide audience, and preserved for future use. We will also cover the principles of the Open Access movement and explore why it might be important to you, the researcher.
And many more!
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/.